Who We Are - Young Life Naperville & Aurora Staff


Matt Margaron​, Metro Director, WyldLife 204 Team Leader
I am the Area Director of Young Life in Naperville & Aurora and lead YL at Naperville Central. I have a wife Elizabeth and two daughters, Emma and Leah.  I love to coach soccer, go on hikes, and play guitar.  I lead Young Life because I love helping students realize who they were created to be!  ​
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Michelle Zegarski, Wyldlife 203 Director

I am Michelle Zegarski and I have been leading in Naperville & Aurora for 20 years! Through those years of ministry I met and married my husband, Mike, and enjoyed the addition of our kids, McKaela (12) and Eli (10) to our family. I run WyldLife for 7th and 8th graders and love the chance to share the adventure of life with Christ with both kids and leaders.​


Eli Margaron, Capernaum Coordinator
My name is Eli Margaron and I lead Capernaum. My husband, Matt, and I have two kids, Emma and Leah. When I was in high school, Young Life was a safe, fun, and consistent place for me to grow in my faith. As an adult, I love helping continue this tradition and make Young Life possible for teens in our community.
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Peter Jarrett, Associate Area Director

My name is Peter Jarrett and I am the Young Life staff/team leader at Naperville North High School. I am going into my third year of full time ministry and have loved being a part of this Naperville and Aurora Young Life community! I coach freshmen football at Naperville North and am an avid Chicago sports fan. I enjoy being outside hiking, biking, or playing pick up basketball with friends. I love working for Young Life because it is a great way to invite kids into the lifelong adventure of following Jesus. It is the place that I learned to love Jesus as a high schooler and I am honored to be repeating that cycle with students at Naperville North.
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Brett Saunders, Staff Associate, WyldLife 204 Team Leader
Hello, my name is Brett Saunders and I am the Staff Associate at Waubonsie Valley High School. I am from Rock Hill, South Carolina and I attended The University of Alabama where I got a bachelors in Religious Studies. I love music and being outdoors, which includes running and playing golf.

Pat Doane, Student Staff
I lead Young Life at Neuqua Valley High School and lead with District 204 Wyldlife. This is my third year leading Wyldlife and my first year at Neuqua. I’m a sophomore transferring to North Central College in the winter, majoring in elementary education. I lead because of how big of an impact Young Life at Naperville Central had on me. It’s a privilege and a blessing to be a part in hanging out with middle schoolers and high schooler, seeing them grow up as individuals, and most importantly finding their way to God. ​
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Madi Touloukian, Student Staff

I am on Student Staff for Young Life in Naperville & Aurora and am the team leader at Metea Valley High School. This is my third year leading at Metea and I’m having a blast sharing the truth of the gospel with all of my high school friends. I’m a junior at Wheaton College majoring in Theology and Sociology, and I hope to earn a Master’s degree in social work after college. I lead Young Life because I want all my high school friends to know the true joy that comes from a relationship with the living God of the universe.

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Anna Bret Allen, Student Staff
My name is Anna Bret Allen (I go by “Anna Bret”) and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve on student staff at Naperville Central High School.

I am in my senior year at Wheaton College as a Bible/Theology major and English Literature minor. I hail from Winter Park, FL. My favorite hobbies include reading, bike riding, sewing pretty dresses, babysitting, and going on evening strolls. Tulips are my favorite flowers and “Beautiful Day” by U2 has been my favorite song since 8th grade. I am second of four children – I have three brothers, which makes me the princess. My oldest brother just got married, though, so I finally have a sister! My mom is my best friend, and I respect my dad more than anyone else in the world.

I have learned so much about God and myself through the past three years of leading Young Life, and have truly been changed by the friendships I have formed with high school girls. I am so thankful to call them my friends. It has been the biggest privilege and delight of my college years to live life with my dear friends from Central.


Cece Hughes, Area Administrator

I have been the Area Administrator for YoungLife Naperville & Aurora since September 2015 and I love it! I love making jewelry and being creative. I am married to my awesome husband Conor, who works at Alleluia Lutheran Church in Naperville, where we spend a lot of time doing music and youth ministry. I am very passionate about youth ministry and building relationships with high school students for the sake of Christ. Working for Young Life allows me to be involved in a ministry that has become vital to this community as a place for students to meet Jesus for the first time, which for me is the best!



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