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Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in West Michigan

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.

75 Years and Counting Serving West Michigan

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.

Our Team

We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people!

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.

Dan Kregel, Executive Director

Dave Ramseyer, Chief Ministry Officer

Jenna Darby, Executive Assistant

Christi Ringel, Donation Processing

Stacey Oswald, Marketing and Communications Director

Stacey Kennedy, Mission Advancement Lead

Mikey Kim, Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Lauren Cross, Ministry Administrative Specialist

Dan Chapin, Director of Community Partnerships

Marcus Deboer, Chief Financial Officer

Karly Wymer, Juvenile Justice Ministries Director

Grace Krup, Area Director & Crossroads Campus Life Director

Barry Dykstra, Area Director & Byron Center Campus Life

Jon Blahnik, Area Director & Union Campus Life

Randy Vander Weit, City Life Director - Muskegon

Cody Daniels, Westwood MS Campus Life

Adam Aldridge, Fruitport Campus Life Director

Alec Cross, Wyoming Campus Life Director

Andrew Kiste, Thornapple Kellog MS Campus Life Director

Brenda Sprunger, Deaf Teen Quest Director

Ian Kennedy, White Lake Area Campus Life Director

Matt Grotenhuis, Byron Center West MS Campus Life

Shelby Nyboer, Jenison Campus Life Director

Emma Grewell, Jenison MS Campus Life

Emily Wagoner, Community Engagement Coordinator

Ryan Winter, Campus Life Director Charter Schools

Heaven Rademaker, JJM Associate Staff


When I Gave My Life to Christ

Featured Story

An Introduction to Jesus

For YFC, it is all about showing up. We show up in the lives of teens, no matter what their life circumstances may be, and reflect the light of Christ. This video features three students who share about how God used the ministry of Youth for Christ to introduce them to Jesus.

YFC USA & YFC International

A global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

As a ministry of YFC USA we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area.

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