What is Board?​​​

Each local area has a board (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 board, comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.

See the list below for the local board members and their contact information.​



An Essential Foundation

Board 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 board. We also welcome the involvement of adult Young Life alumni, whose enthusiasm about their Young Life experiences is valuable to a board.

Polk County Board

Executive Board
Jane Burnette, Board Chair
Rob Burnette
Wanda Yrastorza
Jerry and Jan May
Adrian and Ashley Hebert
Mike and Sheri Gieger
Conni Shelnut 
Ansley Masters

Area Staff and Team Leaders
Christin Chiles, Area Director
Courtney McElroy, George Jenkins High School Team Leaders
Nicolette Salvaggio, Lakeland High School Team Leader
Sydney Kurtz, WyldLife Team Leader
Jen Ortiz​, YoungLives Coordinator
Christin Masters​, Capernaum Team Leader


Young Life Polk County | PO Box 8962 Lakeland, FL 33806-8962

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