Area Director

Sarah Lowe

Sarah has been on Young Life staff for ten years and currently serves as the Area Director for University Place & North Tacoma. She lives in the North End of Tacoma with her husband, Matt, and their baby boy, Brooks. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, eating at Chick Fil A, and hosting. She is fun, loving, and the epitome of "the hostess with the mostess!!!"


Associate Area Director

BonnieJean Thomas

BonnieJean has been on staff with Young Life for over three years. She lives in North Tacoma with her husband, Isaac and is a mama to Kira, Blandin, Makai, and Shaeden.  BJ's favorite thing to do in Tacoma is go to the zoo with her family! BJ spent many years as a cheerleading coach, so you can find her rooting for the Stadium Tigers (but most importantly the cheer team)!


University Place Community Director

Isaac Thomas

Isaac joined Young Life staff in September 2016. He is husband to BonnieJean and father to Kira, Blandin, Makai and Shaeden. When Isaac isn't spending time with his family or hanging out with his Young Life dudes, he enjoys any activity that includes a board...skimboarding (he's a professional! Look him up!), skateboarding, name it. You can also find him on the field as an assistant coach for Curtis HS boys soccer!



Wyldlife Director

Courtney Davis

Courtney is our newest member of the UPNT team! She was born and raised in Northeast Tacoma, and after working in social work for two years, she is pursuing her calling of working with the middle schoolers of Tacoma. Court loves road trips, finding deals at TJ Maxx, sandwiches fro​m Panera, and matching with Kiki Thomas. You can find her with Wyldlife girls in the car on their way to Dutch B​ros C​offee, or making new friends in the Meeker lunch room!

Office Administrator

Laurel Hogan

Laurel joined Young Life staff as the area administrator in October 2016. Before coming on as a YL staff member, Laurel taught PE at First Presbyterian Church school for 15 years. She lives in University Place with the love of her life, Eric, who she has been married to for 29 years. Laurel is the proud mama of Jackson, 24 and Abby, 22. Laurel enjoys watching Mariner games, playing bocce ball, reading, kayaking, and hanging out with her family. 


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