Jenna Walmsley has been on full time Young Life staff for over seven years. She is currently the Area Director of the Los Angeles Harbor area. She has worked with many different kinds of kids but has always had a heart for broken and under-served communities. Throughout her time on staff she has worked with many students who have been in gangs, are on probation, kids who are currently or have been incarcerated, teen moms, etc. Her passion and heart lies with students who are on the margins. Her favorite part about her job is mentoring and walking alongside kids who are in all different seasons of life. Every kid deserves to hear about and experience the love of Jesus! You support goes towards things like sending kids to summer camp, dinner for club meetings, school supplies, annual budget, and to help meet the needs of our students. Click the link below to support Los Angeles Harbor Young Life.
Nikita is originally from Holland and serves with Christafari onstage as a dancer and singer and also as their missions coordinator. To support Nikita financially, click the link below and select her name in the menu.
Taryl has been on part-time staff with Young Life since 2015 serving with middle school, high school and special needs students in the South Bay. She is currently fundraising to be able to go full-time with Young Life in the Fall. On staff, she has the privilege of focusing her time on building friendships with students and their families, training volunteer leaders, helping organize camp trips every summer, and introducing students to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. During the school year you’ll find her substitute teaching, volunteering to coach middle school volleyball, and going with adult volunteer leaders to cheer on our club kids at their sporting events and extracurricular activities.
Justin is Christafari’s keyboard player and is originally from Hilo, HI. He also writes much of the bands’ music. On the road, he enjoys sharing his testimony at schools and concerts about his childhood struggles with being partially blind and being bullied. Justin also serves on the RCC worship team when he is in town. To support Justin financially, click the link below and select his name in the menu.
Markus plays drums for Christafari and moved to California from Missouri to join the band. To support Markus financially, click the link below and select his name in the menu.