Bellingham Young Life

Young Life has been a part of the Bellingham community since 1942, making us the third oldest Young Life area in the entire mission!  With 75 years of ministry through Young Life in Bellingham, we are proud of our legacy and are excited for what  ministry growth is to come. 
Currently, we have active ministries in Bellingham High School, Sehome High School, Squalicum High School, Fairhaven Middle School, Kulshan Middle School, Whatcom Middle School and Western Washington University.
Our goal is to keep growing so that every student in Bellingham has the chance to experience life to the full through Jesus Christ!



Does it matter?

4 out of 5

Young Life participants

consider Young Life and it's leaders to be a significant influence on their faith.


of volunteer leaders and staff ​

with Young Life would overwhelmingly recommend their leadership experience to a friend.

Luke DuChesne


Luke started leading Young Life at Sehome High School and after graduating from WWU, he came on staff as the High School Coordinator and eventually as our Young Life College Director! Luke began as our Area Director in fall 2021. Luke is most passionate about kid knowing that they can love and be loved despite their differences and beliefs and that is what Jesus so strongly believed in as well.





Jenny started leading Young Life at Sehome High School in 2013 while a student at WWU. After a summer on staff at Beyond Malibu - a Young Life backpacking camp and a year working as an Au Pair in Austria, Jenny has joined us back as a Young Life leader for Sehome Senior girls as well as our Area Admin! She is simultaneously pursuing a career in Intuitive Eating & Mental Health Therapy. In her free time she loves to run, hike and play with her kitten Frito. She is most passionate about people of all cultures, backgrounds, identities & orientations knowing an authentic God and the freedom He brings!








"I love Young Life for the happiness and joy I feel when I see people whose only goal is to love big..."

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