This category is for permanent staff who are on staff year-round either full-time or part-time.

Joe Wiederhold

Program Manager, Stilly Valley and Western Washington Adventures

Joe Wiederhold Program Manager, Stilly Valley and Western Washington Adventures About Joe Wiederhold I have have the opportunity to serve God in youth and outdoor ministry since 1995. For three years, I have had the privilege of getting to serve with Youth Dynamics as a program manager in Stanwood and as a rock senior staff…

Ollie Obrien 2022

Associate Adventures Manager, Stonewater

Ollie O’Brien Associate Adventures Manager, Stonewater About Ollie O’Brien Ollie grew up in an orchard in New Zealand. He studied outdoor leadership and management with the intention of using those skills in Christian ministry and missions. He’s been passionate about this ever since. “I immigrated to the United States in 2020 and I’m excited to…

Mia O'Brien 2022

Business Manager, Stonewater

Mia O’Brien Business Manager, Stonewater About Mia O’Brien Mia grew up in southwest Washington where God got ahold of her early on. She has continued to grow in her love for the Lord, people, and adventures. God has been faithful to open the right doors in his timing for his purposes and, in this season,…

Shane Land

Adventure and River Manager, Stonewater

Shane Land Adventure and River Manager, Stonewater About Shane Land One thing that became very clear to Shane when he started with Youth Dynamics was that there was not a lot of whitewater to experience growing up in Kansas.  In fact, his first day of whitewater rafting was his first day of whitewater guide training…

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Summer Staff

Summer Staff Positions About Open Positions Each summer Youth Dynamics Adventures hires a select number of talented young adults from all over the world to lead adventure trips for teens in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The Summer Staff ministry team is an integral part of Youth Dynamics Adventures, which is committed to reaching today’s youth…

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Area Directors

Area Director Positions Available About Open Positions This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and vibrant Christian organization with a 50-year history of eternally impacting youth. If you thrive on leading and growing a team and desire to impact young people with the gospel, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!…

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Staff Opportunities

Are you being called to Youth Dynamics? About Open Positions Youth Dynamics is seeking full- and part-time staff to help fulfill the mission of Youth Dynamics in all our community locations. Here is a list of our current locations. If you feel called to join one of our existing teams, please click on the apply…

Stacie Paz

Staff, Columbia Valley

Stacie Paz Staff, Columbia Valley About Stacie Paz Stacie was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Tigard, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Education, specializing in prevention of gang and youth violence. During college, she lead bible studies with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and was on staff helping…

Jessica Ronhaar

Regional Director, Western Washington

Jessica Ronhaar Area Director, Stilly Valley / Regional Director, Western Washington About Jessica Ronhaar I moved from Orange County, California in 2007 to work for Youth Dynamics in Arlington, Washington. I started as area staff, then advanced to become the area Director in Arlington, known as Stilly Valley, and now I am the Western Washington…

Chris Ward

Area Director, Anacortes

Chris Ward Area Director, Anacortes About Chris Ward “Love people and love JESUS.” I was born and raised in North Carolina and moved when the Lord called me to attend Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, TX, where I met my wife, Kristen who is from Anacortes, WA. After graduating, Kristen and I…