James Valley Youth For Christ

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board of directors are the steak holders of the ministry, and extremely important for stewarding the vision and the mission of our ministry. If you’re interested in using your gifts to serve in the area, please contact our office.

Chair

BJORN HANSON

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.

Vice Chair

Sue Corwin

I feel very blessed to be serving as Vice Chair 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.

SECRETARY

EMMA KLEINGARTNER

I have been involved with Youth For Christ since I was 14 years old, from student to staff member to board member, and I love this organization! My husband, Alex, and I enjoy engaging with the Jamestown community through business, great organizations such as YFC, and our local church, Buffalo City Church. Most of our spare time is spent outdoors, and we love to travel.

TREASURER

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.

MEMBER

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.

Member

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.

Member

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 tutoring program. Later I was asked to join the board. I really enjoy this ministry and love working with the youth.

Member

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 in the country and enjoy the outdoors, hunting, and our dog, Grizz.

Member

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.

Member

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!

Member

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.

Member

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.