16 March 2022
Dr Glyn Henman has dedicated over three decades of his life to serving Jesus through the mission of Young Life in Australia. After 31 years of employment and another five as a volunteer, he has decided to resign and step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Glyn has faithfully led the organisation with our founding mission at heart, seeing hundreds of young people come to faith in Jesus. The Board expresses its sincere gratitude to Glyn for his commitment, drive and perseverance, particularly guiding the organisation during the last two years of uncertainty and change. We are also grateful to his wife Anne, and daughters Madison and Laura. They have not only supported Glyn but have been personally involved in the mission of Young Life, hosting an endless stream of visitors and events in their home, serving at camps, clubs, local activities and fundraisers.
Glyn’s contribution to the work of Young Life in Australia has been significant. He has pioneered the development of several new areas in South Australia, Canberra and Brisbane as well as supporting Young Life programs and staff in Belarus and Macedonia. The acquisition of a training facility in Armidale, overhauling online training materials for staff and volunteers, and building and maintaining relationships nationally and internationally have further fostered the growth of Young Life during his tenure.
Reflecting on his time as CEO, Glyn said, “It has been a tremendous honour and privilege to lead Young Life Australia, to see new ministries established, and be part of a team reaching young people for Christ. To build on the vision and be a part of an organisation which takes seriously the founding commitment to introduce young people to Jesus Christ has been transformational.”
“I want to thank Young Life’s talented, compassionate and committed staff and volunteers, past and present, for their tireless work, and for the positive impact they have on Australian young people. I have loved my time with Young Life Australia and finish with a deep sense of gratitude for those who continue to dream for young people. I believe now is the right time to hand over this important work to the next generation of leadership.”
The Board has commenced a national search to identify our next CEO. We are deeply grateful for the steadfast support of our management team, staff, committees and volunteers during this crucial period of transition.
Glyn remains committed to the work of Young Life and is working collaboratively with the Board and staff to ensure this process is as seamless as possible. He will finish with Young Life on Friday 29th April 2022. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the national office.
Kindly join me in wishing Glyn and his family, the very best for his next chapter.
God bless you!
Young Life Australia