Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of caring, concerned adults from the communties of Jamestown and Valley City. Our board provides direction and oversight of the ministry, and together with the Executive Director, helps set the vision to reach more youth for Christ. Our board meets monthly for prayer, ministry direction, updates, and strategic planning.

Meet our Board:

  • Sue Corwin

    I feel very blessed to be serving as Chairman of the YFC board. I am a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Jamestown. It’s also a joy to work with others in providing a safe and Christian environment for the youth of our community and knowing there is caring staff who care deeply for them.  Join me in supporting this important work.

  • Bjorn Hanson

    Vice Chair

    I grew up attending Youth For Christ in Minot and saw firsthand what a great ministry it really is.  I am grateful to be able to serve now as an adult on the board here in Jamestown.  I attend Temple Baptist Church with my wife Alissa and our three children Leif, Clara, and Ella. 

  • Emma Kleingartner


    I’m a member of Buffalo City Church. I have been involved with Youth For Christ since I was 14 and love this organization! My husband and I operate a catering business called Emma Rosies Home Cookin'. We enjoy the outdoors and love to travel.

  • Curt Leichty

    It is a pleasure serving as board Treasurer for James Valley Youth For Christ. I have lived and worked in Jamestown my entire life and I’m very grateful for the ministry of Youth For Christ in our community.

  • John Carlson

    I’ve lived in Jamestown since 1978. I am married to my wonderful wife Darlene and have 4 grown children. Youth For Christ is an important part of my life and I enjoy serving on the board. Over the years I have seen much growth and change in our local YFC chapter that has positively impacted many lives.  I believe Jamestown has benefitted greatly because of Youth For Christ and look forward to reaching many more youth with God’s Word.

  • Jeremy Bahr

    I’ve lived in Jamestown for only two and half years. Soon after moving to Jamestown I met the staff of Youth For Christ and have since been active as a volunteer with the after school drop-in center called TEEN CITY, Campus Life Club, and Valleyfair trip. I actually met my wife Anita through Youth For Christ, who was and still is a board member. So, I’m one of the newest board members but really love seeing what God does through Youth for Christ.

  • Anita Bahr

    I am a member of St. James Basilica. I am married to jeremy and have one son, Joseph. I initially got involved in Youth For Christ as a volunteer in the toutoring program. Later I was asked to join the board. I really enjoy this ministry and love working with the youth.

  • Alex Kleingartner

    I’ve been involved with Youth For Christ since I was a 13 year old, as a middle school student, a volunteer, and now, as a boardmember. My wife, Emma, and I are members of Buffalo City Church. We live near Montpelier, ND and enjoy the outdoors, hunting, and our dog, Grizz.

  • Cara Presocott

    I have been involved with Youth For Christ for 10 years, first as an employee and now as a board member. I enjoy serving Youth for Christ because they see the best in all students and challenges them to learn and grow in Christ.

  • Prentice Kollman

    I first came to know about Youth For Christ in 2011 while doing some contracting work at the building. After being in and around the center when the youth were there, it didn't take long to realize how important the ministry is for our Jamestown area youth. I'm blessed to be able to serve on the board with such a dedicated group of people.

  • Nick Bruns

    My wife, Nicole and I moved to Jamestown in 2016. We attend Temple Baptist Church. As a middle school/high school student I had a great small group leader and people that encouraged me in my faith. I'm excited to serve on the board at YFC to help in making a positive impact on so many lives of the youth in our community. As adults, the encouragement and positive impact we have on the youth around us is only limited by our willingness to meet them where they are at. The youth in our community come from all different walks of life. Build a relationship and listen to them. YFC does an amazing job of doing this!

  • Tracie Wobbema

    I’ve lived in Valley City for 3 years, moving here after Mike retired. I grew up in Page, ND. We have 5 grown children, all married, and 12 grandchildren. We are new to Youth For Christ and are excited to reach out to the youth in our new community. Since we’ve been here, we’ve felt led to reach out to the youth of Valley City, and believe that God’s timing of bringing Youth For Christ here is His affirmation of that leading.

  • Mike Wobbema

    I grew up in the Carrington, ND area. I am a graduate of UND, where I met the love of my life, Tracie. Retiring after more than 35 years in the US Air Force, we moved to Valley City, where we are members of First Baptist Church. I am excited to serve with the Youth For Christ program. It is vital that we strive to reach the youth of our country, especially those in vulnerable situations, helping them to see the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are our future, and our legacy will be defined by our success in showing them that we serve a loving God.