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All trustees have strong links to, and understanding of, YFC

Dr John Donaldson

Dr John Donaldson

John is a retired medical Doctor who chairs the FFTN Board of Trustees. He has also served for many years as Chair of the Board of YFC Camp Immanuel, Czech Republic, and has recently stepped back to the role of Deputy Chair.

He is married to Liz and they make their home near Comber in Northern Ireland.

Becky Luedtke

Becky Luedtke

Becky is on the staff of YFC International
serving in Switzerland, where
for the past 32 years, with her husband Paul,
they have run a ministry called LiNK,
reaching out to the numerous au pairs
in the country.

They now work with The EMENA Area of YFC (Europe, the Middle–East & North Africa) where they are involved in Member Care – the holistic support of YFC staff and particularly the National Directors in the Area.

David Schultz

David Schultz

David is the project manager for a large publicly–traded self–storage company in the United States.
He lives in Denver, Colorado, and previously ran an East–coast construction company before being called to direct the work of Project Serve for Youth for Christ USA.

Besides taking care of his wife Dawn and four grown children, and grandchildren, one of his greatest pleasures in involvement with FFTN is making a trip or two each year to see projects that the Foundation has supported.

Denis Campbell

Denis Campbell

Denis is a Belfast company director, a former member of the International Board of YFC and of the Board of YFC Northern Ireland.

He and his wife Dorothy make their home in Newtownards,east of Belfast.

Simon Marriott

Simon Marriott

Simon has been married to Hannah for 14 years and together they’ve 3 kids; Joshua (10), Reuben (9) and Grace (5).
Prior to joining Youth For Christ Simon was involved in business, running two companies and volunteering with a local Youth for Christ drop–in.
Before beginning to reestablish Youth For Christ in Ireland Simon served in the Czech Republic for 4 years based at YFC’s Immanuel Conference Centre, where he was involved in birthing a new ministry among orphans.
Since then Simon has had a real passion for connecting spiritual orphans with their Heavenly Father. His love for Jesus and entrepreneurial background have helped him rise to the challenge of pioneering in Ireland. Simon’s heart is to see every young person in every parish in Ireland, and beyond, find Jesus and follow Him.

Simon enjoys running, swimming and the wearing of baseball caps!!

Steve Deller

Steve Deller

As Executive Director of Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Youth For Christ, Steve is dedicated to helping their staff see young people reach their full potential. With head office operations based in Woodstock, Ontario, he oversees 28 different satellites with over 80 staff.

Steve started with YFC in 1988, spending the first 6 years at the London & Area YFC. During his time with YFC he has been active in building partnerships and engaging communities in the work SWO YFC does. He is grateful to see how much SWO YFC has grown over the years and is looking forward to seeing what God will do in the future.

His wife Diann is the Director of Human Resources. They have three daughters, two sons–in–law, and seven grandchildren. Together they have seen the growth of the organization from 10 staff to over 80 today.

Stuart Hamilton

Stuart Hamilton

Stuart is the Practice Manager of an architectural company, former National Director of YFC Northern Ireland, and currently Treasurer of a local Youth For Christ drop–in centre.

He and his wife Judith have two adult daughters, and make their home in Donaghadee on the Irish Sea.

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