Meet our Directional Team

​CHRIS RAJALA
Area Director

Chris is in his 20th year on full-time Young Life staff.  He is the leadership and vision behind Young Life in Lincoln over the last 8 years.  He and his wife, Kaycia, have 3 children, Meg (8th) and Ben (6th) and Betsy (3rd). Meg and Ben are also involved in Wyldlife, so he's a YL parent too!
​NIK​I FIGARD
Mission Staff- Southeast

Niki has been on YL staff for 4 years and was a volunteer leader for 12 years before joining our staff.  She grew up in Lincoln, attended and has always led at Southeast High School.  She and her husband, Travis, have two children, Jackson (4th) and Paul (Kindergarten). Meet the Southeast Team!
​ALEX MEUWISSEN
Staff Associate- East High School

Alex is our newest staff member! She recently moved to Lincoln from Woodbury, MN where she was a volunteer Young Life leader for 3 years.  She felt the call to full-time Young Life staff and is the perfect fit to grow Young Life at East High School! Meet the East Team!
​JUAN PAEZ
Student Staff- Lincoln High School

Juan is in his second year as Student Staff, was a volunteer leader for 4 years and has been involved with Young Life in Lincoln since he was in 6th Grade!! He attended Irving and Southeast and is excited to grow a team and meet students at Lincoln High School. Meet the Lincoln High Team!
JUST​IN WILEY
Student Staff- Southwest High School

This is Justin's first year as Student Staff.  He attended Southwest High School, went to Hastings College for soccer, but felt the call to return to Lincoln and lead YL.  He was a volunteer leader for 2 years, is a volunteer soccer coach at LSW and is now on staff.  His energy, passion and leadership are making waves at Southwest! Meet the Southwest Team!
​ALEX WIEDMAIER
Student Staff-Irving Middle School

This is Alex's first year on Student Staff, and 4th year at Irving Middle School.  She grew up in Maryville, MO and was involved in YL in high school.  Alex is a senior at UNL majoring in Nutriton/Exercise Science. Meet the Irving Team!
HUNTER LARKINS
Team Leader- Pound Middle School

This is Hunter's second year as the team leader at Pound, and fourth year leading middle school students.  Hunter is from Lincoln and was involved in YL at Southeast.  This year, he is not only leading the Pound team, but also investing in Sophomore guys at Southeast!  
ERIN LENZ
Team Leader- Scott Middle School

This is Erin's third year leading Wyldlife at Scott Middle School and her first year as team leader.  She grew up in Lincoln and was invovled with Young Life at Southwest.  Erin is a Senior at UNL and majors in Journallism.  Meet the Scott Team!
​STE​VE DOSSKEY
Directional Team- Music Team

Steve has led Young Life for 6 years.  He grew up in Lincoln and was invovled with Young Life at Southeast.  Aside from his full-time job Steve coaches soccer and cross-country at Southeast.  He is in charge of develping our music team for club. 


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