Connecting With Sioux City High Schools

June 6, 2022

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By Jim Cole, Tri-City Area Director

The opportunities and doors continue to open for Siouxland Youth For Christ. Last fall, prayers were answered and YFC was given an opportunity to enter into all three Sioux City High Schools. In February, we began providing three full time positions, locating one staff at each high school during the school year. While each school has a slightly different job description, the overall goal is to help students be successful at school.

In the first 2 months, we’ve been available to break up a few fights, provide a shoulder to cry on, pray with staff and students, and share the Gospel. At North High, we secured a room and cultivated a couple of volunteers for an after school small group, where we talk more freely about life and faith with students. Calee Ewing, our Campus Life Director, has temporarily taken on this new position at North High school.

Tony Dunnick is located at East High School. Outside of YFC, he is a Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at Sioux City First Church. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitar teacher. Tony also works as an on-site news videographer and Home Health aide. He is married with four children and enjoys spending time with family and seeing people restored by God.

Jeremy Robertson, is located at West High School. Jeremy, a native of Jackson, MS, has served the Siouxland community a s a p a s t o r a t Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church since October 2017. He is a man who wears many hats, but most of all a servant. He studied at Kingdom Theological Seminary and holds a Masters in Theology. He and his wife Keiona have two children. Jeremy lives by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”

We are excited to have Tony and Jeremy join our YFC staff, and for Calee’s transition. We’re looking forward to the continual work God is doing in the lives of students in our high schools. As we navigate through this new partnership, please be praying over Jeremy, Tony, Calee, and the students they are serving.