Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in the Denver Area

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.

Denver Area Youth For Christ exists to give every young person in the Denver metro region the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become part of a local church.

Meet Our Team

We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people! Our dynamic team of staff and volunteers work in ministry sites all over the Denver Area to reach young people everywhere.


Ken Allen
Executive Director

Gareth Unruh
Chief Ministry Officer

Jedidah Frederick
Chief Operating Officer

Leron "Tay" Ball
Juvenile Justice Ministry Chaplain

Heidi Brunsting
Director of Volunteer Engagement

Tim Butler
Juvenile Justice Ministry Chaplain

Marissa Caine
Site Director for New Legacy Charter

Cherelle Cowan
Director of Community Ministries

Ean Cowan
Director of Juvenile Justice Ministries

Griffin Conant
Campus Life Site Director
Ponderosa High School

Justin Conant
Campus Life Site Director
Sagewood Middle School

Madie Davis
Development Associate

Nikki Easter
Director of Mentoring

Jordyne Figg
Campus Life Site Director
Chaparral High School

Claire Froehlich
Juvenile Justice Ministry Chaplain

James Gillespie
Juvenile Justice Ministry Chaplain

Abby Hopkins
Operations Assistant
Finance & Human Resources Coordinator

Eun Soo Kim
Campus Life Site Director
Legend High School

Joe Lovin
Campus Life Site Director
Rock Canyon High School

Donny McCleery
Director of Campus Life Ministries

Harrel Peterson
Campus Life Site Director
Brighton High School

Jill Meyer
Parent Life Site Director

Isaiah Phillips-Thomas
City Life Community Coordinator

Carrie Schnur
Staff Chaplain and Community Ministry Support

Chip Simmons
Campus Life Site Director
Thomas Jefferson High School

Christie Smith
Media and Communication Specialist

Alexandra Straughter
City Life Community Coordinator

Charlie Straughter
City Life Community Coordinator

Dorie Summers
Campus Life Site Director
Vikin Middle School

Barb Wells
Juvenile Justice Ministry Contracted Therapist

The Story Continues...

The link below will take you to a slide show of our ministry—this shows the main aspects of what we do, the impact it can make and how you can get involved.

78 Years and counting Serving the Denver Area

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.

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