Young Life

Does it matter?

4 out of 5
Young Life​ participants
consider Young Life and its leaders to be a significant influence on their faith.


of volunteer leaders and staff with

Young Life would overwhelmingly recommend their leadership experience to a friend.

Staff & Leaders

Kyle Skidgel Suenaga

Area Lead Staff


A central Oregon native, I am passionate about creating safe and healthy spaces for Redmond teens to belong, to be loved, and to hear the greatest news of all: Jesus Christ.

Spencer Brennan

High School Team Leader

Spencer is originally from Redmond (an RHS grad) and has been involved with Young Life for eleven years.

He loves dogs, hiking, eating, and being outdoors - a plus since they can all be enjoyed abundantly and simultaneously here on the high desert.

Natalie Rohne

High School Leader

Natalie recently moved to Oregon from Arizona and is the Food and Beverage Manager for a local golf resort.

She loves all things travel, music, hospitality, and dogs!

Other interests include: dinosaurs, cooking competition shows, and furthering the Kingdom of God.

Alicia MacKenzie

High School Leader

Alicia grew up in Redmond and is an RHS graduate. She has been a Young Life leader for several years.

She loves to hike and bake yummy treats. She enjoys hanging out with her husband, daughter and dogs. Alicia is the life of the party and is always ready for a dance off.

Volunteers & Committee

David Mackenzie

Club Heper

David grew up in Redmond and is an RHS graduate. He has been a Young Life leader for several years.

He loves anything outdoors and hanging out with his wife, daughter and dogs. He has a killer mustache that would make Tom Selleck shake in his boots.

Lynn Thornburg

Prayer Coordinator



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Who We Are

Young Life

is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.
Our Mission
is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.


living according to and communicating the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ; going to where kids are; earning the right to share, and inviting them to personally respond to, the Good News of Jesus; and walking with them in friendship regardless of their response.