Living in Response to Who Jesus Is

Building Disciples Who Build the Church

The vision of Interns is to see young people discover what it means to live their lives in response to who Jesus is. We believe that Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God and that life is found in knowing Him. Over and over again we’ve seen that as people get to know Him and allow their hearts to be changed by His truth, their lives are completely transformed.


What is Interns?

Interns is a 1-2 year discipleship program that focuses on building the foundational aspects of our faith. It offers valuable instruction in the Word of God, a daily opportunity to focus on seeking God in prayer and the chance to gain experience and invest in the kingdom in various ministries of the local and global church.

Our pursuit is to know the one we were created to know and to actually make much of who He is with our lives.

We believe God is raising up young people in our day with deep conviction and yet a humble outlook. Knowing that it’s only because of God’s grace that we have anything to offer anyone, and yet because of His grace we do. Our desire is that young people would rise up, and set an example in their love, conduct, speech, faith and purity. Not obsessed with their own morality but determined to honor and glorify the one who’s saved them and has brought them into new life.

It’s all about getting things in the right order. We love because He first loved us. We imitate Him knowing we’re His children. In view of His mercy we give our lives completely. We’re living in response.

Staff & Teachers
Jeremy King
Interns Director

Jeremy is the interns director at Christian Life Assembly and has been working with youth and young adults for the past 6 years. He lives in a house with 7 other guys, likes climbing mountains, and loves writing worship songs. Jeremy's greatest passion is to see young people encounter the risen Christ and discover what it means to live their lives in response to who He is.

Emily Zylla

Emily is the Program Administrator for CLA Interns and has been on staff for 4 years. She is married to Michael Zylla. Emily and her husband have a passion for young people, families and the local church. Their heart is to see young people raised up and discipled to be the next generation of families who are healthy and thriving and passionate for Jesus who build the local church.


  • Jason Ballard – Director, Alpha Canada/Assistant Pastor, CLA
  • Phil Cann – International Speaker and Member of CLA
  • Julia Eckert – Masters of Christian Studies, Regent College
  • Rob McIntyre – Professor of Distant Education at Summit Pacific College
  • Doug Frederick – Associate Pastor, CLA
  • Derrick Hamre – Lead Pastor, CLA
  • Jason Eliason – Pastor of Youth and Young Adults, CLA
  • Ben King – Student of Linguistics and ESL Teacher
  • Jeremy King – Interns Director
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