The vision of the Seattle YFC internship program is to serve as a training ground for young leaders to grow as disciples, gain valuable experience and education as leaders and be given real life opportunities to discover and deploy their ministry giftings for Kingdom ministry to students age 11 - 19 years old. As part of the body of Christ, the vision of Youth For Christ is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ and become a part of a local church.

Our interns are a vital part of what we do! From serving with students to providing admin support behind the scenes, we are glad to be able to partner with these young people as we fight for the future of today's youth!


Alondra Guzman
Monroe City Life Intern

Alondra is from Monroe, Washington and is currently taking a gap year this year. She is passionate about taking mini road trips to discover new parks in Washington state. Alondra speaks Spanish and is excited about being able to continue the build the relationships she's built with students this year in addition to mentoring them as a second year intern at Seattle YFC.

Her favorite verse is 1 Timothy 4:12 - "Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."


Alera Hearne
Cultured Program Assistant Intern

Alera is from Seattle, Washington and is currently studying psychology with a concentration in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at Seattle Pacific University. She speaks Spanish and is excited to meet the students in South Seattle and do for them what other YFC leaders have done for her as an intern.

Her favorite verse is Proverbs 31:25 - "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come."


Diego Lomba
Bellevue City Life Intern

Diego is from Mill Creek, Washington and is currently studying Theology at Seattle Pacific University. He speaks a little bit of Spanish and is excited about working with young people as an intern at Seattle YFC.

His favorite verse is Luke 2:52 - "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man."


Andrea Martinez
Monroe Student Leader Intern

Andrea is from Monroe, Washington and currently lives in Woodinville. She is still in high school and is also finishing her last year at Everett Community College. She speaks Spanish and is excited to learn about new opportunities and skills as she interns with YFC.

Her favorite verse is 1 Peter 5:7 - "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."


Ashley Murrieta-Ortega
Ministry Director Administration Intern at Casino Road

Ashley is originally from Mexico and now calls Everett, Washington home. She is currently studying nursing with a minor in psychology at Seattle Pacific University. She speaks Spanish and is excited to continue working with the girls she has gotten to know at Casino Road and see them grow as a second-year intern with Seattle YFC. As a former City Life kid, she is excited to continue to be a part of the organization and give back.

Her favorite verse is Psalm 46:5 - "God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns."


Lucado Santos
Casino Road First Year Intern

Lucado is from Mill Creek, Washington and is currently studying Christian ministry and theology at Northwest University online. He is passionate about music, plays guitar for his church's worship team, and writes music. Luc speaks some Spanish (and a little French and Russian, too) and is excited about getting a chance to love the kids in Casino Road and share with them his talents and passions as an intern with Seattle YFC. He can't wait to have fun getting to know the students and to share laughs and joy with them. 


Analea Thielke
Casino Road Lead Intern

Analea is from Snohomish, Washington and is currently attending Arizona State University online. Her major is international studies and Russian. She speaks Russian and is excited to continue to see the students grow more in their faith and maturity as a third-year intern at Seattle YFC.

Her favorite verse is Esther 4:16 - "Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.


Erin Waugh
Ministry Director Administration Intern at Cultured

Erin has lived in the Pacific as well as Japan and now on the West Coast in Washington. She is currently working on getting her master’s in business administration. She speaks some Spanish in addition to a little German and Fijian (Bauan, Wainimbuku, and Wailorua dialect). She is excited about getting to be in a position where she can help provide for kids and see their needs met as an intern at Seattle YFC.

Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:24 - "If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."