MEET OUR STAFF
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM
Jeff is the Executive Director of NCYFC. He has been working with NCYFC since 2001 and has found his passion here. He has much to learn, but he has learned much on the way. He became keenly aware that kids need to Heal & Belong before they can Hear & Believe. Many kids have hurts by religion in the past or from adults they were supposed to be able to trust. This has led them to feel alone and unaccepted which closes them off from hearing the amazing story of God's love in their lives. Therefore, he strives to help these kids heal from their pains and belong to a community that cares for them so we can earn the opportunity to help them hear the gospel and believe in God's love. This is his life's dedication. He loves God, his wife Becca, his daughters Acadia & Wislande, and board sports... in that order.
Get in touch with Jeff: [email protected]
Megan Packard is the Rebalance Program Director and Personnel Manager for NCYFC. She has been with Northern Colorado Youth for Christ since 2016. Megan has her Master's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Georgia and is a trained Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner. Megan spends her free time with her husband, Josh, and son, Holden. They love to golf, ski and spend time hiking in the mountains.
Get in touch with Megan: [email protected]
Ryan has been serving at NCYFC since 2013, following years of skating and a growing heart to help kids know there is more hope than what the world is offering them. He currently serves as the Director of The Refuge Indoor Skatepark. Jesus changed Ryan in the midst of his brokenness, while he was caught up in the bad sides of skate culture as a kid, so he wants to help kids experience that same rescue in Jesus that he did. Being here is one of the utmost examples of God working in and through Ryan's life for His better plans, falling close behind the incredible blessing of a beautiful wife and daughter.
Get in touch with Ryan: [email protected]
Zac is the Director of Juvenile Justice Ministries and was brought on to NCYFC staff full time in July of 2019. He is also one of the Rebalance coaches here on campus. Zac graduated from CU Denver with a major in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Sociology. He enjoys several sports, exercise and fitness as well as just playing like a kid in the skatepark and loves some leisure time gaming on Xbox and PC. He's easy to get along with and can talk about almost anything… Good luck getting him to stop 😉
Get in touch with Zac: [email protected]
Alec has been on the team at NCYFC since 2017. He works as a Rebalance Coach, a ministry coordinator in the Refuge, and shoots the photos & videos for our campus. He does small-group media classes with kids, with the hope that it will eventually transition into a Media-focused Rebalance course. Alec loves to snowboard and mountain bike, runs his own media business, and is studying video production at Aims Community College.
Get in touch with Alec: [email protected]
Nate Cole is a husband and a father of 4. He has been part of the Greeley community for the vast majority of his life, and his wife runs a small business downtown. Nates role at NCYFC is specifically to look for opportunities to create partnerships with like minded organizations to better serve our local youth, and seek out grants to fund our work. Nate has a background in education from working at Platte Valley Youth Service Center, to his work at the University of Northern Colorado. He also currently works for an education tech company focused on finding ways to help students succeed in college.
Get in touch with Nate: [email protected]
Trevor is the Director of Higher Grounds, a Rebalance Coach, and a coach for Skate League in the Refuge. He joined the team in September of 2021, after working for a Sk8 Church in Steamboat Springs for 4 years. In addition to making everyone laugh, Trevor loves to share his love of Jesus and his hobbies of skateboarding and music with everyone in Northern Colorado.
Get in touch with Trevor: [email protected]
Jonathan has been working with Northern Colorado Youth for Christ since December 2021. He works as a Rebalance Coach, for Higher Grounds, as well as a mentor in the Juvenile Justice Ministry. Jonathon grew up two blocks north of Higher Grounds, across the street from the Rodarte Center - so he is very familiar with this area and the struggles of living in an urban community. Before Jonathon found Jesus, he was involved in gangs and drug dealing. Since he has given his life to Jesus, he is a proud husband, father of three amazing kids, the Vice-President of The Board of Directors for Jobs Of Hope, a business owner of a clothing brand called Elevate Mindbodyspirit. He is also a youth leader at his church, a motivational speaker, but most importantly he is a willing vessel with a servant's heart. If you ever need to talk to somebody about how to go from one lifestyle to another, don’t hesitate to reach out to him.
Get in touch with Jonathon: [email protected]
Moriah is a rebalance coach, a mentor for Juvenile Justice Ministries, and a leader for Higher Grounds at NCYFC since March of 2022. She was born in Fort Collins, Colorado along with her four younger siblings, but she is more familiar with the Greeley area. Moriah went to UNC for music education and she graduated from Cosmetology school in 2020. She uses that experience to lead worship and help with children’s ministries at her local church. If you have any questions about her story, or want to get to know her more, please reach out to her.
Get in touch with Moriah: [email protected]
JON VAN DEN BERG
Jon Van Den Berg first started as a part-time employee in November 2021. In the summer of 2022, he was then hired full-time as a ReBalance Coach, Juvenile Justice Mentor, and Skateboarding Instructor. He has a passion for teaching people about the Gospel and helping the community grow spiritually. He is originally from South Africa and immigrated to the United States in 2013. In his free time, he enjoys Skateboarding, playing guitar, and video games.
Get in touch with Jon: [email protected]
David began his journey with NCYFC as an intern for Jeff Neel during his undergraduate program at UNC. He now works as a ReBalance Coach and Juvenile Justice Mentor since August of 2022. David is passionate about his family, community and the kingdom of God. He is a proud Marine Corps veteran, an advocate for higher education access for all and building relational bridges with as many people as humanly possible. His hobbies include fiction writing and backyard grilling.
Get in touch with David : [email protected]
Zia Rios is an Office Administrator at NCYFC, since August of 2022. She received her Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministries through Messenger College in 2022. She participates in Higher Grounds small groups and Friday nights. Her heart is for the lost, forgotten, and Word of God. In her free time, she teaches at a local church, reads, and travels. It is a privilege to give young people a positive experience of what the love of God is.
Get in touch with Zia : [email protected]
Anthony is a youth leader, rebalance coach, and a positive remodel. Anthony has been apart of YFC since November 2022. Anthony is born and raised in Greeley Colorado. He comes from a back round of gangs, violence and drugs but ,since Anthony has given his life to Jesus, he has been sober for 7 years and has left gangs and violence for LOVE. God has revealed to him is calling is to reach the troubled youth and make an impact in his community.
Get in touch with Anthony : [email protected]
Ruthie is a Rebalance coach, a mentor for the Juvenile Justice Ministry, and a Higher Grounds leader. Ruthie came on staff in November of 2022. Ruthie was born in China and adopted at a young age, but grew up in the Northern Colorado area. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Northern Colorado in December of 2022. Ruthie enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathanael, her family, and friends. She also enjoys being outside on a warm day, being creative with florals, and volunteering for the church she attends.
Get in touch with Ruthie : [email protected]
Nathanael has been a part of the team at Northern Colorado Youth for Christ since November 2022. He is a Rebalance Coach and a leader in Higher Grounds. He was born and raised in Greeley and has loved every minute of his time here. He loves Jesus with all he has and is so excited to be working here in ministry with his amazing wife, Ruthie. His hobbies include gaming, learning how to skate, and enjoying time alone in the Bible.
Get in touch with Nathanael : [email protected]
Born in California but Colorado native, Gabriel is a Rebalance and skate coach at the NYCFC since December of 2022. He has experience in missionary work with a concentration on children’s ministry and community outreach. He maintains that missionary spirit today in all that he does. His hobbies are skateboarding, running, learning Latin languages, and drinking espresso with good friends.
Get in touch with Gabriel : [email protected]
Gabriel Isabelle is a Rebalance Coach and Mentor for Juvenile Justice Ministries at NCYFC since December of 2022. His background is in worship ministry and leadership, marketing, and has utilized these in many ways to bring his love of video games to build community with youth and adults. He builds community through his time as a Partnered Twitch streamer. Gabriel and his wife, Katie, have been married for 11 years. They love seeing Jesus do powerful things through local community, which has made this job a perfect fit.
Get in touch with Gabe : [email protected]
Marcy manages our donor base (and is the "mom" to many of us) at NCYFC. Jesus and teenagers are her passion, and she was a youth leader for 20 years - giving her a lot of insight into what teens are feeling and facing. She desires for all teens to know there is hope, forgiveness, safety, and love - and Jesus is the one to provide it all. It is a blessing and a privilege for her to surround herself with teenagers and be able to serve God at the same time, and she is thankful for the opportunities she has been given here.
Get in touch with Marcy: [email protected]