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Intern, Stonewater

Julia Bedell Intern, Stonewater About Julia Hi! I’m Julia Bedell. I was born and raised in Southern California but have been living in NW Oregon for the past four years studying theology at George Fox University. Growing up in the desert of Southern California, the outdoors was always a spiritual place for me, a space…

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Intern, Stonewater

Emily – Joy Short Intern, Stonewater Hi! I’m Emily – Joy, When I finished high school, God led me to Prairie Bible College, and took a year to do their Outdoor Leadership Program. Through this program, I fell in love with the outdoors and saw how important this ministry is in spreading the word of…

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…

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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…

Maria Kavalski

Food Coordinator, Stonewater

Maria Kavalski Food Coordinator, Stonewater About Maria Kavalski Why I love to share Jesus: I love to be able to share Jesus because He has become an important part of my life since I started high school. He continues to guide me along this journey of being in a constant relationship through all the ups…

Ryan Everest

Facilities & Maintenance Manager, Stonewater

Ryan Everest Facilities & Maintenance Manager, Stonewater About Ryan Everest I was born and raised in Washington state and have spent most of my life in the Plain Valley. I have a passion for the outdoors, whether it’s cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, or just taking a drive up a mountain road, I love spending time…

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Retreat Cleaning Coordinator, Stonewater

Gracia Kellogg Retreat Cleaning Coordinator, Stonewater About Gracia Kellogg I’m excited to join the Youth Dynamics team as a cleaning coordinator this winter. I just got back from over 6 months of traveling abroad through 10 different countries. I was lucky enough to be brought up in a strong Christian household and community through private…

Tracy Hamilton

Associate Horse Manager, Stonewater

Tracey Hamilton Associate Horse Manager Stonewater About Tracey Hamilton Horses are a great partner for ministry. My passion is to see students’ lives impacted by horses and transformed by Jesus. What a unique opportunity to parallel God’s desire that we trust Him with our approach of asking these free-spirited animals to trust us. We learn…