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Adam Shepski

Adam Shepski serves as the Global Prayer Catalyst. Adam and his team are responsible to influence, equip and strengthen the global ministry of Youth for Christ in prayer.
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Alfons and Claudia Hildebrandt

Alfons and Claudia are serving with Youth for Christ in Germany and worldwide. They call Germany home and have a vision to reach young people in this post-Christian society.
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Alicia Breslin

Alicia Breslin is serving as Director of International Community Ministry with Youth for Christ International.
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Amy Emerson

Amy Emerson is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Cyprus with Youth for Christ International.
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Andrea and Sheila Crocivera

Andrea and Sheila Crocivera are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in Italy with Youth for Christ International.
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Andrea Miedema

Andrea Miedema serves as HR & Benefits Generalist with YFC International.
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Art and Beckie Melli

Art and Beckie Melli provide Pastoral Care for YFCI Global Engagement Missionaries in Europe.
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Art Deyo

Art Deyo serves as a Legacy staff team member with Youth for Christ International.
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Ashley Sawyer

Ashley Sawyer serves as a volunteer in Puerto Rico.
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Barbara Porter

Barbara Porter is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Kenya with Youth for Christ International.
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Benjy and Brianna Poore

Benjy and Brianna Poore serve with YouthCompass for the international community of Düsseldorf, Germany.
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Bill and Mary Springston

Bill & Mary Springston provide pastoral care for YFCI Global Engagement Missionaries serving in Africa and the Middle East & North Africa.
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Brandon and Angie Johnson

Brandon serves with the Europe, Middle East, North Africa area team as the Regional Director for Southern Europe.
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Brenda Reyes

Brenda Reyes serves as the Youth for Christ Honduras administrator and a board member, as well as the prayer and camp projects coordinator.
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Brian and Melissa Verdugo

Brian and Melissa Verdugo serve as the Regional Directors of Youth for Christ in the Caribbean.
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Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Germany with Youth for Christ International.
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Bryan Blomker

Bryan serves as the Director of Development for Youth for Christ International, an integral role in Youth for Christ’s strategic focus of reaching all the young people of the world.
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Chris and Linda Harding

Chris and Linda Harding serve with Youth for Christ as International Coaching Directors.
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Chris Kozacek

Chris serves as the Director of the Field Ministry Team and International Care Pastor with Youth for Christ International.
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Claire Russell

Claire Russell is preparing to serve with Youth for Christ in Ireland.
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Daniel and Laura Peal

Daniel and Laura Peal are serving as Global Engagement missionaries in Puerto Rico with Youth for Christ International.
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Dean and Laurie Edwall

Dean and Laurie Edwall are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in South Africa with Youth for Christ International.
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Desmond Grabo

Desmond Grabo is serving with Youth for Christ in Central Alberta.
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Ember Liddiard

Ember Liddiard is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Botswana with Youth for Christ International.
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Emily Gumowski

Emily Gumowski serves as the Field Accounts Manager at Youth for Christ International in Denver.
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Frank and Judy Valenza

Frank Valenza is the International Coordinator of Youth for Christ Brazil; Judy writes and prepares training materials.
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Freddy Tuyizere

Freddy and Marie-Josie Tuyizere minister with Youth for Christ in Burundi, East Africa where Freddy serves as the National Director.
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Gary and Valerie Maloney

Gary and Valerie Maloney are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in Ireland with Youth for Christ International.
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Geordon and Marilyn Rendle

The Rendles are currently serving overseas with YFC Canada from within the Middle East North Africa region.
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Ginny Niemeyer (Reczek)

Ginny Niemeyer is is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Kenya with Youth for Christ International.
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Godwin Altidor

Godwin Altidor is serving with Youth for Christ in Haiti.
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Greg Jewell

Greg Jewell is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in South Africa with Youth for Christ International.
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Haley Whitehurst

Haley Whitehurst  serves as a missionary in Lebanon with Youth for Christ International.
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Héctor Morales

Héctor serves with Youth for Christ as the Central Americas Regional Director.
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Isaac and Jenn Stough

Isaac and Jenn Stough are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in Spain with Youth for Christ International.
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Jake and Debbi Tyler

Jake Tyler is serving as as the Chaplain to the National Directors of the Pacific Region with Youth for Christ International. Debbi serves as a missionary with YFCI.
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Jean Baptiste Mugarura

Jean Baptiste Mugarura serves with Youth for Christ as the National Director in Rwanda overseeing the ministry staff as well as hundreds of volunteers.
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Jen Olive

Jen serves Youth for Christ as the Grant and Event Manager as part of the Denver International Service Centre team.
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Jerel Peters

Jerel Peters is serving with Central Alberta Youth for Christ (Youth Unlimited).
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Jessica Barlow

Jessica Barlow is serving as a Global Engagement missionary with Youth for Christ International.
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Jessica Nutting

Jessica Nutting is serving Global Engagement missionary kids around the world as a member of the Care Team with Youth for Christ International.
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Jim Jose

Jim serves with YFC in the Middle East North Africa region.
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Jim Snellink

Jim Snellink is serving as a Global Engagement campus recruiter with Youth for Christ International.
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John and Karen Selph

John and Karen Selph are serving on the pastoral care team with Youth for Christ International, with a focus on Latin America.
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John Sagherian

John Sagherian serves Youth for Christ International as the Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
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Josh and Rachel Rumple

Josh and Rachel are applying to serve in Ireland.
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Josue Akowanou

Josue Akowanou as the Regional Director for the French speaking nations of West Africa with Youth for Christ International.
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Josué and Mari Miranda

Josué and Mari Miranda run Project Serve Costa Rica, hosting short-term mission trips that serve the community.
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Joy Zimmerman

Joy Zimmerman is serving as a Global Engagement missionary with Youth for Christ International in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Julianna Overmeyer

Julianna Overmeyer is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in South Africa with Youth for Christ International.
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Katie Jarmer

Katie Jarmer is serving as an apprentice with Youth Unlimited in Vancouver, Canada.
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Katie Peters

Katie Peters is serving with Central Alberta Youth for Christ (Youth Unlimited).
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Kelly Hoeting

Kelly Hoeting serves as the Manager of Missionary Mobilization at Youth for Christ International.
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Kelsey Lamothe

Kelsey Lamothe is a YFCI missionary candidate applying to serve in Botswana.
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Kristi Schliep

Kristi Schliep is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Germany with Youth for Christ International.
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Kyler Kregel

Kyler Kregel will be serving with the Field Ministry team as part of Youth for Christ International's Denver Office Staff.
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Larry and Gail Williams

Larry and Gail Williams are serving with Youth for Christ International.
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Laura Vento

Laura Vento is serving as a Missionary Service Volunteer to Spain.
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Maher El Hajj

Maher El Hajj serves with Youth for Christ as the National Director in Lebanon. He has worked as a staff member of Youth for Christ in Lebanon for many years.
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Marcela Chyba

Marcela serves with Youth for Christ in Poland.
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Mark and Stephanie Dodrill

Mark and Stephanie Dodrill are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in Spain with Youth for Christ International.
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Martin Ainsworth

Martin serves on the Youth for Christ international team as a digital media specialist.
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Megan Pooler

Megan Pooler is preparing to serve with Youth Compass in Europe.
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Mehm and Ruth Tun Thein

Mehm and Ruth Tun Thein are serving as Global Engagement missionaries in Thailand with Youth for Christ International.
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Micah and BreAnna Fowler

Micah and BreAnna Fowler are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in Costa Rica with Youth for Christ International.
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Michael McCarthy

Michael serves as the Director of Global Communications at Youth for Christ International.
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Michelle Markwardt

Michelle Markwardt is serving as a Talent Acquisition Specialist for the Human Resources team of Youth for Christ International.
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Mike and Judy Manna

Michael and Judy Manna are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries with Youth for Christ International.
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Pam Fulton

Pam Fulton is serving Global Engagement missionaries around the world as a member of the Care Team at Youth for Christ International.
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Paul and Becky Luedtke

Paul and Becky Luedtke are serving as a Global Engagement missionaries in Switzerland with Youth for Christ International.
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Peggy Zeman

Peggy Zeman serves as the Executive Assistant at Youth for Christ International.
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Randy & Valerie Beaverson

Randy serves as US Liaison Director for the Asia-Pacific Youth for Christ region and is based out of South Florida. He and his wife, Valerie, have been serving with Youth for Christ for over 30 years.
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Ray Wills

Ray Wills is serving as the Donation Processor for Youth for Christ International in the Denver Office.
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Ron and Ruth Berger

Ron and Ruth Berger are serving Global Engagement missionaries as members of the Care Team with Youth for Christ International.
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Rose Stupansky

Rose Stupansky serves as Volunteer Coordinator with Youth for Christ International.
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Sam Rai

Sam Rai is serving as the US Liaison Associate for YFC Nepal.
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Sara Klopfenstein

Sara Klopfenstein is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in France with Youth for Christ International.
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Sarah Brandt

Sarah Brandt is serving as a Global Engagement missionary with Youth for Christ International.
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Scot Keranen

Scot Keranen is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Lebanon with Youth for Christ International.
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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in Thailand with Youth for Christ International.
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Scott Rosene

Scott Rosene serves as the Website Content and Social Media Manager for Youth for Christ International.
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Seth Binford

Seth Binford is serving as a Global Engagement missionary with Youth for Christ International.
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Sue Dibiaso

Sue Dibiaso is serving with Youth for Christ in Montreal.
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Sumi Flanagan

Sumi is serving with Youth for Christ International in the Denver office.
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Suzanne Kahl

Suzanne Kahl serves as a long term volunteer in Düsseldorf, Germany, with Youth for Christ’s Youth Compass.
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Thomas and Meghan Bresson

Tommy and Meghan Bresson are full-time missionaries in Geneva, Switzerland, ministering to third-culture kids in the Geneva area.
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Thomas Speckhardt

Thomas serves as the Director of YouthCompass and International Youth Ministry for Youth for Christ International.
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Trusella Dingle

Trusella Dingle is serving as a Global Engagement missionary in the Gambia with Youth for Christ International.
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Vanessa Banks

Vanessa Banks serves as a long term missionary in El Salvador, pioneering Youth for Christ in that nation.
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William & Gretchen Housley

William and Gretchen Housley serve U.S. citizens who work with Youth for Christ International in 36 different countries.
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Reaching Young People in the Czech Republic

An inspiring story about a troubled teen in the Czech Republic; YFC Burundi recognized by their President for their efforts in educating the future leaders of their nation.

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Meet Sola Imoleolu

From being a church boy with an orthodox background to becoming a teenager, exposed to different church denominations and involved in different ministries of the churches he attended, one would say Sola Imoleolu “had a form of godliness without the power and the life of God”. He was just religious, living in sin and without Christ. But then…

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Leonard Rogers Goes Home

One of God’s courageous warriors has gone home to be with Him: Len Rodgers, the man who founded YFC Lebanon 56 years ago, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer.

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Reaching Youth in the Czech Republic

Grateful to be a part of God’s global family, and grateful for their salvation, Honza and Pavla Janko have incredible love and passion for Czech young people who are lost, as they were before.

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Remembering Billy Graham

The world is remembering a great evangelist and friend of Youth for Christ, who died today at the age of 99.

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Two Hats

Being a Board Member, Dean has a different perspective on Youth for Christ: he hears the stories from others and is excited about his part. What is your part in Youth for Christ?

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A Passion To Serve Others

“This is something that has to be born inside of you” – That is what Eduardo Ramos thinks about having passion to serve others. He is a YFC volunteer, he talks about his passion and how he sees YFC in his country of Honduras.

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General Assembly 2017 in Review

Some highlights of Youth for Christs General Assembly 2017 in Miami, Florida.

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Remembering Pieter

Pieter Verhoeven, passed away on Saturday night from a heart attack.

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Coachnet Training in Spain

Eight staff members participated in Coachnet Training in Spain.

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New National Coordinator in Serbia – Kristian Vučković

Kristian Vučković joins Youth for Christ as the new National Coordinator for the country of Serbia.

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Motivated & Certified in Venezuela

A number of volunteers with hearts ready to serve in Venezuela took all the courses needed to be formally certified staff.

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Danny Inatimi

Danny Inatimi seeks to exhibit innovation, faithfulness and growth in all aspects of his life.

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Reaching Mexican Youth Through Rap Music

Nayeli Estrada is a volunteer at Youth for Christ in Mexico. She shared with us her amazing testimony and how God reached her through a Rap Ministry, and now this is how she is using her life to reach other youth.

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Serving Youth Orphaned by HIV/AIDS Epidemic

In South Africa, a special project aims to make an impact on communities, youths and people through serving children and youths orphaned by the HIV/Aids epidemic.

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A Strong Team in Spain

The capable team of ministry leaders in Spain keeps things running smoothly while their directors return to the U.S. on home assignment.

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Charles Tandoh

“Our morning devotions in the office, staff training and getting to hear incredible testimonies from the nations created an impact in my life which helped me grow closer to God.”

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Riraqi Kolley

A staff person in Africa testifies to God’s work in her life through the ministry of Youth for Christ.

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Announcements, Stories About Staff

New National Director for Ghana

Jackson Mensah is the new National Director for Youth for Christ in Ghana. Jackson was appointed in September 2016 and took over from acting National Director Vida Humphery. He officially commenced his role on the first of January 2017. We wish him well in his new role.

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New Southern Regional Director for Africa

Sheunesu Masuka, the National Director of Youth for Christ in Zimbabwe will effectively take over from E.J. van As, as the new Southern Regional Director on the first of February 2017. As such, Sheunesu is now a member of the Africa Area Leadership Team (ALT). We wish him well as he steps into this new … Continued

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New Regional Director for the Indian Ocean Island Nations

Cyril Palan, the National Director of Youth For Christ Mauritius, is now the new Regional Director for the Indian Ocean Island Nations effective 1st January 2017. Cyril took over from Maharavo Ravoniandro, the National Director of Youth for Christ in Madagascar. Cyril is now a member of the Africa Area Leadership Team(ALT). We wish him … Continued

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New Role for E.J. van As

E.J. van As, will effectively step down from his role as the Southern Regional Director for YFCI/Africa Area at the end of January 2017. He is still serving as Training Director for Africa Area and has recently been appointed as the Deputy to the Africa Area Director. He also serves on the YFCI Training team.

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New National Director for Germany

Effective December 1st, Youth for Christ Germany gained a new National Director. Markus Liebold has taken over the position from long-serving Director Alfons Hildebrandt. “It is rather unusual in a youth organisation like Youth for Christ to hold the position of National Director for 33 years” Alfons stated in his farewell. In a total of … Continued

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New Director for Tonga

Youth for Christ in Tonga celebrates the selection of George Polovili as the new National Director!

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New Member of YFCI Global Fund Development Team

Bob Wielenga has recently joined the YFCI Global Fund Development Team.

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