• CAMPUS LIFE Director

    I am originally from the northwest North Dakota area where I grew up on a farm/ranch and played sports for small town Grenora, ND (although – we co-oped with a Montana school for sports, so MUCH of my life was spent travelling across the BEAUTIFUL state of Montana)! I graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and a minor in athletic coaching while at the University of North Dakota, proving my love for spending time in God’s creation, passion for youth athletics, and stewardship! God took these tools He gave me and led me to be employed at Upper Missouri Ministries as an Outreach Director shortly after graduating where I was able to apply all I learned through outdoor ministry with youth. Feeling a new call to do relational ministry on the eastern side of North Dakota, God led me right here where I am today! I am getting to pour into youth relationally (through this job AND coaching at Central High School as a freshman volleyball coach- some of our kids that come to our club are also on the team), utilize my outdoor ministry gifts during our trips, and find a Christian community of young adults. In my free time, I enjoy baking, ANYTHING outdoors (from kayaking to hiking to hunting to yard work), reading, traveling, watching movies, and eating ice cream with good friends and family! 

  • Kristen Clay, Administrative Assistant

    HI! I’m a mom of 3 wonderful children; Joey is 13 and has recently become active with Youth for Christ, Chloe is 4 and Grace is 3. They keep me very busy, but when I can find a minute for myself, I enjoy reading, movies, camping/fishing, and baking. I am so blessed to be a part of the Youth for Christ family!