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

Livingsong

Livingsong is a Nashville TN based, Christian acoustic music duo of husband and wife worship team, Manny & Erika Garcia. The meaning behind the band name, Livingsong, represents a daily commitment to become a "living - song" of worship expressed through a lifestyle of complete submission to Jesus Christ. Through God's provision, they have and continue to evangelize through music and the word of their testimony in church gatherings, ​recovery, detention, and homeless facilities across the United States since 2011. ​

Along with touring in over 100 services a year, Manny and Erika also actively serve locally ​with Nashville Youth For Christ - City Life Group and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Music city has also introduced them to a variety of like minded singer/songwriters and musicians who often join them on road. Thanks to the tremendous support and prayers from​ their growing family in Christ, Livingsong independently produces and releases their original songs in all major online digital music sources and CD albums at selected locations and ministry events. Additionally, their worship music charts can be found online for worship leaders at no cost and while honorariums are welcomed, ​ministries are not required to pay a minimum fee to request their service.

After considerable time in prayer and wise council, in the summer of 2014, Livingsong decided to become a 501(c)(3) non profit music ministry through the affiliation to A.C.T. International (a ministry to and for artistic & innovative ministries and missionaries doing Christian work around the world.) More often than not, they can be found leading worship in places that are not able to provide the conventional platforms found in modern corporate services today. Nevertheless through the help of faithful monthly partners and Bible donations from American Bible Society, Livingsong has become a ministry fully equipped to offer an intimate time of worship with supplying free Bibles to new believers after every service.

Without compromise, Manny & Erika utilize music as a vehicle to outreach and encourage believers to examine their walk with the Lord. Livingsong has learned that to place worship before performance, and to place ministry before entertainment, we must intentionally decrease so He can increase, because “the only solution to the fall of mankind, is the creator of mankind”. Manny Garcia (Livingsong)