Uniquely Suited for a Unique Place

New Staff Hire in the Adirondacks and North Country

What gets me up in the morning is the opportunity to think about how we can reach every kid in Eastern NY and Western New England.  I know that the dream won’t be realized tomorrow, but I love thinking about what it would take to realize it over a 20 year arc.  What would it […]

Across the Pond

I have written number of posts in the last couple of years about the developing Young Life area in Burlington (Chittenden County), VT.  Last week, I was 30 miles west of Burlington, across the pond (Lake Champlain) in Plattsburgh, NY.  As a result of some contacts made by our local staff in Saranac Lake, there […]

Who Is the Navigator?

I have been traveling to Burlington, Vermont twice a week to build a volunteer leadership team that will soon start working with teenagers in the Burlington area.  We started the school year with a group of six young women, composed of few college students and a few young professionals.  For our first meeting together, I […]

47 Kids, a Dinner Party, and Wishing Heaven was Real

Beacon, NY—47 kids. That’s how many kids were at the launch meeting for Young Life in Beacon, NY last week. Over the past year, I have been working with a long-time volunteer named Craig Burgiere, to start ministry in this town that lies along the Hudson River in Southern Dutchess County. Craig has taken busloads […]

You are not the most Interesting and Extraordinary Person in the Universe

But Jesus is.   In “The Lego Movie,”  the main character Emmet is told that he is  the “most important, talented, interesting and extraordinary person in the universe.”  He tries to fake it for awhile, but of course that’s too much to live up to for anybody . . .except Jesus Christ.  I believe he […]