Speaker & Band Bios

Speaker Night One


Christy Currie
Omaha Youth for Christ

Christy came to know Jesus at a young age while living in Kansas. Coming from a Christian home, she was taught the things of God and His Word thoughout her entire growing up years. Like her father, who is a pastor, Christy developed a desire to teach and share the gospel with those around her. After attending a YFC camp in middle school, Christy decided to pursue youth ministry. She went on to graduate from Grace University, and came on staff with Omaha YFC in 1998. Her roles have ranged from Campus Life Director, Intern Coordinator, Training Director, Middle School Director, Communication, and Speaker. Currently, as a part-time staff member, Christy is over-seeing the Widespread Prayer element by sending weekly prayer e-mails and building our prayer team. She also speaks both locally and nationally with YFC. Christy and her husband Jason are passionate about YFC and are grateful to do it together. Spending much of her time at home investing into her three kids (Isaiah, Summer, and Zane), Christy sees her opportunities to pray for teenagers and support her husband as a vital contribution to the ministry of YFC. A perfect day for Christy would include being with her family, going to the beach, speaking, and growing in her understanding of God’s truth and love.

 

Speaker Night Two


Dan Wolgemuth
President/CEO
Youth For Christ /USA, INC.

Before YFC Dan spent 28 years in corporate work, including eight years with General Electric. Dan and his wife, Mary, have a long and rich history with the organization. Dan’s father, Sam, served as President of Youth for Christ from 1965-1973. Dan has served on the National Board of Trustees from 1995 to present. Dan is a member at Colorado Community Church in Denver. Dan was elected to the Board of Trustees of Taylor University in 2006.  In addition, Dan has written extensively.  He currently writes a weekly devotional message called “Friday Fragments” that is widely accepted within and without Youth for Christ. It is posted on Dan’s blog site www.FridayFragments.com Dan was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Huntington University on May 12, 2012. Dan and Mary have three married children, all living in Denver, CO:  Andrew and Chrissy, parents of Malia, Davey and Naomi; Erik and Kendal, parents of Graham, Tess and Rowan; and Alli and Christopher Horst, parents of Desmond and Abe.

 

Speaker Day Three


Gareth Unruh
Director of Juvenile Justice Ministries
Denver Area Youth For Christ

Gareth Unruh has been serving youth since 1997, with the desire to see life long followers of Christ transform the local Church and their communities. He has served as a youth pastor, Associate Pastor, Missionary with the Assemblies of God, Chaplain with Denver Area Youth for Christ, and currently serves as the Director of Juvenile Justice Ministry with Denver. He also serves, in a volunteer capacity, as a member of YFC/USA's Juvenile Justice Ministry team and as a board member for Eagle's Nest Ministries, a ministry for pastors in crisis and in need of rest and recovery. Most importantly, Gareth is married to his wife, Jen, of 17 years and has 3 sons - Jake, Lawson, and Eli. His hope is to see every young person connected to a caring, Christ-centered adult!

 

Worship Band



Ashida

Ashida is a group of friends from Greeley Colorado who best express their love for God by Creating & Worshipping together with music. Comprised of a teacher, a couple students, a construction worker, and a worship pastor; they all serve together at their local church.