YFC Annual Fundraising Banquet

Each year, in October, we host a fundraising event to connect with and encourage our community and supporters. We highlight the past year's events, hearing students' stories, and providing a glimpse into the upcoming year. There's always enjoyable entertainment and great food!

We would love to have you at our next event. Tables of 8 are sponsored for $250.00. We especially encourage those of you who have attended in the past to become a sponsor and invite other folks who may also be interested in learning more about the mission and vision of YFC.

Tickets are made available when tables are sponsored. For more information please call our office at (701) 252-5501
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Monday, Oct. 21st, 2024, 6:30pm

Parables Of Jesus

This year’s guests are Brandon and Lindsey Culver, who travel the country presenting The Parables Of Jesus, an intriguing and witty performance that illustrates some of Jesus’s teachings on topics like Heaven, Hell, forgiveness, and wealth. Brandon will share about the importance of evangelism as well as present some of the dramas starring local students and adults. Through acting, music, and video, the heavenly truths contained in Jesus’ teaching will make you laugh, while also pondering what lies on the other side of eternity. It is a modern twist on Heavenly truths. We hope you can join us for this fun and inspirational evening.

Past Events

Monday, Oct. 23rd, 2023, 6:30pm

Troy Gunderson

This year’s speaker will be our very own Executive Director, Troy Gunderson. He is excited to share the many stories and experiences he’s had over the last 26 years of ministry in the Jamestown area. Troy was born and raised in Minot ND and was a student in YFC. In fact, he even met his high school sweetheart, Sheri, in YFC. After college he became a volunteer and later joined the staff of Minot YFC. He was called to Jamestown in 1997 as Executive Director. Sheri and Troy have four children and 5 grandchildren. Troy has lots of creative talent and his fun personality and passion for the Gospel will no doubt leave you in tears of laughter and joy. He has recently become a published author of a fiction work titled The Prairie Comrade. We have been blessed to have Troy for so many years and look forward to many more. We hope you can join us for this fun and inspirational evening.

Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2022, 6:30pm

Lisa Whelchel

You may remember Lisa in her role as Blair Warner in the hit NBC television show "The Facts of Life" which ran for nine years. Lisa is an international speaker who has toured with organizations like Women of Faith and Women of Joy. As an author, her first book, Creative Correction, released in October of 2000 has sold over 200,000 copies, not to mention over a dozen other books. Lisa participated in Season 25 of CBS's Survivor: Philippines. She tied for second place and won the Sprint Player of the Season, as awarded by the fans of the show. Acting has also been part of her life including roles in the Hallmark Channel's Original Movies, For Better or For Worse and Hearts of Spring. You can watch Lisa on MeTV's first original programming, Collector's Call. Lisa is also a certified CoActive Life Coach and focusing most of her time these days coming alongside others on their transformational journeys.

Our 2021 Guest

Dustin Tavella

Dustin is an amazing illusionist with an incredible heart for people and the love of Jesus. One of Dustin’s philosophies as it relates to reaching people for Jesus is, “Find people and do life with them.” Dustin spent six years in the mission field and has a passion for the homeless. Through their work with young women in pregnancy centers, he and his wife, Kari, were blessed to adopt two little boys. Illusions are one of the tools that Dustin uses to communicate what God has done in his life and the lives of others. He has recently been featured on the television show America’s Got Talent and is quickly becoming a top rated performer. We are excited to have Dustin with us and we know you will be amazed and blessed by both his performance and his heart for Jesus.