Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice
through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Since day one, our mission has remained constant: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirits, mind, and body for all. We do that in many ways, including our chaplaincy program and prayer request submissions. By listening to people and providing spiritual guidance and prayer, the chaplains demonstrate Christ and his values to the YMCA community. Please email us at chaplains@ymcastaff.org. YMCA chaplains and staff will do all we can to help.

 

A Historical Perspective of the YMCA's Christian Principles

To understand the mission of the Y,  we need to know what Christian principles are and see how the YMCA puts those into practice. This video highlights the history of the Y as a cause-driven organization.

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The Chaplains

Meet our chaplains, and contact them at chaplains@ymcastaff.org

David is the pastor of Antioch Church in the Countryside YMCA. He loves being with people and considers it a privilege that he can spend much of his life helping people grow in their own faith journey with the Lord. In his free time, you might find him watching sports, reading a good book, wrestling with his boys or drinking strong coffee with friends. He and his wife Ashli have four boys. David can be reached at David.Newman@ymcastaff.org

  

Doug is an author and traveling speaker who has worked with Athletes in Action since 1983.  Doug loves good conversation and is passionately committed to helping others take the next step in their spiritual journey. He loves all sports, enjoys the outdoors, and is a world traveler. He and his wife Martha have two sons. Doug can be reached at Doug.Pollock@ymcastaff.org.

Mike is the lead pastor of Maineville Church in the Countryside YMCA. He received his Bachelor's of Arts from Miami University of Ohio in 2003 and his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2010.  Mike and his wife, Hannah, have been married for about fifteen years and they have four daughters: Addie, Sophie, Ruthie, and Lucy.  Mike can be reached at Mike.Newman@ymcastaff.org

Jeff is the Executive Pastor at Antioch Church in the Countryside YMCA, where he has been on staff since 2014. He has been married to Kelsey since 2010 and they have three children - Caleb, Audrey, and Annabel. You will usually find him at the Y coaching one of his kids teams or playing with them in a gym! Jeff can be reached at Jeff.Snyder@ymcastaff.org

Nona and her husband Jeff are members of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, where Nona has served as an elder. Her service has also included helping with Children’s Ministry, leading Mommies Bible Study and Parents of Teens Sunday School, and volunteering in youth ministry and attending several mission trips. Nona loves to get to know people and is looking forward to encouraging others at Countryside YMCA. The McCauleys have lived in Lebanon since 1993 and raised their three daughters here. Nona can be reached at Nona.McCauley@ymcastaff.org.

Steve has been a chaplain for over 40 years with Athletes in Action.  He was the chaplain of the Green Bay Packers for 25 years and has also served at various college campuses across the country. His current role is the chaplain of Miami University where he works with both coaches and athletes. Steve and his wife Lin have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Steve can be reached at Steve.Newman@ymcastaff.org

 

Prayer Request 
Prayers can also be texted to us at 3235-PRAYER.

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