Base Director, Idaho
About Ryan Bentley
Washington Adventure Volunteer 2001-2009
Idaho Summer Staff 2009
Idaho Program Manager 2009-2017
IdahoAdventure Director 2017-Present
I showed up to my first Youth Dynamics adventure trip pretty sure that the Christian rafters would make me use a bible as a paddle or something strange like that. However, the guides on that trip surprised me with their professionalism and humorous hospitality. I had met very few young adults passionate about both outdoor adventure and faith. The combination enthralled me and I went through the steps to become a volunteer.
In 2009, I headed out to Idaho to work with the newest branch of the ministry. There I met Susan and we married in 2010. We invested in the beginning of several programs that aimed to combine local ongoing student ministry with adventures and longer term internships for students. The biggest joy in my work comes from serving with former students who worked to become volunteers or summer staff.
Youth Dynamics continues to serve as conduit for firsts in ministry as I seek to continually care for and show the love of Jesus to those I share adventures with.