Wilsonville Young Life

Staff & Committee Contacts

Jeff Spiegel - Area Director ​



Josiah Day - Mission Staff


Nicole Farr - Area Administrator


Dave Carlson - Committee Chair


Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our ​ programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. ​ Young Life is the name of our organization and is also the term we use ​ for our program with high school students. We call our middle school ​ program WyldLife. The initiative for college and university students is ​ called Young Life College.  ​ ​ ​ Young Life’s multicultural ministry, ​ focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in ​ economically-depressed areas, is arguably the largest of its kind in the ​ United States. We refer to our ministry to kids with disabilities as ​ Capernaum and to our work with teen moms as YoungLives. ​ In a partnership with Military Community Youth Ministries, Young Life ​ reaches military teens through a program called Club Beyond. The Small ​ Towns initiative brings Young Life to communities of fewer than 25,000 ​ people.

4 out of 5

Young Life participants

consider Young Life and it's leaders to be a significant influence on their faith.


of volunteer leaders and staff with

Young Life would overwhelmingly recommend their leadership experience to a friend.


Young Life began with a few simple ideas ​ about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Those simple ​ ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, ​ high school and college students in friendship and hope. ​ ​ ​

Caring for Kids — Contact Work​ ​ ​

Because kids don’t care how much you ​ know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they ​ care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who ​ they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into ​ the world of kids “contact work.” But kids just call it friendship. ​ ​

A Party with a Purpose — Club​ ​ ​

What is it about Young Life club ​ that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every ​ week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It’s controlled ​ chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they ​ see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s ​ love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about. ​ ​

Best Week Ever- Camp​ ​ ​

Kids consistently tell us that Young ​ Life camp is the best week of their life. That’s a rousing (and ​ unsolicited) endorsement! But how else would you describe a week where ​ deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and ​ where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love ​ story ever told? ​ ​

Question, Ask, Learn & Grow -Campaigners​ ​ ​

Campaigners is a weekly gathering ​ for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, ​ service and leadership. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — ​ and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of ​ faith with unconditional love. Along the way, we encourage kids to ​ celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation. ​ ​

Adults who care ​ - Committee​ ​ ​

Young ​ Life committees are the lifeline for Young Life in the local area. The ​ committee is a group of local adults who care about kids and are committed to Young Life's mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus ​ Christ and help them grow in their faith. Committee is also active in ​ supporting the local Young Life ministry by fundraising, securing ​ administrative resources and encouraging staff. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Committee Chair: Dave Carlson ​

SubCommittees: Fundraising/Donor Care, Leader care, Church and Community Partnerships, Prayer Team & Event Coordination

Parents and Community ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Even ​ though Young Life is especially for kids, parents and other adults in ​ the community are important to Young Life. Adults can support Young Life ​ in a variety of ways — by becoming a volunteer leader or committee ​ member, by attending a Young Life fund-raising event, by hosting Young ​ Life or by simply telling others in the community about Young Life and ​ its commitment to kids.

Want to get involved? Check out the "Support" to learn more

​ PO BOX 39 / Wilsonville, OR 97070