Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of caring, concerned adults from the community. Our board provides direction, oversight, and vision for the Executive Director. The team meets monthly for prayer, ministry updates, and strategic planning. 

We currently have room for additional board members.  If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact our Executive Director, Mike Young, at 863-324-9492.

Current Board Members

  • Josie Hardy

    Chairperson

    Owner of Bridgemaster Fishing Products, Lake Wales, FL

  • Kenneth D. Swenson

    Vice Chairperson

    YFC Board member since 1990; Polk County Sheriff's Detention Deputy

  • Mary Beth Rousseau, CPA

    Treasurer

    Controller- Lighthouse Academies, Wesley Chapel, FL

  • Joyce L. Loupe

    Secretary

    My name is Joyce Loupe and I am married, have one daughter, one step-daughter, and one step-granddaughter.  I am originally from Indiana, but have been a Florida resident since 1986.  I currently work part-time for Bridgemaster Fishing Products in Lake Wales, and am co-owner of Southern Outdoorsman Guide Service (a largemouth bass fishing guide service) and Katydid Fishing Products where we manufacture rod holders.

  • Charles A. Davis, Jr.

    Retired Appellate Court Judge

  • Christopher M. Fear

    Attorney with Gray Robinson, P.A., Lakeland, FL

  • Owen Smith

    Retired Businessman

  • Thomas A. Thayer, Sr.

    Emeritus - Thayer Industries

    Tom Thayer Citrus, Inc., Winter Haven, FL

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