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

Christian Eckley

Area Director, Rochester

Christian Eckley Area Director, Rochester About Christian Eckley At the age of 14, I felt The Lord calling me into ministry during a mission trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia. The Lord’s calling never changed, and with a wake-up call in the form of a car accident that would take me years to recover from, God brought…

Juan Paz

Staff, Columbia Valley

Juan Paz Staff, Columbia Valley About Juan Paz I was born in Guatemala, and came to the USA at the age of 19.  As an Immigrant, I faced many challenges in a new country.  As I started to follow the Lord, I knew there was a deep call on my life to serve. I met…

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Area Staff, Anacortes

Jade Barth Area Staff, Anacortes About Jade Barth “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 What a sobering verse, but this is what has challenged me year after year to honestly evaluated my journey with Christ. I would not choose to work with any other age or stage -…

K.Steiner

Area Staff, Anacortes

Kayleigh Steiner Area Staff, Anacortes About Kayleigh Steiner I became a Christian on January 1st, 2019, when I was 17. I had grown up in Utah as a Mormon until my experience of meeting Jesus. In September of 2018, a very close friend of mine passed away, and it caused some severe disruption in my…

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 had 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

Adventure Bible School Manager, Stonewater

Ollie O’Brien Adventure Bible School 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…

Mia O'Brien 2022

Business Manager, Stonewater

Mia O’Brien Business Manager, Stonewater Meet Mia O’Brien Mia grew up in southwest Washington, where God got ahold of her early on. She is a health science major, a learner by design, and a fan of chocolate. She loves time with people of all ages, but here at Stonewater, that mostly means young adults. She…

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Director of Development, Stonewater

Shane Land Director of Development, 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 with…

Now HIring

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…

We Re Hiring 2020

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!…