What is Committee?​

Each local area has a committee of adults who believes in the mission of Young Life: to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. You'll find adults from all different backgrounds, careers and churches, including lots of moms and dads who care about kids.

The committee, comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.

Ask your area staff person for a local list, and feel free to call these folks with your questions at any time.​

What is Committee?


An Essential Foundation

Committee is the foundation for Young Life in a local area. Oftentimes, new Young Life clubs start because of the interest and awareness created by the committee. We also welcome the involvement of adult Young Life alumni, whose enthusiasm about their Young Life experiences is valuable to a committee.

What the Area Committee Does

• Help create the vision to reach every kid in the local area
• Pray for all facets of the ministry
• Ensure the integrity of the local ministry
• Raise funds to guarantee the local budget
• Monitor the financial affairs of the area
• Support and assist Young Life staff and volunteers
• Provide leaders with input and advice
• Maintain the continuity of Young Life in the area
• Work with regional director, especially during staff transitions

Young Life Committee

Northern Chester County

  • Wil Hall (Area Director)
  • Rachel Dodson (Area Administrator)
  • ​Hope Irvine (College Life)
  • Bill (Committee Chair)  & Patty Sohl 
  • Tom Anderson
  • Mike & Sharon Bennett
  • Scott Fonda
  • David & Penny Gerrard
  • Mary Beth Gregory
  • ​Coleen Herbst
  • Eve Kramp
  • Dawn and Mike Kuhn
  • Shelley and Tony Melvin
  • Kelly Perhacs
  • Wilma and John Roberts
  • ​Melissa Sohl
  • Jackie Stancato

Young Life Northern Chester County | PO Box 3029 West Chester, PA 19381-3029

Phone: (610) 344-7330