On this last day of 2018, we are looking back over the year, over the many stories that were told, and how God has been weaving them together into his grand redemption story. In case you missed these popular stories earlier in the year, here are our TOP 5 blog posts of 2018.

#1: WGLR 2018 Women of the Year 

On International Women’s Day, we honored and applauded women in the Western Great Lakes Region who we see making a difference in their communities, leading the way, shining a light, bringing hope, inspiring others and much more! Read about each of our eleven nominees here…

#2: Young Life Launches New Ministry in the Upper Peninsula

Young Life has launched for the first time in the Upper Peninsula! Find out how God has been working through various individuals and has led John Balmat and his family to move to Marquette, MI and pioneer Young Life in the UP. Read the full story here….

#3: Reflections on Ten Years as Regional Director

Read Chris Theule-VanDam’s reflections on the past ten years as Regional Director: Then, Now & Moving Forward


#4: No Place Like Home in Northern Michigan

Introducing Little Traverse Bay Young Life’s new Area Director, Mia Rhudy. Read all about Mia, her international travels, her love of adventure, and how she ended up back in beautiful Northern Michigan to serve on staff with Young Life. Read the full story here…

#5: New Staff Spotlight | Fall 2018

The Western Great Lakes Region has been blessed with another round of new hires. We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to nine of the newest members of our the WGLR Young Life Staff. Let’s give a warm welcome to each one! Read more about each of them here…


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