I currently work in higher education at Northern Arizona University and am finishing my Master’s Degree in Family and Human Development. Previously I attended Grand Canyon University, where I studied Education. A snapshot of my ministry background: I was a Young Life leader for Arizona State University and also Washington High School in Phoenix. I pioneered and ran missional junior high Bible studies for 5 years while teaching junior high and high school math. Later, I was a missionary in London, England where I studied Mentoring Through Intentional Relationships while running an urban youth group at a local church and project managing at a local missional youth non-profit. I also served on a mission in India and China. Since 2010, I have contracted with UCYC (United Christian Youth Camp) first as a staffer, later as a staff trainer, and most recently as a camp speaker. My husband and I met while working together at our previous church. I was the Family Pastor, and him as the College and Young Adult Pastor. We now live in Flagstaff, pastoring at Redemption Flagstaff along with our fur baby, Boston.
Our heart is to serve and to love intentionally within community. We are so excited to be a part of Young Life Family Camp this year and cannot wait to meet you!
Kent & Alyssa Simmons are Two Hand Union, a husband and wife folk duo from Flagstaff, AZ. They formed in 2012 after having sung together in various forms the previous ten years within the church and as solo artists in and around the state of Arizona and the Southwest.
The name Two Hand Union is a statement of the need for each other, knowing that one is strong where the other is weak, like a weak hand needs the dominant hand.
There's a familiarity to their voices and to their lives, which translates into their music. This is music meant to get lost in, harmonies to find solace in, and lyrics to be challenged with.
Kent and Alyssa have been married for 17 years, and have two beautiful daughters (Tessa, 12 , and Olivia, 9). The whole family is so excited to be coming to Family Camp at Lost Canyon this year!
Self-titled EP released October 30, 2018
“Surrendering the Dissonance” Single released April 12, 2022
Download music: www.twohandunion.bandcamp.com
Email: [email protected]
I have been married for 19 years and have 2 amazing teenage daughters who are 17 and 14. I have been involved in Young Life since my freshman year of high school at Prescott High School, where I now get to lead Young life 25 years later! I am both the Area Director for Yavapai County Young Life as well as the Associate Regional Director for Northern Arizona and New Mexico.
I am stoked to get to serve on the 2023 Family Camp team and to open doors through joy and laughter!
I have been leading Young Life for 4 years, the last 2 of which have been in Flagstaff! I married my beautiful wife Kylee in January of 2022 and have 2 amazing pups: Kona is a 100lb Great Pyrenees and Porter a 50lb Golden Doodle! I'm used to madness around the house with 2 big dogs, and I love to invite kids over to our house so much that I joined Flagstaff Young Life as a full-time staff member this year! I'm so excited to serve at the 2023 Family Camp and to welcome everyone to the beautiful mountain region that I call home! Get ready for some fun and laughter!
My name is Jenny Scott. I work part time at Northern Arizona University, where I’ve also earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (can you tell I love the school??).
A snapshot of my ministry background: I became a Christian at 18 through my local Young Life club. I then moved to Flagstaff to attend NAU and was a volunteer leader with Williams YL for 3 years, then served on the Flagstaff YL Committee for 5 years. I met my husband training to be YL leaders! We have been married for 16 years and have two children, Nora (age 11) and Morgan (age 8). We’ve stayed connected to Flagstaff YL through the years by regularly hosting teams of volunteer leaders at our home for dinner, and volunteering at Family Camp. We also serve in children’s ministry at our local church, Grace Community Church. This will be my third year leading the preschool childcare program at Family Camp, and I’m so excited to hang with your kiddos!