Service Council

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What is _____?: 

What is Service Council?

Fifteen students are selected to comprise the Service Council. These Council members typically have served as Directors in the Center for Service and Learning, and are responsible for training current Executive Directors and Program Directors in leadership skills and program administration. Each Service Council member oversees five or six of the Y-Serve’s 70 programs.


The Service Council operates under the close supervision of the Y-Serve’s director who trains them in advanced leadership skills. Council members in turn train student leaders, plan events, conduct regular stewardships, and plan and attend several student-leader retreats during the year.



Program Directors: 

2018-2019 Council

Jenny LeStarge

(385) 268-6432


Jason Anderson

(610) 858-6291


Mara Porter 

(208) 570-7742


Annie Allen

(602) 327-9330


Ian Berlin

(385) 265-2243


Peter Fullmer 

(509) 414-3533


Megan Gee Heaton

(385) 625-7838


Sam Halterman

(203) 752-7754

Emily Haws Milius

(385) 289-9376

Justin Holmstead

(801) 367-4384


Liz Larson

(385) 266-8081


Whitney Nelson

(612) 328-8297


Kayci Nielsen

(336) 604-4239

Monday 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Thursday 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Chad Peterson

(801) 473-7423

Lexy Rowberry 

(521) 260-8050


G3 Sarmiento

(808) 597-4683



How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Service Council members must be enrolled as full-time students, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application and throughout the term of service, and abide by Center and University policies and procedures. They are expected to spend five to ten hours a week in administrative and planning activities, in directing service with their programs, and in office hours. They must be available during April, May, June and August, and at a specified time each week for stewardships, training, planning, and reflection.


Service Council applications will be available on March 11, 2019. Please email Chris Crippen at to set up a time to pick up an application in the 2010 WSC Y-Serve office. 


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with this program.




Service Council Stewardships

Jenny LeStarge


Foster Love 


Jason Anderson


Kids Who Code 


Mara Porter


Creative Connections 


Annie Allen

Provo Youth Mentoring

Seeds of Success

Teens Act


BYU Tutoring

Underwater Robotics


Chad Peterson

Adaptive Aquatics

Athletic Connection

Cougar Coaches


Special Olympics Team

Sports Hero Day


Emily Haws Milius

Boys and Girls Club


Circle K

Head Start

Kids on the Move



G3 Sarmiento

Community Action Food Bank

Community Clean-up

Goodwill Bikes

Habitat for Humanity


Self-Help Homes


Ian Berlin


Cruz Roja


English around the World

Spanish Interpreters


Justin Holmstead

Freshman Service Corps


Partners in the Arts


South Franklin Community



Lexy Rowberry

Anatomy Academy

Blood Drives

Dietetics After-School Program

Friends for Sight


Red Cross Services 


Liz Larson

4-H Mentoring


Brighter Horizons


Project Youth

Youth Detention Center


Megan Gee Heaton

Best Buddies/BYU Experience

Adaptive Show Choir

Horses for Healing

Medallion Manor


Scenic View


Peter Fullmer

Adopt a Grandparent



Project Uplift

Utah Healing Arts



Kayci Nielsen

Marketing Director

Sam Halterman

Community Outreach


Service Dates

Service to the World

Share Your Hair

Stop and Serve


Whitney Nelson 

Central Park Station

Circles Utah Valley

Family Literacy

Sub for Santa