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.



The backbone of any Young Life area is its volunteer, adult committee. Whether its strategy, leader care, or event planning, adults like you are key to the area's health. There are a few committees you can choose from: 
  • Area Committee: Assists in vision and direction for the area, leader care, budget, and key staff decisions. The area committee should have representatives/advocates from all schools and ministries in Santa Barbara. (Meets 1/month from Aug-May)
  • Big Swing (Golf) Committee: Organizes the annual Big Swing Golf Tournament in May, recruits golfers, solicits sponsorships, as well as golfs and volunteers the day of the event. (Meets 2/month Jan-May)
  • Banquet Committee: Organizes the annual Fall fundraising banquet. This is a party-planning committee that organizes the program, decorations, food, marketing, and recruits table hosts and guests.  (Meets in May, then 1/month Aug-Nov)
  • Lation Advisory Team: ​ Contact Felipe Contreras for more information at felipecon3@gmail.com​.
  • Dos Pueblos Community Committee​: Contact Jenna Walmsley for more information at jennawalmsley@yahoo.com.
If you are interested in helping serve on any of the above committees, email felipecon3@gmail.com​

Area Committee:

Monte Fraker
Lisa Call
Sandy and Francine McOwen
Greg and Tammy O'Brien
Doug Ranck

Banquet Committee:

Joanne Blackford
Deanna Caballero
Francine McOwen
Dayna O'Neil
Emily Rorden
Stephanie Rose
Carrie Rydman

Golf Committee:

Hank Bowis
Josh Hayes
Ian Dywer
Marshall Howen
Doug Clark


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