Mike and Dana Knowles Young Life, Africa and Middle East
Mike and Dana Knowles both serve Young Life Africa/Middle East, Mike as the Director of Operations and Dana as the Director of Communications. Both Mike and Dana have been involved in Young Life Africa/Middle East for fifteen years, first as volunteers and then as members of staff as the mission grew.
Over their years of involvement, Mike and Dana have watched Young Life grow from a few hundred kids in one African city to over 850,000 kids across 26 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Over that time, volunteer leaders have increased to over 7,000. The impact has been enormous as kids have been introduced to Jesus Christ, have been deeply discipled as they have started their faith journey, and in many cases have been trained to be leaders in the Kingdom and their community.
Mike and Dana both live in the United States where they directly oversee domestic staff and indirectly oversee African operations and communication staff.