Young Life Quincy

Does it matter?

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 16 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 Charlie) that take up most of his time outside of Young Life. He is also a worship leader at his church.

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.

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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