Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in Kern County

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

64 Years and counting Serving Kern County

Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. 
His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our
 work and shapes our communities.

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    Adam Capehart

    Executive Director

    Started in 2005. acapehart@yfckern.org

    Ahime Covarrubias

    Administrative Assistant

    Started in 2007. receptionist@yfckern.org

    Araya Brown

    Director of Volunteer Services

    Started in 2013. abrown@yfckern.org

    Esmeralda Soto

    Ministry Staff

    Started in 2021. esoto@yfckern.org

    Hannah Slechter

    Director of Parent Life

    Started in 2018. hslechter@yfckern.org

    Jason Bachinski

    Camp Director

    Started in 2020. jbachinski@yfckern.org

    Jerry Buzzell

    Chief Financial Officer

    Started in 1991. jbuzzell@yfckern.org

    Jon Plumley

    Director of Juvenile Justice Ministries

    Started in 2015. jplumley@yfckern.org

    Josh Heimiller

    Chief Operations Officer

    Started in 2014. jheimiller@yfckern.org

    Judi Ferrandini

    CL Ministry Leader

    Started in 2018. jferrrandini@yfckern.org

    Julio Regla

    Associate CLM Director

    Started in 2021. jregla@yfckern.org

    Laura Mitchell

    CL Ministry Leader

    Started in 2020. lmitchell@yfckern.org

    Matt Bockhahn

    CL Ministry Leader

    Started in 2019. mbockhahn@yfckern.org

    Nick McNeill

    CL Ministry Leader

    Started in 2022. nmcneill@yfckern.org

    Rebekah Cornell

    Associate CL Director

    Started in 2014. rcornell@yfckern.org

    Sandra Millard

    Director Emeritus

    Started in 2005. smillard@yfckern.org

    Sierra Phillips

    CL Ministry Leader

    Started in 2017. sphillips@yfckern.org

    Steve Gold

    Director of Campus Ministries

    Started in 2022. sgold@yfckern.org

    Tamra Johnson

    PL Ministry Leader

    Started in 2014. tjohnson@yfckern.org

    Teresa Franetovich

    Director Emeritus Parent Life

    Started in 2011. tfranetovich@yfckern.org

    Terri Capehart

    Director of Project Serve

    Started in 2009. tcapehart@yfckern.org

    Wade Slechter

    Chief Ministry Officer

    Started in 2016. wslechter@yfckern.org

    Our Team

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    YFC USA & YFC International

    A global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

    As a ministry of YFC USA we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area.