Geordon and Marilyn Rendle | Youth for Christ Canada

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YFC has over 700 staff reaching out to over 180,000 youth across Canada and by God’s grace continues to grow.  
 
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Geordon and Marilyn Rendle have lived in Costa Rica, Venezuela, Argentina, the USA and Canada working with Youth for Christ over the past 25+ years.

Geordon was raised in Colombia. After completing high school in Bogotá and a BA in Criminology in Vancouver (SFU), Geordon was an officer with the Saanich Police for seven years. Marilyn was raised in Victoria and has an extensive musical background (diploma in piano teaching, Victoria Conservatory). She directed the Youth for Christ choir and was the accompanist for the Greater Victoria Police Chorus. In 1995, Geordon & Marilyn moved overseas with Youth for Christ. In 2005, Geordon completed a Masters in Leadership and Training (RRU) with an emphasis on NGO governance. In 2011, Marilyn completed a Masters in Leadership (RRU) with an emphasis on glocal engagement.

As co-preneurs, Geordon and Marilyn pioneered Youth for Christ in Venezuela establishing a national ministry led by indigenous staff and board members. They also served multiple denominations and youth ministries in Argentina. In the role of Americas Area Director they led a multi-national virtual team from eight different countries, serving 32 nations in the Americas with over 15,000 staff and volunteers. Their passion is to mobilize indigenous leaders, particularly young people – engaging, empowering and equipping them – to bring hope to this generation. In 2011 over 800,000 teenagers participated in Youth for Christ ministries in the Americas. In 2014, Geordon was appointed as President of YFC International, representing a consolidated team of 50,000 staff and volunteers in 140 nations where over 4 million teenagers heard the Gospel. Currently, Marilyn works with the Americas Area Leadership Team as Global Connector and Geordon serves as Global Youth Advocate for YFC Canada. 

In both Caracas and Buenos Aires, the Rendles hosted a weekly TCK (Third Culture Kid) youth group to offer a safe place for multi-national background students to gather and to raise awareness of their place and potential in the world. They also hosted teams from different nations to help in local humanitarian and service projects.

The Rendles have been married for 30 years and have four children between the ages of 22 and 12 (Jordan - married to Rachel, Joshua, Jolyn & Joy). Geordon is an avid mountaineer, having summited Aconcagua in January, 2010. He is also a keen triathlete, having completed four Ironman races, most recently in Boulder in 2015. Marilyn keeps busy tracking the family with all their activities.