Doug Fields has been a speaker, writer, ministry-leader for over 35 years. After graduating Vanguard University, Doug received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. He served at Mariners Church in Newport Beach, CA for 11 years and then another 18 years at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA (until 2010).
2. Co-founder and President of DownloadYouthMinistry.com.
3. Consultant and content creator for ThinkOrange.com.
4. Director of Strengthening Relationships at Pacific Dental Services.
5. A speaker at conferences, churches, and corporate events.
6. An author.
In the early 90’s Doug founded the resource company Simply Youth Ministry, which he built for several years, before selling to Group Publishing in 2006. In 2012, Doug and two best friends, started DownloadYouthMinistry.com (DYM). Currently, DYM one of the largest membership-based youth ministry resource sites in the world. In 2018, DYM partnered with ThinkOrange.com to acquire Youth Specialties and the National Youth Workers Convention.
Of all these things listed on this page, Doug would say his greatest accomplishment is marrying way out of his league to Cathy, his incredible wife of 35 years, and having the most amazing grown children; Torie, Cody, and Cassie—all of whom are married to 3 of the best humans alive. Doug loves to spend time with his family and his newest granddaughter Ivy.
Since his greatest joy of watching his children play sports is over, Doug is making very average attempts toward becoming an athlete. These attempts include occasional participation in mountain biking, CrossFit, and tripping.
His favorite local restaurant is Del Taco. His favorite national chain is Chick-Fil-A, and his favorite junk food is a tie between Swedish Fish, Dots, and any flavor of Peel & Pull Twizzlers.
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