Church Partners

​​In Eastern Ottawa, we are committed to partnering with the local church. We believe that we are better together than apart. The Young Life Church Partnership Program is the biggest and most visible way that we model that value. Eastern Ottawa Young Life was born out of two churches and their Young Life Church Partners in 1994 and we have had a long standing tradition of partnership with the church ever since. Below you will find our current Young Life Church Partners and their Partner Churches. These Young Life Church Partners are full-time employees of the church and the church allows them to spend a percentage of their time doing Young Life. We see them as an extension of our staff.

Find out more about the Young Life Church Partnership Program. 

Eric DeVries - Searchlight Ministries 

​Eric is a Unity grad and attended First Allendale CRC where Ryan White was his Youth pastor. Eric attended Grand Valley State University and was a volunteer WyldLife Leader at Allendale Middle School throughout college. After he graduated in 2014, he became a Young Life Church Partner at Searchlight Ministries in Jamestown, Michigan.

On top of running the church's youth group, Eric is a Team Leader at Riley Street Middle School. 

He and his wife Lindsey live in Jamestown. 


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