The Bridge of Storm Lake

Mission

The Bridge strives to care and advocate for Storm Lake youth in vulnerable places of life by meeting them where they are, building a supportive community there, and providing training toward a more hope-filled future.
Youth

Offering Christian programs that encourage academic, personal, and spiritual growth

Neighborhoods

Meeting people where they are and seeking to be a blessing there

Garden

Changing lives one radish at a time in our 5-acre training garden, Cultivate

Coffee

Providing vision and job skills for youth through Endless Sea Coffee Roasting

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Our Team

The hands and feet of The Bridge
Jay Dahlhauser
Jay Dahlhauser
CEO, Founder
Jay and his wife Anne live at Seneca Center. He plays a mean game of knockout, loves getting his hands dirty in the garden, and is the number-loving engineer of the bunch.
Jessica Skelton
Jessica Skelton
Youth Coordinator
Jess loves to run, read, and spend time with people. She lived in India for two years and is always up for an adventure.
Tou Xiong
Tou Xiong
Volunteer & Project Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA
Tou is our resident AmeriCorps VISTA. His love language is food. He settles the island of Catan often and has his very own ping pong paddle at work.
Hannah Zimmerman
Hannah Zimmerman
Communications Director
Hannah is an old soul and a behind the scenes kind of gal. She appreciates hand-written letters, baseball, campfires, and a good book.
Lan Nguyen
Lan Nguyen
Financial Clerk
Lan is an artist…and our accountant. She’s got an eye for detail and is learning how to cook. She’s mastered chicken curry…Delish.

The nuts and bolts of The Bridge

Our Core Values

• To invite young people into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ • To be examples of Jesus' grace and justice in our everyday living • To live justly and minister holistically • To invest and connect youth in multiple long-term and supportive relationships • To meet youth where they are with support and love • To raise up leaders among youth of all backgrounds • To affirm and support the local church, area schools, community organizations, and services that are devoted to caring for young people and meeting their needs • To share hospitality and friendship, encouraging relationships and understanding across cultures and backgrounds

Summit Evangelical Free Church

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