Central Austin Young Life
About Young Life
Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.

These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.

We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

Allison Funchess, Central Austin Area Director


Allison is from Beaumont, Texas. She attended the University of Texas and led Young Life at Vandegrift High School.  After graduating from UT in 2014, Allison went on Young Life staff in Cedar Park. In September of 2017, Allison moved from Cedar Park and became the Associate Area Director of Central Austin. As of August 2018, she is now the Area Director of Central Austin.