Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in Central Indiana

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.

78 Years and counting Serving Central Indiana

Our pursuit: CIYFC reaches young people everywhere, working together 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 prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. As part of the body of Christ, the vision of CIYFC is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and to become part of a local church.

Our Team

We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people

Our chapter Board of Directors works diligently to ensure we are leading the ministry in a positive direction to reach young people in our area, while providing direction, oversight, and vision to the Executive Director and CIYFC staff. This group of well qualified individuals from our community comes alongside our team through counsel, strategy, and accountability. The Board of Directors meets monthly for prayer, ministry updates, and strategic planning.

Dr. Dara Berkhalter,
Chief Executive Officer

Jennie Sottovia,
Executive Assistant,
Systems Support Specialist

Yasmin Cline,
Chief Operating Officer

Kyla McEntire,
Chief Development Officer

Grace Patterson,
Chief Ministry Officer
Campus Life

Nygel Simms,
Chief Ministry Officer
City Life

Alison Campbell,
Office Assistant

Brittany Wayman,
Staff Coach

Curtis Adkins,
City Life Wheels Director

Michaela Barton,
Southport Campus Life Director, Southport MS & HS,

Meredith Cawvey,
Mooresville Campus Life Director, Paul Hadley MS, Mooresville HS

Alex Choate,
Matchbook Learning City Life Director

Adi Ferguson,
Zionsville Campus Life Director, Zionsville HS, Zionsville MS, Zionsville West MS

Dan Hillen,
Fishers Campus Life Director, Fishers MS & HS

Krysta Jordan,
Crooked Creek City Life Director

Phil Siefert,
Triton Campus Life Director, Triton MS

Niccole Wilkes,
Parent Life Director

Jenny Zavala Cruz,
West Indy Parent Life Specialist


CIYFC Names Kyla McEntire Chief Development Officer

Sept. 5, 2023 - We are thrilled to announce that Kyla McEntire has joined Central Indiana Youth for Christ as the inaugural Chief Development Officer.

Kyla brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. She holds an MBA from Indiana University (IU), and additionally, Kyla has a Masters from the IU School of Philanthropy, where she specialized in nonprofit management and fundraising, further enhancing her knowledge and understanding of the philanthropic landscape. Kyla has served in development roles at The Oaks Academy, and most recently in the Education Department at IU.

With her extensive background in development and her passion for empowering youth, Kyla is well-equipped to lead our fundraising efforts and strengthen our relationships with donors. Her strategic thinking, innovative ideas, and dedication to our mission will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of CIYFC.

We are confident that Kyla's leadership and expertise will seamlessly transition us into a new chapter. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and remain committed to our mission of sharing the Gospel with youth in Indiana. Please join us in welcoming Kyla to the CIYFC family.

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.

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