YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS.

INVITING YOUNG PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE LIFE AS GOD DESIGNED IT TO BE LIVED.

Our​ Mission

Kids around the world are searching for home, meaning, and belonging.
We get in it with them and accept them as they are.
Kids have the chance to live life to the fullest.

Who We Are

at a Glance

1941

Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Raybrun began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.

100+

Countries with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

Two million

young people reached by Young Life staff and leaders

Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.

348,000

KIDS INVOLVED WEEKLY

Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.

Students, find us at your school.

Meet Our Staff

 

Executive Team

 
 
 
 
 
Michael Rilee

Area Director

 
 
 
 
 
Dan Davison

Committee Chairman

 
 
 
 
 
Marianne Paul

Area Administrator

 
 
 
 
 
Kelly Rilee

Accounting Manager

 

Ministry Team Coordinators

 
 
 
 
 
Shaun Strong

WyldLife

 
 
 
 
 
Grace Stiansen

Young Life | YL College

 
 
 
 
 
Zephyr Kamph

YoungLives

 
 
 
 
 
McCord Coleman

Dayton Area

Upcoming Event

Everyone deserves to belong somewhere.

We believe that somewhere is here.

Seed & Savor

Come and sit at the table for an incredible evening in McMinnville and share a ​ meal with the community as we hear about what God is doing through Young Life in our town.

august 28, 2022
5:00 pM
location tba

 

KYLE'S STORY

"YOUNG LIFE IS WHERE I CAN BE MYSELF - BROKEN AND ALL - AND I CAN TRUST THAT I WILL BE LOVED AND ACCEPTED FOR WHO I AM."

Young Life is a mission devoted to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.