We are blessed to have a dedicated team of staff passionate about serving our local youth!

Gary has been on staff with Rochester Area Youth for Christ since October 1988.  He currently serves as Executive Director, which means he's involved in ministry, administration, fundraising and community relations.   You can hear Gary every Sunday morning from 7a-10a on 106.9 KROC FM as he hosts Straight From the Heart, a Christian music show that's been on the air since May 1989.  Gary is married to Leisha - they have two grown children.

Roxanne has been on staff with Rochester Area Youth For Christ a little over 5 years.  As the Administrative Assistant she is responsible for anything office related, assists Gary at events, and anything else that can be squeezed into 20 hours a week!  Roxanne is married to Randy – they have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

  • Gary Kadansky – Executive Director

    Gary has been the Executive Director since 1988.

  • Roxanne Johnson – Administrative Assistant

    Roxanne takes care of the day-to-day activities of the office.  When you call our office, it will be her friendly voice on the other end of the phone.