Meet our staff

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Trip Doster- Area Director

My name is Trip and I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I grew up going to Young Life and FCA in high school.  While at Young Life's Frontier Ranch in the summer of '91, I began a relationship with Jesus.  My life has been different ever since! I went to Furman University and became a Young Life leader at Christ Church school and at Greenville high school.  After graduation, I worked in commerical real estate for 3 years while volunteering as a YL leader at my old high school. ​Then God called me to full time work with Young Life, and I am now in my 19th year on staff where I am currently the Area Director for North Fulton! As for my family, I have been married to Rebecca for 8 years and have 3 children- Brooks, Ford and Bailey. During my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, golf, basketball and frisbee golf. I love watching sports on TV with my two boys, but what my family loves most is watching our GA Bulldogs!

Jamie Michel- Associate Area Director

My name is Jamie, and I am originally from Clarksville, Tennessee. I met Jesus through my Young Life leader, Anne, in high school. After high school, I went to Auburn University where I majored in Microbiology. During my senior year at Auburn, the Lord called me away from my plans of going to medical school and into a career with Young Life. Since that time, I have been in the North Fulton office and am currently working in Direct Ministry. I met my husband, Ian, through Young Life in college.  We have been married since September of 2015. Ian is a pilot and is currently working his way towards the commercial airlines as a flight instructor. We love playing with our chocolate lab, Lucy, watching Auburn football, and being outdoors.

​ Matt Stapp- Staff Associate

My name is Matt and I grew up an hour south of here in Conyers, Ga. I graduated from The University of Georgia in 2011 with a degree in film. After a few years of working in the film industry and freelancing, I was called into ministry part time with Young Life. After two years of part time ministry in Alpharetta at Centennial High School, I was given the opportunity to work full time as the Staff Associate for the North Fulton office.  During my free time, I like to play tennis, watch movies and read.

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Stephanie Harrington- Office Manager

My name is Stephanie, and I grew up in Stone Mountain prior to moving to Alpharetta during my high school years. While in high school, I was very involved with Young Life and FCA. I graduated from Emory University and then Boston College where I received my Masters in Developmental Psychology.  My husband, Mark, is from Boston and we met while I was studying there. We have been married for 15 years and have 4 children. On the weekends we enjoy watching our kids play sports, rooting for our New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and traveling whenever we get the chance!  I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing North Fulton team!


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Heather Lewis Powell- Capernaum Director

My name is Heather and I'm an Atlanta native, former Young life kid, lover of of all things chocolate, and Mom to my son Brendan (9 years old).  After graduating from SMU, I served on Young Life staff in Texas and in New Jersey. I was involved in both the “traditional” Young Life/WyldLife as well as in Young Life Capernaum for teens with special needs. Young Life Capernaum is now in its 2nd year in North Fulton. We are excited to be laying the foundation for a fruitful ministrt for years to come! Capernuam provides a place for teens & young adults with disabilities to belong while introducing them to the God who sees and loves them just as they are.

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Elizabeth Hall- Staff Associate

My name is Elizabeth Hall, and I was recently hired for the Staff Associate position with the North Fulton team.  I grew up in Griffin, GA and graduated from UGA in 2017. While at Georgia, I majored in Public Relations and minored in Spanish.  I also served as a Young Life leader for three years! During my senior year, the Lord called me into full time ministry with Young Life, and I am now living in Alpharetta while on staff with North Fulton.  My parents and my youngest sister, Hannah, still live in Griffin while my other sister, Ruth, is studying at Samford University.  During my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading, drinking coffee and traveling.

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