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.






An Essential Foundation

Committee is the foundation for Young Life in a local area. 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.

If you are looking at how you can become involved in Young Life, take a look at the various ways that you can serve and impact kids in your area and community.​

Banquet Chair: 
Recruit and empower a team and direct our annual banquet. Please contact Rhonda Else at 507-380-5136 or

Become a Leader:
Volunteer leaders are absolutely vital to the mission of Young Life and allows lives to be changed. Young Life leaders participate in a full range of activities that help them build significant relationships with kids. Leaders show up where kids are in an attempt to enter into their world and share Jesus with them. Our biggest current need is for women in the community to walk alongside high school girls. Please contact Travis Bowen at 507-995-1741 or email

East High Leaders:
Young Life is looking for 3-5 adults from the community to pioneer Young Life club on the east side. We have struggled to form an outreach team surrounding East High School. If this interests you, please contact Travis Bowen at 507-995-1741.

We need more adults from the community to get involved with middle school students. Please contact Travis Bowen at 507-995-1741 if this interests you.
Public Relations:
We are looking for an adult to work with the area director in forming an effective marketing campaign for Young Life in the Greater Mankato Area. This will include local media engagement, social media campaigns, and helping the community see the impact of Young Life for our adolescents. If you have an affinity for marketing and want to get involved, please contact Rhonda Else at 507-380-5136 or email
Parent Liaison:
Spearhead community and parent communications. A maximum of 4 hours per month commitment, and mostly during the summer camp fundraising months. Please contact Rhonda Else at 507-380-5136 or email

Join our Adult Committee:
Members of the committee are adults who are committed to providing every kid in their community the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ in terms they can understand. Committee members pray for Young Life, promote the ministry in the community, care for the local staff and volunteer leaders, as well as ensure the financial health of the ministry.  Please contact Rhonda Else at 507-380-5136 or

Young Life Greater Mankato | PO Box 13 Mankato, MN 56002-0013

Phone: (507) 995-1741

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