“Western Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts degree is the best fit for Young Life staff right now.”
-Chris Theule-VanDam, Director of Young Life‘s Western Great Lakes Region
“I have been on YL staff for just over a year now and I already find myself learning so much from the two classes I’ve taken at Western. What was really appealing to me about the M.A. program was that I can choose what I want to take. Being in Young Life, there are definitely some classes that appeal to me more than others. My first class was Foundations of Youth Ministry (online) and I loved it because I could apply so much of it to youth and young adult ministry that I’m involved in”
-Michaeleen Rood, Eastern Ottawa Young Life, Grand Valley State University Mission Staff
“I have not encountered a seminary staff that has been more willing and engaged to bend their process to be able to more fully welcome Young Life staff. I have been able to directly apply most of what I am learning in my course work to my ministry. That is truly a blessing.
As a racial minority I believe that we need to be present in theological inquiry and expression. Latinos are the most underrepresented race in academia. In Young Life those numbers are consistent with academia and I want to be an influential part of Young Life for a long time. Seminary was an easy choice for me; especially when Young Life is so incredibly helpful with paying for school.”
-Pablo Otaola, Metro Developer – Denver Young Life, Young Life Horizons Coordinator