The Bridge of Storm Lake


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.

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


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


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


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

Want to sign up for the annual Run For Our Future race?


What's happening at The Bridge?


Want to be involved in what The Bridge is doing in Storm Lake?


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Summer Application

Endless Sea Coffee

freshly roasted coffee by Storm Lake youth


/12oz bag


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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.

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 local churches, 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

Do you want to support The Bridge and the youth of Storm Lake?

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We'd love to hear from you!