Our Staff

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Haddon Anderson

Executive Director, handerson@statelineyfc.org

Haddon serves as the Executive Director of Stateline Youth for Christ. His role centers on organizational leadership including coaching staff, fundraising, community partnerships, board development, and more. Haddon previously worked at Lydia Learning Academy and a local church. He graduated from Cedarville University in 2010 (B.A. in Sociology) before earning a Master of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary in 2014 with an emphasis in Urban & Intercultural Studies. Haddon and his wife, Julie, have been married since 2010 and have three children.

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Alisha Barnett

City Life Directorabarnett@statelineyfc.org

Alisha serves as the City Life Director at Youth for Christ. She oversees City Life programming at the Riverfront YMCA, including YFC’s weekly City Life gathering on Thursday nights and YFC’s Life Skills class on Monday afternoons. Alisha is the longest active staff member and has been instrumental in the development of YFC’s outreach. She also coordinates YFC Camp every summer. Prior to YFC, she worked in retail and also student ministry. She graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor’s in Human Services. She and her husband, Lennox, have been married since 2011 and have two daughters.

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Titus Starks

Campus Life Director, tstarks@statelineyfc.org

Titus serves as the Campus Life Director at Kennedy and RESA Middle Schools. He oversees Campus Life programming at both schools, building Christ-centered, mentoring relationships with youth and supporting school staff. Titus obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Worship Arts) and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership, both from Judson University. He also currently serves as the Minister of Worship at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church and previously worked at DaVita, Inc.

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Dominique Marshall

Campus Life Director, dmarshall@statelineyfc.org

Dominique serves as the Campus Life Director at Lincoln Middle School. He oversees Campus Life programming at Lincoln, building Christ-centered, mentoring relationships with youth and also supporting school staff. Additionally, he has a leadership role for YFC’s City Life outreach. Dominique is currently in process of completing his Bachelor of Arts (Organizational Leadership) from Judson University. He also works with the youth at Hope Fellowship Church. He and his wife, Shatiqua, have been married since 2014 and have a son.

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Jake Rogers

Juvenile Justice Ministry Director, jrogers@statelineyfc.org

Jake serves as the Juvenile Justice Ministry Director at Youth for Christ. His role includes outreach within the local juvenile detention center and overseeing Aftercare services upon reentry. Jake previously worked at the Winnebago Country Juvenile Detention Center, as well as Rosecrance. Jake graduated from Trinity International University, earning a B.A. in Psychology with a Counseling concentration. He also obtained numerous certificates from the Christian Counseling Education Foundation. Jake has a beloved dog named Axel.

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Cameron Henderson

Campus Life Director, chenderson@statelineyfc.org

Cameron serves as the Campus Life Director at Auburn High School. A graduate of Auburn High School, Cameron has now returned to oversee Campus Life programming at the school, including after school Campus Life and Core. He focuses on Christ-centered, mentoring relationships with teens and also supporting school staff. Cameron is a recent graduate of City First Leadership College. He is also a local musician.

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Beth Fontana

Ministry Directorbfontana@statelineyfc.org

Beth serves on the Ministry Staff at Youth for Christ, working directly in Juvenile Justice Ministry as she mentors women. She also coaches staff and volunteers. Beth is a graduate of Illinois State University (B.A. in Social Work) and actually previously served on the Youth for Christ staff as the Youth Guidance Director. Beth’s past experience also includes children’s ministry. Beth and her husband, Kevin, have three children and one grandchild.

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Dan Sears

Campus Life Coordinator, dsears@statelineyfc.org

Dan serves as the Campus Life Coordinator at Guilford High School, where he graduated in 2004. He oversees Campus Life programming at Guilford, building Christ-centered, mentoring relationships with teens and also supporting school staff during the school’s early release period. Dan is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (B.A. in History). He also currently works at First Covenant Church as the Young Adult Coordinator. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married since 2011 and have one daughter.

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Sharon Widell

Administrative Assistantswidell@statelineyfc.org

Sharon serves as the Administrative Assistant at Youth for Christ. She oversees office management and is also actively involved in event planning. Sharon’s past work experience includes human resources and insurance. She and her husband, John, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Bob Griffin

Bob Griffin, Facilitator of Partnerships, bggriffin42@gmail.com

Bob serves as the Facilitator of Partnerships at Stateline Youth for Christ. His role involves mentoring staff and pursuing funding partnerships. Bob was previously the Executive Director of the organization from 2012-15. He has served in ministry for over 50 years, including youth ministry, counseling, pastoring (Lead Pastor & Campus Pastor at Taylor University), and launching Rockford Renewal Ministries. Bob and his wife, Connie, have three children and eight grandchildren.


Board of Directors

 

Tim Ancona, Chairman

President/CEO - Ticomix

 

Roy Blumenshine

Army Infantry Officer - Retired

 

John Hranka, Secretary

Account Manager - Cisco System

 

Bruce Haugen, Treasurer

Amerock Corp. - Retired

 

Karen Blomgren

Education Teacher - Retired

 

Dave Odling

President - Business Advisors

 

Brent Hayes

President/Owner - SVL

 

Tyler Crosby

Associate Attorney - The Crosby Law Firm

 

Martesha Brown

Regional Community Development Relationship Manager - Midland States Bank

 

Nick Goellner

Marketing Director - Advanced Machine & Engineering