Big Chair at Castaway July 2017 - TVDs. 2Chris Theule-VanDam is the Regional Director for the Western Great Lakes Region of Young Life. He loves Young Life’s focus on Jesus and how it connects with kids through caring Christian adults. He’s been in Young Life since high school in the 80’s and has been in some sort of leadership role since 1989: Volunteer Leader, Volunteer Team Leader, Church Partner, Area Director, and now as Regional Director. He and his wife Arika have been married since 1999. They live with their son Zeke in Holland and love the beach in the summertime. In his free time Chris cheers for the Detroit Tigers, runs, reads and takes naps on any available sandy beach. Well, the naps don’t happen anymore, so he builds sandcastles with Zeke.


“Leadership is helping others succeed.”