Young Life Quincy


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6 out of 10

adolescents ​ surveyed

in a 2019 USA Today study said that they are sometimes or always lonely. ​ At Young Life, we seek to change that by giving students a safe place to be themselves, where they are loved and accepted as they are.


of volunteer leaders and staff with

Young Life would overwhelmingly recommend their leadership experience to a friend



Fun Fact: Curtis and his wife Laura have been married for 14 years and have 3 awesome girls with great taste in music!

Akoni Ozbelent

​ Staff Associate II Young Life/ Wyldlife Director

Fun Fact: Akoni has 2 dogs (Teddy and Tucker) that take up most of his time outside of Young Life. He is also a worship leader at his church.

Mandolin ​ ​ ​ ​ Welch

YoungLives​ Director

Fun Fact: Mandolin and her husband Jared were high school sweethearts and they now have one son, Leo. Mandolin loves her furry sidekick Minerva (her cat). ​ ​

Erica Perry-Broekemeier

Area Administrator

Fun Fact: ​ Erica enjoys competitive Axe Throwing with her husband and 2 kids. She also has a very large dog named Truman who is training to become a service dog.

Becca Foster

Area Administrator

Fun Fact: Becca served on the childcare team for YoungLives camp at Timberwolf Lake within her first few months of being on staff and fell in love with the babies that she had the chance to meet and care for that week.

Sheila Gibson

Carpernaum Coordinator

Fun Fact: Sheila is the proud owner of 2 bunnies (Skittles and Aphrodite). She has been married for 29 years and has 10 grandchildren.


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