Chris & Kara Zinchuck

Chris: Detroit, Michigan

Kara: Richmond, Virginia

Hailing from Michigan and North Carolina,  God showered Chris with favor in his business career.  By the age of 28 he had managed thousands of people with a well known Fortune 50 Company.    In 2001 God spoke to him to “leave it all” and commit his life to full-time missions.  Since then Chris has championed young spiritual leaders in over 20 nations. 

Kara grew up in a YWAM.  She holds a Bachelors of Science in Urban Studies & a Masters Certificate in Nonprofit Management from VCU.  She is a key community leader in the East End of Richmond Virginia and develops YWAM staff as the Personnel Director for our staff team.  

In 2006 Chris and Kara were married.  Chris became the Director of YWAM VA in 2008 expressing the vision to “Passionately Follow God & Champion Young People.”  Together they love to pastor young spiritual leaders and to pioneer cutting edge ministries with their son who was born in 2014.


Command and teach these things. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ”

-I Timothy 4:11, 12

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