Chad and Rachel Fincham have been missionaries with Youth for Christ since July 2013. Our mission is to mobilize the church into Christ-sharing relationships with justice involved youth. Chad serves as Juvenile Justice Ministry Director with roles as chaplain, volunteer coordinator, and aftercare coordinator at the Boys State Training School in Eldora, Iowa. Chad and Rachel live in Iowa Falls with their three sons: Emmett, Silas, and Canton.
Young men across the state are court-ordered to the Training School for crimes committed against others and stay there an average of 9 months, but sometimes for multiple years. While there, the door is wide open to share the love of Christ through life-affirming community, authentic relationships, chapel services, one-on-one meetings, Bible studies, and the list goes on. An average of 100 students are on campus at any given time. The ministry expands into every community from which our students come all throughout the state. Chad also serves on the National JJM Team that seeks to serve and equip chaplains and others in Juvenile Justice Ministry throughout the country.