Meet the President

Newt Crenshaw, President of Young Life

Newton "Newt" Crenshaw took office as Young Life’s sixth president in July of 2016.

Newt has been associated with Young Life since 1981, when his family went to Trail West camp. He and his wife, Susan, know the mission well — having served on the grassroots level as volunteer leaders, committee chairs and consistent donors. They have started Young Life in Zionsville, Indiana, and in the Kansai region of Japan. Newt also served as a member of Young Life’s Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2009. Newt fully understands the “DNA” of Young Life. He is committed to “maintaining and creating a culture that celebrates our diversity within the body of Christ, fosters a zeal for Christ and His kingdom, and exhibits a sense of urgency for reaching the next young person with His message of salvation.”