Serving Teens in Northwest Ohio


YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

A Word From Our Director

"When I think of the mission of Youth for Christ, many faces of leaders that have made a commitment to walk alongside teens and point them to Jesus is what comes to mind. Normal, everyday people that believe the great commission can be accomplished in the neighborhood, at the coffee shop, or within a school lunchroom – through authentic Christ sharing relationships! We hold onto the hope that every teen is an image bearer of Christ and there is potential in EVERY teen to know and love Jesus. I am proud to be a part of a mission that loves Jesus and has a high calling to abide in Him – knowing that as we do this, there will be much fruit for teens and the communities that they live in. If you are a Christ follower and care to have deep purpose in your life and invest in eternal matters, I strongly encourage you to connect with us and begin a journey of reaching more youth for Christ!" -Jared Diller, Executive Director

Jared Diller

Executive Director

Alice Tesnow

Office Administrator

Silas Todd

Liberty-Benton MS Campus Life

Andrew Bertka

Bluffton & Columbus Grove MS Campus LIfe

Jeremy Basinger

Bluffton HS Campus Life

Junior Ramos

Rally Point [City Life Center]

Gwen Sprague

Ministry Director

Stef Tropf

Findlay City Life Center

Don Leader

Development Director

Gary Lee

City Life & Facilities Maintenance Director

65 Years and counting Serving Northwest Ohio

Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our work and shapes our communities.

Our Board

We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people!

Our chapter board works diligently to ensure we are leading the ministry in a positive direction to reach young people in our area. This group of well qualified individuals from our communities comes alongside our team through counsel, strategy, and accountability.

Building Authentic Relationships

YFC is active throughout the summer, holding movie nights, summer camps, and other youth events. These events, while great for having fun and meeting local youth, have a more eternal purpose. Each creating doorways for an authentic Christ-sharing relationship.