Kathleen Youngs


Service Area: Campus Ambassadors

Ministry Focus

Kathleen began to see the deep connection between dynamic faith and real community in college. She interned with Campus Ambassadors after graduation and joined the staff full-time in the fall of 2012.

Kathleen has served with Campus Ambassadors at Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta in New York and Worcester State University in Massachusetts. She lived in community with students for two years while overseeing the CA House in Worcester, MA.

Currently at Fitchburg State University, Kathleen has a passion for teaching and training young leaders. She loves ministering to students in small groups and one-on-one.

“It’s where I can see God working personally, powerfully and it’s where I can add value in a genuine way,” says Kathleen.

Faith Story

“A friend once told me that the longest journey you’ll ever take is the six inches between your head and your heart. For me, that’s what meeting Jesus was all about,” says Kathleen.

She was raised in a church-going family and was confirmed in the Methodist faith as a young teenager. Yet in many ways her faith was undeveloped, if not entirely absent.

“I understood God intellectually, not personally. I thought being a Christian meant knowing about God rather than knowing Him,” says Kathleen.

Kathleen developed an interest in theology during college and spent a semester studying it in Scotland. It was there, 3,000 miles from home, that Kathleen met students who tangibly lived out their faith.

In three months, Jesus “rugby-tackled” Kathleen with His love. It is her desire to share the joy of that encounter with others and to help them discover His love for themselves.


Kathleen is from a small town in upstate New York and has a brother, a sister and a step sister.


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