Hurricane Recovery Efforts: Partner with YFC teams in Florida & Texas to help kids, ages 11-19, and their families recover from the impact of the recent catastrophic storms.

Our Mission

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded 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.

Every day at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. We are rural and urban and we are always about the message of Jesus.

Locally, we use four amazing ministry programs to reach the youth of Central Michigan.  Our ministry programs are entirely dependant on the voluntary contributions of people like you in our surrounding communities.  Click here to find out how you can become a part of the story of Central Michigan Youth for Christ.

Widespread Prayer

We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

Loving Relationships

We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

Faithful Bible Teaching

We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives.

Community Strategy

We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.

Adults Who Empower

We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.

OUR HISTORY

OUR LOCAL CHAPTER

In 1987 like-minded, concerned community leaders sought to bring YFC to the Central Michigan area. They saw a need for the vision and mission of YFC. Twenty-five+ years later through hundreds of volunteer hours, cookies made, and miles traveled hundreds of students in Central Michigan have discovered the hope of Jesus. Today we see more than 800 kids a year, are connected with many local churches, and serve as a positive resource to the community and schools.

THE VERY BEGINNING

Youth for Christ/USA has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism. In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the USA. Today at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. For more about the national movement of Youth for Christ, visit www.yfc.org.

INTERNATIONALLY

YFC/USA is part of a world-wide movement of Youth for Christ International. We are knit together with our common mission, vision, statement of faith, and passion to reach young people with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. However, YFC ministry doesn’t look the same in every country. If you are interested in serving with Youth for Christ in a country other than the United States, be sure to visit Youth for Christ World Outreach at www.yfcworldoutreach.org. For more about Youth for Christ International, visit www.yfci.org.

OUR STAFF

Wes Wickes

Wes Wickes

Executive Director

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Keeley Schnepp

Keeley Schnepp

Campus Life High School Director

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Damian Castillo

Campus Life Middle School Director

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Bryce Wickes

Bryce Wickes

Ministry and Facilities Director

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Kameron Mills

Kameron Mills

Campus Life High School Director

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Torrey Laffoon

Torrey Laffoon

Director of Communication

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Dan De Jong

Dan De Jong

Finance & Administration Director

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Ryan Grant

Ryan Grant

Campus Life Fulton Alternative Director

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Jack McDonald

Campus Life 6th Grade Director

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Chuck Yates

Campus Life 6th Grade Director

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jeff Leppien

Jeff Leppien

Board Chair

Debbie Thomas

Debbie Thomas

Board Member

Dan Boge

Dan Boge

Vice Board Chair

 Joneen Wight

Joneen Wight

Board Member

Chris Nickel

Chris Nickel

Board Treasurer

Doug Oulette

Doug Oulette

Board Member

Heath Nestle

Heath Nestle

Board Secretary

OUR LOCATIONS

Our Gratiot County facility is in Alma:

2550 W Cheesman Rd Alma, MI  48801

989.463.4274

Our Isabella County facility is in Mt. Pleasant:

1611 S. Isabella Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI, 48858

989.463.4274 ext. 102

GRATIOT

2550 W Cheesman Rd Alma, MI  48801 989.463.4274

ISABELLA

2550 W Cheesman Rd Alma, MI  48801 989.463.4274

Don't Be Shy

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