We are thankful for York’s willingness to answer a few questions around this year’s theme, “Worth it?” Settle in and get to know York in this personal interview about his faith, and how he chooses to follow Jesus every day.
When did you first surrender something tangible and stand completely on faith? Was it worth it?
Growing up in poverty, I strove to succeed in college. I was fortunate to go to an amazing school-the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). I graduated with honors and landed a dream job. There, I worked hard and excelled, making more money than I had ever dreamed possible. I also started my own consultancy, servicing several Fortune 50 companies as an information broker. Times were very good, but fear was always close at hand. Memories of going to bed hungry while squatting in an abandoned building with no electricity would often fuel my fears and keep me going. Whenever my career or clients became difficult, I always thought back on how hard things were growing up.