Jim and Sarah Badke

Jim & Sarah come to YU as consultants with a wealth of knowledge and experience, having spent the majority of the last 40 years working in youth and young adult ministry in church and camp settings. For the last 15 years, we have led gap-year discipleship programs, helping youth transition into an adult life of following Jesus. 

At YU, we are helping design the Lifehouse program to meet youth in that exact space. Lifehouse is a discipleship program, built for the youth that YU staff have worked with, who are in need of support and direction. Our vision is to see these youth thrive in intentional, Christ-led community.

We live in the beautiful lakeside community of Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island. Together, we like to walk our dog, spend time with our family, and enjoy good food. Individually, Sarah loves to knit, while Jim spends a lot of his time writing, resulting in several published books.

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