"But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3

  • Parent Life is reaching expectant and parenting teens and their children. We accomplish this through intentional relationships with trained adults and community partnerships, empowering the teens to make good choices, encouraging them to further their education, move toward independent living, and become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

  • The journey has begun! Over the past few months God has been preparing the hearts of His people to reach out to the teen parents of the Umpqua Valley. God’s hand is unfolding this adventure! Hundreds of pieces of new and used baby clothing have been donated, as well as food, diapers, toys, baby supplies, maternity clothes and handmade blankets and quilts. These gifts have been donated locally and from as far away as Minnesota! The givers range from a 4 year old to a 90 year old! How amazing is our God!

  • Four year old Mason decided to donate his toys to Parent Life. When his dad asked him to look through the toys he doesn’t use any more, Mason was very generous! He wanted to share with others!

  • The Umpqua Reading Council donated many books for babies and toddlers! Early reading is critical to language development.

  • Teen moms Raeanne, Shyla and Talana want to share their crocheting talents with others. Their blankets, hats, and scarves are destined for the homeless in Roseburg.

  • Alex is exploring her brand new handmade quilt! She loves to snuggle up in it!



    Is God calling you to become part of the lives of these precious young people and their children?

    But what can YOU offer?

    Prayer! Join the Parent Life Prayer Warriors!

    Supplies! The most basic needs will always be baby and mom supplies of all kinds! Large and small!

    Time! We need mentors and volunteers! Can you offer childcare while moms take part in a Bible study?

    Funding! As God has blessed you, perhaps you can bless others! Any amount is welcome.


    We are in need of men to mentor high-risk boys. A deep love for truth is all the experience you need. Contact Jaco

  • The new City Life & Parent Life directors traveled to Denver, Colorado this January. They attended an institute to get in-depth training about YFC’s values and engaged in specific training regarding ministering to High-Risk Youth.

  • Umpqua Valley Bicycle Outreach (Facebook) is a ministry of City Life. We are preparing to take high-risk youth cycling this Spring and Summer, and are still looking for a few quality road, mountain, and BMX bicycles. Also, if you love the hobby of cycling, consider joining us for rides. For more information contact Jaco Coetzee

  • City Life Prayer Requests:

    Pray that God would go before City Life staff as they enter the Juvenile Justice ministry.

    Pray that God would raise up the needed volunteers and resources as His ministry grows.

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    Contact Info: 

    (Full directory click here)

    Director (Dane Tornell): 

    Cell: 541-517-5148 

    Email: [email protected]

    Admin. Assistant (Megan Rodriguez):  

    Email: [email protected]

    City Life (Jaco Coetzee): 

    Cell: 386-479-4520 

    Email: [email protected]

    Parent Life (Carol Sherwood): 

    Cell: 541-680-1656 

    Email: [email protected]


    Umpqua Valley Youth For Christ 

    Parent Life

    Umpqua Valley Bicycle Outreach