The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Petrie new VWHS Campus Life director

Youth for Christ information

John Wanner, executive director of West Central Ohio Youth for Christ (YFC), has announced the hiring of Brad Petrie as the new Campus Life director for Van Wert High School.

Petrie, who grew up in a small town in southern Ohio, is a 1998 graduate of River Valley High School and a 2002 graduate of Bluffton University, where he majored in early childhood education.

Brad Petrie, new Campus Life director at Van Wert  High School, poses with the local Youth for Christ sign. (photo submitted)
Brad Petrie, new Campus Life director at Van Wert High School, poses with the local Youth for Christ sign. (photo submitted)

After college, Petrie spent four years as spiritual director at Starr Commonwealth in Van Wert, where he discovered a passion for working with teenagers and helping them grow in their faith. Over the past decade he has also worked as a family teacher at the Marsh Foundation and has spent the last six years as the youth pastor for Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert.

Petrie describes himself as relational and someone who loves to bond with other people. He is married and has four children.

Petrie began his new ministry with Youth for Christ in November and says that he is very pleased with the support he has received from students, teachers, and administrators. He looks forward to developing the Van Wert Campus Life program.

YFC reaches young people across the country, working with local churches and other like-minded partners to encourage teens to be lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

POSTED: 12/31/15 at 9:14 am. FILED UNDER: News, Youth