President and CEO
Newt Crenshaw brings extensive experience and faithful commitment to his role at Young Life, leading a global ministry with a presence in over 100 countries.
Crenshaw is committed to Young Life’s 80-year mission of reaching young people with the gospel and teaching them to grow in their faith. He is focused on diversifying the mission of Young Life at all levels and creating a culture of belonging, while continuing the global growth of the organization. This includes the strategic priority of developing healthy staff and leaders within the mission and enabling them to innovate as they reach young people and encourage them in their faith journeys.
Before his work with Young Life, Crenshaw was a senior executive with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, where he was able to grow business, empower employees, and expand the company’s reach overseas. He also served on Young Life’s Board of Trustees and, along with his wife, Susan, helped establish Young Life ministry in Kobe, Japan.
Newt and Susan live in Colorado Springs, CO, and have four adult children and two granddaughters.