How to Become a Leader

Moutlake Terrace YL leader with his guys playing fisbee golf at Malibu.

Half the battle is just showing up.  Young Life leaders win the battle when we show up consistently.  It is the desire not to give up, not to give in and to continually push forward no matter what obstacles we encounter.

One of our 2009 Lynnwood High School graduates, Katie Thurston, expressed just how important Young Life was during her high school years: "Young Life gave me a place to go. Young Life was the family I didn't have. It was the only time I was able to have fun without the peer pressure of high school. I could be me and feel loved. Without Young Life, high school would've been tough."

If you love God and have a heart to reach students, there is a place for you at Lynnwood Terrace Young Life and we want you!  Our heart is to reach EVERY kid.  Matthew 9:37-38 says, "Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Ideally, we would have at least 2 adult leaders (1 of each gender) for each grade, if not more. We have places to plug you in:

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Fringe students
  • Teen moms
  • Students with disabilities
This is a revolving number for the amount of mentors needed.  It is dependent on how many teen moms become involved.  We try to have a one to one ratio.
We want to figure out ways to reach out to students who have dropped out of high school or who are in foster care.  Maybe you can be a pioneer in this area! ​ 

Interested in being an adult volunteer leader?
If you are interested in being an adult volunteer leader please print the volunteer application and two confidental character reference forms​ (one from your pastor or spiritual mentor, and the other by a current or previous employer).  Your completed application as well as the two confidential character references must be directly mailed to Young Life PO Box 3381 Lynnwood, WA 98046.
Upon our receipt of all forms, our Area Administrator will set-up an interview with you and the Area Director, Kristy Schauermann.  After the interview, our Area Administrator will set-up an apppointment where you will come into our office to complete your Faith and Conduct Form, Driver Questionnaire and Criminal Background Check.
Please do not hesitate to call Area Director Kristy Schauermann with any questions, you may have.  Her cell phone number is (425) 478-7104. We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you!



Young Life Lynnwood Terrace | PO Box 3381 Lynnwood, WA 98046-3381

Phone: (425) 419-6910

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