Staff

We are blessed to have a dedicated  staff passionate about serving our local youth.

  • For general inquiries, please call 484-221-5886 (call or text) or email us at [email protected]
  • For specific questions, please see the staff directory below

Meet our Staff

John and Joanie Bovard

John is a  graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College (BA. in Social Work). After working several years as a caseworker in  Rochester, NY  he followed God’s call to the mission field and has worked fulltime with Youth for Christ for over thirty-five years. He has served as the Executive Director for Twin Tiers YFC (Elmira, NY), North Country YFC (Cambridge, NY) and now with Lehigh Valley YFC (Allentown./Bethlehem, PA)  Additonally, John has guest preached in numerous churches, as well as, serving as the pastor of a local church for eight years while he directed YFC in Cambridge, NY. He is an avid Civil War buff, tropical fish hobbiest and life long fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penn State Nittany Lions football team.

Joanie, who holds a degree from Monroe Community College (Secretarial Science), works forCarbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 as the Secretary to the Director of Business Sevices. She also serves as YFC’s administrative assistant and bookkeeper and generally does all the stuff that John hates to do. Joanie is also a long time volunteer with Campus Life and City Life clubs. She is our "girl Friday"! Joanie is also a part-time student at Northampton Community College majoring in Accounting.

John and Joanie will joyfully celebrate thirty-one years of marriage this year and are parents to their precious kids Hannah Joy (19) a full-time student at Northampton Community College and Benjamin (17) a senior at Liberty High School.

Please remember to pray regularly for the Bovards as they seek to reach spiritually lost and searching young people of the Lehigh Valley with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.

Seth and Brittany Lezon

After studying Youth Ministry at Kuyper College, working several years in youth ministry and leadership development in Grand Rapids, MI, Seth, Britt and Elisha,  following the leading of God moved to Bethlehem, PA.  During several months of building relationships with various ministries in Bethlehem, they have felt called by God to join the staff of Lehigh Valley YFC as missionaries to youth. Seth will serve as our new City Life club director for Northeast Middle School and Britt will join him as a co-leader and serve as an administrative assistant, as well .

Please remember to pray regularly for the Lezons as they seek to reach spiritually lost and searching young people of the Lehigh Valley with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.