Welcome to YFC: Adam Palmer


We are excited to welcome Adam Palmer to our staff at Youth for Christ. He has joined the team as our City Life Ministry Director.

His role centers upon overseeing City Life programming at the Swedish American Riverfront YMCA. He also has involvement with Juvenile Justice Ministry Aftercare. He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies with an emphasis on Youth Ministry.

Adam is also an Army combat veteran who served three tours in Iraq and received the Purple Heart. He also has experience in fitness training, coaching, missions, and management. Adam and his wife, Ellenie, have been married since 2008 and have three children. They recently moved to Rockford from North Carolina.

Here is a quote from Adam on joining our team:

“Jesus saved me both physically and spiritually when I was hit by an improvised explosive device while on my third deployment to Iraq in 2009. For the last ten years I have been striving to grow closer to God and seeking His purpose for my life. I feel that I have been saved, redeemed, and prepared for "such a time as this.” There is nothing that I love more than making an impact in the lives of young people and watching the transformation that takes place when they find Jesus. I am so excited to be a part of a faith-filled team with the singular objective of seeing dramatic change in these young people and in this community.”

Welcome to the team, Adam! Contact him HERE.