Local Area Staff


David Bast, Metro Jacksonville Director

Began with Young Life in New Orleans in 1992 after volunteering for three years in Austin, Texas.  Served for 13 years in New Orleans as that city's Area Director and moved to Jacksonville to the same position in 2006.  David is married to Angela, an administrator and teacher at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School.  They have two children, Allison, is 16 and attends the Episcopal School of Jacksonville and William, 14 who is an eigth grader at James Weldon Johnson.

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Sam Coleman, Urban and Multicultural Ministry Director

Sam, a native of Jacksonville, graduate of Andrew Jackson H.S. came to Young Life in 2003 as a member of the Urban Young Life Board and quickly took the job reaching teens in the Northwest Area of Jacksonville.  He is married to Valerie, his high school sweetheart; they have two children and two grandchildren that keep them busy.  Sam is also the Elder of Youth at Potter's House Church.


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