Roberto & Kristin Macaluso

Roberto was born and raised in Palermo and God called him to follow Jesus and serve Him at the age of 14 years old during a YFC summer camp.

When he was 19 years old, he did a gap year in England with Youth For Christ Britain, and despite having planned to stay in the UK following this and get married to his now wife Kristin in 2016, he felt an undeniable call from the Lord to return to Sicily to serve him among teenagers. He continued to volunteer with every opportunity he got during his university years and began leading the youth group of his church.

Kristin’s parents are British missionaries in Italy, so she grew up in a small town near Messina in Sicily. She got involved volunteering for Youth for Christ when she was 15. She took a gap year in the UAE after she finished school, and studied in Scotland where she did a Bible Teaching Training Course after completing her university studies.

They got married in 2021 and after a lot of prayer and a strong sense of conviction the two are now in full time ministry. Roberto now serves as the YFCi Online Learning System Manager and as a youth-worker for Youth for Christ Italy. Kristin is part-time with YFC Italy and passionately leads a girls-club every week as well as meeting with girls one to one. Roberto has also been studying for a master’s degree in theology which he will complete in January 2024.