Jeff Lakin - Area Director

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​Jeff and Ashlee Lakin moved to Salem in 2007 to restart Young Life in the Salem and North Roanoke area.  They have three boys, Nash (14), Kade (12), and Jett (10).  Their vision for this area is that Young Life would become a part of the fabric of life in Salem and N. Roanoke.  When the family isn’t doing Young Life “stuff”, they are probably on a court, field, or diamond playing some kind of sport.  Ashlee is in her fourth year of PhD studies in Counselor Education.  Jeff has 30 years of ministry experience and also is an adjunct professor of theology.  He loves to read and dreams of fishing trips to the Wind River in Wyoming.  The Lakin’s love Salem and love being a part of what God is doing through Young Life here.

​Trey Foster - Staff

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​Trey and his wife Christie (who often goes by her maiden name "Stanko") Have lived in Salem for Just over 4 years.  They consider Salem to be their home and where they want to live forever.  Trey grew up in Bridgewater, Virginia and went to college at the University of Mary Washington.  Christie is originally from Frederick, Maryland, and went to James Madison.  They have a funny little bulldog named Georgia and a few chickens.  They have both been leading Young Life since they were in college and couldn't imagine life without high school kids to care for.

​Lindsay Ruch - Administrative Assistant

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Lindsay has a long and life-changing history with the Young Life ministry. Originally from St. Louis, she was introduced to Young Life as a freshman in high school. She can still remember the very first Club she went to!  Ironically, the first Camp she ever went to was Rockbridge Alum Springs - right here in Virginia! Her Young Life leaders helped her experience God and encounter Jesus in new and life-giving ways during high school. She became a Young Life leader in college and continued leading for 8 years, as she worked as an Occupational Therapist in St. Louis. Lindsay and her husband, Jeremy, moved to the Roanoke/Salem area in 2010. They moved to Salem to start a family in 2012 and consider Salem their home. They have two boys, Felix & Ramsey, who LOVE Young Life Leaders and LOVE going to Family Camp. Her husband, Jeremy, works at Roaonke College. Lindsay loves hanging out with the Young Life leaders and being a part of the administrative process of Young Life here in Salem & North Roaonke.

Young Life Salem & N Roanoke | PO Box 546 Salem, VA 24153-0546

Phone: (540) 353-2026

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