Captivating young people with the truth of God
Nexwave's vision is to see this generation captivated by the truth of Jesus Christ. We believe there is incredible potential in this generation, and we aim to harness this potential by helping them know their value and experience Jesus for themselves. Through being equipped in knowing their identity in Jesus, they can then go out and make God known within their schools, workplaces, and communities, which will bring lasting change to Western Australia and the world. We do this in a variety of ways, through high school seminars, camps, short-term outreaches, youth groups, and more.
For students who come to school early, breakfast club is an opportunity to grab a bite to eat, relax, play some board games, or get to know other students. We help facilitate this by cooking breakfast and running board games.
For active students who enjoy sports, after school programs such as soccer provide a safe environment for them to come together with both old and new friends and enjoy casual, recreational sport.
Working alongside multiple schools in the Perth and around WA, we run a variety of mentoring programs and seminars catered to each school. Taking up most of the week during the school term, our schedule shifts between primarily mentoring to seminars based on whether we are in Perth or traveling around the state.
Our desire is meet each student where they are at and help each school with the problems and gaps they see.
All across Western Australia there are many youth groups working with youth across the state, so we work alongside them.
Offering teachings on evangelism and missions among others, we also bring in new faces and games to give youth leaders a break. Working with any and every denomination, we focus on what would serve the church best at that point in mobilising and encouraging the youth.
Winter Camp runs during both weeks of the July school holidays. Each year, young people from all over WA come together for five days of fun and games, food, friends, inspirational and challenging messages, and life-changing encounters with God.
This year's theme is "Met By Love" Week One is July 8-12; Week Two is July 15-19. Location: Forest Edge Recreational Camp. Ages: 12-18 years old. Cost: $250.
For more information, or to register, email [email protected]
Run during the Summer holidays, it is a 5 day camp focused on growing more in our relationship with God and learning how to share about Him with others.
After Summer Camp there are two week-long optional outreaches - one overseas and one in Western Australia. Outreaches have included a house build in a developing nation (2018, Nepal) and working with Aussie Families in the South West (2018,2019, WA).
For more information, please email: [email protected]
NIKO is a Greek word that means "to conquer, overcome, get the victory". The NIKO camp is a 5-day camp that invites people to discover their unique style of leadership, grow in teamwork, and take initiative in serving. Through different activities, teams learn to trust God and trust one another. The camp is designed to help participants overcome challenges physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Working in Nexwave means you will get to influence young people from all over Western Australia. Whether you're a graphic designer, a musician, a sportsman, a talented speaker, a counsellor, a graffiti artist, a first-aid trainee, a renowned prankster, or a good administrator, there is an open door for you. Nexwave welcomes people from many different backgrounds. No matter your previous experience, you will be challenged in new ways when it comes to reaching out to young people with creativity, innovation, and excellence.
program: Youth Ministries
Husband to an amazing wife named Robin and father of four lovely children; Kamryn, Mikayla, Levi and our newest, Lauren. Determined and full of faith, while being a very polite Canadian. Loves ice hockey and baseball, and is getting used to the Aussie sports. Enjoys great food and a good laugh.
Abi is from Texas, USA. Following her completion of the Music Disciplship Training School in 2011, she returned home to finish her degree in Teaching. Abi joined staff in 2014, and in June 2015 she married Joel! She is part of a ministry, Worship for the Nations, that uses prayer and worship as a tool to see change and shift in cities and nations globally and bring them to knowledge of God. She also leads the School of Worship along with Erika. Abi has been involved in worship leading since she was young and regularly leads worship on the base. She has a passion for music, creativity, and teaching, and she's always up for an adventure.
Addie is originally from the U.S. She grew up in a little town famous for its rodeos and cowboys. She moved to Colorado after a year of uni to pursue training in massage therapy and neuromuscular massage. She came to do her Sports DTS in Perth in 2010, where she felt the call of God to join full-time missions. She did her TS in 2011, her BCC in 2012, and staffed a DTS and a couple BCCs before leading her first BCC in 2015. She plans to finish her degree with the UofN in Counselling or Christian Ministries, in hopes of seeing transformation and truth brought to a world of lies. She loves people, coconut chocolate, sneezing, olive green, Bible jokes, guessing games, crosswords, fixing stuff, dancing, organising, cinnamon toothpaste, long drives on the beach, her husband, and the BIBLE…not in that order.
Apparently this guy doesn't sound like an American but don't let that fool you! Maybe it's his Amish background, or the fact that he's been in YWAM for a while and in Perth since 2004. It was during his DTS as a 19 year old that God gave him a life-long call to missions. He loves traveling, meeting new people, trying different foods, and exploring new places around the world. His heart is to see people walking in the fullness of who God has created them to be and he thinks everyone should do a counselling school in YWAM!
Originally an accountant from Sydney, I made my way to the other side of Australia in 2016 to do the Media, Art & Photography DTS at YWAM Perth. Life lived surrendered to Jesus has taken me beyond my wildest hopes and dreams, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love good coffee, photography and getting out and about in God’s amazing creation!
Hi, my name is Alyssa! I am from a small town in Pennsylvania, USA. My dad took me on my first missions trip at 13 years old. At that point I knew that missions was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. After doing my DTS, God told me to come do the BAS here at YWAM Perth in 2014. Through this school I gained God's heart for what He wants to do in the nations in regards to maternal health. Also I love to sing, play guitar and make music. And one of my greatest desires is to see every nation bow down in worship to Jesus!
My name is Amada, and I'm from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I came to Perth in 2012 to do the Music DTS, and since then I've completed the Introduction to Primary Healthcare School and the Birth Attendant School. I like words, popcorn, sport, cats, laughing, coffee, and sharing the Gospel. I really love how God uses healthcare to open doors to share about Jesus, and that we get to do that with Him!
Having grown up in Texas, with a heart for ministering to the broken and the unreached overseas, Amy launched into full-time missions directly after high school. She completed her DTS, School of Worship and School of the Bible at different YWAM locations before arriving at YWAM Perth to be trained in Christian counselling. Her desire is to see Christian counsellors multiplied in order to see the broken restored.
Amy is originally from Seattle, Washington (aka the Great Northwest) but has lived in Australia for the last 10 years. She did her DTS almost 16 years ago in Tyler, Texas and has worked with YWAM Internationally since then, studying and ministering in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, the Islands, and America. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counselling from the University of the Nations and loves to teach and minister to those affected by human trafficking, prostitution, the refugee crisis and other issues of injustice.
Ari grew up playing soccer for 20 years and after coming to Australia in 1998 has now been involved in missionary work for close to 20 years. He serves in areas of teaching, leadership, leadership training and in his spare time still loves to play the game he grew up playing. Only recently Ari has felt released by God to put his passion for soccer and for God together in a school called the Soccer DTS. As soccer is one of the most played sports in the world, it is a great inroad into many communities and nations. Ari is originally from the Netherlands, is married and has two young children.
Hi there! My full name is Rebekah but here in Australia - things are shortened, so you can call me Bek. I am one of four children and have two incredible parents. I like ultimate frisby, big dogs and pop corn. I have been serving here in Perth since 2008 and am grateful to God that he has called me into full-time missions. I get to work with amazing people, hear the voice of the living God during "work hours" and give health care all over the world! There is nothing better than leading someone to the Lord if you ask me - what a rush!
Born and raised in the great state of Ohio, Ben is a true midwesterner at heart and a die hard Buckeye's fan. Ben is married to a lovely German girl named Debora and enjoys the combination of missions and family life. The second oldest of four siblings, he grew up playing sports of all kinds but is most passionate about baseball and basketball. His other hobbies outside of sports include reading, hiking, camping, scented candles, the beach, or almost any outdoor activity with his wife. Previous to joining YWAM he worked in the field of sports medicine and still loves studying how the body functions in relation to sports and injuries. Ben has a real heart for discipleship and seeing others walk in deeper relationship with Jesus through finding His heart for the nations.
Hailing from New York in the United States, Ben comes to YWAM Perth with a degree in film, a passion for storytelling, and a desire to serve. He is married and has three beautiful daughters.
Benny comes from a beautiful small town called Giebelstadt in Germany, he did the Young People's DTS in January 2014 here at YWAM Perth. He joined staff few months after he completed his DTS, then went right into staffing the January YP 2015. He loves to disciple young people, see them go into the nations. Benny also loves to relax at the beach and have a BBQ. He is always keen for good coffee hangout. When he's not staffing a school, he is part of a building ministry called Homes of Hope.
Bronte has staffed the last few YPDTS's and is stoked to be leading this upcoming one in January! Passionate about God, she loves getting out there and having any kind of adventure... the outdoors, laughing with friends, camping... she loves life! She even worked on a farm prior to staffing with YWAM Perth! Bronte has led outreaches to Mozambique, London, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, France and up north here in Aus! Lets see where this next one takes us...
Besides being a man of amazing leadership and passion for God, Caleb is also a fan of the Wallabies and the West Coast Eagles. When he was 17, he did his DTS in Kelowna, Canada and then joined staff with YWAM Perth. He began staffing DTS's and at the age of 19 Caleb led his first DTS. He also pioneered our youth ministry 'Nexwave.' Currently, he is the DTS director and also part of our base leadership team. He also heads up Humility and Hunger conferences in many parts of Asia. He is committed to God's call on his life and considers it a privilege to be involved in the work of God. His passion for the fear of the Lord and holiness is evident in his own life and he teaches with great authority through experience coupled with humility.
I have many passions in my life but on the top of that list is God, and Music! I love anything from leading worship for the YWAM base to spending time alone writing my own songs. I find great freedom in being able to express myself through music. Growing up in Australia, with a Polynesian background, I feel that I am incredibly blessed to be serving God in my home country, and using my love for music in that. It's a privilege to have the opportunity to disciple people that want to know God more, and have a lot of unforgettable adventures along the way.
Chris Riley likes being outside, a good cup of coffee, and driving a 4WD real fast. You know - the simple things. He has been on staff at YWAM Perth for just over a year. He did the 4WD DTS in 2014 and staffed the July 4WD DTS in 2015. While not on schools he is a part of the Appropriate Technology ministry, developing simple, reliable technology to teach to the nations and see transformation through Gospel and technology.
Christel is 30 and hails from Victoria, Canada. She likes coffee, things that glisten, and C.S. Lewis. An incredibly creative person she is blessed when she receives a meaningful gift, like a leaf that reminded you of her or a piece of her favourite chewing gum, dark green Extra. She came into YWAM as a trained hairdresser so has an eye for detail.
Clarissa is from Pennsylvania, USA and has been on staff with YWAM Perth since 2012. She loves to travel, especially to Africa, and fills up her free time with friends, road trips and exploring new places. Here at YWAM Perth she serves in our Registrars office and leads the Compassion DTS. She loves seeing people growing in their relationship with the Lord and seeing their lives being transformed during DTS!
Cliff loves Jesus and desires to make Him known among the nations of the earth. Originally from the USA, he has now made Perth, Australia his home with his family. Cliff is a part of the leadership team at YWAM Perth and is often teaching in the many mission training schools. He is often leading worship and training others in this area. Cliff has a passion for seeing the unreached come to know and follow Jesus. He is currently writing discipleship resources for those who have little or no access to biblical training.
Colton is from a small town in Washington State, USA, famous for it's rainy days and coffee enthusiasts. He did his DTS in Mexico and began working with YWAM in 2011. He came to YWAM Perth in 2014 and soon after married his wife, Peta. He has a heart to disciple and see young people grow and go deeper in their relationships with Jesus and become who God has made them to be. He's a huge fan of donuts and coffee and He's always open for a chat, so feel free to say hi if you see him around!
I am a professional musician by degree, having a Master’s degree in Music in performance and conducting from Michigan State University. I have experience as a Music teacher at the high school and university level. I am stoked at the opportunity to bring people who love music together and really develop excellence and creativity among us as musicians. We’ll have opportunity to develop as musicians in the area of worship, learning cover songs, and writing and composing music that sounds like the nations we represent and are going to in our mission work.
An Australian and a mechanic by trade, Dave did his DTS in 1984, and has been with YWAM every since. Dave is a member of the base leadership team. He currently works with Mission Builders, Property Development & the Community Development School. He also serves in the International Community Development Centre.
Hey I'm Deborah or people usually call me DEBO. I am 17 years old and I'm from Indonesia, I work with the I.T team here at YWAM Perth. I never knew I would say this, but I actually enjoy coding as much as I enjoy Christmas music. Oh yes I LOVE CHRISTMAS. My favorite thing about life is Jesus and laughter. I can't remember a day where I don't laugh. Even though I work behind the scenes mostly, which I really enjoy, I actually love being with people. I'm an EXTRA-EXTROVERT and loud in every ways HAHA so I love being with people. I am passionate about Jesus and making Him famous, especially using Media as a platform to share the GOSPEL. Oh I also love FOOD, as well as cooking and baking it.
Originally from Minnesota in the US, Drew has been on staff since 2014. His time at YWAM Perth has been filled with staffing a broad range of DTS' from Performing Arts to Hiking. Now leading the Media, Art & Photography DTS, he has enjoyed getting back into photo journalism while continuing his passion of holistic discipleship.
Dustin L. was born in 1983 and grew up on a small island on the west coast of Canada. He is married to Susanna who is from Switzerland and they have 3 energetic boys, Lucas, Jacob and Benjamin. He has training in counselling and family ministry and has a heart to see families living in the fullness of God's plan for their lives.
My name is Elias Wape, and I'm from Papua New Guinea, and I did my Disciple Training School (DTS) here (Perth) in 2007, after spending 6 years as a youth pastor in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. I was born in 1976, which makes me 40 this year! I come from a big, close family who I value very much, and I'm an amazing people person. I'm a powerful intercessor who loves getting into prayer; likes rugby, fishing, and encouraging and motivate people and is hugely servant-hearted. Since DTS I worked on base with several different ministries, spending most of my time in Australian Mercy. If I could have any soundtrack to my life it would be ‘Eye of the Tiger’ from Rocky. I met my wife, Inga, in 2007 while working in Australian Relief &Mercy Services back then. I staffed a Crossroads DTS in 2011, did a community development training school in 2011, and staffed a community development training school in 2013, and then married Inga in 2012. We have a most beautiful daughter in the whole world, which makes her 2 this year. When asked what I love about my wife and daughter, my response is, “I like both SO much”, before going on too much descriptive qualities.
Since Else-Johanne was a little girl, dancing was something she loved, especially dancing for the Lord. Even though she never had any formal training, Else knew that dancing, as well as the performing arts was important in expression of a society. The way the performing arts brings life, laughter, and joy was something she wanted to be a part of. Else-Johanne has two years musical theatre experience, and did the Performing Arts DTS in 2015. And is now on staff with First Fruit Productions, the Performing Arts Ministry in YWAM Perth.
Esther is from South-Korea, very near to Seoul. She did her YP DTS here in Perth in 2013 and has joined staff since 2014, worked with our Hospitality ministry and staffed several different dts schools. She loves to be friends with people, and loves to explore new things and new places.
Hayley grew up in a small, beachy town in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. In 2009 she did her Compassion DTS in Perth and then joined staff in 2010. God lead her to do the Children at Risk School in 2014 - here she discovered the broken heart of God concerning children and injustice and that He was calling her to a apart of His active response. She is a lover of the ocean, strong coffee, rooibos tea, dark chocolate, good music and quality time! Hayley is also a fan of her very Australian husband - Josh!
Heidi comes from the dangerously beautiful part of Queensland where the rainforest meets the islands of the tropics. She did DTS in New Zealand before coming to YWAM Perth for the Art Evangelists School, after which she joined staff. Passionate and positive… loves to restore things and quite divergent. She loves the sun, the beach, smoothies, Asia, gesso, canvas, salmon and poached eggs for breakfast (with tea brewed in a pot). This one is never short of vision and ideas for Revive, and relies strongly on the team for reality checks. Heids loves being part of something bigger than herself at YWAM Perth. Lives the dream. Loves the movement.
Right, so I am Helga, from Norway. Married to the wonderful Rod and have three great kids, Miriam (11) Nathaniel (9) and Karianne (6). Have been in YWAM since 1997 when I did DTS in Norway. Since then God has taken us on a journey of missions which has included many locations, but most significantly China where we spent 7 years and now Perth where we have been since 2008. I am excited about God and seeing more people discipled to walk in his ways and equipped to teach others to do so as well.
Jake comes from a small town called Lodi in California . He was a student in the Medical DTS in 2016. He is passionate about God and loves to chill out with people! He is always down for a good pun. If you want to make him happy just give him something sweet and a hot chocolate.
My passions in life are Jesus, people & the ocean! I am married to Sarah and we have a daughter Amira. Most of my conversations revolve around how to see Africa transformed and I believe in people and am committed to discover and support what God has for each person. Did the Young Peoples DTS in 2009 then worked in Thailand for a year with ARK International (Children at Risk ministry) and Staffed the Surf/Skate DTS 2011. I have also done further training in YWAM Perth through our Children at Risk School, Transformation School, School of Frontier Missions and the Enviormental Resource Stewardship School
Naturally athletic. Wise... Just a couple of the many words that could be used to describe this kiwi! Truly passionate about the game of tennis and equally skilled on the court as well. Start a conversation about dirtbikes and you will then proceed to enter a lengthy discussion. His priorities are clear however. He has a passion to disciple young people and see them come to know, experience and follow the Lord with everything they have. Even though he is young, his leadership goes well beyond his years. If you don't know him, then your to-do list just grew a little more.
Jen is from BC, Canada. She came to YWAM Perth to do her DTS in 2000 and has been here ever since. During that time she has served in a variety of areas. She has had leadership roles in DTS, staff training and megacities. She has been in over 30 nations sharing the Gospel, leading teams and working with partnerships all with the dream of seeing God's glory in the nations as the waters cover the seas. Jen is married and has 3 energetic, little boys. She has a huge heart for the unreached, discipleship and now leads everytongue. Her vision is to raise up lovers of Jesus who know God's character and live it, from every language group and to see true transformation among nations. She loves adventures, games, coffee, superheroes and Mother Teresa quotes.
She is originally from the USA and have been with YWAM Australia for over 20 years. She liked Australia so much she married an Aussie and they have 4 great kids! She leads the School of Communication as well as Priceless, the human trafficking ministry. She like good coffee, organized chaos and the nations! YWAM is the perfect fit for all of these!
She comes from Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. She came to YWAM Perth to do her Discipleship Training School in 2007 and followed that with a School of Frontier Media in 2008. Her dual loves in life would have to Media/Theater and Marine Biology.
Born and brought up in an Australian family involved in missions and pastoral ministry, Joel only started to pursue his own deep relationship with God when he was 17. He has spent much of his life involved in a high level of tennis and also in teaching math at the high-school and university level. Since 2005 Joel has enjoyed being a missionary and cross cultural bible teacher. Joel has a wife and three young girls and they all enjoy spending time together, especially doing outdoor activities. It's his strong belief that God transforms peoples lives, families, communities and nations as people come into closer relationship with Him.
From the beautiful West Coast of Canada to Western Australia, I came to do the Music DTS back in 2016. Since then, I've moved to Perth to join the Humility and Hunger ministry on base, with the heart to mobilise young people and write songs that capture the missional heart of God. I love Jesus and love the way He calls us to radically carry His love to those around us, whether it's our closest friends, our neighbours, or the lost out in the nations. I find so much joy and life in living out the Great Commission and my heart comes alive when I get to share the Gospel with people who have never heard it before. On my weekends you can find me out exploring the wilderness, or enjoying a cup of coffee with friends in the city. I also love creating things, whether it's writing music or capturing light with a camera.
A passionate storyteller from South Australia, Josh loves making films, playing ultimate frisbee and climbing trees with his hot new wife. Josh has a real heart for the Indigenous of Australia and seeing God draw together Christian Filmmakers and Media professionals into his vision for the nation.
Previously a springboard & platform diving coach, Joshua, along with his wife Sarah, is from the USA. He devotes much of his time to his two boys and wife, teaching, pursuing his love for sports and the outdoors and seeing people understand more about God's character in the bible, their lives and this world. He believes lives & nations can be transformed.
Kassidy is from the picturesque land of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is very excitable, loud, yet easy-going and relatable. Loves being active and always keen to adventure and make a story. She did a sports DTS in 2012, and has been on staff for 2 years working in youth ministry, and staffing sports and a young people's DTS's. She thrives off of seeing young people be discipled and go out and disciple the nations.
I'm a trained nurse and midwife, originally from Adelaide, South Australia. I joined YWAM Perth many years ago and have had the privilege of seeing God do extraudinary things. I love working with the poor and needy, training and teaching. I'm surrounded by very clever amazing people who help our health care work go forward
Laura, originally from Las Vegas joined staff in 2012 after completing her Birth Attendant School. She has since been involved in a variety of different ministries related to mother and child healthcare . Laura has a heart for women all across the nations, loves the labour room, and is happy to take every opportunity she can get to be apart of overseas outreaches. Laura is married to Chenaniah and together they have two little girls.
Leah is from Vancouver Island, BC Canada! She did the Compassion DTS in 2016, and joined staff 4 months after graduating from DTS. She staffed the January YPDTS in 2017 & 2018, and now leads the April YP DTS! When she is not staffing a school she is a part of a ministry called Worship for the Nations here on base. This ministry uses worship and intercession to break strongholds and bring God's kingdom into wherever He may call! Leah loves people, strong coffee, music (specifically anything indie), as well as good laughs. Leah is passionate about seeing people living out lives of passion & purity as well as knowing the Father Heart of God!
Madeline grew up in Pennsylvania, and came to Perth to do the Priceless DTS in 2014. With a heart to see people set free into the life God created them for, Madeline returned after her DTS to be on staff with the Pricless ministry. She loves a fun adventure complete with friends, music, and a good cup of coffee. She is also passionate to learn about cultures and politics, and to see redemption established within and between people groups.
Mary-Ann is a mum of two young girls, and completed her DTS in April 2014. She joined the All Generations team in October 2014, after hearing God's voice to stay here in Perth. Mary-Ann is known for her commitment, loyalty, her perseverance and her faith - She truly believes that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
FROM: Illinois, USA Melinda has been helping with the Biblical Core Course since July 2001. She originally did her school in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Since then, she has helped to staff 8 schools, pioneered new schools in 4 nations, led 6 schools and has occasionally been a guest lecturer. She also is currently a part of leadership for the BCC international development team. Her favorite book is Hebrews or Romans, but she really likes Hebrews and she really likes Romans. Sometimes she has a hard time making up her mind about which book is her favorite but be assured that she really really likes the Bible and loves teaching and training people in the Word. Melinda is currently undertaking a masters course in Christian Formation & Discipleship with the University of the Nations that will finish in 2015.
My name is Melissa, I'm from a small town in Ontario, Canada. I grew up running around in the bush with my three siblings, building forts, cutting firewood, fishing and climbing trees. I completed my IPHC in 2014, leaving my heart in Papua New Guinea, and then the BAS in 2015. I long to see the nations living life to the full, and I am so excited that God has asked me to go!
Website administrator, IT manager and a part of leadership of our Media & Communications team.
Originally from Texas, Mick and his wife, June, served on staff of YWAM Tyler where they completed their Crossroads DTS, School of Evangelism, School of the Bible and helped pioneer YWAM BELT. In 2001 they led a School of the Bible outreach to Papua New Guinea (PNG) where they lived for ten years pioneering Pacific SALT (Scripture Application & Leadership Training), a Wycliffe project that conducts vernacular Bible courses in remote locations for village pastors and church leaders. Mick previously served as the Director of Scripture Engagement for SIL Pacific Area; and, at YWAM Perth, Mick and June lead the Discipleship Bible School (DBS). Their desire is to see individuals, communities and nations transformed by God’s Word.
Molly comes from the land of 10,000 lakes: Minnesota, USA and has been on staff with YWAM Perth for 4 years. She is super active and loves to play sports, with basketball and soccer being her number one choices. She has so much excitement about life and it really is contagious. She is someone who will initiate fun and games and is always keen for an adventure and a good laugh. At the same time Molly is very disciplined in seeking God's truth and consistently challenges herself and others to bring life application to God's word. Her love for the Lord impacts every area of her life, and his joy spills over into those around her. She is someone who naturally leads and in doing so invites and challenges people to go after what God has set before them. Molly is the dance party queen...her portable speaker is a primary accessory... she'll get you moving whether you like it or not! No matter what you are doing, Molly will find a way to make any activity an enjoyable one. Six months with her will be a ball!!
Nirina is a lively Malagasy woman, she was born and raised in Madagascar, during the last year of her high school, she came to know The Lord and she began her journey in Mission at age of 19 when she did her Disicipleship training school (DTS) in Madagascar. She is currently involved with a project of pionneering Disicpleship seminars and conferences through out Asia. She has been involved with staffing and leading our Discipleship training school in Perth Australia and has been for over 10 years. She loves God and people and has a gift and passion for evangelism and discipleship. Never at a loss for words she's quick to speak the truth. She is an amazing cook and can somehow make amazing things out of nothing. Rina knows how to get the job done and make things happen, let her know your need and she'll fight to get it met. This is lived out in every aspect of her life, towards her friends, students, and the lost.
Pamela is from Gidgegannup, a country town in the Eastern Hills of Perth. Before her DTS she completed a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Her heart is for students and teachers to know God personally and know their own value more. She delights in everything theatrical, musical... and chocolate.
Peter Brownhill, along with his wife, pioneered Youth With A Mission Perth in 1985. Today the work has grown to a community of nearly 500 YWAMers, with permanent works in China, Indonesia, Thailand and France. Pete is passionate about all things pioneering and frontiers!
Petra is from the Netherlands and therefore loves all things Dutch: coffee, cheese, chocolate, liquorice.. she also really enjoys traveling, especially in the context of DTS and going places to tell people about Jesus! Random adventures, friends, good food, new places - all things she enjoys! Petra has been leading the Compassion DTS since 2010 and is passionate to lead and equip people into knowing God more.
Phoebe comes from the rainy and coffee-drinking Pacific Northwest in the United States. Prior to coming to Perth, Phoebe studied at a Christian university in Chicago; it was there that she first felt drawn to long-term missions. Since she joined staff in 2015, Phoebe has staffed multiple DTS's and led the Revive DTS. She now leads the January Young People's DTS and works with EveryTongue ministry that seeks to end Bible poverty through distribution, oral translation, and church planting. Her heart is to see this generation mobilised to know God personally and to make God known in the nations! She enjoys fresh fruit smoothies, rain storms, and connecting with people over a good weekend brunch. Phoebe is infectiously positive and Her love for God and cheerful heart is ready to welcome you!
After I completed my Diploma in Christian Ministry with Asia Theological Centre for Evangelism and Missions (ATCEM), Singapore in 2000, I joined YWAM, the King Lodge, Nuneaton, England. I did TESOL (and internship), Assessment and Workplace Training and BLS (Basic Leadership School) while staffing TESOL and EFM (English for Missions) with YWAM Perth until 2004. For the following 10 years, I served overseas. I returned to YWAM Perth in July 2014 and I am serving in English Ministries.
I love that I am called to the Great Commission! In 2013 I did my DTS here in Perth. Not only was I equipped with sharing the Gospel, but recognising I could use the things I love to display Jesus, like music! It still gets me that God is using me, this New Zealand born Samoan, to share about Him in the nations. I absolutely love it!
Hey guys, I am Richard. I was born in London, my dad is from Sri Lanka and my mum is from Ireland. I grew up between a small village on the west coast of Ireland and a housing estate in Hackney, North London. I studied Medicinal Chemistry at UCL before coming to Perth to do my DTS in January 2000. I have served in lots of areas on base from band ministry, to media ministry, and to worship team to worldview schools. I love coffee, chocolate and cheese burgers.
Sabo Jise is a worship leader, songwriter and a music teacher. Before his Ywam Journey began in 2001 at Youth With A Mission Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. Sabo was an itinerant music consultant for a period of Nine years helping to develop various worship teams, choirs and bands in his home country. His love for music and passion for God has been the driving factor in his life, he continuously seeks new ways to mobilize and prepare musicians for ministry using their music as a tool to open doors to share the gospel. Since moving to Australia in 2003, Sabo has helped pioneered and led the School Of Music in Missions at Ywam Perth and other Ywam locations. Sabo has a degree in Music which he obtain before his Ywam Journey began, he currently leads the Musicians For Missions Perth ministry which he also pioneered, he is married with two beautiful daughters.
YWAM Perth has been home to the Moylan family since 2011. Sally trained with the Birth Attendant School and has joined in as support staff for outreach. Wife to Joel, a Bible trainer on base, and mother to four world traveling, nation-loving girls. With a heart to see mothers well supported both within YWAM and beyond, you can find Sally organising gatherings, finding an excuse to bake, running too far, and convincing others they are capable of doing more then they believe possible.
Hello! My name is Sarah and I'm from Tennessee in the United States. I was born and raised on the east coast of the United States, in New Jersey. I completed the Music DTS here in Perth in 2015. I am number five out of six children. I grew up in a musical family and we had regular worship times, I was involved in a choir, and part of forming a band. I've always had a love for drama and the performing arts, and have always wanted to use that to impact the nations. I love to sing, play piano, and play guitar, as well as bake delicious desserts for my friends and family. I hope to one day have a coffee shop that I can use as an outreach to the community.
I was born and raised in Germany where I did most of my medical training and graduated MD in 2003. Because of my early interest in medical missions I have been involved with several missions trips over the years. After finishing my GP training I joined YWAM Perth as full time staff in health care in April 2012. My passions are all linked with medical missions and include multiplying and teaching local health care workers as well as international medical personnel. Besides that, I have a huge heart for victims of global disasters and long to see both civilians and professionals get involved and bring hope, increase faith and show love through practical skills with spiritual maturity.
Suzanna was born and raised in the Philippines as a missionary kid, but moved to Minnesota with her family in 2007. She calls both places home. During Suzanna's high school years, God placed the interests of midwifery and missions on her heart. She then proceeded to do the All Nations Discipleship Training school in 2013, followed by the Birth Attendant School in 2014-2015. Now she is a student on the Introduction to Primary Healthcare school which seeks to lower mortality rates in developing nations through practical care and education. One of her favorite things about this school is that it opens many doors for the gospel to be shared! Besides healthcare, Suzanna loves meeting new people, traveling, going on spontaneous adventures, trying different foods, being as active as possible, and enjoying the beach.
I am 35 years old, married to Janice and we have three beautiful kids, Kira, Joshua and Eden. I did the Surfers DTS in 2005 and have been involved with Surfers DTS ever since joining staff with YWAM Perth in 2006. I love one on one discipleship and to see the lost reached. I like taking risks, going on adventures and aim to progress in many different action sports. Someday I would like to surf in 100 nations as a missionary, a long way off still but loving every adventure along the way. Missions is fun! God is Fun! @tezzasjrny Next Stop..... Margaret River!
Hey! I am Tom and I am from London, England. I am 24 years old and lead the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School. I also co-lead a Performing Arts Ministry called 'First Fruit Productions'. I did 'Theatre' at University and after I finished I came to Perth to do my DTS. I love Jesus and love seeing people encounter and be transformed by the truth.
Vini is from Fiji islands married to Apakuki Sukanavanu She completed her degree in Early Childhood Education in Kona, Hawaii. She has been in YWAM for many years and with Christian Education since 2013. Vini is passionate to disciple individuals, to see them trained and sent out to fulfil God’s calling on their lives. She loves spending quality time with people and she loves her coffee.
Bill McGill Is originally from the UK and is Married to Rach and they have six wonderful children. He has been serving with YWAM for 21 years, 14 of those with a focus on the Chinese world. He has been involved extensively in discipleship & leadership training, church planting and the mobilisation and training of Chinese missionaries to go out to the nations; of which he is very passionate about! Bill is also an avid cricket fan and loves to watch Manchester United when ever he can!"
I come from the colorful state of Minnesota in the USA. I did my DTS in Harpenden, England and then proceeded to study primary education at Wheaton College for 4 years. I came to Perth in April 2015 to do the Children at Risk school and couldn't help but stay on as staff here. I staffed the Performing Arts DTS in January 2016, and then joined the Revive ministry. I'm very passionate about bringing the love of Jesus to marginalized and over-looked youth, and am excited by all that God has for them.
Abigail came to Perth for the first time in 2013 to do the Birth Attendant School. Abigail is a trained Birth Attendant and has been involved in attending antenatal care, labour and delivery for women during the last 5 years. She grew up in the country and really enjoys nature and the warmth of a campfire. God has given her a heart to see the nations reached through healthcare, music, and laughter. Her passion is to advocate for women during their pregnancy and delivery.
Alaina is from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She did her Discipleship Training School in April 2016 and came back to join staff in December 2016. Her heart is to see girls know God and walk out in their full potential and identity in God. She loves trees, gummies, and quality time with friends. She has a passion for fashion in the colors of black, white, and grey. You're likely to find her at Moana Coffee on the weekend listening to some Corinne Bailey Rae. If you want to bless her, you could buy her a green tea latte with almond milk from Cafe 9!
Alex is from Denmark. He did his 4WD Adventure DTS and School of worship at YWAM Perth and has now been of staff since Nov, 2015. Alex just got married, July 2017, to his wife Abby. Alex's big passion is worship. To worship God, but also to lead others in worship. He loves to have fun and to say weird random noises.
This is Alex! She's from the U.S. originally, but grew up in Canada. She did her DTS in 2016 then staffed the YP DTS the next year. She loves to make people laugh, have deep talks, loves music, sushi and puppies. She loves meeting new people and discovering their passions. She also loves travelling to new places and sharing the love of Jesus to everyone around her.
Alex Han, Han Sang Jun, grew up in Daejeon South Korea. Alex loves football, basketball, and skiing. Alex joined staff in February 2017. Alex did APAC DTS in 2014. When Alex was in Samoa and Fiji he did sports ministry. He realized that sport is a good way to share the Gospel. So He desired to preach the gospel through sports, so one day he prayed to join sports ministry. God showed him how he was going to do missions through sports. So Alex obeyed God and joined sports ministry, with a hope to reach nations with the gospel through sports.
Ali is orignally from Michigan in the United States. She did the YPDTS in January 2017 and staffed the school in 2018. When not staffing DTS, Ali is a part of the Homes of Hope Ministry. She loves good chats over coffee, nature, music, books, and cute cats. Ali is passionate about seeing lives transformed by the love of God.
My name is Alicia, I was born and raised in Prince George, B.C Canada. I am the youngest of 4, I have 5 nieces and 3 nephews who I care for deeply! I first came to Perth Australia when I was 19 to do a DTS. I returned when I was 21 to staff DTS and have been here since. I love hiking, fishing, and hunting best. Other loves would include: volleyball, country music, coffee, running, Christmas, snowboarding and getting outside city limits! God is the best thing that has ever happened to me! I dared to believe back in the day that He was Lord-thus, too freaked out to keep going my own way I gave my life to missions and can say it's been an honor and privilege to do what I do. I live for the next stamp in my passport, thrive in other cultures different from my own, and have a heart to see this generation get goin' in all God is calling us to.
Alisha is a beautiful Chinese girl who accepted Christ in 2003 when she was at university. In 2006 Alisha did her DTS in China and since then has been working full time with YWAM. Alisha is a pretty out-going person , joyful, and likes to get to know new things, go to new places, and eating all kinds of food, and making friends from all over the world. Her passion is to see people come to know the Lord Jesus and train them to go out for missions - serving the Back to Jerusalem vision!
Hey! I'm Ally! I was born and raised in a small coastal town in Maine in America. During my undergrad when I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics I realized that no nation or community can function without art. I love photography and in an effort to see how it can be used in missions I came to Perth in 2014 for the Media, Art, and Photography DTS. I have a huge heart to serve children around the world and to use photography and art to restore value. I love the warm climate here and love spending time one on one with people, laughing, and spending time at the beach.
Amos is an Aussie. He did his July 4WD DTS 2015 at YWAM Perth. With a heart for God, and passionate about outdoors and adventure, he has come back to staff July 4WD DTS 2017.
After getting a Bachelors degree in energy studies and environmental science and working as an environmental scientist for a few years, Amy came to Perth in 2003 to do her DTS with the CDS already in mind. She did the CDS in 2004 and has been working with the school ever since. She also serves in Accommodation, staff training, and other ministries on base.
Anais is originally from South Africa. She did her DTS in 2017, and joined YWAM Perth staff in 2018. She works with our media ministry using her gifts in writing and creativity to serve the base.
Andrew Paul is from the United States. He did his DTS in January 2015. Andrew felt that God had called him to join YWAM while he was on his DTS outreach. Andrew has a heart for people and seeing God transform lives through the power of the gospel.
She is from the east coast of Australia and completed the Young People's DTS in January 2015. She has a passion to see people understand who God has created them to be. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, colouring in and connecting with family on facebook!
Bula vinaka!I hail from the beautiful island of Fiji. I am married to Vini who is also serving with me here in Perth.I serve with ARMS here on base for three years now.I love meeting new people and probably serve them if they are in crisis.I love working with any community in the city mainly and that's the reason I took up refereeing with WA Rugby Union
My name is Ariane, I have been with YWAM Perth since I did Priceless DTS in 2014. I love to make videos and use my gifts to spread awareness about Human Trafficking. I also love coffee, traveling, coffee, cafe's, Marvel, the color orange, coffee, and people. I was born in Paris France and moves to america at a young age. So traveling and being with different cultures has been apart of my life ever since i was little.
Arianne is 22 years old, and originally from Wisconsin. She completed her Discipleship Training School in England in 2010. She came to YWAM Perth in 2012 to do the Foundations for Counselling Ministry School. During this school, God spoke to her about joining staff with YWAM Perth. She enjoys playing the piano, running and meeting new people.
Hi, my name is Ashleigh and I am from Australia. I am on staff with Megacities. Love what God is doing in the cities around the world. Love being a part of the YWAM Perth family. Love God's heart for people and how He uses us to reach out to the not only to the lost, but also our friends and family.
Ashley is from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. She did the Marriage of the Arts Discipleship Training School in Herrnhut, Germany in 2010. She went back to Edmonton and helped in starting an inner city church there. She then came to do the AES in 2015 and has been on staff in the Media Ministry since April of 2016 and Staffed the Lecture Phase of the 2016 AES. Shes passionate about using creativity to bring restoration to people's lives
Auburn is from Pennsylvania in the USA. She did the April Young Peoples DTS in Perth Australia in 2015. She is an amazing, strong, and talented woman of God and absolutely loves everyone around her. If you really want to show her love, get her chocolate or just a good cup of coffee! She loves sports, the good ole farm land and spending time with people on crazy adventures. She is someone you would want to get to know!
Ayslynne hails from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. She completed the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School at YWAM Perth in 2016 and immediately jumped into staff ministry with Worship For The Nations. Before YWAM, she studied at the Aveda Institute in Calgary, earning her licensing in hairstyling. Ayslynne loves music - both classical and contemporary - and plays french horn and guitar! She can often be found hanging out with good friends, drinking coffee, or cutting someones hair... sometimes all three at once!
Baylie is a free spirited, spontaneous, adventure loving girl from the United States. She loves dogs and loves to dance even more! She has 11 siblings with family meaning a lot to her. I’m so exited that God has called me back to Australia and to work with him to rise up our generation and send them out
Andrew and Bekah Greenplate met in YWAM after serving in missions all over the world as singles for several years. They led the very first Discipleship Bible Schools in Kona, then in 2014 took the vision and the curriculum to Asia to pioneer the course in frontier locations. They share a passion for developing programs and inspiring students to dive deeper into God's word. Both fully believe that YWAM's model of training is vital for equipping a generation of Kingdom-minded, fiery followers of Christ. Andrew has his Biblical Studies degrees from the University of the Nations and Bekah is working on hers as well. Their son, Malachi loves living in Asia, meeting new people and trying new food :-) They will be bringing a new baby girl to Perth with them as well (due September 13th.)
Ben is from Colorado, USA and he did the Compassion Discipleship Training School in 2016. His passion for praying the promises of God lead him to join Worship for the Nations. He staffed the Compassion DTS in 2017 and did the School of Worship in 2018. His favourite things to do in his new Australian home is playing games, going to the beach, and getting late night Maccas!
Ben is from the US from a state called Montana. (yes it is a real place) He served in the military and did the very first Priceless DTS in July 2014. He loves learning and growing WITH God, walking out the everyday adventures of life with him. He's also passionate about spear fishing, outdoors, books, movies, history, traveling, (so much other stuff but this list is supposed to be short). "Live life to the fullest with him who is fullest in you."
Blake is from Southern California, the Orange County area. He did the 4WD DTS in July 2016. He became a Christian on DTS and followed God's calling to come back to be on staff. He is part of Nexwave, a youth ministry on base. He is a city boy but he loves adventuring in the outdoors more than the city. His passion is to see young people follow God's calling for them. If you want to bless this man get him an energy drink or hot Cheetos.
Your typical Aussie guy, Brandon lived in Perth before coming to do the April Young People's DTS and then the Transformation School in 2016. He has a huge passion for music and youth and loves to travel! He invests into his friendships and loves spending time with God, writing music or just chilling at the beach. You can be sure that he has an idea for the weekend and he would also love to show you around Perth!
Brenna is from a small, farm town in Washington State, USA and grew up with four siblings, one of them being her twin sister. She did Compassion DTS in January 2017 and has been on staff here at YWAM Perth for a year, serving in the sports ministry and staffing Compassion DTS. She is passionate about youth finding their identity and being transformed by the love of the Father. Brenna enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports, but her favorites are volleyball, basketball, softball, and American football.
Briana L. is originally from the United States of America and has been a Registered Nurse since 2008. Finishing her Discipleship Training School in Colorado in 2011, she then completed the Birth Attendant School in 2013. She has a passion to see the gospel taken to places that need healthcare and loves working with women and children. Briana enjoys eating bacon and has mad sleeping skills.
Bridget, age 27, is from the golden state of California. After her DTS in 2009, she has been here in Perth serving in different backbone ministries. She loves organization, event planning, and just getting stuff done. She's been a part of a number of DTSs and is passionate about discipleship and seeing people released to use their gifts in the nations. Strong coffee and checklists get her through the day.
Brody is from BC, Canada and he did his 4WD Discipleship Training School in 2015 and joined staff straight after. He staffed the Young People's DTS in 2016! When he's not staffing a school, he is part of a ministry called Worship for the Nations. This uses prayer and worship as a tool to see change and shift in cities and nations and help them come to know God. Brody loves anything to do with the outdoors and if you're snowboarding, he's down. But now being in Oz, he's had to trade the snow and his board for the waves and surf. Brody is passionate about seeing young people's lives touched and renewed by God!
Bryanna is from a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She completed the Priceless DTS in 2014 and gained a passion for issues of injustice, specifically human trafficking and prostitution. If she's not writing about justice on her blog, she's probably running, eating, or showering, usually in that order.
Cait Fisher has been on staff with YWAM Perth since 2016, previously staffing the Young People’s DTS, and is currently one of the co-leaders of the Registrar’s Office. In 2015 she graduated from the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program, specializing in profile journalism, memoir, and fiction. She has a passion for teaching others how to communicate with effectiveness, creativity, and clarity. She has a heart for using the platform of story-telling to share the stories of what God is doing in the nations and wants to be apart of how God uses testimony to inform and inspire readers to who He is. When she moved to Perth in 2016, she caught the Aussie-coffee obsession and loves a good flat white, the city beaches, and board games. Cait looks forward to walking with people through their discovery of how God wants to take them into a deeper understanding of their identity as a creative child of God and how he can use their passions and gifts to make Him known.
Caleb is from Minnesota in the USA. He attend the 2017 January 4wd DTS. He has always had a skill for mechanics. He uses that skill daily to serve the base in Vehicles Ministry. He has a passion to adventure with God and see young people using there skills in the missions field.
Carole comes from west coast of Scotland.She did her DTS in Holmsted in England and her IPHC in Puna India.She completed her MMS in June 2014 and joint staff in Perth Oct 2014.She is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience.She loves going for long walks along the riverside watching the dolphins.She also enjoys sketching and eating good food.Most of all her heart is for the nations and to see them reached with the love of God through health care.
Cecilie is from the land of the vikings, Denmark. She did her DTS in Sweden, Restenäs in 2013/2014. Afterwards, she went back to Denmark where she studied to become a teacher for one year in Copenhagen. During that year, God spoke to her about doing BCC, and she did her BCC in January 2016. In July 2016 she joined staff with YWAM Perth and staffed the July BCC. After 9 months involved in the BCC, she did the Transformation School in October 2016. 2016 was a great year, full of life changing teaching. Cecilie is passionate about the seven spheres of society, loves the book of Kings, hot chocolate in the snow and is willing to do most things, as long as you can have fun while doing it. Denmark, turtlenecks, family and the Bible are all good conversations topics for Cecilie. Her dream is to one day go roller skate along the beach in LA.
I was born in Perth but call Busselton home. I choose to follow Jesus in 2010 then decided to do the Media, Art and Photography DTS in April 2011. I Joined staff and did many training schools that eventually resulted into a BA in Biblical Studies with the University of the Nations in September 2016. I am passionate about helping people recognise their potential and championing them to implement the dreams God has birthed within them to bring transformation in all areas of society.
Chris has been working with YWAM Perth since 2001. After completing his DTS in 1999 in Kona, Hawaii he came to Perth to do the School of Worship, a course he then led until 2015. Chris leads worship, teaches internationally and started working with Everytongue in 2018. He is married to Debi and has 4 children.
Christine’s name comes from a Greek word that means “a follower of Christ” and she absolutely loves following Jesus. It has been a glorious journey of redemption and healing through following Jesus. Christine is originally from Singapore but has lived in Perth for the past 11 years. She did her DTS in 2013 at YWAM Perth and has been on staff since April 2014. Christine has a heart for discipleship and to see young people be transformed by the love and truth of God. She's excited to staff the Young People's Discipleship Training School soon! Her long-term vision is to pioneer cafes in Southeast Asia to employ women at risk so that they are able to gain practical work skills and be discipled to support themselves and their families. The beach, (particularly the Western Australian coastline) is her favourite place on Earth. She also loves animals, beautiful things, going for a run and catching up with people over good food and coffee.
in 2011, I came to Ywam for one week as a guest listener in a school of addictive behaviour counselling and since that time God brought me back into my calling. in 2012 I quit a position of self-employed web designer in France and obeyed God by doing a DTS. I love Jesus, digging deep mysteries of the Bible, taking pictures of nature/architecture, biking, learning languages.
ENTJ-A | Particularly strong in the area of food & beverage, logistics & design. He seeks to foster community in an ever diverse and growing ecosystem. Daniel leads the YWAM Perth Hospitality Collective and provides oversight for Cafe 9 Robertson and The Bread and More DTS that runs in October. He's been with YWAM Perth for the past 10 years, staffed multiple DTS', led the Kitchen and has been part of the Design Committee for 9 Robertson Street | www.danlim.org
Hello my name is Daniel, I don't really remember what my Myers Briggs is. I love fashion, photography, house cats (I really love cats), donuts, but most of all people. I love celebrating life with others and also listening to the stories that they have to share. I came to Ywam Perth in 2014 to do the Music DTS and never expected how immensely God would transform my life. Still to this day, the best six months I've ever experienced. After my DTS, I immediately joined staff with our hospitality ministry. I've staffed two DTS' with more to come. Seeing people come to a place where they know and understand that they are loved, valued, and called by God has always been something that has brought joy to my life. I never really know what comes next in my life, but I'm always excited to see how God will lead! Let's party!
Dave is from Los Angeles, California. He did his DTS in April 2012 and joined staff in February 2013. Dave started his by serving in our Finance ministry and staffed the very first Priceless DTS in July 2014. He has also done a number of training schools including the School of Evangelism, Bible School for the Nations and the Foundations for Counseling Ministry . Dave is a big man with a big heart, and big voice to go with it. Dave loves people and is passionate about praying for nations. Dave enjoys spending times with friends, music, movies, games, adventures, writing, and hearing people's stories. Dave joined Worship for the Nation's in 2017.
David, from Australia, has been part of YWAM Indonesia for over 7 years, and recently moved to YWAM Perth. He has done a variety of schools, from Introduction to Primary Health Care to the Foundations of Counseling Ministry. He is most excited about seeing the lives of youth in Australia and South East Asia transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. During his free time he is most often found reading a good book, or playing his saxophone.
David is from a city called Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. In 2014 He did a YP DTS in Malaysia and in 2015 He came to Perth to do the School of Music in Mission. From there He headed straight into the Birth Attendant School with great excitement and joined staff soon after. He has a passion for healthcare, music, discipleship and missions. He is a lover of music, touch rugby, skateboarding, food, and quality time. He is also a huge fan of Jesus! :)
David came to Perth in 1999 to follow God and do a DTS and has been on staff ever since. In 2011, he shifted into the kitchen where he found his passion. Now a qualified chef, David serves full time in the YWAM Perth kitchen. Favourite food: peanut butter. Favourite drink: long or short black, depending on mood.
Hi there! My name is Deborah and I'm all the way from Belgium, that small country in Europe known for its amazing chocolate and waffles. I love going out for a cuppa and good food. I love those busy days in the clinic in the middle of nowhere to bring care to the people and listen to their stories! It's an incredible honour to serve Jesus and share His love in the nations!
Loves Jesus, food and People. ULTRA EXTROVERTED Has a real heart to see people grow in their identity and understand who they are in Jesus. Enjoys a good board game and spontaneous camping with friends as well!
Dom is a Singaporean Chinese who loves his asian food (rice and noodles everyday!), he also loves a good laugh and is always looking to have some fun. Dom values family and relationships, he longs to see relationships in families restored by the love of God. He has seen amazing transformation in his own family after doing the Priceless DTS in July 2017, and hopes to see others experience God in the same way. Dom also did the Bible Core Course (BCC) in July 2017. He finds great joy in studying and teaching the word of God. After committing to staffing at YWAM Perth, and making Western Australia his home for the next few years, God started to give him a heart for the people of this land, leading him to staff the 2019 April Revive DTS.
Drew was born in the USA but grew up in Colombia as a missionary kid. Although growing up in a Christian household he encountered God personally during his DTS in 2016. Since then his life has been transformed and his goal in life is to see God impact people in a personal way. His love for food comes second only to his love of seeing God known in the nations.
I'm a New Zealand born Samoan who grew up here in Australia. I lived in Mexico for 2 years where I did my DTS, was on staff and met my husband. I've been in missions full-time since I was 17 years-old and it's been an incredible journey. I'm so thankful for what God's done and I look forward to seeing what God's going to do!
Emily C. is from the great and mighty town of Fresno, California in the United States. She is 20 years old and is currently staff at YWAM Perth! Emily loves coffee, going to the beach, hanging with friends, coffee, and more coffee!
Emily is originally from the lovely state of Michigan, USA. She did her DTS in Perth in January 2017, and now staffs Worship for the Nations and Compassion DTS. Emily enjoys music, coffee, baseball, movies, nature, and long conversations with friends. She is passionate about knowing God and making Him known in practical ways, and she loves how the kindness of God disciples us and brings healing to the nations. She can't wait for DTS!
Erika comes from the land of the great lakes, Minnesota, USA. She has been on staff with YWAM Perth since May 2011 and has staffed the Music DTS, Sports DTS, and the YP DTS. Besides staffing schools, Erika has been invited lots of things, and is currently assistant leading a ministry called Worship for the Nations. This uses prayer and worship as a tool to see change and shift in cities and nations and help them come to the full knowledge of God. She also leads the School of Worship along with Abi. She loves sports and any activity that involves moving around, but she's also a real lover of music and could sit for hours playing guitar or piano if she could. Erika has a heart for worship and seeing more and more people come into God's presence.
Raised in Perth, Esther has known and seen the effects of homelessness in this city, her heart for teenage girls is so evident and her enthusiasm is larger than life! Trained in Nursing at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle, she understands how to care for people holistically and therapeutically. Esther loves a good cup of coffee, chocolate and playing piano!
Eva is from the Netherlands. She did her DTS in the Netherlands in 2016. Then she came to do the School of Worship in 2017 at YWAM Perth. She joined staff in January 2018 and is part of the ministry Worship for the Nations. This ministry uses worship and prayer as a tool to see breakthrough in the nations and to see people getting to know God. Eva has a big passion for worship, in both a personal and a missions context. She also loves to hang out with people and have lots of laughter together.
Faith is from Western Australia and has been on staff with YWAM Perth since November 2012. She did her the Young People's DTS in January 2012, in April 2013 she did the School of Worship. Since then she has staffed two Discipleship Training Schools and the School of Worship. When she's not staffing a school, she is part of a ministry called Worship for the Nations. This uses prayer and worship as a tool to see change and shift in cities and nations and help them come to knowledge of God. She's always up for goovin', a good cup of tea and a good laugh.
Gabriel is originally from Nicaragua but he was raised in Costa Rica. At the age of 15 he decided to pursue God wholeheartedly. The love that this guy has for young people made him do a YPDTS in January 2017. He also enjoys playing volleyball, ping pong, having a great time with friends, going to the beach and drinking iced vanilla lattes. Do not be afraid to say hi to Gabo and give him a hug if you want to (he really enjoys them :)).
Gary comes from a small town in Manipur, a province in north-eastern India. Growing up the son of a YWAMer, he followed in his fathers footsteps and did his DTS in Bangalore after completing a university degree in Kolkata. Having had his life transformed by God, Gary has gone on to follow God's calling to come to Perth and joining the Sports and Wellness team, using his many gifts, especially in sport ( soccer) and teaching, in serving communities in and beyond the city of Perth. He loves soccer and want to use his gift in reaching out the lost .. He is a nice guy , lots of fun and he loves chai.. Get to know him..
Grace did her DTS in 2003, in Kona Hawaii. From that time, missions has been burning in her heart. After finishing her degrees, she worked as an English teacher in Korea. She came back into missions with YWAM Perth in 2013 with her wonderful husband Junho. Since then, she has been serving the nations through staffing DTS's, translating for Korean bilingual schools, as well as working in the Registrar office to enable missionaries to be trained. She did TESOL in 2014 and is passionate about building bridges for different cultures and languages; where individuals can therefore move forward in the calling of God. She looks forward to leading the CCE and all who will come to be a part of this incredible school!
I am Half Samoan / half New Zealand, born in Auckland and eventually migrated to Australia. I completed my DTS with YWAM Samoa in 2013 and joined staff full-time with YWAM Perth in 2014. I’m really passionate about seeing young people come to know and understand God in a deep personal way. I couldn't be any more happier that God has called me into the Island Breeze ministry. Coming from a sports background I've been told dancing is not my talent BUT… I beg to differ Hahaha Other than that, I love long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners.... and of course having a laugh !
Hi! I’m Hanni, I am 22 years old and from Germany. I have dance experience in Ballet and Hip Hop and 9-year singing experience from my band at church. In 2015 I completed my DTS and now I am on staff with First Fruit Productions, a performing arts based ministry in YWAM Perth. There is nothing better than using my talents for God! It is my passion to use the performing arts in order to see the world transformed and reached for God. Performing arts has a loud voice nowadays, so I want to use that to bring truth into communities, cities and people groups. God sees so much beauty and potential in us and I have a heart for people to see beauty and potential in themselves!
Heather Long was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas USA. She has done DTS, the Bible Core Course, and the Foundations of Ministry School and has staffed the BCC. She also loves being outdoors, studying the Bible, summer time and Mexican food.
Some dub Heather an extreme extrovert, others call her a loyal friend, and still others say she is always on the go. These together make an epic Revive staff member. Before coming to YWAM, Heather was a teach in English and Special Education for five years, and she has brought these expertise to the Revive team. She has been on staff since 2013, following her DTS in 2012. She has spent a majority of that time serving in Revive, but has also served the base, the café, and staffing the Transformation School. The quickest way to make her your friend is offering to share your coffee (black specifically) or talk to her about movies…she always up for meeting new people.
I am Hilary! I was born in Edmonton, Canada; but grew up in Chicago USA. I have been an ICU nurse since 2012. Some of my favorite things are trees, dogs, frolicking, and coffee! In 2015 God called me to do my DTS in Tauranga New Zealand where I fell in love with hard to reach people and remote places. Joining the YWAM Perth family in 2017 I developed a greater understanding of God's heart for the Nations. My passion is to bring holistic health and radical love to the world. Each and everyday is an adventure with Christ- it's up to us to take hold of His hand!
Holly grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado. On DTS, Jesus transformed her life in incredible ways and led her to join staff with YWAM Perth in 2016. Since then, she has staffed Sports DTS twice and been a part of the Sports Ministry team. She loves to be active, whether running or playing sport (mostly volleyball). Some of Holly's favourite things include horses, hammocking on the beach, and iced coffee. Holly is passionate about discipleship, seeing people come to know their Creator, and bringing God's love to the nations.
From Adelaide, South Australia, Holly enjoys being creative - whether that's through her love for film, music & songwriting, or a little bit of both, especially when the Holy Spirit is involved. You can often find her with a ukulele in one hand and a camera in the other.
Anyong haseyo! I'm from south Korea. I am married to Jeeyun who is also serving with me in ARMS and I have 2 lovely children.
Hyun-ju is from Incheon, South Korea, she did the Worshiper DTS in 2009 and joined the staff straight after in Korea. She staffed the worship ministry, office ministry and GMK(Grobal Mission Korea)national ministry then she did the CCE school here and joined the Worship for the Nations ministry. She loves to worship God and wants to see God’s Kingdom come to all nations, also loves coffee!!
Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Isaac is a true outdoorsman. With a great love for adventure, he is always up for trekking, camping, and exploring. Isaac loves cooking, and is always down for trying new techniques in the kitchen. Isaac has a love for making disciples, and seeing people come to know God.
I'm Jade from Korea. I became a Christian in Australia in 2014 and did my DTS at YWAM Perth. My outreach was in Nepal and the Kimberly. I met many children in both places who weren't able to go to school and began working early because of their unstable family situation. This experience moved my heart with a desire to learn about biblically based education. Therefore I joined the Christian Education Ministry in October, 2016. I've already experienced how God is working in the lives of children. Thank you, Lord for bringing me here.
James our local Aussie ‘she’ll be right’ bloke! James did the July Sports DTS in 2008 here in Perth and came back on staff shortly after completion. He then did his SOE in 2010, then going onto to staff the next two SOE's. He has now taken on the leadership of the school and is ready to build on the incredible foundation of the past 15 years. He has a passion for evangelism and loves to get out and tell people about Jesus. James is an ideas man, constantly coming up with new strategies for reaching the lost. In between great new ideas, he loves to play, watch, or talk about sport- especially cricket and Australian footy!
Janaye grew up in a small town in Canada. She did her DTS in Newcastle Australia and then came to Perth to do the Children at risk school in 2017. Through this she discovered a passion to see women empowered to know their true value and a passion to stand up for those without a voice. She then joined staff with Priceless ministry directly after completing the school. She loves the beauty of different cultures, seeing people step into what makes them passionate and unique creativity through art and self expression. She is a person who appreciates deep conversation, good food and adventures outside.
Jean-Paul, 28, is from New Caledonia (South Pacific Island). He did his DTS in 2008 with YWAM Santo, Vanuatu. He then joined YWAM Santo and got involved in 4 Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) from 2009-2012. He then went to Perth to do the Foundation in Counseling Ministry School in 2012, and has been part of YWAM Perth since then. He has a passion for Youth Discipleship and has staff 2 DTSs in Perth, and desire to see more indigenous young people's lives be transformed.
Hi! I'm Jeeyun Lee. I'm from south Korea. I love to travel and fill up me free time with friends, road trips and exploring new places.
Jenessa, more commonly known as Ness, is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She did the YPDTS in January 2015, where her outreach took her to Nepal, India, and China, and then later joined staff at the end of 2016. She staffed her first YPDTS in 2017 where she led a team to Nepal and the Philippines. When she is not staffing a school, Ness serves practically in the Registrar's office at the base. She has a huge heart for discipleship and investing in other people's lives, loves adventure and spontaneous moments, and is always ready to go for (iced) coffee.
She has always had the dream to visit Australia. In 2002 she got the chance and it has forever changed her life. In 2004 she came and did her DTS (Discipleship Training School) and in 2005 joined staff. Her heart is to see this germination know God more and be released into the call God has in their life.
Originally from Illinois, Jenny came to Perth in 2018 to do the Priceless DTS. She returned to staff shortly after her DTS to join the Priceless Ministry. She is passionate about seeing restoration come to individuals in the areas of hope and purpose through God's faithfulness. Jenny loves deep conversation, peaceful music, good lighting, and endless cups of coffee.
Jeongseok is from South Korea. He did Discipleship Training School in Korea, in 2009, he returned home to finish his degree in university. After graduation, Jeongseok joined staff in YWAM Korea in 2012. he married with Hyunju in 2013 and had a daughter, Juha in 2015. he did the CCE school here on base in 2018. After CCE, he joined ministry called Worship for the Nation. he loves to talk to people with delicious food. you are always welcome if you want to spend time with him.
Jerem is a born and bred Australian who grew up in the Northern Territory. Raised in a Christian family he took hold of the plan God had for him at the age of 17 doing his DTS here in Perth. He loves sport, adventure, dancing, camping and art. Jerem has a passion to see people come into the full knowledge of God, no matter how hard the hike.
Jo is a native of Somerset, England, Uk and came to be a part of the All Nations Discipleship Training School in 2013! She joined staff shortly after with Megacities, and in 2015 she joined Worship for the Nations. Jo is passionate about seeing God's will become a reality in the places she gets to travel to. In 2016 Jo did the School of Worship and went to Turkey and Manila, Philippines. She is always ready to pray for the nations! Jo is passionate about eating pizza and ice cream, and if you're watching Doctor Who, she'll be there! When talking about role models, The Queen of England is definitely first on Jo's list. Jo is a loyal friend and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Joel was born and bred in Western Australia! He is down to earth, loves a good yarn and has a great sense of humor. He has played the guitar since he was 12 and has a natural talent for music. He did the young peoples DTS back in January 2010 and had been on staff with YWAM Perth since then. He has been involved on staff of the music DTS and now heads up the band Della Fern here on our Perth campus. He is recently married to the beautiful Abigail. He is passionate about using music to influence people for God in the industry and beyond.
Born in Australia and raised in Papua New Guinea, I grew up in missions as the son of a couple working for Mission Aviation Fellowship. I returned to Australia to study business in 2012, but found pretty quickly that God had other plans for my life! I instead did the Sports Discipleship Training School in 2013, where God challenged me to step into missions myself. I joined staff in Perth six months later, and staffed the Music DTS as well as the Christian Surfers 4WD DTS. I'm now serving full time in Musicians for Missions with a focus on using music in the worship of God.
Originally from beautiful British Columbia, Canada. After doing his DTS in January 2014, Josh joined staff and has staffed YP 2015, 2016 and 2017, leading outreach teams to Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Philippines, Western Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. A passionate worshipper, Josh serves with the ministry Worship for the Nations here on base. Strike up a conversation about the Blue Jays or professional sports in general and you'll be best friends in no time.
Joshua is originally from Colorado, USA. Because of his great love of the outdoors and adventure, Joshua did the Frontline DTS in 2016. Every since September, 2017, Joshua has been on staff here in Perth, and just staffed the 2018 Priceless DTS. Joshua’s hobbies include photography, late night adventures, getting in awkward situations and discipling the next generation to step into the nations. Easy to talk to, fun to hang out with, and easy to laugh at, Joshua is a young man who passionately follows Jesus through rice paddies, over Nepali hills, and across the streets of Europe.
Joyce has played competitive soccer for over 15 years and “retired” after playing at university. Originally from California, USA she came to Perth, Australia to complete the Bread & More DTS in 2016. She’s been serving on the Base Operations Ministry the past year and has a heart for creating community through events, creative arts, music, and sports. In her spare time, you’ll most likely find her experimenting in the kitchen or exploring new neighborhoods in Perth.
Originally from Texas, June, served on staff of YWAM Tyler where she and husband, Mick, completed their Crossroads DTS, School of Evangelism, School of the Bible and helped pioneer YWAM BELT. In 2001 they led a School of the Bible outreach to Papua New Guinea (PNG) where they lived for ten years pioneering Pacific SALT (Scripture Application & Leadership Training), a Wycliffe project that conducts vernacular Bible courses in remote locations for village pastors and church leaders. At YWAM Perth, Mick and June lead the Discipleship Bible School (DBS). Their desire is to see individuals, communities and nations transformed by God’s Word.
My name is Kari and I grew up in the States... Minnesota to be specific! I have two incredible parents and a lovely older sister, Mallory. I enjoy reading and writing. I have a heart for nations in the Middle East and India. I cherish time with friends and family. I am a nurse and love working with brain injury patients and those at the end of life. I enjoy hiking and swimming and find joy simply being in nature. I completed the Priceless DTS in July 2016 in Perth. I am so excited to be on staff now and I am looking forward to seeing God move in the upcoming months!
Katelyn, 24, is from Charles Town, West Virginia, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 2012 before completing the Media, Art, and Photography DTS in 2014. She has a passion for creativity, in all of its forms, and loves to inspire creativity in others. She is an avid mountain lover, and in her downtime you can find her reading Robert Frost poems, listening to jazz music, or drinking peppermint tea. She is also an amateur equestrian, and loves to swing dance.
Katey is from the small town of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She grew up working on her parents farm but God had something else for her future. She was led to Australia and completed the 4WD DTS July 2016 and also staffed the school in July of 2017. She loves adventure and is always keen for 4 wheel driving. Her passion is to see the lost reached, to grow and see people grow in God, and having an adventure with Him.
Kathrin is from the east of Germany and did Compassion DTS 2015. After that she did the TS, BSN and SOW on the base and joined staff in November 2017. Since that time she is part of Worship for the Nations. Kathrin loves to hang out with people, the nations, family restored in Gods image, the lost reached and watermelon.
I grew up in Houston, Texas. I did my DTS here in Perth in 2010. I have done the Children at Risk School, Primary Healthcare School, Community development School and the School of Frontier Missions, as well as staffed two of those schools. I am passionate about seeing people thrive as they discover God's dreams for their lives. I like art, gardening, music, frisbee, canoeing and just about anything that brings joy, laughter and smiles to those around me.
Kayleigh grew up by the waters of the state of Michigan. In January of 2018 she came to do the Young Peoples DTS here in Perth. She returned back December of 2018 to join staff with Priceless Ministry. Kayleigh is passionate about men and women realizing who God created them to be with full potential, value, and purpose; finding rest in the love God gives. She is grateful for moments of spontaneous adventures with quality people, music that hits the soul, and Fruity Bubble Tea.
Kelly R. is from Kentucky in the USA and she is involved with a ministry called Worship for the Nations. She has a big heart for discipleship, evangelism, and prayer. She often smiles and she is really friendly.
Kevin is originally from Durban area in South Africa but has lived in Perth, Australia for about 10 years. He did the July Sports DTS in 2015 and God absolutely rocked his world. He is keen to disciple young people, seeing them transformed by God's grace and grow deeper and more intimate with their Creator. He really enjoys his sports whether playing or watching... mainly rugby, tennis, squash, cricket, soccer and Aussie rules football (any sport with a ball lol). He finds it awesome how we can use our passion to make God known in the nations. Probably the tallest bloke on base so it's easy to find him in a big crowd (if anyone gets lost in a crowd, Kevin is our meeting point).
Kristen is from Lakewood, California. She has ben with YWAM Perth for eight years. She completed her DTS in 2002 in Harpenden, England and after that went on to complete her Masters in Sociology. Her desire is to see young women receive restorative care, support and equip them with the tools to live productive, healthy lives through Biblical discipleship. Kristen likes to dance, watch the sunrise and set, eat bacon, spend time with her friends, and travel. She is always up for a good conversation while enjoying tea, and biscuits.
Kristen is from the beautiful desert state of Arizona and this makes her a rare sight being most likely the only Arizonan you'll meet and get to know on base. She came here July 2013 to do the Sports DTS and felt called to join Revive Ministry on her DTS outreach. God continued to stir in her heart in discipleship, and after joining staff July 2014, God grew a love and passion in her to see young people transformed by Him and see that multiplication through relationship. Since joining staff she has gone multiple times to the Kimberley region and staffed the July Sports DTS 2015. She enjoys being out doors, camping and hiking, trying new things, but one thing she does enjoy consistently is dark chocolate.
Krystal comes from the West Coast of Canada. She did her DTS in Scotland in 2006 and came to YWAM Perth the following year for the Art Evangelists School. She joined staff in '08 and began pursuing God's heart for issues of injustice while serving in other capacities on base. Krystal completed the School of Communication & Advocacy in 2011 and has been with Priceless since its unofficial launch in April of that year. Krystal is PASSIONATE about many things including...God's heart, seeing the oppressed set FREE, sitting on mountaintops, Finnish licorice (she's a Finn), ART and anything of a beautiful, whimsical nature.
Kylie is from the beautiful country of South Africa! She did a Compassion DTS in 2011 and has since completed her studies in Communications through the University of the Nations. Some of her passions include family, storytelling (through writing, photography, and film), and youth ministry. She loves a good cup of tea, creative communication & taking time to enjoy the little things.
Laura is 25 years old, originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. Laura did her Discipleship Training School here in Perth in 2007 and then returned in 2011 to do the Birth Attendant School. Since completing her training, she has been on staff with the BAS. When she's not serving pregnant women in the nations she's working with Priceless, the human trafficking and prostitution ministry. Laura has a heart for the lost, loves the nations, and is passionate about serving women in vulnerable conditions!
This is Lauren from sunny California! Lauren loves Jesus and this is reflected through the love she has for people. Her other interests include drinking coffee, playing basketball, and her dog, Molly! Lauren did the Medical DTS in 2015 and loves how simple healthcare opens doors to share the gospel, while loving and empowering people.
Lianna is from a bit of everywhere: half American, half Dutch, and raised overseas in Vietnam as an MK. She came to YWAM Perth in July 2016 for the Music DTS, and returned to join staff with Worship For the Nations two months after graduating - she has been here since! A love for the nations and a call to intercede, Lianna also loves music, traveling, games, her family, good times with friends, dogs, and trying new things - new things can be a bit discombobulating, but she enjoys exciting new challenges with people and God!
My name is Lisa and I am from Winnipeg, Canada! I did my DTS in Maui in 2008, and then went back home to Canada to be trained as a nurse. I came to Perth for the Birth Attendant School in 2014, followed by the Primary Health Care School in 2016. My heart is to bring health care to the nations, to bring hope and value to those who are lost. There is nothing better than seeing people experience the love of Jesus for the first time! I love the beach, sport, exploring new places, laughing, anything sweet, and a good cuppa chai.
Lisa is from the Netherlands. She first came to YWAM Perth in 2012 to complete an internship for her Graphic Design degree within the Media ministry. A couple years later, after graduating, she returned to do her DTS and then her Counselling school. Next to her passion for design she also loves people, working alongside and serving people in different cultures. What led her to pursue the area of Counselling in mission. She is still figuring out what that looks like for her but trusting God that He will show her clearly through serving in YWAM Perth.
Liz grew up in the heart of the United States, in the state of Ohio. After going to university for Graphic Design, she did a Frontier Missions DTS in 2011 in New York and heard God clearly say that missions would be part of her future - but not yet. After DTS, Liz spent 5 years working in the corporate world and running her own design agency, until 2016 when God opened the door for her join YWAM once again and to train in an area that had always been close to her heart - biblical counseling. Her desire is to see people walk in intimacy with God, and to experience healing and wholeness in him. Some of Liz’s favorite things are… good coffee, exploring new places, learning about people and culture, and art.
Lizzy is from Atlanta, Georgia. She loves people, fashion, vanilla lattes and deep conversations. Lizzy comes from a big family and brings that family warmth everywhere she goes! She completed her DTS in 2015 and has been on staff with Priceless for over a year! Her heart is to see the global church unite in the mission to end human slavery!
Lucy or Lu, loves to have fun so much that she actually tore her meniscus- google it! Although she is from London, England she is not Lucy Pevensie (Narnia referance) and doesn’t really drink tea. Lu joined staff in October 2015 after her AES in 2013. She believes everyone has a story to tell whether that’s conveyed through art or having a deep and meaningful over multiple coffees (black no sugar)
Lydia is from England and she did the Compassion DTS in January 2015. She loves going to the beach, eating food with friends and playing games.
Hi, I am Lydia! I am from the Netherlands. I did the Performing Arts DTS in 2017. I have always loved dancing and acting. As a kid I took dance lessons and I was a part of a theater school for two years. I really love how I now get to combine my passions for the arts and for God. Dancing for God is the most beautiful thing there is! I also really enjoy writing, playing the ukulele and running in the rain. But mostly I love Jesus.
Madison is originally from a small farm in South Carolina, USA. After earning her diploma from Charleston County School of the Arts, she crossed the world to complete the Music Discipleship Training School in 2015. She joined staff with Worship for the Nations shortly after and has since been on many adventures. Her passion for showing the love of God to the broken drives her forward in life and ministry. Madison loves opportunities to be creative, consuming caffeine, and making people laugh.
Mark is proud to hail from the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from University where he studied Psychology, he did his DTS in Newcastle in 2010 and there God really ignited his passion for missions and the nations. He spent two years serving in Turkey and has a heart for the Middle East and seeing missionaries equipped to go to the Muslim world. He also loves young people and seeing them step into their identity. Along with that Mark loves laughing, really bad jokes, good coffee, music, reading, movies and his family and friends
Originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, Matt has been on staff with Ywam Perth since 2016 and did his DTS in 2015. Matt's love of God really comes through as he intentionally disciples and cares for people. In his time on staff he has been involved in discipleship and loves seeing God transform the lives of young people. He loves sports, spending time with friends, playing board games and late night Maccas (McDonalds) runs.
Matt was born and raised in Perth, Australia. He did an Outdoor Adventure DTS in Colorado Springs and joined the staff of YWAM Perth shortly after in June of 2017. Since then he's done a few different things but now works full time in everytongue. He has a passion to take the freedom of the gospel to those who have never had the chance to receive it. Other than that, he loves woodworking, football, coffee, and not writing about himself on the internet but if you see him around, say hi!
Matthew is a true blue Aussie from Busselton, Western Australia. He did the Sports DTS in July 2017 and boy did he learn so much about what it truly mean to die to ones self and be a follower of God. Matthew loves to talk to people from his own generation and his goal is to love as many people into the kingdom of Heaven, as he believe that we all have the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21). Matthew has a massive passion for both sports and video games, he plays almost all team sports in existence and is always down to learn a new one but his favourite sports are Basketball, Volleyball and good old Aussie Rules Football. He is one of the few representatives of Australia on base, just to remind them what country they actually reside. On a side note, he has true love for tea that is unrivalled by anyone else!
Hey! My name is Meghann and I am from Nebraska, USA. I grew up between Nebraska, Germany and Colorado; and have a love for all things creative, beautiful and homeschool. God's taught me so many practical things through the BAS, and I love helping others learn the same things. I've recently discovered the thrill of running clinics - how cool is it to see God heal people in the middle of a busy city slum?
I am from BC Canada but YWAM Perth has become my home over the past 8 years. I came to be trained with the Birth Attendant School and since then I have been a part of our health care ministry here, first with the BAS and then with the Primary Health care school for the past 5 years. I have also been a part of facilitating and running simple health care seminars, training oral learners to train others in simple health messages. I believe this will become a movement that will empower local people to see the health of their families, villages, cities and nations drastically improve! I love people, the nations and using health care to bring hope and to share Jesus with others! I am also a master popcorn maker - in any pot, over any fire, in any nation, I can make delicious popcorn, and I love sitting down for a good chat over a cup of tea or spending time outdoors (I am a Canadian after all)!
Hi! My name is Mia-Marjukka, 23 years old, Finnish/Australian but grew up in Finland. I did my DTS (Priceless) here in Perth in July 2016 and so pumped to staff the school this year. I love to travel and seek God's beauty in cultures, music, art, sports and justice. I really enjoy and value spending time with family and friends especially with a cup of coffee... that's one of the reasons why YWAM Perth is a great place to be.
Mia is from Norway, and she came to Perth in 2016 to do the Sports DTS. Mia has a passion to see breakthrough in the area of social injustice and believes that with a willing heart God will use her to be a part of that, so she is now on staff with the Priceless Ministry. She is a people person who loves puppies, photography, sports, sweet potatoes, and a good mango too.
Hi my name is Michelle Vilasani and I was born in Singapore and Perth is my home now.
Michelle is originally from Indonesia and she did Music DTS in 2016. She has joined staff with YWAM Perth since Oct 2017. God has given her a heart to reach out to the unfortunates and the ones that are challenged by mental illnesses. She loves Jesus, music, adventures and people. In addition to that, she has decided recently that popcorn is her favorite snack. Dogs and snacks are also two of her weaknesses.
Michelle is from Denmark, she did the January YPDTS 2016, where she got to go to New Zealand and Fiji for outreach, she joined staff later on. She staffed the January YPDTS 2017, where she led at team to Nepal and the Philippines. while she is not staffing DTS, she serves in the backbone ministry accounts. Michelle loves her coffee and her cheeseburgers from Maccas, and really enjoy seeing young people get transformed by God.
I grew up in the rainy Northwest of USA where the scenery is beautiful and green 10 months of the year (the other 2 months are summer). I feel blessed that God has called me to serve Him in Youth With A Mission, Perth, where I did my DTS in January 2006. I did my SOMM July 2006 and have been on full-time staff since June 2007. I have been a part (as either student, staff, or leader) of every SOMM that has run at YWAM Perth. God has called me to training musicians and releasing them into God's call on their lives. I am very passionate about creating great sound from sound systems and developing amazing bands. I love the fact that I can serve God along side of my wife and two daughters.
Is a Chinese girl who was born and raised in Guangdong province and she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin & English. She loves the nations and has spent 1 year serving the Lord in Nepal and has then been staffing DTSs and helping mobilise the church to get going into the nations. She did her DTS in 2008 and has been serving on staff ever since. She is an amazing evangelist and leads many people to Jesus!
Miranda is from Colorado, USA! Miranda did the Medical Discipleship Training School in Perth in 2017. She came back to Perth to do the School of Worship in 2018 and joined staff shortly afterward with the ministry Worship for the Nations. Miranda has a passion for worship and the nations. She enjoys gospel music, spending time with friends at the beach, and being adventurous! Jesus and iced latte us are also among her favorite things.
Miseon did her DTS in South Africa in 2014, but before that she was a nurse for 13 years in her home city of Seoul, Korea. She's passionate about telling people about Jesus and studying the Bible, and enjoys reading books and listening to music.
Misha was born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American mom and a Kiwi dad. After high school, she followed her childhood dream of being a missionary and spent 2 years in the Philippines working with a village church. Wanting more training in missions, she came to YWAM Perth in 2011 to do the Frontline DTS and later joined staff. After staffing Frontline twice, she did several second-level training courses, including the Transformation School and the Bible Core Course. When not involved in schools, Misha works with Nexwave, one of YWAM Perth's youth ministries. She also leads NIKO, a camp that helps young people discover their leadership, learn teamwork, grow in trusting God and serving others. Misha loves Jesus and people, and is always keen for an adventure in the great outdoors.
Molly is from Colorado in the USA. She did Young People's DTS in January 2013. Now she is back on staff working in the Finance Ministry and is staffing Young People's DTS in January. She is passionate about knowing God more and discipling others so they can see breakthrough in their relationship with God. She enjoys the mountains, the beach, running, learning new things, and traveling to different places.
Nadine is from Switzerland and joined the January 2014 Compassion DTS here in Perth. You can see her genuine heart when she speaks and when she listens. She's witty and funny; even her laugh will make you smile. Running, jumping, catching the next wave, she's up for anything that involves fitness or sport, especially surfing and volleyball. She's a great edition to any team... but more importantly to the Revive Family.
Naomi Fianyo was born and raised in the little Belgium. In 2017 she became part of the first Africa DTS at YWAM Perth. After that she felt like God was calling her back on staff to join the sports ministry. As a child she has always loved sports and back in Belgium she played volleyball for about 12 years. However, she never really thought about using those talents for God's kingdom. Now that she has had that revelation, she is really excited to use sports to make God know in the nations.
Nathan Gatenby comes from Vernon, a town in British Columbia, Canada. He has a big passion for sports of all types, his favorite being soccer. Nathan did the Surfers DTS in January 2016 and felt God was calling him back to join the sports ministry. He has a big heart for teaching, leadership and the bible. Nathan is one who goes to the source for information to find the truth. He is a very caring, giving, loving and selfless person.
Nicci is an example of a true Texan and devoted friend. She’s the eldest of four and comes from a family that likes spicy food, essential oils, and traveling. She did 4 Wheel Drive DTS in 2017 and there discovered that God was calling her into missions. She then staffed Revive DTS in 2018. She enjoys spending time outdoors, drinking coconut water and coffee, and traveling. She has a heart for discipleship, indigenous people, and anyone who has been overlooked. She desires to see people realise their value and identity in Jesus.
Nico comes from the beautiful country of Poland.He joined Homes of Hope after completing the Surfing 4WD DTS in January 2016 at YWAM Perth. He loves traveling, wake boarding and snowboarding. He likes to think ahead and doesn’t mind getting his feet nice and clean. He's got a good sense of humour and is always up to something. Get him cookies and two glasses of milk and you would see a very happy Polish man.
Noah is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is very passionate about sports and music. He loves to play basketball and tennis and loves to listen to a wide variety of music genres but his favorite is rap. Noah is a diehard Philadelphia 76ers and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loves to debate any sports topic. He did sports DTS in October 2017 and God radically changed his life which led to him joining staff. His heart is for children and youth and to love, care for, and disciple them into what God has for them. He wants to take the mistakes and hardships that he has gone through and use them to teach others on how to prevent that and live a fulfilled life through God. Noah decided on sports ministry because he believes sport is one of the best mediums to connect with people and create community quickly and easily.
This will be Noémie’s second year staffing the Art Evangelists School. She is looking forward to inspiring others to use their gifts for God. Originally from Switzerland, Geneva, she first came to Perth to do a Young People’s DTS in 2013 and has since joined staff serving alongside the Media team. In October of last year she came on to be a part of the Art Evangelists School with the dual role of being both staff and student. Warm-hearted, joyful, with a sunny personality, she’s an individual who genuinely loves to love on others. She has a keen eye for fashion, an affinity for cooking and a heart for communication. We are excited to have her back on the team again this year.
Polly is a girl from Brazil who is full of energy. After studying Social Communications and working for a year she came to do the 4 Wheel Drive DTS in July 2017. 5 months later she joined staff with Revive. She’s passionate about sports, games and adventures. Her favorite snacks are chocolate and coconuts, yet she dislikes coffee, despite growing up in Rio. If you want to make her happy just bring her coconut water! The beach is her favorite place to chill and hang out. During DTS she discovered her heart for the Indigenous and Aboriginal people and she wants show them God’s heart. Polly finds easy to make friends, loves to laugh, encourage people, and always brings a smile to the team.
I get stoked on young people experiencing God personally in their lives. Something I love is when students on a DTS step out and challenge themselves to do things they never thought they could do before. When I'm not leading the YPDTS you can find me assisting other DTS leaders or making lattes at our YWAM Perth cafe. Hiking in the Himalayas, riding a yak in Mongolia, taking a row boat to our island home in Mozambique - these are a few of my most memorable adventures with DTS. Summer is unquestionably my favourite time of the year. Nothing beats salt water and sand! Perth is my hometown which means I have a lot of local secrets when it comes to the best spots!
Rachael was born in the United States but grew up in Canada. She came to Perth from Calgary, Alberta. Rachael did the January YPDTS in 2017 at YWAM Perth then joined staff with The Resting Place in February 2018. She likes going on adventures, taking photos, spending time at the beach, and hanging out with friends.
Hi! My name is Rachel, I am from Perth, Western Australia! I am 21 years old and have lived here my whole life. So yes! I am a local! My love for the Performing Arts started from a very young age when I discovered musicals, I ended up doing Musical Theatre style singing throughout high school. I did a Music DTS in 2014 and then came back to YWAM Perth to staff the Performing Arts DTS in 2016. I discovered in that time the great desire God has to see the sphere of Performing Arts be transformed for His glory, and how He wants to use us to do that!
She became a Christian when she was 17. She went to uni and studied Psychology while also becoming more involved in church, learning more about who God is and what it really means to be a Christian. After graduating, she came to Australia to fulfil her lifelong dream of travelling to land down under and teamed this with learning more about God through a DTS (Discipleship Training School) at YWAM Perth. During this time she really learnt what it meant to have a personal relationship with God. She came back on staff with YWAM Perth and she has been here since November 2011, involved in a few different things including admin, staffing DTSs and youth ministry as well as doing (and later being a staff member on) a second level school in counselling (FCM - Foundations for Counselling Ministry).
Originally from England, Rachel grew up in the countryside not far from the coast. She loves the sun, trips to the beach and pretty much everything to do with summer time. Sweet potatoes, bananas, and almond milk lattes are a few of her fave things. Since doing her DTS in 2016, Rachel has spent her time on staff working with young people and serving in the Registrars office. She is passionate about evangelism and loves meeting new people!
Born and raised in the West Australian Countryside. Ray moved to Perth city while he was in year 6. It was here that he found out and began to pursue his passions. Ray loves playing video games and watching Anime but his main passion is spreading hope through Hip hop music and dance. He truely believes that no one in this life is useless or hopeless and he uses his own testomony to show that God saves and changes people. No matter what their past was there is always hope and a bright future throughGods power and grace. Ray studied the April Young peoples DTS in 2017 and dubs himself as the OP of the YP.
Hello, I'm a former high school teacher from California and I've been called into the Christian Education Ministry to help bring Bible based education and Godly teacher training to the nations.
I’m a bit of a TCK- born in one country- grew up in another country but a citizen of a third! Some of my fondest childhood memories are running around barefoot as missionary kid, and hearing the rain tap-dance on a tin roof and sneaking outside at night to stand in the rain under a wide open African sky. Ever since I was little I wanted to do missions like my parents- And here I am! I did my DTS in 2008 in Herrnhut, Germany. And most recently I just did the Primary Health Care School here in Perth in 2016. I am passionate about people finding their God given identity in Jesus Christ- and finding Home in Him. I’m crazy about travelling, adventures and books, and I love getting to know people and making friends all over the world.
Rohan first got involved with YWAM Perth back in 2009 with his Crossroads DTS, which he followed up by doing the Evangelism Training School. Since then he's served with our Asia Impact and ARMS ministries, and joined the Word by Heart team after doing the school in Hawaii. Watch out for him singing at our base talent nights- he's a regular fixture!
My name is Romano and I am the leader of the July 4WD DTS! I'm originally from Switzerland, but I am much more a man of the ocean than the snow! That´s why they call me Swaussie! Part Swiss, part Aussie! I love the Outdoor Adventure whether that is camping, coastlines, scuba diving, snorkelling... If it has to do with where the water meets the sand then I will be there - even better if its living life under the water, holding a speargun. I loves getting to know God more, digging into the word, getting to know God´s character more and sharing his understanding with people. I loves to disciple and train people into knowing God´s ways. Passions of mine are loving Jesus but also about loving life, having fun and cooking Swiss food for my friends!
Rosie is our one and only Australian staffing YP! She's turning 21 and born in the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne! She did her DTS last January YP2017 then joined on staff 6 months later, to then join and staff the YP2018 here in Perth! Rosie is also involved in Cafe leadman as her minstry, when shes not staffing a school. She has a heart for the nations, seeing young people grow closer in their relationship with God and seeing their life's transform. Her passions include drinking great coffee, having a laugh and going on adventures.
Rueben has recently joined staff in september 2013 as apart of Asia Impact. He was born in melbourne Australia and has also lived in Auckland, New Zealand where much of his family is from. Rueben loves food and travel and has spent alot of time dedicated to both of these passions. After spending 10 or so years in various positions Rueben decided to follow the calling on his heart of evangelism. And is now living his dream of being a full time evangelist!!
Ryan is an incredible South African/Australian bloke! He's full of life, jokes and is almost always up for some sports. He did the Humility and Hunger DTS here at YWAM Perth and has been on staff with us since March of 2016. Ryan is someone who absolutely loves Jesus and has made him Lord of his life. He has obeyed God's call to go into full time missions and he has burden for the lost. He staffs the Humility and Hunger DTS and he staffs part of the Homes of Hope ministry here at YWAM Perth and serves there to help build homes for the poor. If you want to bless Ryan just buy him a coke or a coffee from the general!
Samantha grew up in Alberta, Canada. She did her DTS on Australia's East Coast and came to Perth in 2011 to study counselling and has kept coming back since. She has a heart young people affected by injustices, like human trafficking and prostitution, and desires to speak truth into their lives.
Samuel is 22 years old and is half German half American. He did his DTS in Hurlach, Germany in 2015 and went on to complete his FCM (counselling school) in YWAM Perth. Half a year later he came on staff with Revive. Sam is passionate about counselling and seeing people come to understand who they were made to be in Christ, especially youth and young adults. He loves nerdy stuff like video games, books, and board games. Playing on his guitar, chilling at the beach, and deep conversations are some of his favorite ways to relax.
Samira is from Austria, yeah that's right not from Australia. She did her Music DTS in 2018 and stayed straight on staff after her DTS. She is in the ministry called Worship for the Nations, which uses Worship and Intercession to build God's kingdom in the Nations and to support different Ministries on base for breakthrough. Samira is an very active person ans can't sit still for a long period of time. She loves people, music and nature. Samira loves to see peoples lives getting transformed by God and to fight along side her for his kingdom to come.
Sara is from Norway and came to Perth in 2016 to do the Performing Arts DTS. She is a part of the Priceless ministry and has a heart to reach young women and help them discover their true value and beauty in God. Sara loves to dance, travel, discover new coffee shops and enjoy life with her friends.
I grew up as a missionary kid between the USA, the Andes and the Amazon. I have 46 (and counting!) siblings - ask me about it, it's a fun story. Beside my love of health care, I enjoy a good chat over a cuppa, NCIS, movies, being creative, and will challenge anyone to a game of speed scrabble! My greatest desire is to see God's kingdom come, from the wards of busy hospitals to the quiet village home.
Sarah is from the east coast of Australia. She did the MAP DTS in 2015. Sarah now has a desire to see people experience freedom as they understand the true nature and character of God. She adores a good cup of tea, cafe hopping, words, experimenting with paints and occasionally, getting some crazy dance moves on.
My passion is Jesus, the Bible and the nations. I grew up all over the world but I call Kona Hawaii my home and am sure the beaches there are superior to any other. I did my DTS here in Perth in 2005 and then lived in Bulgaria for 3 years, working with YWAM, and that’s where I really started to understand God’s love for people. I've spent the last 4 years studying Community Development and just recently graduated with a Bachelors in it from the University of the Nations. Since joining YWAM Perth staff I've been serving with a ministry called Revive that reaches out to marginalized youth especially among the indigenous in Western Australia. I ate a giant cricket for my 26 birthday in Myanmar. I secretly love motorbikes especially in 3rd world nations. I’m addicted to coffee…. Kona coffee. I’m a vegetarian but not for moral reasons. I get excited about toilets and the Bible. My greatest hope is that you would get a taste of God that would become unquenchable and choose to seek Him no matter the cost, no matter where it takes you.
Sean is a Filipino-American who is now also an Australian. He did the YPDTS in 2002 and staffed DTS's in 2003 and 2004. In 2006, he did the school of worship, where he got to know Alison, whom he married in 2008. Together they have three amazing children. In 2014, he did the BSN and also staffed the school in 2016. He is passionate about worship, discipleship, and the Bible. He loves table tennis, music, sports, cheesy puns, dad jokes, and travelling the nations.
Hi there! I am from Switzerland, a beautiful country that taught me to love the mountains, cheese and chocolate. Since I was a kid I wanted to be a missionary in Africa. So I did a Discipleship Training School in Tanzania and went back to Switzerland to get training as a pediatric nurse. I love working with children and women, and doing the Birth Attendant School in 2012 just confirmed that passion. God has taken me on a lot of adventures and who knows what's coming next.
Born and raised in the deep South of the U.S, Seth grew up with a love for Jesus and the arts. His background is in theatre, both with makeup and singing/acting/directing, that extended for seven years. Seth came and did his Discipleship Training School here in Perth in 2011, and never wanted to leave! After three years singing with the incredible ministry Island Breeze, Seth now works with First Fruit Productions, the performing arts ministry, as well as serving on the base worship team. He is really excited to have an extended commitment with the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School!
Hey you! I am from Malaysia. A country that is diverse in ethnicity and culturally rich. I speak three languages fluently - English, Cantonese and my national language: Bahasa Malaysia. Music and arts has always been part of my upbringing. My journey of loving both music and arts had lead me to serve in the worship team and performing arts team from a tender age of 9. I continue with music still today serving and had to retired from performing arts due to my sports injury. Instead, God had open doors for me to continue the art aspect from media perspective. After high school, I studied Advertising and Marketing and I have been working in the Media industry for 10 years. And one find day, God tap on my heart again to move out of my corporate world and to do a DTS. I did my Music DTS here at Perth in July 2013. Loved and treasured my 6 months here, seeing how God had transform and metaphorically did a 'spiritual surgery' on my heart. SO GOOD! And I came back as a staff on 1 January 2015 serving in the Media Ministry and now with Music with Mission too. If you would love to bless me, I LOVE FOOD! Ice-cream, dessert and coffee - will always work to put a smile on my face :)
Stephen hails from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, specifically the beautiful country of England. He came to YWAM Perth in October 2016 to do a Sports DTS. After his DTS, Stephen joined staff in Homes of Hope, and jumped straight into a house build. He has a passion for football preferably Chelsea and can spend hours talking about it. However he loves Jesus more and if you really want to get him excited tell him your testimony. He is full of energy and lights up a room the moment he walks in. If you want to make his day buy him some Krispy Kreme donouts (the glaze ones).
Steve W was born in Liverpool UK in 1954. Arrived in Perth via ship in 1957 as a10-pound Pom. Joined as staff with YWAM Perth in July 1993. Pioneered School of Worship and served as Registrar until ~2000. Currently serving with English Ministries.
Suzy is originally from South Australia and she is a qualified counsellor. She has over six years of experience working with families in crisis here in Perth and as a staff member of YWAM Perth. Suzy’s passion is to see young women reach their full potential through counseling and restoration. Those who know Suzy would say she is kindhearted, thoughtful and loyal. She loves relaxing outdoors, reading a good book and enjoying quality time with friends.
Sydney hails from Western Canada, she lives right beside the Rocky Mountains and when given the opportunity she loves to go hiking. Mountain and outdoor sports dominated most of her youth and as a result she loves to be outside and going on adventures. Sydney is the oldest of 4 kids, she has spent a lot of time around kids and teaching them various skills whether that was in a youth group or sports team context. As mentioned above Sydney loves being outside and active, but she also loves music and one of her favorite things is to Worship God corporately through music. At the moment she works in youth ministry teaching and hanging out with high school students, which she quite enjoys.
Sydney is from Alberta, Canada and has been on staff with YWAM Perth for 9 months. She did April YP in 2017 and her life has been radically changed by a deeper understanding of who God is and she is passionate about seeing others changed by who He is as well. Sydney loves to be with people and is always keen for a hangout. She is into bubble tea, the beach, mac n cheese, and dance parties that do not require dance abilities!
Tabea is from Bern, Switzerland. Back in 2013 she did her DTS in Denver, Colorado, and then 2015 came to Perth to do the AES. It will be her second time staffing the AES. From graphic design to 3D graphics to wedding decorating, she is a wildly skilled and creative individual. Her favorite mediums include fine-liner and pencil. Tabea loves music, loves to swim and can even mountain bike! Most of all though, she enjoys spending quality time with friends. As you get to know her, you’ll soon find out that she is super dependable and someone who is always willing to listen.
My name is Tanja, I'm 20 years old and I'm from the Faroe Islands. I did the Compassion DTS in January 2016 and joined staff in October same year. I'm with the ministry called First Fruit Productions which has a heart for the area of Performing Arts. A few of my favourite things would be dancing, hanging out with friends, knitting, eating chocolate and since we technically don't have beaches in the Faroe Islands, I'm a huge fan of the Australian beaches.
Timmy hails from the beautiful land of Hartlepool, England. He did a Sports DTS in October 2012 here at YWAM Perth, then joined staff straight after and staffed DTS in April 2013, 2014, and 2015. He also did the BCC in January 2016. As an English lad, he loves tea, biscuits, football (soccer) and of course, The Queen. He is always rolling off jokes and puns, so if you want to have a good laugh, just look out for this guy! He is passionate about seeing people living in the purpose God has on their life's. A quick way to really get to know this guy is to buy him an ice cream!
A girl from Indonesia who love to take photos and do a bit of journal with it.
Trevor is from the great country of Canada. He did his DTS at YWAM Perth in 2015 and then did the second level school called the Transformation School the same year. He has a huge heart to see discipleship and the transformation of nations to come to know God. He loves spending time to get to know people, the beach, coffee, and don't forget cheesecake. If you spend time to get to know him you will be laughing up a storm and be having amazing conversation about pretty much anything.
Originally from Vancouver Island in Canada and now residing in Perth, Tyler has a passion for a variety of sports; basketball, volleball, and spikeball, just to name a few. He's easy going and loves to have a good laugh! He's also passionate about anything related to music, especially singing and memorizing song lyrics. Amongst the laughs and singing, it is easy to see Tyler's genuine heart for the Lord. His ability to relate, connect, and create an atmosphere comes naturally. He is a guy who you want to journey with.
Hi! My name is Violet and I'm from Alaska. I joined staff in September 2013 and am very excited about staffing Frontline. I love adventure, traveling, snowboarding and being around people! My heart is to see people discipled and grow in their relationship with God.
Yayi was born and raised in the central part of China. She become a Christian in 2008 through a phone call from her parents who had just got saved in a miraculous way in a Sunday church service. Yayi did her DTS in China in 2011, and has staffed 2 DTS's after joining in YWAM in China. This lovely lady likes outdoor exploring, little kids and traveling in new places. She has recently married an Aussie guy, and loves watching lots of Aussie footy! Yayi also loves cooking yummy Chinese food and hanging around with lots of people at the beach under a big blue sky!
Yujin is from Seoul, South Korea. She did NorthEast Asia DTS in Kona in 2016 then in 2018 she did April School of Worship in Perth and now staffs Worship for the Nations. Yujin enjoys a cup of tea every morning, running and music! She has a passion for worship and praying for the nations, and love to be disciplined to know God and love people!
Zach is a good ol’ Canadian boy. He came from the West Coast to join Homes of Hope after doing the YP DTS here at YWAM Perth in 2014. He loves working with his hands whether that’s building homes or working with media. He’s energetic, kind and is a pleasure to be around. If you want to make him happy give him something sweet and a nice strong black coffee.