Janiel E. Youngblood, a licensed CPA in Virginia, obtained her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Virginia Union University and earned her MBA from Strayer University, where she completed her thesis focused on Church Financial Management. Janiel has received certifications through Start Church University's Certified Church Executive Program, as well as the Prosci Change Management Certificate Program. Janiel also has completed the courses, and now teaches for the National Certified Church Business Administration Program.
Janiel received her call from the Lord to work with church finances in 2001. Since then, she has served churches and other religious-affiliated groups by facilitating training on tax compliance, budgeting, and accounting controls. She also provides consulting services.
Janiel formerly served as a church trustee member and currently serves as treasurer on the board of a religious non-profit organization.
Janiel resides in Richmond, VA with her loving husband Robert and two joyful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys running and writing poetry.