Meet the Director

Leon Jicha
Staff Leon JichaLeon Jicha is the Director of Youth Ministries here at Endwell UMC. Leon loves to have fun, laugh, and enjoys being around other people. He is married to his beautiful wife Kim, and has 3 great kids (Jordan, Lyndsie, and Haylie). Leon grew up in the Binghamton area and has been in the Methodist church for almost his whole life with lots of experience with kids from teaching children's church, youth group director, theater, confirmation class, and praise band. 
For over 10 years, Leon has ran his own buisness LJ's Sports Cards & Collectibles in Binghamton, which was the result of his love of collecting cards as a kid. He is also currently a full time student at Davis College in the Pastoral Studies program. 
Leon loves to come up with new ways to help youth and others, learn about the Bible and how much of an impact they can have in sharing the love and truth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Building each other up to go out and make a positive impact in the world is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. He feels truly blessed to get to share the Good News of Christ everyday.