Catawba Valley Young Life

Does it matter?

4 out of 5

Young Life participants

consider Young Life and it's leaders to be a significant influence on their faith.


of volunteer leaders and staff with

Young Life would overwhelmingly recommend their leadership experience to a friend.

Debbie Hobart

Area Director
Fun Fact: Has baked over 3,600 dozen chocolate chip cookies in her lifetime!

Debbie Hobart​ is the Area Director and oversees all the ministries (Young Life, Wyldlife, Young Life College) in the area, focusing primarily on Saint Stephen's Young Life. This is her 15th year as the AD in Hickory. Prior to that, she was on staff in Tampa, FL where she helped start Wyldlife and led Young Life. She is married to Kirk and has 3 children – Hunter(27 - married to Anna), Austin(25 – married to Morgan) and Kendyl (21). ​

Bradley Briggs

Staff Associate
Fun Fact: My life goal is to try every flavor of Cookout Milkshake.

Bradley is the Staff Associate and ​ graduated from Auburn University with a decree in Finance and a minor in Marketing. He is from Raleigh and is excited to have moved back to North Carolina! Bradley will be focused on our WyldLife Programs primarily at Northview, Grandview, and Arndt Middle School.

Wynn Pobletts

Associate Area Director
Fun Fact: Has hiked over 700 miles on the AT

Wynn is the Associate Area Director in Hickory after completing her time as a Staff Associate. She will be focused on Hickory Young Life. ​ Wynn was a volunteer leader before going on staff in Hickory and in Columbia, MD.


"​ ​ …they (leaders) would show up at the school and attempted to meet my children where they were, created a sense of belonging and fellowship that they desired to be a part of… ​

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