We are blessed to have an awesome dedicated team of staff passionate about serving our city.
- For general inquiries, please call our office at 210.697.7052
- For specific questions, please see the staff directory below
Meet our Team
The son of an inner-city pastor, Gilbert has been part of ministry just about all his life but it wasn’t until the age of 14 that Gilbert gave his life to Christ and in the same year felt a call to ministry. After graduation from International Bible College in 1992 Gilbert served as youth pastor for 8 years on the Westside of San Antonio. Then in 2000 Gilbert joined the San Antonio Youth for Christ staff as the student led ministry director and in 2003 was promoted to San Antonio Youth for Christ ministry director. Gilbert has been our Executive Director since 2005. He is responsible for guiding the vision of SAYFC, development/stewardship, community relations and the Board of Directors. When not leading San Antonio YFC, he loves to golf, scuba dive and develop young leaders. He keeps busy chasing his two dogs and caring for the loves of his life, Hilda, his wife and Catalina their daughter. You can reach Gilbert at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Ministry Officer
Chuck Skarin and his wife have been married for three years. Chuck is deeply in love with Christ and his beautiful bride, Stacie. Chuck is a certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer and coach. He has been involved in youth ministry for 9 years. 6 of those years have been full time with YFC. Chuck loves to reach students where they are and develop a life long relationship with them. He tries to help them in four areas of their lives: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. He believes these areas make a whole person and are all very important. One of his main passions is developing leaders. Leadership is influence and all people have influence. He tries to help others influence people’s lives in a positive way.
Chuck’s life mission statement is: “Pursue God with all my heart. Be the best Christian leader, husband, and father I can be. Make disciples: equip, develop, and release them to reach their full leadership potential to further the kingdom of God.” You can reach Chuck at: email@example.com.
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in the late 1970s, Micah was the answer to a 20th century Hannah's prayer. Infancy and toddler years posed various physical obstacles for Micah. Born completely deaf in one ear and nearly deaf in the other, God touched and guided surgeons to enable perfected hearing for him. Micah's feet were slightly crooked at birth. The recommendation to break and reset his feet was denied by a God fearing mother that re-entered her prayer closet. Miraculously the touch from God caused his feet to straighten with no physician involvement. Micah, asked of God, touched by God, dedicated and determined to live and work for the Kingdom of God. He was baptized andinfilled with the Holy Spirit at the tender age of 6 years. In 1990, Micah’s family relocated to Northeast San Antonio. The pastor recognized the call of God on Micah's life and took him under his wing as a son. Even as Micah tried to run from the call as he entered adulthood, God held true to His word in Prov. 22:6. Accepting an invitation from his then girlfriend, Cynthia, to her childhoodSouthside church, God reminded Micah of his calling and he served in music and youth ministry there for over 10 years. Micah has been blessed to continue in ministry with his wife, Cynthia and their son, Zion at their home church in NW San Antonio. After having a successful career in commercial insurance for 15 years, Micah responded to God's destined purpose for his life. He joined the SAYFC family with a burning desire to introduce and reconnect lost young people to the unconditional love of God. You can reach Micah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy Vogelman is married to her wonderful and supportive husband Gene. Together they have two beautiful children, Princess Nirvana and Richard Anthony who are both currently in High School. Coming from a broken home and a childhood of abuse, instability and homelessness, Sandy feels that the first ministry that God has entrusted to her is to be a Godly wife and mother centered on the foundational love of Christ. The second ministry she feels called to, is to push beyond the walls of broken youth to offer the same gift of hope that Christ gave her in restoring her life. She believes that nothing happens by accident and that all things work for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His riches and purpose.God has used Sandy’s broken past to mold her for such a time as this.
Sandy has been a member at West Campus Baptist Church (WCBC) for 14+ years where she has been discipled under the pastoral-ship of Dr. Robert & Mary Campos to reach outside the 4 walls of the church. She served as Administrative Assistant and Treasurer for almost 10 years. She also worked as the Project Director for Jireh Community Services, a non-profit birthed out of WCBC’s outreach ministries for about 6 years. During that time, the Lord had her in training and development for everything from grant writing, budget planning, mentoring, teaching and even cleaning toilets. Throughout the training she received in her early seasons walking in ministry, she felt a strong connection with young people and the urge to help them reach their God-given potential.
Sandy is currently the Youth Director at WCBC and feels blessed with the opportunity to serve in the mission field through SAYFC as the Mentor Coordinator. Sandy can be reached at email@example.com .
Josue "Pepe" Fuentes,
City LIfe Area Director
Josue “Pepe” Fuentes is originally from Baytown, Texas, however, he has spent most of his adult life in San Antonio, Texas. It was here he received his biblical training and was first introduced to San Antonio Youth for Christ. SAYFC made a positive impression in his life in 2004 while he attended Latin American Bible Institute. This led him to become an intern for the remainder of his schooling. After graduating in 2006, he became employed as City Life High School Director, and still remains there. Pepe has a passion to see inner city students’ lives transformed through a holistic approach and has dedicated his life to serving the West side of San Antonio where he has intentionally chosen to reside. You can reach Pepe at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Life High School Director
As a San Antonio native, Donavan has been actively involved with his church youth group and was asked to lead at 16. However, it wasn’t until he volunteered at City Life that Donavan felt God tugging at his heart that working with youth was where God wanted him. After volunteering at a youth camp with City Life, Donavan listened to God’s call and begin to volunteer more frequently with City life. He developed an awesome relationship with its students. Donavan grew passionate about being involved in their lives and soon realized that there was a deep need for love and the gospel on the Westside of San Antonio. After volunteering, Donavan was positive that City Life was where he belonged. Currently, he serves the team as City Life High School Director. You can reach Donavan at: email@example.com.
Parent Life Director
Jennifer was born and raised in San Antonio. She has served in ministry in a local church for over ten years. Currently, Jennifer has three boys in high school: Mario, Alex and Brandon. Jennifer joined the team as the Teen Parent Director for the Northside of San Antonio. Because of her personal experiences with the struggles of being a teen parent, Jennifer has a passionate heart in reaching out to the teen moms and dads of the community. Her desire is to share with them the hope and healing there is in Jesus. Jennifer wants to help empower young ladies and men to walk in the calling that God has called them to. You can reach Jennifer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northside Area Director
Luis is a product of San Antonio. Raised Catholic, Luis found himself struggling to embrace the tenets of his faith. After his father left his family his senior year, he left to the military hoping to run from the pain. Upon his return, he earned a degree at UTSA in Criminal Justice; yet, all the while, living a carefree and reckless lifestyle. After the sudden passing of his father, it caused him to deal with his doubts and hurts. Luis enrolled at International Bible College (IBC), where he committed his life to Christ. He quickly moved to the top of his class and graduated Valedictorian in 2005 with a Ministerial Degree.
Luis has ministered with teams in Africa, Mexico, Canada, and other U.S. states. He was also the instructor for Personal Evangelism at IBC for two years. He served as youth pastor of Life Church in Round Rock, TX. He and his bride Erika have two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Danae. Luis was ordained in 2013 and is currently the youth pastor at The Restoration Centre. He was recently reunited with his alma mater at Holmes/Business Careers High School when he was hired as the Campus Life Director. You can reach Luis at: email@example.com.
Marshall HS Campus Life Director
LeRoy began working with Campus Life in 1970 in Nebraska. In 1989, he and his family moved to San Antonio to continue working with Campus Life at Marshall High School. As Northside ISD has grown, other students from O’Connor, Brandeis and Clark have been involved also. LeRoy enjoys building relationships with students, whatever background they come from. Introducing them to Jesus gives LeRoy great satisfaction!
LeRoy married Jackie in 1976. They are very proud of their four children and two daughters-in-law, Chelsie, Brent and his wife Molly, Nels and his wife Teegan and Hallie. LeRoy and Jackie are members of Northwest Community church. You can reach LeRoy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandeis HS Campus Life Director
Audrey was born and raised in Beeville, Texas. She left her small town and moved to San Antonio in 2008 to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education at UTSA. She went through the many struggles most college students faced and found out in 2010 she had the human papillomavirus(HPV). Through battling her symptom of pre-cervical cancer for 2 years, she met Jesus through His pursuit for her in a difficult place. In 2012, she joined a college ministry called Chi Alpha where she met other loving Christian adults who helped equip her to lead others to Christ through bible studies and training. She graduated from UTSA in 2013, and immediately started volunteering for Campus Life at Pat Neff Middle School. Through volunteering, she discovered her passion for sharing the love of Jesus with lost teens who face the similar struggles she had encountered as a teenager and college student. Audrey is now the director of Brandeis High School and attends Oak Hills Church. She aspires to use every ounce of her story to help encourage students through the gospel and the hope it brings. You can reach Audrey at: email@example.com.
St. Mary's Hall Campus Life Director
James was born and raised in Spring, Texas. After graduating high school he moved to Lubbock and attended Texas Tech for two years before transferring to UTSA. Soon after transferring James was introduced to Youth for Christ and immediately got involved. After a few months it became clear that he had a passion and an aptitude for encouraging and discipling young people for the cause of Jesus Christ. In the next year he made the transition from volunteer to staff and is now the Campus Life director at Saint Mary's Hall. James is particularly passionate about authentic honest relationships with all people including his students. He hopes that because of this transparency he will be able to meet people in some of the darkest parts of their lives and watch as God begins healing and transforming them from the inside out. You can reach James at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Office Staff
Annette Lugo, Office Manager
Angela Lugo, Executive Administrator
Janet Filley, Campus Life Administrator & Development Data Entry
Dee Cumberbatch, Development Director