The Board

Youth for Christ International is grateful for the men and women who have served, and are serving, as Board of Trustee members. Over the decades they have provided leadership and governance to a large and diverse movement that spans the globe.

Subject to the Constitution and By‑Laws of Youth for Christ International, the Board of Trustees shall be the governing body of Youth for Christ International and shall represent the interest of Youth for Christ as a whole.

BOARD MEMBERS as of November 2016

Howard StevensonHoward StevensonBoard Chair – USA
Dan RueckertDean RueckertVice Board Chair – USA
Sue KohSue KohSecretary – Australia
John BastianJohn BastianInterim International President – USA
Alfred McDonaldAlfred Mc DonaldJamaica
Abraham ManteyAbraham ManteyGhana
PeterPeter HalderSouth Asia
Alfons HildebrantAlfons HildebrandtGermany
Koekoes VanAsKoekoes van AsBotswana
Nthenya MachariaNthenya MachariaKenya
Jozef GaborJozef GaborAustria
Neil O'BoyleNeil O’BoyleGreat Britain

Powers and Responsibilities

Subject to the provisions laid down in the Constitution the Board of Trustees shall have the following powers and responsibilities:

  1. to ensure that the vision/destination of the ministry is clear
  2. to guard the mission of the ministry
  3. to ensure that all legal requirements are met
  4. to appoint the President/CEO, establish President/CEO performance requirements, and evaluate the President/CEO
  5. to hold the President/CEO accountable
  6. to review and approve planned outcomes and strategies to achieve them
  7. to monitor performance of planned outcomes
  8. to assist in and monitor the acquisition and allocation of resources necessary to achieve planned outcomes
  9. to review and approve the budgets of Youth for Christ International;
  10. to represent the interests of the ministry as a whole
  11. to guard the ministry’s public image
  12. to ensure an adequate leadership succession plan
  13. to ensure adequate communication with the field
  14. to measure and upgrade Board performance
  15. to establish and maintain an Executive Limitations policy