WMYFC Executive Director

Dan has served in Youth Ministry for over 30 years. He served in various roles in Youth Ministry at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to joining the team at WMYFC. Dan is passionate about reaching lost kids through authentic Christ-sharing relationships. Dan currently serves on the Board of Youth for Christ/USA and is a former board member at Youth Ministry International.

Dan has been our Executive Director since 2007. He is responsible for setting the direction and vision of WMYFC, working with giving partners, key community relationships, and the Board of trustees.

When not leading the ministry or serving at his church, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their kids, Kyler and his wife Jenna, Cayden, Annaliese, and Alaina.


Board of Directors

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GUIDING THE MOVEMENT OF WMYFC. These individuals are dedicated to prayerfully establishing the policies that lead our work locally.

Erin Fester - Chair - Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Owner GR Home Team at EXP Realty - Board member since 2019

Dave Underwood - Vice Chair - Retired - Sales Consultants of Grand Rapids - Board member since 2019

Gary Wicker - Treasurer - Global CFO at Our Daily Bread Ministries - Board member since 2012

Mark Andrews - Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch - Board member since 2019

Shayne Underwood - Retired - Sales Consultants of Grand Rapids - Board member since 2019

Kelly Joseph - Business Consultant - Board member since 2023

Jason Monaco - EVP, CFO at SpartanNash - Board member since 2023

Jim Bruinsma - Retired Attorney - Board member since 2023

Matt Bell - High School Bible Teacher and Spiritual Life Director at Northpointe Christian Schools - Board member since 2024

Sarah Flick - Communications Coach at Jennifer Maxson & Associates, Inc - Board member since 2023

Dan Kregel - Executive Director West Michigan YFC