David Usrey

May 22, 1961 - March 7, 2012

“David Usrey, Young Life staff who served in Paris, France, has been battling brain cancer for three years. Surrounded by his family, David was ushered into the arms of Jesus on March 7. David never gave up the fight and continued to serve in ministry, even going to camp in Georgia with kids from France this past summer. He shared his testimony at camp, and at the Say-So 95 kids stood up to share that they had started a new life in Christ! David and his whole family are an amazing testimony to how Christ works through everything for His glory. Please pray for the Usrey family as they grieve and as they return to continue ministry in France.” — Amanda Thode, Young Life Mid-Europe regional field development associate


Jac Tyson Saltzgiver
July 12, 1925 - March 10, 2012          

A great servant within the mission, Jac Saltzgiver went home to be with Jesus on March 10, 2012. Alongside Bill Hautt, Saltzgiver helped develop materials for the mission’s fund-raising program known as Taking Donors Seriously (TDS). He was also instrumental in implementing these ideas, visiting and training 123 different Young Life areas across the United States in the TDS program for more than 10 years. Saltzgiver also served the mission faithfully as committee chair for many years in the late ’60s and early ’70s in Charlotte, N.C.

Jac’s son, Ty, serves as the field senior vice president for Young Life’s Midwestern Division.​​