The YMCA’s Mission, “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all” will be taken to new levels this year at the Kosciusko Community YMCA. The Wildman Family Foundation, of Warsaw Indiana, has provided funding for a new Director of Christian Emphasis position. This position will be a non-denominational, care-giving ministry that aids and sustains people with Christian concern, friendship, counsel, and, when needed, referrals to other supportive organizations or professionals. All of these services will be offered as a benefit of membership at the Kosciusko YMCA.

As the Director of Christian Emphasis, Matt Goebel will focus on Y staff, members and bringing together the Christian community on common ground. Matt will engage in pastoral care, counseling, visitation, spiritual direction and mentoring on a requested and referred basis.

Chad Zaucha, Kosciusko Community YMCA’s CEO says, ““The YMCA stands for Young Men’s Christian Association and its mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The “C” in YMCA gives us clarity of purpose and a foundation for building healthy, spirit, mind and body for all. Our new Director of Christian Emphasis will position the YMCA to more intentional and personal in fulfilling its mission. Matt has joined us to love, serve and care for our staff, members and volunteers.”

Matt will be serving as the Director of Christian Emphasis at the Y and also as the Director of Discipleship for 2nd Mile Adventures. 2nd Mile Adventures is an adventure ministry organization that seeks to make disciples for the Kingdom. “The Y and 2nd Mile Adventures is a natural partnership for our community as both are challenging active people to use their passions and gifts to live a life for Christ,” says David Wildman, Director of 2nd Mile Adventures.

Please join us in welcoming Matt to this new position. Pray for him and the entire team at the Kosciusko Community YMCA as they launch out into this new effort.