Christian Emphasis

Loving, serving and caring for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Our YMCA is focused on living out our Christian mission. We will not “push Christianity on anyone” but rather, we want to genuinely serve and care for people within the YMCA community. We have solid mechanisms put in place to help our members, volunteers and staff should they desire our help spiritually. If you need any help, want to get connected to a Bible Study, need to talk with a YMCA Chaplain or need help finding a local Church, please feel free to contact YMCA Pastor Joel Schutte, 419.509.1132.

Pastor Joel Schutte
Director of Christian Emphasis

YMCA Character Values

Caring
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."  -John 15:12

Honesty
"Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth." -Proverbs 16:13

Respect
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you..." -Matthew 7:12

Responsibility
"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things..." -Matthew 25:21

Faith
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." -Hebrews 11:1