What is Committee?

Each local area has a committee of adults who believes in the mission of Young Life: to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. You'll find adults from all different backgrounds, careers and churches, including lots of moms and dads who care about kids.

The committee, comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.

Ask your area staff person for a local list, and feel free to call these folks with your questions at any time.



An Essential Foundation

Committee is the foundation for Young Life in a local area. Oftentimes, new Young Life clubs start because of the interest and awareness created by the committee. We also welcome the involvement of adult Young Life alumni, whose enthusiasm about their Young Life experiences is valuable to a committee.

2018 - 2019 Smoky Mtn Young Life Committee

Dennis & Shanna Fuller (chair)

Dan & Abby Ott

Jeff & Emily Pettis

Andy & Samantha Taylor

Nathan & Sarah Cheek

Clayton & Anne Marie LaPrees

Barb Bradley

Kellye Kirby

Melanie Thurman

Molly Waddell

Smoky Mountain Young Life Committee Vision Statement

We are a family committed to serving the YL Ministry in Sevier County through a prayerful and purposeful hands on commitment. We will work behind the scenes providing a spiritual lifeline to staff and volunteers, encouraging the growth, recognition and financial stability needed to uphold the ministry.

Local Area Committee Needs

Smoky Mountain Young Life is in need of your help. If you are a local parent or adult wanting to help Young Life reach high school students, please contact us! We have several openings on our adult committee. One of them I am sure would fit your gifts and talents.


Young Life Smoky Mountains | PO Box 4312 Sevierville, TN 37864-4312

Phone: 865-368-6015

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