Reaching the lost for a greater future.

We are blessed to have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about serving our local youth.

  • For general inquiries, please call our main office at (231) 843-1323
  • For specific questions, please see the staff directory below
  • Gen Knudsen
    Native to the Mason County area. I have been married to a wonderful man for nearly 32 years... Wow that a trip God has put me on!  Love every minute of it! I have two amazing kids that are beyond what I could ever have dreamed. My daughter and son inlaw have given me 3 wonderful grand kids and onother one on the way!  God is so good. My son has been to Iraq fighting for our Country and God has blessed our family by bringing him home to us in one piece. God has given me the passion for the lost. I have been involved with youth for all of my adult life. My passion is to help youth in their struggles of adolsencence. To engage with students and bring them to a saving knowledge of the one who can ultimatly be there safe place. To nurture that relationship to a mature follower of Jesus Christ. My goal is to integrate them into a loving local church who will continue the nurturing process.

  • Tim Bryant

    Tim has been a long standing Vollunteer for us for many years. His love of kids and his passion for them to know Jesus is the most important thing to him.

  • Melissa Young

    Melissa Young is the jack of all trades and works alongside Gen whereever she is needed.  You will find her answering the phone, out in the community, hanging out at schools, helping volunteers and and so much more.  The Gem is a blessing in the minsitry as she serves the needs of local teens!

  • Shirley Talbert

    Shirley recently took of the running of the Jr. High Program at the Center.  Shirley a long time friend and volunteer again is stepping up to meet the needs of teens.  Her love and heart for the ministry and for what God has called her to do is a blessing to many lost teens.  As she is out and about in the community please thank her for what she does for teens.

Ready to volunteer? Give us your info and we’ll be in touch.