We are blessed to have a dedicated team of staff passionate about serving our local youth.

  • For general inquiries, please call our main office at (334) 501-5637
  • For specific questions, please see the staff directory below

Meet our Staff

  • Tabitha Vasilas

    Executive Director

    Tabitha is a faith-filled follower of Christ, a proud mother, a former collegiate student-athlete, and well respected public servant in her community. She was born in Anderson, SC, and earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Clemson University. Her honors include being the recipient of the Auburn University Student Philanthropy Board, 2019 East Alabama Non-Profit Employee of the Year Award. In her free time, Tabitha and her daughter Angela enjoy playing basketball and traveling. 

  • Janiee Rush

    Community Engagement Coordinator

    Janiee has spent most of her life in the lovely town of Auburn and received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Auburn University. In addition to working years in the event industry, she has also devoted much of her time to ministry work as well as various mission trips and projects. A few of Janiee’s passions include spending quiet time with the Lord, serving her community, and using her gift of singing to reach others.

  • Monica Helm

    Chambers Academy Campus Life Site Director

    Monica Helm is from Staunton, Virginia, and is new to the Auburn-Opelika area. She’s married to her husband, Spencer, and together they have a two-year-old daughter. She moved to England after high school and spent three years partnering with Tees Valley Youth For Christ. Monica loves to use sports as a common ground to meet kids and students, build relationships, and ultimately, share the gospel and the hope of Jesus. She has a heart for students and is excited to partner with EAYFC to build relationships and share the good news of Jesus. 

  • Matthew Johnson

    Opelika Campus Life Site Director

    Matthew has spent most of his life in the Auburn-Opelika community and is a proud graduate of Opelika High School. He attended Auburn University for one year studying in broadcast journalism. Through a battle with cancer, he felt called into ministry. Alongside working with Youth For Christ, Matthew is now attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a bachelor's degree in Christian ministry as well as a master's of divinity.