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Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in the Miami Valley

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

41 Years and counting Serving the Miami Valley

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Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. 
His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our
 work and shapes our communities.

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    Ali

    WHAT TEENAGERS SAY!

    “YFC is my happy place if I’m being honest. When I come to YFC, I am with my family, they support and help to guide me through my life. I have gained confidence and social skills, and made many new friends... The leaders here are some of the most positive role models I have ever had in my life. They have definitely helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. I have grown to love everyone here, they will forever be my family.”

    Micaela Wright

    WHAT VOLUNTEERS SAY!

    “I decided to volunteer for Youth for Christ because I had recently moved back to the area and I was looking for ways to serve my community and Campus Life seemed like a really good fit because when I was in high school the organization meant a lot to me and it seemed like a really good way to give back.”

    Shawn Hoff, Superintendent for Preble County Educational Service Center

    WHAT COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY!

    “As an ESC we work with at risk youth and during these unprecedented times our youth need more positive support and encouragement more than ever before. Youth for Christ has the ability to come along side what we do in our schools to help shape our county and our country’s future. I would encourage anyone who’s able to get involved to sew into kids’ lives and love on them to please do so.”

    OUR TEAM

    WE’RE SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO NURTURE THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE!

     

    OUR BOARD

    Our chapter board works diligently to ensure we are leading the ministry in a positive direction to reach young people in our area. This group of well qualified individuals from our community comes alongside our team through counsel, strategy, and accountability.

    Tim Hayes Board Chair

    Pat Fozo – Vice Chair

    Bill Metzcar – Treasurer

    Mark Suter – Secretary

    Erin Ayette – Vice Secretary

    Steve French – Member

    John Whirledge – Member

     

     

    OUR STAFF

    Office Leaders

    Neal Crawford

    Neal Crawford, Executive Director
    neal@yfcmv.org

    Marie Hundley

    Marie Hundley, Administrative Assistant
    office@yfcmv.org

    Debbie Hollinger

    Debbie Hollinger, Bookkeeper
    bookkeeper@yfcmv.org

    Lisa Mehaffie

    Lisa Mehaffie, Marketing & Donor Relations
    lisa@yfcmv.org

    Ministry Leaders

    Kelsey McCaw

    Kelsey McCaw
    Darke Co. Central Ministry Director
    kelsey@yfcmv.org

    Rachel Knight

    Rachel Knight
    Darke Co. South Ministry Director
    rachel@yfcmv.org

    Nathanael Dunlavy

    Nathanael Dunlavy
    Preble Co. Ministry Director
    nathanael@yfcmv.org

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