John Wagner serves as the Senior Vice President for the Greater New York Division of Young Life. He first began with Young Life in 1982 by working with kids in the Shaw community of Washington DC. He later became the ‘Metro Director’, overseeing all of the city’s urban work. Following that, John served as a Regional Director of the DC Metro Region overseeing Young Life ministry in both the city and the surrounding metropolitan suburbs. Prior to becoming the SVP of Greater New York, John was the Eastern Division Vice President.
John grew up in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and his Masters in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the PC-USA in 2003.
John and his wife Gae currently live in New York City with their 15 year old son David. They have two other children, Jessi who attends Wake Forest and Michael who lives and works in Brooklyn.