You Were Made For This.

Life to the full.

Young Life is simple and it's profound. Young Life is Christ, and kids. Jesus is our message and relationships are our method. Our staff and leaders enter the world of kids and focus on what matters to them. In doing so, we earn the right to talk with them about what we think matters most of all; the truth of God and His love for each of us. Watch the video to learn more about Young Life in our community.

Who We Are


Young Life began in Kane County

Young Life first started in Texas back in 1941. Six years later a group of volunteer leaders from Wheaton College started Young Life right here in Geneva. They began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.



More than 50 leaders building relationships with students. Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them on their turf and build bridges of authentic friendship. Our leaders log many hours where kids places like football games, Graham's 318, and Chipotle. In doing so we earn the privilege to share the truth about God's love with them.


6 Ministries

  • Batavia Young Life (high school)
  • Geneva Young Life (high school)
  • St. Charles Young Life (high school)
  • WyldLife (middle school)
  • Capernaum (special needs)
  • Illinois Youth Center (incarcerated teens)



4 Staff

Dan Griebel​ - Area Director (Capernaum)

Beth Griebel​ - WyldLife Director (Middle School)

JoJo Felkins​ - Associate Area Director (St. Charles YL)

• Blake Chaput​ - Staff Associate (Geneva Young life)

Where To Find Us

You Were Made For This


Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine. Contact us to find out how.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people in one of our ministries.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the adult support committee.

Give resources to sustain and grow ministry at the local ​ level.

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