Get To Know Our Staff and Leadership Team

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Luke, Kate and their daughters
Luke Schmitt is the Area Director for Young Life Chicago-Northside (since 2011).  He received an M.A. in Christian Ministry and Urban Ministry Certificate from North Park Theological Seminary, a Youth Ministry Certificate from Fuller Theological Seminary, a B.S. in Education, Science Minor from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; and is a Chicago Immersion graduate of Christian Community Development Association.
Luke's ministry experience includes 15 years of youth outreach ministry, discipleship, and community development in small town, suburban, and urban communities.  His Young Life staff journey includes time in Madison, WI, Wilsonville (Portland) OR, and Chicago, IL. 
Luke, and his wife, Kate, a GED Teacher at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, are parents of two girls and live in the Albany Park neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago.  They are members of River City Community Church in West Humboldt Park.

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773-609-4565 and
Tony Brundage
Young Life Mosaic Staff, High School Leader
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Nichole Figueroa
Young Life Mosaic Staff, High School Leader
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Dana Penley
Wrigleyville WyldLife Team Leader
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Delilah Quintana is the YoungLives program coordinator for Young Life Chicago-Northside. She received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida, and a Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is born and raised in Chicago, attended a Chicago Public High School. She is a member of the Chicago Tabernacle on the Northwest side of the city.

Delilah’s ministry experience includes 10 years as a volunteer youth leader, and 2 years YoungLives experience. She has devoted time to working in non-profit organizations with women of all ages experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Her passion is to work with teen moms and help them to know the love of Jesus.

Delilah enjoys being active and spending time outdoors, some of her favorite things are traveling, drinking coffee, books, playing softball and game nights.


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