Mike Bredeweg is the Associate Regional Director for Southwest Michigan. He works to start Young Life in new SW Michigan communities. He specializes in providing leadership, developing resources and building teams in smaller communities which will likely never have full-time YL staff. Mike came to this role after serving as Area Director for Southwest Michigan Young Life for thirteen years. Mike is married to Lynda and they have three kids: Noah, Hannah, and Sam. Ever since Mike and Lynda met while on assignment at Castaway years ago, they have been very involved in YL as a family. Lynda helped start the Capernaum club in their area and Noah and Hannah have both been WyldLife leaders. Mike loves how Young Life draws all people—whether kids, staff or adult volunteers—closer in a relationship with Jesus. In his free time, Mike enjoys dinners out with family and friends, and he also enjoys biking and kayaking.