Huntington University trustee named executive director of Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ


Release provided by Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ.

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ has selected Larry Lance, a Huntington University alumnus and Board of Trustees member, as its new executive director. Lance has served the YFC ministry for 33 years with 25 of those years in Fort Wayne. He spent the past eight years with YFC/USA as vice president for ministry development.

Also, Kent Yost has been promoted to the position of senior executive for ministry development. Yost has served with FWAYFC for 16 years, first as the campus life director at Huntington North High School, next as ministry coordinator, and most recently as the interim director during the past year.

Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ ministries have been serving the greater Fort Wayne area for more than 60 years. YFC programs include Campus Life high school and middle school programs, Juvenile Justice Ministries with students incarcerated or on probation by the courts, and Primetime/Urban ministries located at the Calhoun Street center. The Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ staff works with more than 9,000 students each year at 24 different ministry sites, two juvenile detention centers, as well as our Primetime Center.

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 Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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