Rachael VanderWerf is our Communications Coordinator and heads up external communications for the region, including managing social media and writing for the blog. Rachael was introduced to Young Life in college by her husband Mark. From the start, Rachael appreciated the joy-filled, Christ-loving people she met through YL. She and Mark were married in 2003, have moved to Southern California and back to West Michigan again, and now have three crazy but cute boys who keep them very busy. When she’s not working part-time for the region or keeping the Werf Household running, Rachael enjoys music, cooking and creating things (arts & crafts).


“I think this is how we’re supposed to be in the world—present and in awe.” — Anne Lamott