Young Life

Young Life  International is a worldwide Christian charity.  Its mission is to introduce teens to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.  Young Life International is now in the Scottish Highlands and has a partnership with the Kirkhill/Kiltarlity Church of Scotland and the Kiltarlity Free Church. Richard C Dahl is the Highlands area director for Young Life International. Richard, along with his wife Kate, daughter Adelyn, and son Paxton, moved to Kiltarlity in 2017.  The Dahl family is involved in various community activities.

Richard’s work in 2017 included:

  • Clubs at Charleston Academy
  • Presentations at Kirkhill and Tomnacross Primary School Assemblies
  • Teaching Religious and Moral Education Classes at:
  • Tomnacross Primary
  • Kirkhill Primary
  • Charleston Academy
  • Volunteering at Kiltarlity and Kirkhill HighLife Youth Clubs
  • Handing out hot chocolate to Charleston Academy students at the Kiltarlity village bus stop
  • Giving presentations at Kirkhill and Kiltarlity Churches
  • Helping lead events at Kirkhill and Kiltarlity Churches

Young Life International goals for 2018 are:

  • Recruiting and training volunteer leaders.These are adult Christians who are willing to enter into the lives of secondary students with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Taking secondary students to Young Life International summer camp in Perthshire.
  • Starting a regular Young Life club for youth in the Kiltarlity/Kirkhill/Beauly area.
  • Starting a regular small group bible study for youth.


The work of Young Life International is organized locally through a committee of volunteers.  These local volunteers support and work in partnership with Young Life International, Richard, and his family.  The key roles of this local committee are:

  • Prayer
  • Pastoral support of the area director
  • Publicity – through events and regular communication with supporters
  • Pounds – Fundraising & monitoring budget
  • Progress – helping to set goals and action plans


Highlands Young Life International contact info:

Richard C Dahl – area director

Tel: 07592 537230