Speaker & Band Bios

Speaker Night One


JJ Vancil
Chief Ministry Officer
Seattle Youth For Christ

JJ and his wife, Katy, have been married for 11 years and have 2 wonderful kids. JJ comes from a family with two loving parents who significantly impacted his spiritual journey. His dad was on staff for Young Life for 35 years and built in him a legacy of ministry. He recently returned to Seattle after living 10 years in Spokane, WA. 
JJ is passionate about living out the gospel in hard places and developing sustainable & transformational ministry. He feels deeply connected to the ministry of YFC and grateful to be part of this movement. He recently received a Certificate in Urban Youth Ministry from Fuller Seminary.
In his spare time, he loves playing with his kids, finding good restaurants with his bride, running and reading a good book.

 

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


Brian Muchmore
Vice President, Cities Initiative
Youth For Christ/USA, INC.

For the past two years Brian has served our mission as the Vice President of the Cities Initiative. This initiative is focused on growing YFC ministry into the top 35 metropolitan markets in the United States. He has been with YFC since 2003. Prior to serving in the national office he was our Executive Director for Seattle Area Youth for Christ. Brian and Shari have been married for 27 years and they have two children, Amanda and Brennan. Brian & Shari are passionate about advocating for kids in tough places. "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” - Proverbs 31: 8-9

 

Worship Band


Justin Bullis
Worship Arts Pastor
Foothills Community Church in Arvada

Justin Bullis is a songwriter, worship pastor, dad-joke teller, and Uber driver from Denver, Colorado.  He has partnered with YFC in a variety of settings over the past 8 years, including 7 YFC Camps, the Midwinter conference, and various conferences and staff training events.  When he's not playing music, he can be found shopping at thrift stores, doing the dishes, or posting pictures of his kids on Instagram.