Kathleen Youngs

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Since being appointed in 2010, Kathleen has served with Campus Ambassadors at Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, Worcester State and Fitchburg State Universities. She lived in community with students for two years while overseeing the CA House in Worcester, MA. Kathleen has a passion for teaching, small groups, and one-on-one mentoring. She loves big ideas, thoughtful conversations and seeing students discover that Jesus is better than they expect. She is currently the Lead Campus Minister at Fitchburg State University in central Massachusetts.

Faith Story

Kathleen was raised in a church-going family. Ever a brainy-type, she interacted with the world through her head rather than through her heart. God used that interest to draw her to spend a semester studying theology in Scotland. There He used her fellow students’ love for Jesus to show her a fuller picture of what He was really like. And she was hooked. Wanting His love more than any intellectual answer, she has been following Him ever since.


Kathleen is very close to her extended family – all of whom hail from a delightful small town in upstate New York. She has several biological and honorary nieces and nephews who bring her a lot of joy.


B.A. in English and Religious Studies, Hartwick College




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Learn more about where this ministry happens

In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%



Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
Massachusetts, United States