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Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in the Muncie Area

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

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.

20 Years and counting Serving Muncie Area

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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.

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    Jacob Bland, YFC USA President & CEO

    "This is our pivotal moment to serve the church"

    This is our pivotal moment to serve the church by creatively re-imagining youth ministry yet again. I believe the cultural conditions are right for us to experience the greatest youth revival our generation has ever seen. God has given us the right team to do this—and His hand is clearly on our mission.

    Hope Lehman, Executive Director of Muncie Area YFC

    "We meet kids who have lost hope."

    Our staff engages hurting and lost kids everyday across our county. We meet kids who have lost hope. We meet them where they are, assisting them in real and tangible ways, and we offer hope in the person and work of Jesus Christ. I can think of no higher mission!

    Jon Hopkins, City Life Director of Muncie Area YFC

    "Their stories are redeemed by God's story"

    All my life I knew that sharing my story of redemption with teens would be an important part of my journey. What I didn't know was how much of an impact the teens in City Life would have on me! Their stories are redeemed by God's story, and what a privilege to share that story with them!

    MUNCIE AREA YFC STAFF

    Every day the Muncie Area Youth For Christ staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. We are focused on building supportive and encouraging relationships with them. In doing that, we are showing them the love of Christ. Our prayer is that every youth in the Delaware County area will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the time they reach their middle school or high school years.

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    Hope Lehman

    Executive Director

    Hope Lehman has been in youth ministry since 1994 with a background in YFC Parent Life and Campus Life. She moved to Muncie in 2004 and began working at Muncie Area YFC then went on to work at Union Chapel’s oneighty for five years before coming back to YFC in 2011! She’s been married to Kraig Lehman since 1992 and has eight children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren! Hope's favorite food is Mexican and she could eat at Puerto everyday if the YFC staff and her family would let her! She’s an avid fan of Mickey Mouse and Cinderella, and enjoys cheering for her Steelers! Hlehman@muncieareayfc.org

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    Hope Noble

    Delta Campus Life Director

    Hope is a Delta graduate and a lifelong Campus Life kid. She's been on staff since 2019 and volunteered prior to that. In that time Hope has learned a lot about what it means to follow Jesus. She started this job hoping to make a difference, but instead her students have made a difference in her life. Hope is married to her high school sweetheart and best friend, Tristan. They currently have 6 kiddos but have parented a few extra through foster care. They attend The Bridge Community Church and are so thankful for their support both personally and of YFC. In her spare time, Hope loves spending time outside, reading, and painting. She is a hippie at heart and her house is always a mess. Hnoble@muncieareayfc.org

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    Jon Hopkins

    City Life Director

    Jon grew up helping his father in ministry and knew that ministry was going to be a large part of his life. He moved to Muncie in 2017 and became the Outreach Coordinator at Wesleyan Chapel Church. In 2020 he accepted the position of Youth Pastor at his church, and in 2021 he became the City Life Ministry Director for Muncie Area YFC. Jon married his beautiful wife, Corina, in 2013, and they adopted their son Reece in 2019. In August 2021, God blessed Jon and Corina with a beautiful baby daughter named Rowan! In his spare time Jon loves spending time with his family, fishing, working in his garage, and eating at local restaurants and ice cream stands. His favorite Muncie area restaurants include Salsas, Riverside Cafe, Merks, and Roots. He loves watching sports and cheers for the Colts, University of Kentucky basketball, and the St Louis Cardinals. Jhopkins@muncieareayfc.org

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    Leana Caraballo

    Juvenile Justice Ministry

    Leana Caraballo is the new JJM Director for Muncie YFC. Being raised in youth ministry her entire life due to her father being a youth pastor, serving youth became not just a ministry she serves in but a life style. She continues to surround herself with organizations that work with youth and previously youth pastors along side her husband. She has been married to her husband Janiel Caraballo for 19 years. They have 4 children Janiel, Jeshuel, Gianalis, Jeriel Caraballo, and their fur baby Chip the Pit. They also have many other "adopted' and foster kids they have loved along the way. Leana's passion besides making a change in today's youth, is to open a food truck. She has been cooking and catering with her family as long as she can remember since a very young age. Her specialty is Caribbean food especially from her native Island Puerto Rico. Lcaraballo@muncieareayfc.org

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    Kyleigh Johnson

    Administrative Assistant

    Kyleigh joined the staff in 2022. Kyleigh was a campus life student at Yorktown and then became a volunteer after graduating in 2014. Kyleigh went to Ball State University and major in Athletic Training. Kyleigh works as a full time athletic trainer for Henry Community Health Sports Medicine and travels out to local schools for sports coverage. Kyleigh is married to her Husband, Taylor Johnson, and they have a golden retriever named Cooper. In Kyleigh’s free time she volunteers with Cowan Campus life, crochets, and spends time with her dog and family! Kjohnson@muncieareayfc.org

    MUNCIE AREA YFC BOARD

    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 community comes alongside our team through counsel, strategy, and accountability.

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    Ashley Feemster

    Board Chair, Business Owner

    Ashley is a new resident of the Muncie area. Her and her husband moved to Muncie in early 2020 to open their first business Downtown Nutrition. Since then they have expanded to a second location in Muncie and one in New Castle. They love making a healthy and positive impact on the community. Ashley has a Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry and Missions from Huntington University. She has been involved in YFC since 2001 in a variety of roles such as student, intern all the way to a Community Director serving overseas. She also currently serves as the administrative assistant for Union Chapel's youth ministry Oneighty. Ashley and her husband, Shane, got married in 2015; then added 2 dogs, Barkley & Bailey, to the crew. They all love spending time together outside doing activities like hiking and kayaking. aefeemster@gmail.com

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    Spencer Matheny

    Spencer is on staff at Union Chapel as the Associate Worship Pastor. He also works part time for Jason May State Farm and Integrity Fulfillment Services. Spencer joined the YFC of Muncie board summer of 2020. If you ever want to talk Disney, Spencer is the guy you wanna talk to! sbmatheny@gmail.com

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    Jacklin Greenlee

    Board Secretary

    Hi! I’m Jacklin Greenlee. I was born and raised in Muncie. I’m married to JD Greenlee and mama to Rose. I love spending time doing just about anything with my family and dogs! We are members of the Bridge community church where I serve on the CORE team for our children’s ministry! I have been on the YFC board since September of 2021 but have been a part of Muncie YFC for much longer. I was a Yorktown Campus volunteer for 4 years before being a Campus Life director for 2 years. I have loved being apart of the amazing work God is doing through the YFC ministries! Jacklin.williams27@gmail.com

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    Susan Dillon

    Community Outreach Volunteer

    Susan and her husband David have been married since 1991 and have five children. They have lived in Muncie since 2009. Her profession as a registered Nurse provided a diverse background in healthcare where she started as a bedside nurse and later worked as an administrator, case manager, educator, and consultant. Susan left healthcare in January of 1990 to become a full-time community outreach volunteer with a focus on getting resources to individuals in need and facilitating collaboration between individuals and organizations who do community outreach. She serves as the President of the Muncie Optimist Club (2021-22), is on the Board of Directors for Open Door Health Services, HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday), Muncie Delaware County Senior Center, and Youth for Christ. She volunteers with Second Harvest Food Bank and First Choice for Women, and is a member of Muncie First Church. Susan has dedicated her life to serving others as a way to show them God’s love in the hope they will also choose the abundant life that is available to them through a relationship with God by faith in Jesus. smsd774@gmail.com

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    Rachel Tucker

    Board Vice Chair, Realtor

    Rachel joined the YFC board in 2021. She is a Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Groups in Muncie and also owns a real estate investing business. Rachel and her husband, BJ, are both Ball State University graduates and have a daughter, Chesney. Both are highly active and involved in community activities and are members of several committees and local groups. She loves traveling, fitness, spending time with family and friends, and has a passion for seeing others succeed and be happy. Racheltucker.remax@gmail.com

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    Brian O'Neal

    Insurance Agent

    Husband to wife Aleah, Father to 6 amazing boys! Delaware county native. Own an insurance agency for 12 years and also part time real estate investor. Attend Destiny Christian Center and serve on the leadership team and worship arts ministry. I enjoy family time, travel and music. My passion is to help people become who they want to be by being a resource, friend and mentor. Brian.oneal.ujka@statefarm.com

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    Mark Price

    Board Treasurer, Small Business Owner

    Mark D. Price is a retired CPA and local small business owner who owns and operates multiple companies around the greater Muncie area. After spending 23 years in public accounting, Mark chose to devote more time to the businesses he founded, philanthropic leadership, and to his family. Professionally, Mark owns and operates Young’s Title, Campus Rentals, Blue Sky Property Management, and Property Pros Maintenance & Construction. Mark is married to Nicolle and has three sons, Caeden (20), Corben (16) and Grayson (11). He spends most of his time enjoying family activities, coaching and watching his sons play sports, fishing, kayaking, spending time outdoors and vacationing! Mark is involved with the Delaware County Community Foundation’s Investment Advisory Committee and is a past member of the Muncie/Delaware County Red Cross. Mark attends Wesleyan Chapel Church in Muncie.

    YFC USA & YFC International

    A global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

    As a ministry of YFC USA we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area.

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