James Chidister

James Chidister

After hearing about Youth Dynamics (YD) at the Urbana conference in 2012, I was inspired to take a second look. My senior year in college at the University of Northern Iowa required me to find an internship germane to my course path so as a Leisure, Youth, and Human Services major with a focus on outdoor recreation, youth development, and program management, Youth Dynamics seemed like a perfect fit.

My Wife Katie and I moved to Idaho in 2015 to start work with YD through an 18 month internship offered by the M.J. Murdock Trust and we have been here ever since. The combination of adventure based activities and long term relationships is what I feel makes YD unique and is one of the main reasons an 18 month internship led me to pursue full time employment in my current position. I am excited to see how God continues to grow YD Adventures Idaho and me as I learn more each day about my place in His Kingdom.