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Special Announcement

Vancil Family

The Generation Alive Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of JJ Vancil as our new organization Chief Executive Officer. Currently Executive Director of Seattle Area Youth for Christ, JJ will contribute core strengths in communication and innovation to Generation Alive programs. We anticipate JJ's rich background in youth development and nonprofit management will drive Generation Alive's growth to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved under Marty Gonzales' leadership.

JJ is a graduate of Whitworth University with a double major in Speech Communication and Theology, and a minor in Leadership Studies. Over the past five years in his current position, JJ's energetic leadership is credited for robust growth in organization development and fundraising while inspiring board and staff engagement.

"On behalf of the board of Generation Alive, we are excited to announce that JJ has been selected as our new executive. JJ's experience and passion for working with youth and impacting their lives and his support for the Generation Alive mission make him a perfect fit for our organization. Together we will continue to engage youth in the needs of our community through action and service." Mary Silkworth, Board Chair

JJ will officially assume his new role on April 26, 2020.

Message from JJ