Leadership

Erica Schimelpfenig

President

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

Serving in his current role since 2011, 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 and Freya, 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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Jacob Eckeberger

Vice President of Marketing and Customer Engagement

Jacob’s favorite humans are middle schoolers and the youth workers who care for them. He’s been equipping youth workers through interdenominational organizations for over 15-years, and was drawn to the YouthWorks team because of their shared passion for developing teenagers and supporting the youth workers surrounding them. Outside of YouthWorks, He and his wife Katie stay busy as itinerate worship leaders, and wrangling their 3-year old son/dinosaur Owen.

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