We are blessed to have a dedicated team of staff passionate about serving our local youth.

For general inquiries, please call our main office at 615-320-7050
For specific questions, please see the staff directory below

Meet our Staff

  • Jeff Shicks

    Executive Director

    Jeff and wife Suzie have served in youth ministry 35 years. Jeff was the founder and Executive Director of The Bridge Youth Center in Fort Myers, Florida prior to moving to TN in 2009 when he joined the YFC team as our Campus Life Director. 
    He was elected as the Executive Director of the Nashville YFC Chapter in May 2017. 

    Jeff also serves as the Sr High Youth pastor of Lakeshore Christian Church in Antioch, TN since 2009.
    Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Suzie, they have been married since 1983. They have two adult children (Melissa Sheridan and Josh Shicks), three grand kids (Damian, Jett and Chandler) and also several adopted adult children from previous ministry outreach in Florida.

  • Melissa Sheridan

     ParPPaParent lPPParent Life Director/Ministry Director

    Melissa Sheridan joined YFC in February of 2012 as Campus Life/City Life Coordinator, assisting with YFC Parent Life Moms also. She is a humanitarian at heart, with a strong desire to serve others. She is excited to be part of the Youth For Christ family because of her deep passion to share Christ with others and compassion for the broken.

    She is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and has served as the Assistant Director in both youth and senior citizen programming. She is currently involved in her local community through Donelson Hermitage Leadership and serves on the worship team and women’s ministry at Lakeshore Christian Church.

    Melissa is married to her best friend Andy Sheridan and they live in the Nashville area 
    and have two children, Jett and Chandler                         Melissa joined the Nashville YFC staff in Feb. 2012

  • Emil Justian

    Juvenile Justice Director

    Because of his passion for teaching the "religious and lost" Emil began his volunteer work with YFC in 2011.

    Emil's life "before Christ" was in Detroit and Boston music scene. After his sons were grown, Emil left his musical professional career as a writer and recording artist and ironically, moved to Nashville Tennessee. After the birth of his daughter, Emily Jo, he accepted Christ and married his best friend, Jo. In 2002 he became the first white minister to be ordained in the Big Harpeth United Primitive Baptist Association. He and Jo then began a home church, Triple Cross. Emil's love for Christ, children and the biblically uneducated has drawn a myriad of people into their home.  Emil joined the Nashville YFC team as staff in May 2014.

  • Austin Fuller 

    Campus Life Director

    Austin is a native of Nashville, TN.  He attended Goodpasture High School and has a BS in Psychology and a BA in Biblical Text from Faulkner University. He worked in China for two years as a  Professor of English/Foreign Language in Xiagyang, Hubei.
    Also, he works at Rocketown of Middle TN as their Program & Marketing Manager.
    Austin currently overseeing clubs/volunteers at: Maplewood HS MOVERS, GraMar MS MOVERS, Bass Transition School, and Rocketown. 

    He joined the Nashville YFC team in August 2017.

  • Camille Haygood

    Parent Life Director

    Camille grew up in the small town Franklin, Kentucky, and upon completion of high school she pursued and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work at The University of Kentucky. During and upon completing her degree she has held numerous internships and leadership roles within the non-profit sector and beyond in Lexington, KY and Nashville,TN.

    Along with her work for YFC, Camille currently works with The F.I.N.D Design as their Youth Development Coordinator. Along with her work in the community Camille has multiple personal and team projects that she is working on such as her podcast with her best friend/business partner entitled The Sister Wave. Overall, Camille has a strong passion for working with youth and helping them to discover their God-given purpose. She looks forward to serving in her role as Parent Life Director and using her testimony to inspire others to walk in their truth and allow God to direct their paths. 

    Camille joined our Nashville YFC team in February 2018