Eastern Great Lakes Region

P.O. Box 235
Novi, Michigan 48376

248-919-8830

yleglr@gmail.com

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.

Brian Trost

Regional Director

briantrost@gmail.com

Sarah Kovack

Regional Administrator

sarahkovack@gmail.com

Jill Minke

Regional Events Coordinator & Communications

jillminke@gmail.com

Jared Vince

Associate Regional Director - Metro Detroit

jared.scott.vince@gmail.com

Davey Mead

Area Development - North

dmeadglad@gmail.com

Jeremy VanHaitsma

Associate Regional Director -West

jvandutch@gmail.com

Kelsey Jenney

Regional Initiatives

kelseyjenney@gmail.com

Monica Turley

Regional YoungLives Coordinator

mturely96@aol.com

Shannon Gaston

Area Development - Detroit

s_gaston@yahoo.com

James Granger

Regional Training

jamesgranger5@gmail.com

Dan Stern

Regional Staff Care

dan.younglife@gmail.com

You Were Made for this

Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

The involvement of people like you is vital to healthy, sustainable, quality youth work in your area and across our nations.
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