Yust’s work focuses on nurturing spirituality and encouraging theological reflection across the lifespan and intergenerationally. Her first book, Attentive to God, proposes an alternative strategy for adult faith formation and leadership development through theological reflection in the context of church committees and boards. Real Kids, Real Faith and an edited volume, Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World’s Religions, offer theoretical and practical engagements with family and youth ministries. Her co-authored book, Taught by God, explores the relationship between transformational learning theories and classical spiritual practices. Her current research focuses on the effects of digital culture on spirituality, particularly among children, youth and young adults. She is also exploring the changing dynamics of congregational life and asking how these changes offer opportunities to develop new approaches to faith formation and new foci for educational ministries. An experienced pastor and Christian educator, she is ordained with dual standing in the United Church of Christ and Disciples traditions.