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Young Faith in Christ

YFC exists by the Grace of God, our volunteers, and your prayers and gifts - all for His glory!

Our Mission & history

Our Mission

To give every young person in the Parkland and surrounding areas an opportunity for a Path to Success by providing mentors who will encourage and accept, and Bible club leaders who share the love of Christ.

Our History

YFC was incorporated in November 1998. It started as Youth for Christ when Dr. Anton Beffa had a vision to start a YFC in Farmington after being a board member of a Youth for Christ Chapter in Indiana. Services to young people began in the Farmington High School with small student groups and a monthly meeting called “Campus Life.” Campus Life continues today reaching hundreds of youth each month. In 2002 YFC partnered with the City of Farmington, under our subsidiary Youth First Corporate, to manage the outdoor skate park by mentoring to the youth in our community. In 2006 a mentoring program within the public schools was added and in 2007 separated from Youth For Christ and began operating independently as Young Faith in Christ (YFC). As a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry we depend on the  on-going generous support of churches, businesses and friends like you!

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Young Faith in Christ (YFC) is blessed to have a staff that has the heart and commitment to provide the organizational framework of ministry that is to meet some of the emotional and spiritual needs of students. Our team also includes our dedicated  Board of Directors; and of course our many loving and generous volunteers that Mentor and / or lead Bible clubs.

Michael McGuire

Michael McGuire

Executive Director

Tami Scruggs

Tami Scruggs

Assistant Director/Bible Club Coordinator


Tami has three grown children, three grandchildren (whom she adores). She has always loved music, therefore, being in the church choir has always been her choice place of service. Tami recently went to Paintsville, KY to serve with CAP (Christian Appalachian Project) in the elderly home repair ministry. She also serves in children's church and co-hosts small groups with her husband at Parkland Chapel. In the past she has served with her church's childrens ministry Awanas, choir, vacation Bible school, and Music & Missions. Tami had felt a desire to serve in ministry for many years when she became the Mentor/Bible Club Coordinator where she served from 2013 until 2018. After being gone a few years, she returned in October of 2020 to help get the ministry back in action when Covid-19 caused a brief halt. Tami believes the work done at YFC is making a difference in many lives. The difference isn't just for the students that are mentored, the kids that attend Bible clubs, and the youth that visit the Skate Park. The volunteers are truly blessed as well.  

Fairlight Renaud

Fairlight Renaud

Mentor Coordinator


 Fairlight Renaud has had a passion for years to see young disillusioned students gain stability and freedom in Christ. After her own dad departed from his faith in Christ and abandoned his family, she set out on a quest to experience the power of the Gospel and research the claims of Jesus in the Bible. She has spent countless hours studying theology, evidence for God/creation, and godly boundaries for Christian families. Fairlight has studied Christian worldview at Ellerslie Discipleship Training School and Summit Ministries. In her free time, Fairlight is passionate about deep connections with her husband, Abe, spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, hunting, singing, and playing piano. Fairlight also ministers on the worship team at Parkland Chapel.

Amanda Neusbaum

Amanda Neusbaum

Office Assistant/Social Media Specialist


Amanda joined our team in the summer of 2023 as our social media/marketing/office assistant. She brings with her years of experience serving with various church ministries, including summer camp (where she fell in love with ministry), Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, MOPS, American Heritage Girls, school groups, marriage ministry, etc. She and her husband Nathan are the current Mountain Bike and Trap Project Leaders for their 4-H club. Amanda and Nathan have three teenage children and are closer to empty nest than they would like. When Amanda and her family have free time, they can be found mountain biking or working on their remodeling project.

Katie Hahn-Burt

Katie Hahn-Burt

Volunteer Office


In 2008, Katie began volunteering at YFC on her day off as she was nearing retirement from her job as a teacher at the Department of Corrections. She volunteered as the full-time Office Manager for several years, then has since cut back to two days a week. Katie became a board member in 2017, where she also continues to serve. She lives in Doe Run with her husband David, is a member of Farmington First Free Will Baptist Church where she has directed the nursing home ministry for almost 30 years. She teaches a Sunday School lesson each Sunday at Camelot Skilled Care Home and Anna Dotson Boarding Home. Katie has two sons, Jack (deceased) and Stephen and wife Nicole.