Join YFC USA's President, Jake Bland, along with WMYFC's Executive Director, Dan Kregel, as they invite you to be


This evening will be an intimate, by-invitation-only dinner with the President of YFC USA, Jake Bland. Enjoy a lavish 4-course meal at the 4-Diamond rated restaurant, MDRD. Surround yourself with a panoramic view of downtown Grand Rapids' cityscape as you dine at the top of the Amway Grand. Throughout the evening, you will be invited to consider how you can be a part of moving a groundbreaking campaign forward - to become a champion of hope for future generations.

Enjoy a lavish dinner overlooking downtown Grand Rapids from the top of the Amway Grand.


YFC USA President, Jake Bland

Jacob D. Bland was recently named the 10th President and CEO of Youth For Christ (YFC). Jake’s journey with YFC began as a high school student, then as a volunteer and intern. Prior to joining the YFC staff, he taught in the Interactive Media Department at Bradley University and co-founded two media production companies. He holds a master’s degree in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jake and his wife, Alison, live in the Denver area. As a volunteer, Jake serves as an elder in their church, and as the board chairman for Presence Point—a non-profit organization that helps leaders live into their calling. Jake and Ali have two children: Silas David (6) and Ivy Rehn (4). Their family loves traveling, music, hiking, spending time with friends, and enjoying God’s creation in Colorado.


WMYFC's Executive Director, Dan Kregel

Dan has been West Michigan YFC's 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. Dan currently serves on the Board of Youth for Christ/USA and is a former board member at Youth Ministry International. He has served in youth ministry for over 35 years. When not leading the ministry or serving at his church, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their four kids, Kyler, Cayden, Annaliese, and Alaina.

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Date & Time

Thursday, Oct. 6 | 6 - 9 PM


MDRD | 187 Monroe Ave NW | 28th floor of the Amway Grand Hotel | Grand Rapids, MI 49503


A lavishly Spanish multi-course meal. Entrees will be selected at the event.

What to expect

Our evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a lavish meal. We then will hear a presentation from our keynote about a new campaign YFC is launching.


Smart casual (Example - WOMEN: Skirt or dress pants, paired with a nice blouse or button-down top. MEN: Dressy trousers, paired with a collared shirt and loafers.


If you would like to stay overnight at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, there are a block of rooms reserved for our guests. Please click the button below to begin your reservation.


Self Parking is available in the Amway Grand Plaza ramp, located at 216 Pearl Street NW for a discounted rate of $6 per vehicle; validation at MDRD's host desk is required. Valet parking is available for a discounted rate of $8 per vehicle; validation at MDRD's host stand is required.


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