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Mission Statement

Our mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.  We believe that every kid has the right to hear about Jesus Christ, regardless of economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. 

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Luke Trombley
Young Life Area Director

Manistee County

I grew up in Midland, MI and had a fairly “typical” childhood. I went to church, youth group, but my main focus was hockey. Once I started drifting away from my relationship with Jesus my Freshman year of High School, Young Life came into play. I was exposed to leaders who actually cared about my life and what I was doing. They were amazing mentors in my life, and most of all, they were my friends. They taught me what it means to believe in Jesus and how I should live out my faith. After attending Young Life all four years of high school I realized I had a heart for serving. I became a volunteer Young Life leader in 2018 during my Freshman year of college and after graduation, I was called to full-time ministry. I was recently married in May of 2022 and my wife Dana and I live in Manistee where I work for Young Life as the Area Director.

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Who We Are

Young Life is a global organization with local focus, Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students and operates in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. ​


Young Life has 80 years of experience in entering into the world of kids, meeting them as they are and believing in who they can be. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.

Our Manistee staff and volunteers engage with kids, focusing on what matters to them — fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we believe matters most of all — the truth about God and His love for them.

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Schedule of Events

Young Life Club

 Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00

at the Armory Youth Project 

Join Luke Trombley, Young Life Area Director, for Young Life Club on Tuesday each week. Attendees enjoy games, snacks and a short devotional.

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Contact Luke

Luke is always available by email or at 989-513-7596 to answer any Young Life related questions!
Young Life Website
Young Life Manistee County Website

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