Our Regional Programs


As a region, we equip, train and encourage hundreds of leaders and staff who do direct ministry with kids. We do this by providing leadership, fostering community and encouraging growth in both our leaders and areas committees. Some of our key regional programs are:

  • Student Staff Training GroupCollege students interested in full-time staff receive mentoring, specific training, and encouragement. This group meets monthly led by Josh DeHaan and Ryan Elders.

  • Regional Training GroupFirst and second-year full-time staff meet staff twice monthly with Chris Theule-VanDam and Mike Bredeweg.

  • Church Partnership Group Individuals serving in full-covenant church partnerships, where they have been placed by Young Life and their job description as youth director of the church calls for them to spend 30% of their time doing outreach ministry with Young Life. This group meets twice monthly with Jay Lindell.


Young Life Western Great Lakes Reg | PO Box 2533 Holland, MI 49422-2533

Phone: 616-446-7733

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