Youth Leaders

Who leads Southlands Youth?
Southlands Youth is a team led ministry that is overseen by the youth director Ryan MacDonald. They lead a team of over 15 passionate and faithful youth workers who invest in our amazing youth.

What is the role of a youth worker?
Youth workers exist to support and love our youth through the process of mentorship and acceptance. They are present at all of our calendared youth events (youth group, beach days, etc.) and often spend time with youth outside of scheduled meetings by having them in their homes, showing up at games and performances and overseeing small group hangouts.

How are youth workers trained?
Youth workers are trained through various leadership and personal development forums. Youth workers attend four trainings per year in addition to a yearly weekend retreat in Lake Arrowhead.

What should I do if I want to volunteer as a youth worker?
Contact us! If you are over 18 and are interested in being part of a Southlands Youth leadership team, email Ryan at to set up a time to meet and tell us more about your passion for youth ministry.

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