Speaker & Band Bios

Speaker Night One

Scott Arnold
Executive Director
Central Ohio Youth for Christ

Scott has been the Executive Director of Central Ohio Youth for Christ since 1997.    Scott is a graduate of OSU with a B.A. in Psychology, and has an M.A. in Biblical studies from Ashland Seminary.  He lives in west Columbus with his wife and two daughters. Scott is an Elder and ordained teaching pastor in Xenos Christian Fellowship where he has served in various leadership and teaching roles since 1985. He is on the national board of YFC/USA and is a member of the YFC/USA City Life team.  Locally, he is chairman of the board of Family Comes First, and a founding member of the Mission Columbus Advisory Team and a member of the Franklinton Partnership Advisory Team..

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

Myron Bernard
Ministry Director
Tacoma Area Youth For Christ

Myron Bernard is passionate about social justice, radical love and seeing young people become leaders who transform their families and community. His heart is to see Christ's body reaching the lost and broken by meeting their spiritual and practical needs. Myron is an experienced ministry leader and has worked in numerous ministry positions with churches and other organizations. He has worked in business and previous to serving at YFC worked as a teacher helping low-income first generation prospective college students reach their goal of attending college. Myron married his wife Holly in 2002. They now have four children - Jubilee, Jacob, Ruby and Joel. After serving as a volunteer for many years, Myron came on staff with Tacoma YFC in 2010 and currently serves as the Ministry Director.

Worship Band

Chip Clark & Fortified

Chip Clark is the City Life Ministry Director for Northern Indiana YFC, in Fort Wayne and has also led worship for his church for many years. Chip's passion for God and for music gave him motivation to form the band Fortified, a gospel worship band featuring Shawn Cobbins, Jonathan Thomas, Marcus Felker and Tori Beasley.