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

Brandon Burie 2022

Marketing Coordinator / Area Staff, Idaho

Brandon Burie Marketing Coordinator / Area Staff, Idaho About Brandon Burie Hi all! My favorite memories from growing up all seem to involve some adventure in the outdoors whether it be skiing, hiking, the beach, or football in the yard, being outside was a big part of my childhood and I believe is a big…

Heather Amann

Business Manager, Oregon

Heather Amann Business Manager, Oregon About Well hello! I’m Heather, an Oregon native who likes rain, although I’d prefer it not to flood my tent. I love to play outside: rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and sometimes SCUBA with my husband, Shawn. Since a little one joined our family, I also take really…

Koepke 2

Staffing Manager, Idaho

Garrett Koepke Staffing Manager, Idaho About Mountains, people, exploring, Jesus, Lord of the Rings; these are a few of my favorite things! Growing up in Missoula, Montana, definitely helped produce a deep love for all that and more. At a young age I gave my life to Jesus and was surrounded by incredible community at…

Greg Johnson

Director, Stonewater

Greg Johnson Director, Stonewater About Greg has a background of more than 32 years of vocational ministry, leadership development, corporate, and wilderness experience. He is currently the Director of Stonewater, Youth Dynamics’ largest facility near Leavenworth, WA. Greg enjoys time with his wife, Ursula, his four grown kids, and close friends. In his free time,…

Danny Weston

Area Director, Skagit Valley

Danny Weston Area Director, Skagit Valley About Contact Info (360) 630-8124 dweston@yd.org Support Daniel Weston! Daniel Weston Close

David Hanthorn

Base Director, Oregon

Dave Hanthorn Base Director, Oregon About Some of my earliest memories are the ones created in the outdoors, the fresh air, the sights and sounds of nature, solitude, discovery, shared experiences with family and friends. The squeaky sounds of cold snow under foot, the warmth of the sun, and the calming ripple sounds of a…

Chris Stay

Operations Manager, Stonewater

Chris Stay Operations Manager, Stonewater About I love outdoor adventures and its impact on students lives. That is why my family and I have been working at Stonewater Ranch since February of 2012. Taking students on adventure trips combines my passion for outdoors and youth ministry to make lasting impacts in their relationship with God.…

Chris McCormick

Area Director, Wenatchee Valley

Chris McCormick Area Director, Wenatchee Valley About Chris McCormick Michelle and I moved to Washington in 2013 from California.  I have been in student ministry in the church setting for over 30 years.  My passion for outdoor adventure and love for students was a perfect fit as he join the Youth Dynamics team in 2017. …

Tim Johnson

Staff Pastor

Tim Johnson Staff Pastor About Tim Johnson I grew up in Kirkland, Washington, and served in ministry at several churches for over 15 years in the roles of youth pastor, associate pastor, and as lead pastor of a church plant. I am blessed to be married to Wendy since 2011. Together we have 5 adult…

Bronco Huge

Vice President of Communities

Bronco Huge Vice President of Communities About Bruce “Bronco” Huge As a teenager growing up in rural Minnesota, I was searching for the meaning of life and what direction my life would take. At the age of 16, I felt no purpose or reason for living until I encountered someone who challenged me about my…