Erica Schimelpfenig


Erica began at YouthWorks in 2000 as a summer site staff. Erica has since worked in a variety of roles such as a Recruiting Associate, Regional Director,  and was the Director of Recruiting until she  stepped into the Director of Missions role in 2008.

Erica and her husband Cody stay busy with their three kids, Jonah, Cana and Mercy. They  live in North Minneapolis where they enjoy exploring Theodore Wirth Park, hanging out with friends and creating new adventures.

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Phil Wolf

Chief Financial Officer

Phil started with YouthWorks in January of 2014. As the CFO, Phil enjoys implementing effective stewardship and sustainability of the abundance of God’s resources that He’s poured out on our ministry.

Outside of work, Phil spends his time doing home DIY projects, driving big trucks and attending his kids and grandkids’ sporting events.

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Dave Berg

Vice President of Operations

Dave has been with YouthWorks ever since his first summer on staff in Bayou La Batre in 2003. A math major in college, Dave still generally prefers spreadsheets to PowerPoint.

Husband to Lea and Daddy to Hawkin, Freya, and Inga. Dave keeps busy playing baseball or constructing forts with the little ones, and can also be found scheming about keeping bees, riding his bike or planning his next trip “up north.”

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Carlos Pinero

Vice President of Mobilization

Carlos started at YouthWorks in September of 2022 after serving for 15 years in local churches and Christian non-profits. In this role, Carlos mobilizes and forms partnerships that help connect people, churches, and organizations to Christ-centered service opportunities across the US.

Carlos and his wife Lydia live in Arlington, TX with their 5 kids and corgi named Bonhoeffer. On the evenings and weekends, you can find them playing flag football, visiting the zoo, or exploring new restaurants. Carlos’ love language is craft coffee, fajitas, and the Dallas sports scene.

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