Meet the Team

About Us

Pat Rhoades

Director of Field Development

Patrick Rhoades came on Young Life staff in the Fall of 1986 as an Intern in Auburn, WA. He served as Area Director and Metro Director in Auburn/Federal Way, WA until 2000, and as a Senior Area Director in Greater Puyallup Valley Young Life from 2000 to 2008. In Spring of 2008 he became a Divisional Field Development Director and then in January of 2009 became the Director of Field Development for Young Life. Field Development oversees and teaches fundraising principles and trains all new staff in the mission along with coaching over 300 staff nationally every year. Field Development also oversees all the committee training, and coaches senior leadership in the financial health of the mission. Pat also serves on three divisional leadership teams. Pat graduated from the University of Washington in the Spring of 1986 with a BA in History and Art History, and attended Fuller Theological Seminary. Pat currently lives in Puyallup, WA with his wife, Laura, of 29 years, and together they have 5 children, Jennifer, Jacob, Jessica, Dylan, & Christina. In his free time, he loves to travel, read, hang out with family, restore old cars and volunteer as a Wyldlife Leader.

Greg Lehman

Divisional Field Development Director

Greg is the Divisional Field Development Director for the Southeastern, Eastern, Greater New York, and South Central Divisions of Young Life.  He joined the Young Life Field Development team 8 years ago because he is passionate about helping areas become and stay financially healthy in order to reach more kids with the good news of Jesus Christ.  Field Development’s mission is to guide area staff and committees in the strategies and practices that will help them fund ministry in their local area.  He grew up in Dayton, Ohio and came to know Christ through Young Life in high school.  Greg served as a volunteer leader throughout college at Miami University and later went on to serve for 10 years as an Area Director and on regional staff.  Greg spent part of his career in the fields of bank management and education.  Greg and his wife Susan have two kids and live in Ohio.

Chad Watson

Field Development Coaching Coordinator

Chad is the Field Development Coaching Coordinator. He’s been back full time with YL since 2015 bringing a strong determination to equip staff in engaging adults in the ministry of giving and generosity. Young Life for him has always been about the generosity of a leader who gives their time and relationship with Jesus to a kid. In that same way, we seek communities of adults who will support staff, leaders, and the mission of Young Life.

Chad met Jesus as a freshman in high school in Salem, Oregon and through this his unbelieving family came to know Jesus as well. He’s been married to his wife Sarah for 22 years and they have 3 boys. Chad also spent part of his career as a Sports Camp Owner, Coach, International Business Owner, and Consultant.

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