Youth Challenge 

- Building the Truth of God's Word into the lives of America's Youth

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Meet Our Staff

Rick Cleaver - Executive Director of Youth Challenge
Rick loves the Lord first and foremost with all of his heart & uses his passion for seeking after Him.
Rick has been married to his wife, Sonja, for over 32 years. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Rick was called to become the director of Youth Challenge in 1989. Rick and Sonja have been in full time youth ministry for over 35 years. They love anything outdoors including bow hunting and fishing. Rick is a graduate of Christ Unlimited Bible Institute and has served in several churches and youth ministries.
Mike Frazier - Camp Machasay Manager
Mike Frazier was called to volunteer at Camp Machasay in the summer of 2009. Finishing the summer out, he was led by God to join the YC staff full time as the camp manager. He is now the camp director. With a background in construction, mechanics, and rodeo, he is a great fit. Also, a gift for talking to anyone has been a great blessing as he is involved with many people from different walks of life at camp and while doing ministry in the Holyoke, CO area. Micaila, formerly Micaila Cleaver, has been involved throughout the years with different facets of the ministry, and has now joined Mike at camp. She will be helping Mike in ministry wherever the need arises. They are looking forward to building their new marriage together in ministry.
Bible Teacher and Director of Prison Ministry
Dean is a blessed husband and proud father of four. He met Christ while taking "Bible" in High School. At MS State, his passion for God's Word grew! Four great years of Bible College and a Master's degree from seminary "fueled the flame"! Over 30 years of full time ministry and personal study have greatly deepened his desire to keep on imparting God's living Word to people of any age, anywhere!
Amanda LaGrange is the Chief Operating Officer of Youth Challenge. She oversees the Bible Quizzing program, Camp Machasay office as well as operating responsibilities of the ministry. She loves reading and being outside, especially in the summer. She has been married since 2002 and has two daughters and one son.
Zac's Current Newsletter
Zac White is our summer program director for Camp Machasay. His favorite part about camp is seeing campers year after year and how they have grown in the Lord. Zac is also involved in other aspects of Youth Challenge such as Bible Quizzing, Outdoor Adventures, and one-on-one discipleship with teens. Zac graduated from Chadron State College with his teaching degree and is working full time for the Ogallala school district.

Andrea's Newsletter
I have decided to join Youth Challenge as an intern for the next year and have the opportunity to get a sense of what it is like to work in full time ministry. I am excited to help with camps this summer and participate in many other aspects of Youth Challenge. I am excited to see what God will do in my heart and those who I encounter throughout the next year.