Thank You, Denny!

As our longest serving president (your term covering nearly one-third of Young Life’s history!), you have led us well.

Encouraged by your vision, wisdom and love, we joyfully continue in our mission to introduce kids to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. You are leaving this mission better than you found it — even though we all know you’ll never really leave Young Life. As you pass the baton to Newt, we want to thank you for being the leader we needed “for such a time as this.”

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat dow​n at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” — Hebrews 12:1-3

1993​​ 2015/2​016
Staff ​1,728 ​4,903
Volunteers ​15,986 ​68,385
Contributions ​$35.1 million ​$251.4 million
Countries ​25 ​101
Kids ​400,000 ​2 million​