City Life National Leadership Team

 

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Darrin Miller - National Director

Tacoma, WA
Darrin and his wife Sue graduated from West Point in 1989 and got married three days later. Darrin began his relationship with Jesus Christ in May of 1995 while serving as a Captain at Fort Lewis, near Tacoma Washington. He began serving as a volunteer with youth at his church shortly thereafter. After a couple of years, he became the High School ministry director while continuing his career in the Army. In 1998, Darrin resigned from the Army to pursue full-time ministry with Young Life and his church in Tacoma as the youth pastor. After 3 years, he left ministry staff for a four-year stint in business sales and marketing. When the company he was working for went out of business, Darrin was approached by a friend and asked to consider returning to youth ministry with Tacoma YFC.
Darrin began his time with Tacoma YFC in February 2005, as the Youth Guidance Director in Tacoma. He became the City Life and JJM Director in 2007 and also began serving on the National JJM team with Eric Kelly. In 2009, Darrin left the JJM National Team to become a part of the City Life National Team because City Life was a better representation of his local ministry. He completed his Master’s of Arts in Christian Ministry from Faith College and Seminary in Tacoma Washington in 2011. He became the National City Life Director in August 2012. Darrin leads the City Life National team that provides coaching, training and resource support for urban areas throughout the U.S and supports ministry expansion into new cities.

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Myron Bernard - Tacoma YFC 

Tacoma, WA
Myron Bernard is passionate about social justice, radical love and seeing young people become leaders who transform their families and community. His heart is to see Christ's body reaching the lost and broken by meeting their spiritual and practical needs. Myron is an experienced ministry leader and has worked in numerous ministry positions with churches and other organizations. He has worked in business and previous to serving at YFC taught low-income first-generation prospective college students reach their goal of attending college. Myron married his wife Holly in 2002. They now have four children - Jubilee, Jacob, Ruby and Joel. After serving as a volunteer for many years, Myron came on staff with Tacoma YFC in 2010 and currently serves as the Ministry Director.

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Rodney McAuley - Spokane YFC

Spokane, WA

Rodney's passion is reconciliation across racial, denominational, socio-economic, generational, and gender lines. Prior to YFC, he worked in the business and education sectors. He joined YFC in November 2010 and currently serves as Director of Church and Community Engagement in Spokane. He also serves as YFC's National Prayer Coordinator.

Rodney and his bride, Leslie, have been married since July 1977. They have four daughters (two biological; two nieces) and two grandchildren.

Rodney's life verses are Jeremiah 29:7 and Acts 1:8.

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Pepe Fuentes - San Antonio YFC

San Antonio, TX

Josue “Pepe” Fuentes is originally from Baytown, Texas, however, he has spent most of his adult life in San Antonio, Texas. It was here he received his biblical training and was first introduced to San Antonio Youth for Christ. SAYFC made a positive impression in his life in 2004 while he attended Latin American Bible Institute. This led him to become an intern for the remainder of his schooling. After graduating in 2006, he became employed as City Life High School Director, and still remains there. Pepe has a passion to see inner-city students’ lives transformed through a holistic approach and has dedicated his life to serving the West side of San Antonio where he has intentionally chosen to reside.

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Stacy Morales - Miami YFC

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Miami, FL

Through the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, God showed Stacy the love she had for the neighborhood on the west side of Homestead that He placed her in over 20 years ago as a school teacher. As a result of the hurricane, Stacy started the KIX (Kids in Christ) ministry which began as an elementary after-school program on February 1, 1993. After meeting the Executive Director of YFC in 1995 it was decided that YFC was the place for Stacy and KIX, so in June of 1996, Stacy left the classroom to run KIX full time. KIX now reaches children and youth from 5 - 18. Stacy has a strong desire to build Christian character in the lives of young people and to offer hope, help, structure and support to young lives so that as they become adults they will achieve the great things God created for them. She wants kids to see the purpose and plan God has for their lives!!!  Stacy is married to her best volunteer and summer staff person, Omar, and they have 2 adorable children, Isaac and Ariana!

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Jonny Fine - Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
Jonny Fine is the City Life Ministries Director in Cleveland, where he was raised. While attending Lincoln West High School, he attended Campus Life Club. Jonny has served as the Club Director of his alma mater for the last 8 years and is passionate about developing youth in his community as indigenous leaders. He and his lovely wife, Liz reside in Cleveland with their kids "the Fantastic four" -- Moriah, Nathan, Mia & Noah.

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Jay Pearson- Peoria YFC

Peoria, IL
Jay Pearson was called to God’s mission with YFC Peoria in June 2007.  God had already given him the command to “Go back in the hallways and neighborhoods he came from and tell them the Good News of Jesus Christ."

Married and committed to Ja’nice and their 6 children and 3 grandchildren for 20 years, he is focused on breaking generational curses and leaving a legacy of a Christ-centered family. Walking in the Lord for 17 years and living unashamedly until Jesus comes back or calls him home.

Jay is passionate about empowering the youth and their families to be the solution to the challenges they are facing in our neighborhoods. Teaching what God has commanded him and striving to make disciples who make disciples.

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Roxanne Rahn - Siouxland YFC

Le Mars, IA
Roxanne has a deep desire to share Christ with hurting kids and help them see who they are in Christ’s eyes. She graduated college in 1990 with a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She and her husband, Jim, became volunteer youth leaders at their church and fell in love with teenagers.  In 1999, Jim became an Area Director of YFC in Le Mars, IA. Roxie was a volunteer for many years at the YFC teen center there.
In 2008, Roxie became the City Life Director in Plymouth County. She began working with the schools, Juvenile Court Services, local churches and businesses to develop a City Life Model of ministry. Her passion is equipping ministry staff and connecting them with youth so the transforming story of Jesus can be shared. She partners with Juvenile Court and runs a diversion program as well as the court-ordered community service program.  The City Life Center is open 5 days a week with many different ministries to help meet the needs of youth in the community.
In fall of 2014, Roxie joined the National City Life team to help serve the rural areas in the country who are implementing the City Life Ministry Model.
She and Jim have been married for 28 years and have 4 adult children and one grandchild!

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Chip Clark - Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana

Fort Wayne, IN

Chip Clark is a devoted follower of Christ who strives to be a loving husband to Ranada Clark and father to Jaylin, Amaun, Chip Jr. and Trinity Clark. Chip serves as the City Life Ministry Coordinator for Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana.

Chip's endeavors are to intentionally pursue youth with an unwavering persistence, serving as a catalyst toward their intended purpose.  He is committed to helping them reconnect to their dreams; and give them practical opportunities to exercise their talents, skills, and interests. He believes that as he dreams for and with our youth, they will in turn began to dream for themselves.  Chip's saying: "Indigenous leadership is inevitable when dreams become reachable."

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