Kiefer Dooley

Youth Director

Kiefer joined the RMC Youth team in the summer of 2016. Moving from Northwest Arkansas, he immediately loved the cooler and dryer climate in Colorado. Kiefer is passionate about mountain biking, building up youth and young adult ministry by empowering local churches, snow skiing, and summer camp ministry. He wears Birkenstocks with socks and hates straws, so he blends well in Boulder on days off from Summer Camp.


Jessyka Dooley

Assistant Youth Director for Ministry

After graduating from Union College with a degree in Theology, Jessyka spent 3 years as associate pastor at Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church before joining the RMC Youth Department team in January of 2019. Jessyka brings experience and passion for kid’s and teen ministry, a desire to equip & resource RMC churches, the ability to create relevant and applicable resources, and high-level administration skills to the department. She loves children, friends and children who are friends, spends her free time reading and cooking, and is a fan of puppy cut poodles and Grey’s Anatomy.  


Brent Learned

Assistant Youth Director For WY & MSR

Brent joined the RMC Youth team in August of 2018, transitioning from a position as an automotive technician instructor in Colorado Springs, CO. Brent has extensive experience working in Youth and Camp Ministry both as an employee of the Minnesota Conference of SDA and an avid volunteer in the RMC. Brent lives with his wife, Cassie, in Monument, CO where she teaches at the Air Force Academy. Brent is passionate about youth ministry, especially involving activities like biking, snowmobiling, and camping.


Shannon Werner

Assistant Youth Director for Missions

Shannon came to the Rocky Mountain Conference from California in 2015 with her husband Nathan. Since arriving, Shannon has lead multiple international mission trips involving over 300 students from the RMC, impacting thousands of lives. She is passionate about climbing, her cat Moose, and outdoor education ministry.