Join in as I talk about mentorship and how it is needed as highlighted from the ages of our current administrators in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the North American Division. The biggest question we have to ask is do we have effective mentorship in place?
DANIELA JEAN is a social strategist, mentor, speaker and author. She is passionate about empowering and equipping people for success. She is currently serving as president and CEO of Arts at Work, Inc., a non-profit organization which seeks to promote the literary, visual and performing arts for youth and the community at large. She has over 15 years of ministry experience including young adult and church marketing.
She is currently running for office in local government.
Bio of Pastor Eliasib Fajardo provided by the Columbia Union. In 2001 Fajardo, a native of Mexico, received a bachelor’s degree in theology at Montemorelos University (Mexico). From 2002–07, he pastored three churches in the Potomac Conference: the Washington Spanish church in Silver Spring, Md., the Beltsville (Md.) Spanish church and the Oxon Hill (Md.) Spanish church. He was also the Hispanic Youth Ministries coordinator for Potomac from 2004–07.
In 2009 he received his Master of Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (Mich.) and became the senior pastor of three churches: the Arlington (Va.) Spanish, the Metro NOVA Spanish church, also in Arlington, and the Sterling (Va.) Spanish church. While managing three churches, he was also the Hispanic Youth Ministries associate director for the Potomac Conference, and later the Camp Ministries director. His background in social media, videography and filming has prepared him for his new role, as, by God’s grace, he attempts to reach the young people in New Jersey.
“My goal is to live, love and serve God, as He did for me. My primary goal is to have a close relationship with Jesus and walk with Him,” says Fajardo. “I believe that wisdom comes from above in order to minister and empower others. I recognize that I should care primarily for my family, so they can also be ready to meet Him. I choose to imitate Him in whatever I do. Through my example and influence, I want to make people Jesus’ disciples. I have a strong passion to empower young people to share the gospel of Jesus.”
Fajardo and his wife, Yerusi, have three children.
Paulthanise Jeanty has learned to be selfless, inspiring, and God-centered throughout her life. Born on the 1st of February in Miami, FL she always had a loving heart where she would put others needs before hers. Over the years Paulthanise grew to become a great leader, not only within her family but within her church, conference, school, and community. Through her actions she inspired others to be the best version of themselves and she never hesitated lending a helping hand to help them mentally, spiritually, or physically. She also became the first young youth to be an assistant secretary for (FeJAH) Federation de la Jeunesse Adventiste Haitienne for two years. Attending Oakwood University was always her dream but instead she started at a local community college in her hometown to help her family & save. As she continued in her life Paulthanise made sure her family was always priorities. She loves spending quality time, singing, and learning something new about the word of God and cherished every moment of it.
The bio from Pr. Osorio
Hi, I am Jonathan Osorio For many years I was UNDERESTIMATED (looked down upon) at Church, at School, at Sports, around friends & family. Which caused me for many years to question my existence and the existence of God. Why am I even here? Is there really a God? What is my purpose in Life? What difference do I make? Who am I? Maybe you find yourself right now right there. Years later, I would find out that from these dark moments and experiences in life, God would use all of it to be able to relate and Inspire. I realized my why in life is to be an INSPIRATION to the NEXT GENERATION. I have a huge passion to INSPiRE the NEXT GENERATION. To Inspire means to speak life. For Youth and Youth Leaders to have an encounter, experience and relationship with Jesus. Second, To awaken You to see your God given potential, to share with you a Heavenly perspective and position you to be all God has called you to be.
Check out his book here https://www.amazon.com/Inspire-One-become-Inspiration-Generation-ebook/dp/B077C2C4ZW
Nicolette Piaubert is a poet, writer, and author of the new novel "How to Beat a Rigged School System: 13 steps to 100." Her previous work was a book of poetry entitled Becoming, published in 2013. A professional nurse, she has spent the last decade tutoring nurses and teaches students in general how to become experts in their field of study. Nicolette is adventurous and enjoys a great laugh. As she very often forgets her age she can be found surrounded by children laughing and playing and very near to breaking a rib.
You can find her here https://www.facebook.com/GabNicPiaubert/ and her book here https://www.amazon.com/How-Beat-Rigged-School-System-ebook/dp/B08CVVCBM5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=how+to+beat+a+rigged+system&qid=1598645162&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
Dr. Donovan Washington is a graduate of Oakwood University. He graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Theology.
After graduation, Dr. Washington served as the lead recruiter from 2000 to 2002 for Oakwood University. This assignment gave him the opportunity to travel the country as the face of Oakwood University, speaking on the virtues of Christian education and inviting young people to enroll.
Since then he has served in Central States, Nevada Utah, and now South Atlantic Conference as Youth/Young Adult director.
Dr. Washington holds a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University.
The highlight of Dr. Washington's life was on May 30th, 2004, when he married the former Tahirah Barnes of Chicago, IL. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Taryn Sophia Washington, and Tegan Isabella Washington.
He also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Mercer University.
Dr. Washington is an ordained minister of the Gospel who lives by the text "...if God be for us, who can be against us." Romans 8:31
Find his ministry here - https://sacsda.org/youth-ministries https://www.facebook.com/SouthAtlanticYouth
Judith Silfrene also known as Judy is a high school teacher in Brooklyn. She is the young adult coordinator for the Franco Haitian Youth Federation of the Northeastern Conference and is passionate about young adult ministry, social justice, and educational justice.
“It’s easier to be saved than lost” has been his mantra in ministry over the years. Pastor Patrick Graham was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Oakwood University with a Bachelor's in Theology and a Masters in Youth Ministry from Andrews University. Patrick Graham is married to Natalie, the love of his life and together they have three adult children, Jordan, Joseph, and Jasmine.
Pastor Graham began his pastoral ministry in April 2001 and served many churches since then including Dupont Park, Emmanuel Temple, Columbia Community, Sharon, and Glenridge Seventh-day Adventist Churches. Patrick Graham presently serves as the AEC Youth & Children’s Ministries Director, a position that he loves greatly. He also serves as the Black Adventist Youth Directors Association (BAYDA) President, an additional responsibility that gives him the opportunity to impact young lives across the United States.
This dynamic, passionate, energetic, and fun-loving man of God has shown great love and skill in serving, training, and developing leadership skills across the Conference. He loves what he does and would do anything he can to ensure that every child and youth in Allegheny East Conference know Jesus loves them.
Check out how he serves here >>>> https://www.visitaec.org/youth https://www.facebook.com/AECYM/
Pastor Télaine Buisson is a very passionate and God-fearing young woman who dedicates her life to serving the Lord by reaching out to others and spreading His Word. Pastor Buisson earned a Bachelors Degree in Media Technology from Andrews University. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Pastor Buisson interned as a hospital Chaplain in Dayton, Ohio at Kettering Network at Grandview and Southview Hospital. She was a hospital chaplain resident in Brooklyn, New York at the New York Méthodist Hospital. Pastor Buisson was a student Pastor at All Nations Seventh Day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, Michigan, also an Associate Pastor at Shiloh Bilingual SDA Church in Brooklyn, New York and a Youth Pastor at Bethsaida French SDA Church in Far Rockaway, New York. She also served as the youth pastor at Ephraim French SDA Church in Amityville, NewYork. Pastor Buisson served as the Chief of Staff at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York. She also worked for the New York City Department of Education as the Graphic Design teacher at The School of Cooperative Technical Education in New York, New York. Pastor Buisson served as the Youth Pathways Instructor at a Rehabilitation Center in Bronx New York, servicing the population that receives Government assistance, to help them get the essential tools to get what they need in continuing their education, and employment. Pastor Buisson is the Associate Pastor at Sinai SDA Church in Spring Valley New York, spreading the Word of God through preaching and singing where and when -ever the Lord calls. Pastor Buisson is also a radio host on the French Christian Radio Station (Radio Omega) where she ministers to children, the youth and parents about life issues. Her ministry also demonstrates God’s Love through dramatization. She continues to use her love and passion for the Lord in all aspects of her life, and she hopes to continue spreading God’s message of hope and deliverance to all.
This is episode 15 from season two Nikolai X. Greaves was born on the island of Barbados. He and his wife Abigail have been married for seven years and have two amazing boys Zion and Zanwe. He has had the privilege to preach the good news of Jesus Christ in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and across the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Pre-Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Washington Adventist University. He later received his Master of Divinity from Andrews University Theological Seminary and an Executive Leadership certification from Cornell University. Prior to pastoral ministry, he has served in government, higher education, human resources and finance. He has contributed to several books, serves on the Lake Region Conference Finance and Investment Committee, and is the founder of, “The Unpreached Truth: God & Money podcast. He pastors three churches: Park Avenue SDA Church in Champaign-Urbana; Lebanon SDA Church in Decatur, and Mount Sinai SDA Church in Peoria, IL. Furthermore, he believes that Jesus still has the power to save and transform lives. you can find his podcast here ---https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unpreached-truth-god-money/id1498999129
Since the fall of 2016, Zakia has served as LRC's volunteer Young Adult & Public Campus Ministries Coordinator. She is married and has five children, including two bonus sons. Zakia is a graduate of Robert Morris University (now Roosevelt University), where she studied Business Administration. With a background in Organizational Leadership, she has over 16 years of campus engagement experience. In June 2013, Zakia founded Faith Connection, a ministry designed to build an every growing network of intercessory prayer warriors. Born and raised in Illinois, Zakia has grown up serving in her church, community and beyond and believes that young adults challenge us to rethink church. In her role with Young Adult Ministry, she networks and collaborates with local Young Adult Ministry leaders as well as the LRC Young Adult Ministry Council, to create dynamic worship and ministry spaces, designed specifically with young adults in mind. It is the YAM Council's prayer that thru these ministry spaces, we would attract, retain and engage young adults in a relational way, while empowering them with the creative freedom to worship and do ministry together.
Anthony Bolden is a dynamic youth development professional, community leader, and public speaker and facilitator. He has served in a number of diverse leadership roles for institutions of higher learning, faith-based organizations, and local nonprofit organizations. Anthony recently accepted the opportunity to serve as the new Director of Programs for Chicago Debates. Most recently Anthony served as the Program Manager for PEAK - Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids in Chicago, IL. During his time there Anthony successfully helped the organization increase student enrollment, raise student academic performance, and secure critical partnerships with college access organizations across the city. Prior to that role, Anthony served as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor for the Oakwood University Church located on the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. While there Anthony helped lead the operation of a 3000+ member congregation. He created numerous service and training opportunities for the undergraduate student population of Oakwood University, and created new partnerships with Title 1 schools in the Greater Huntsville Area. On the academic front, Anthony is a lover of education and believes that it is the ultimate equalizer for all individuals regardless of their socio-economic situation. He is a proud alumnus of the prestigious Choate Rosemary Hall Summer John F. Kennedy '35 Institute in Government. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Oakwood University, and a Graduate Certification in Nonprofit Management from North Park University.
You can find him here >>>>>> https://www.instagram.com/bolden_leads/?hl=en
Bio for Kailyn Williams. ----" I prefer my camp name Kitkat, I am twenty-one years old I live in the motor city area. I am currently waiting to go back to school to receive my certification to be a 911 Dispatcher. I wanted to have a job that doesn’t force me against my morals, and where I can help others without danger. I have been a Seventh-Day Adventist since I was fourteen, I was baptized in my pathfinder uniform. I have been in the pathfinder ministry for nine years now, but it’s not the only ministry I’m involved in. I am involved in Junior Camp, Camp Meeting, Youth Council and the Honest Podcast that I recently started during the shut down under the supervision of Avery Clarke and Dr.Abe. Ministry involvement is the only thing that keeps me sane if I’m being honest.”
Bio for Avery Clarke “Hey my name is Avery Clarke, I am a 26-year-old black man born and raised in Flint, MI. Graduated from Oakwood University in 2015 with a bachelors of music degree in Recording Arts & Composition. When I came home from college I got involved in Youth Ministry by creating an empowering mime group Unashamed 6. Also working for LRC Youth with Pastor Jason North and now Dr. Abraham Henry, assisting with Junior Camp, Campmeeting, and media for the youth department. I am blessed to be in ministry for God and pray that I will continue to soar for the Kingdom.”
Find their Podcast here >>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKMciCocasqMo6lTeJMmlruGnKaqrmBLN
Helvis C. Moody currently serves the Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists as the Young Adult/Youth Director and Prayer Coordinator. A graduate of Andrews University Theological Seminary, he holds a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry, and is happily married to April Watkins Moody. His favorite Biblical passage is Philippians 4:13, which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This text has been foundational to his ministerial career as he credits Christ’s strength in helping to grow each church he has pastored, either through baptisms or church facility growth. He began his ministry as a pastor for the Baton Rouge and Slidell, La. district in 1999 through 2004. He then served as a pastor at the Fondren Seventh-day Adventist Church until 2012, when he was called to the Southwest Region Conference to serve as its Youth and Young Adult Director. He joined the Southwestern Union in 2014. A believer in the power of prayer, he solicits your prayers as he continues to serve in ministry and prepares for the Second Coming of Christ.
Rev. Dr. Virginia Ward is a ministry leader with over
three decades of experience training youth leaders. She
has extensive experience as an urban pastor, ministry
organizer, and youth ministry expert.
Her debut book, It’s Personal: Five Questions You
Should Answer to Give Every Kid Hope (Orange
Books, May 15, 2019), is the latest title from Orange, a
book and church curriculum publisher focused on family
ministry, an environment where the church and family
work together to influence the faith and character of the next generation. Rev. Dr. Ward co-authored
It’s Personal with Orange CEO Reggie Joiner and Orange executive director of messaging Kristen
In a world where kids are known by a number on a jersey, digits on a carpool tag, and random
usernames, Rev. Dr. Ward explains the need for more adults who will stop and take the time to know
them personally. It’s Personal revisits the story of Zacchaeus and Jesus’ simple model for how to be
It’s Personal centers around the five questions every leader working with kids should be able to
answer: Do you know my name? Do you know what matters to me? Do you know where I live? Do
you know what I have done? Do you know what I can do? Taking the time to answer these five
questions for a kid or teenager could radically change someone’s faith -- maybe even that of the
adult leaders themselves.
Rev. Dr. Ward is an assistant dean at the Boston campus of the Gordon-Conwell Theological
Seminary, one of the largest evangelical seminaries in North America. She is responsible for
facilitating the development of leadership skills and managing urban collaborative field experiences
for students. Additionally, she is an assistant professor, teaching youth ministry, leadership, and
ministry development courses, along with providing spiritual formation support on the Boston
She has served in many other ministry organizations, including the DeVos Urban Leadership
Initiative, Black Ministerial Alliance, and as New England's black campus ministries director and
consultant for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Rev. Dr. Ward is also a keynote and workshop
speaker at various Orange speaking events and tours across the country.
A third-generation minster, Rev. Dr. Ward is an associate pastor at Abundant Life Church where her
husband of 33 years, Bishop Lawrence A. Ward, is the senior pastor.
She has a degree in management from Northeastern University, a master of arts in youth ministry
from Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary and a doctorate of ministry in emerging generations at
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband and
is the mother of two adult sons, Paul and Mark. For more information, please visit
Roger R. Wade was born on the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. He was educated in Trinidad,
New York, Maryland, and Oakwood College (now University) in Huntsville Alabama.
Roger R. Wade has a passion for the church's most precious resource --- the youth. He has worked in
Youth Ministries for the past 40 years leading out as AY leader to Union Youth Director and served as
the first Director of the National Black Youth Resource Center, which was on the campus of Oakwood
College (now University) in Huntsville, Alabama.
Since his call to the organized church in 1998, Roger R. Wade has served the Northeastern
Conference, the Southern California, the Southwest Region Conference, the South Central Conference;
and as of April 1, 2019, he began serving as the Church Ministries Director of the Mid-America Union
Conference. In July of 2003, Pastor Roger R. Wade was duly ordained to the work of the gospel
ministry. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God has used him to date to baptize over 850 persons.
Roger R. Wade has written many articles; travels preaching and conducting seminars and
workshops; serves as a consultant to the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Youth
Ministries Department and the Black Adventist Youth Directors’ Association (BAYDA); produced and
coordinator for the first ever Young Adult Initiative – Genesis 2000 Satellite New Years Eve Broadcast,
volunteered at the National Pathfinder Camporees held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; served as Camporee
Director for the BAYDA’s Knowin’ Him Pathfinder Camporee; served as producer for many large youth
events; and volunteered on numerous community Board of Directors.
Roger R. Wade is married to the former Lorraine Lawrence of Neptune, New Jersey. They have one
college-age son: Anthony Roger Richard Wade.
Once when she was just four years old, Tanzy was taken to a music studio and given a choice. She could either learn to play the piano or, she could learn to play the drums. She remembers the excitement she felt when it came to playing the drums but she also remembers that when faced with a choice to be true to herself or play it safe, she chose her safety over herself. She still thinks about playing the drums to this day but more than that, she thinks about all the other people who choose their safety over their truth. Now she shares her truth, being transparent about her struggles with depression, obesity and balancing life’s responsibilities. She committed to encouraging and empowering others to make their mental and physical health a priority. In short, Tanzy has dedicated her life to helping people really live. Originally from Toronto, CA, Tanzy is married to Pastor Damian Chandler and together they have three children. She’s received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound and is also a certified group fitness instructor. Tanzy is also the CEO of Revamp Fitness where she shares her passion of health and wellness with her community. As she serves, she draws strength from Jeremiah 1:5 which says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Tanzy believes that God entrusts us with who we are and expects us to use that for His glory. She now wants more than anything to be her truest self… for Him.
Find her Facebook page here >>>>>> https://www.facebook.com/theflyintrovert/
Support Wayne Jamel's new comic here >>>>>> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waynejamel/daniel-dreamgazer-book-2-illustrated-bible-story
Darrell has served youth ministries for about 23 years in the local church as Adventurer, Pathfinder & Drum Corps Director. Darrell believes that serving others especially young people is one of the best things in the sight of the Lord and enjoys doing so in his current capacity as Florida Conference Drum Corps Director for the last 9 years. Seeing all of the drummers learning, preparing to perform and doing their best to the honor and glory of God is where it's at , says Darrell.
Mwenya is a young adult who is giving her all for youth ministry. She was extremely active in Greater New York Conference and now is making an amazing impact at the General Conference. Listen in as she shares her experiences with me as well let us know how GNYC is a great training ground for where she is now.
Register for GC Impact here >>>> http://youth.adventist.org/impact
Pastor Dejan is the British Union Youth Director. Listen in as he tells his story about why we should take a stand as a church. He also lets us know how he uses vlogs to chronicle his youth ministry experiences.
Check out Pastor Dejan here >>>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEGf4oxNawzp9OkL9i1jWfA
Esther was raised Seventh-Day Adventist, she loves God, people, music, and fitness. She has a bachelors in social work, and currently works as a teacher for children with autism. I was inspired to talk to Esther as a local youth leader who is passionate about helping youth at her local church. She is a motivation on how to be passionate in youth ministry and enjoy life as well.
Check her out here>>>>> https://instagram.com/queen_health?igshid=1a2o7169feim0
Kaleb Eisele is the editor of Humans Of Adventism. What started as a small local project and a cell phone quickly grew into what we now know as Humans of Adventism. Kaleb's love for Jesus and his community is what drives this platform forward. A graduate of the College of Charleston English program, Kaleb's work has been featured in both secular and Adventist publications including Envision Magazine, the Times & Democrat newspaper, the Charleston City Paper, 71.5 Magazine, Spectrum Magazine, and The Gleaner.
In addition to his work through Humans of Adventism, Kaleb serves as a content creator and social media manager for the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Kaleb is a public speaker and workshop organizer dedicated to empowering the next generation of content creators to put their skills to work for God’s kingdom. In 2019, Kaleb relocated to the Portland, Oregon area.
Check it out here >>>>>https://www.adventisthumans.com/ https://www.facebook.com/humansofadventism/ https://www.instagram.com/humansofadventism/
Lais is a 17-year-old high school student attending Shrewsbury High in Massachusetts. She has plans to attend Andrew's University for architecture and interior design. She has suffered from anxiety and depression since she was 13 years old and has learned to cope with it every day. Listen in as we talk about coping with anxiety in today's world.
You can find Her blog here >>>> https://remarkablylais.wordpress.com
Ron Whitehead has served in four North American Division (NAD) Union Headquarters as a local pastor, conference youth director and church ministries director. He also served the NAD as associate youth director and led five International Pathfinder Camporees. Whitehead currently serves Kingdom-building efforts in the following ways: Assistant to the President of Andrews University for Spiritual Life, Executive Director for the Center for Youth Evangelism, Assistant Professor for Youth Ministry, Lake Union Conference Youth Ministries Coordinator.
Ron is married to Betty Lou (Becker) Whitehead. Together they have three adult children: Stacy, Heidi and Ryan.
Whitehead's hobbies include, but are not limited to, antique and classic cars, tournament ski boats, Christian drama like Passion plays, large events and business/ministry "investments."
His favorite Bible text is John 14:1-3 because it reminds him not to "sweat the small stuff" because we are all just passing through, and that soon he will be together with those he loves.
You can Find Pastor Ron's ministry here >>>> https://cye.org/
Wayne currently works as a Pastor in the Greater New York Conference. Before becoming a pastor, he wanted to be an animator. Inspired by Disney and the Looney Tunes, he wanted to make and voice his own cartoon shows. He would tell stories to his younger brother and sister growing up and he wanted to adapt these stories into TV series. He also had a desire to produce Christian cartoons. Together with his brother they would draw comics, photocopy them, and pass them out in church. Wayne also made Christian comic strips for his high school and college newsletters. Now he desires to continue using visual storytelling to share God’s message.
Check out the graphic novel here >>http://www.danieldreamgazer.com
and you can support on Kickstarter here >>> http://kck.st/382puoy
Pastor Michael Campos is the Youth Director of the Illinois Conference. Join me as we talk about mission trips, Oshkosh and of course mentorship.
Check out his conference here >>> https://www.ilcsda.org/departments/youthyoung-adults
Feel Free to check out more of the podcast and ministry here >>>https://linktr.ee/youth_mentor101
Rachel Arner is the podcast host of PreacherGirl Podcast, a preacher, student, and friend to many. She is passionate about sharing God's love and hope with others, and wants to encourage people in their walk with Him. She is graduating from Andrews University this year with a degree in Religion and Communications, and hopes to serve the Lord in ministry. Check out her podcast here >>> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/preachergirl/id1448954919
Alexandra Lincifort is currently an AY Coordinator for the Queens Area in the Greater New York Conference. She is the founder of The Debonair Man & The Debonair Mentorship program. She is also a Life Coach. Alexandra’s main goal is to help everyone she encounters see and reach their full and true potential.
Eddie Heinrich has worked in the Minnesota Conference and Kansas-Nebraska Conference. Currently, he serves as the Youth Director in the Northern California Conference and volunteers as the Youth Director for the Pacific Union Conference.
He is passionate about: Sharing Jesus, family, scuba diving, and fishing.
A Woman after Gods own heart who’s sole purpose is to serve and worship God with her whole heart. Tamar is a deaconess at her home church Cambridge SDA, a young adult coordinator for the New England Franco haitian federation and change agent in her community.
Pastor Kymone Hinds
Kymone Hinds is a Creativity Consultant who helps individuals and organizations to bring Ideas to Life. As a coach, speaker and a minister he helps people figure out the next steps to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
He is married to Kerine since November of 2000, and they are the proud parents of three teenagers - Jaden, Janiah and Joelle.
Pastor Hinds is a graduate of the Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary and served the church as a Pastor, Youth Director and Church Planter for 15 years.
One of Kymone’s passions is empowering people to live as the church in the world. That message is the focus of his first book “This is Church, Where You Fit In.”
He is the host of the Ideas to Life podcast, which can be found on any podcasting platform or by visiting his website - kymonehinds.com.
Dani wants her Ministry and her instagram page to be about Jesus. She believes this so much she asked that she not be fully identified.
Check out her instagram page here >>>>https://www.instagram.com/oshkosh.crush/?hl=en
Pastor Andre Arrais is a native Brazilian born and raised in the Adventist Church. Ministry is in his blood. His grandfather is a retired pastor, both of his parents are pastors and his brother is a pastor. His call to pastoral ministry came while he was in his last year of Law School. Since then, he has been preparing himself as much as he can to fulfill God’s calling in his life. He has been gifted with a wonderful wife (Natalia), who happens to be a pastor’s kid too. Together they have accepted God’s challenge to serve wherever He leads.
Cassidy Connelly is a young lady who attends Merrimack Valley SDA church. She is active in Pathfinder Ministry and leads a drama ministry in her church. She also oversees an interesting Oshkosh Pathfinder Instagram page @pathfinders_oshkosh Listen in as we talk about all of that!
Daniel began full-time ministry in Oklahoma in 2007 after graduating from Southwestern Adventist University. Daniel has served as a youth pastor, senior pastor, Bible teacher, and elementary principal. He moved back to Oklahoma in January of 2018, after serving three years in the Indiana Conference, to serve as the Youth & Young Adult director and communications director for the Oklahoma Conference. He enjoys youth ministry along with his wife Yesenia and two boys, Isaac and Benjamin.
Check out Oklahoma youth here >>> https://www.facebook.com/okadventistyouth/
Rebecca and Sofia are leaders for the Hebron Drum Corps. I was interested to speak with them about drum corps ministry as their drum corps is very active and is booked frequently. Their drum corps played at the closing ceremony at Oshkosh and even were at an Adventurer investiture the time of the recording.
Check out their drum corps on instagram here >>> https://www.instagram.com/hebrondrumcorp/?hl=en
Jonathan Coicou grew up in the Mid-Hudson SDA Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, and a masters degree in history education from Boston College. He has served in various capacities at the North Philadelphia, Shekina, Temple Salem and Brockton Temple Churches in Massachusetts. He has also served as the youth pastor of the Maranatha SDA Church in Queens, NY. He current teaches World History in the NYC public school system. He currently serves as the Northeastern Conference Young Adult Coordinator and also as the vice president for the NEC Franco-Haitian Youth Federation. He is currently married to the former Myriam Bazar and his highest pleasure is to introduce young people to Christ.
Obelle Milien is a passionate servant of God. She is motivated by a purpose to serve the community in any way she can. She does this by assisting and leading a number of ministries. In this episode we discuss mental health along with her leadership with Save Souls Ministry.
Check out Save Souls Ministry here https://www.facebook.com/savesoulsministry/ and here https://www.savesoulsministry.org
Read Pastor Don Keele’s biography here https://www.gccsda.com/news/10855
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BAYDA relief for Hurricane Dorian https://www.gofundme.com/f/bayda-hurricane-relief-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Revive Mass Choir is an up and coming mass choir out of the SNEC. This choir began performing for Haitian camp meetings and youth rallys, but is now going to the next level. The goal of this choir is to be used as a tool to spread Gods message to our communities. This choir is multigenerational and hopes to help members fine tune their singing skills for the glory of God!
Pastor Todd Casey is the Gulf States Conference youth director. It was a privilege to learn from him while he was extremely busy with camp season and preparing for Oshkosh. I hope this episode is a blessing for you.
Check out Pastor Casey and his ministry here https://gscsda.org/youth-ministry
Elizabeth Auguste is a human who just wants to know God. She recognizes that the path there is through writing and singing and all of the other ways she can imagine to worship, and by learning more about what God wants for her life, beyond her own understanding- in the model of Hebrews 11- that by faith she will understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible´. This means that for her life too, so so much might not be visible, but that prayerfully, in her life, Christ alone will be seen and glorified.
find her here https://www.instagram.com/pedementim/?hl=en
support her family !! by going here https://www.gofundme.com/f/firerecoveryfundaugustefamily
Shineika Fareus is from New London Ct. Throughout her short years in the New London Community, she has made it an important task to be active and work alongside many other elected officials and other youths to make policy changes in the public school system. As a senior in High School, she traveled to Haiti with Connecticut College students to conduct research and direct a documentary titled From a Valley of Talol based on the foster care system in Haiti that is often referred to as the restavek system. This passion of hers has led her to the path of studying Political Science and Sociology as a Clarendon Scholar at Gordon College while continuing to advocate for change in GCSA as the Freshman Class Representative and currently as the Vice President of Student Life. During her sophomore year, she has been an active member in the Multicultural Affairs Committee with faculty and staff working on the Shalom Statement and the campus climate survey, a council member in charge of facilitating Sankofa session for Afro-Hamwe, one of the co-founders of Dear Neighbor, a student ambassador, recruiting assistance for admission, an intern for the office of Student Life. She does all that work because she likes knowing that in the world of social justice she is fighting a battle that she may never see the result of, but that's not a reason to give up !
Keep her in your prayers !
Rickard Jean-Noel is the founder of the Real Word Ministries and The Real Word TV. He alongside Pastor Sander Cameau started the show in his basement. The shows eventually lead to them starting the nonprofit. Rickard has a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Paralegal Studies from CUNY New York City College of Technology. Rickard worked on a successful political campaign for Mark Levine and worked for Binder & Binder for 3 years, until they filed bankruptcy. Worked later went on to work for BronxWorks HomeBase that was a nonprofit funded by the Department of Homeless Services. There he worked in Homeless Prevention for 2 years. Rickard now works for another nonprofit called CAMBA at a mentally ill chemically addicted homeless shelter. Work is also a youth leader at his church, an ordained deacon and elder, an assistant chaplain for The North Eastern Franco Haitian Youth Federation of Seventh Day Adventist Churches. Rickard is also the executive producer of The Real Word TV. Rickard is also a preacher and motivational speaker, husband, and father. Rickard is currently enrolled in the graduate program at Fordham University, studying his Master in Clinical Social Work. He will apply this degree to assist him with the clinical side of the business.
Check out there ministry here https://www.therealwordministriesinc.org/
Mitsuka Attys is an 23 year old second-year law student and future attorney. She is a mentor to many, a singer, songwriter and recording artist, and blogger. Mitsuka is passionate about Public Health, serving the Haitian-American community, and enjoys educating others about healthy relationship dynamics from a Christian lens. Additionally, Mitsuka uses her digital platforms as a means to engage with and advise youth on how to maintain a positive image as a professional and a Christian.
Check her out on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkfHtgTCIzFlEMlmrnWGQWQ/
Chad is the Youth Director of the Michigan Conference. He has a passion for telling others about a God who loves them very much. Pastor Chad has also spent 21 years teaching young people from grades Pre-K through College. He currently is working on a Ph.D. in Leadership & Innovation at Andrews University and is developing a new process to organizing youth ministries at the local church level. He is married to the love of his life, Melinda and has an amazing daughter named Adelaide and a super-cool dog named Gus.
Check out Michigan Youth here https://www.misdayouth.org and the Fieldwork initiative here https://www.fieldwork.love
Geneva Gilot will graduate from high school in 2020. She currently is part of her home church's praise team and has been active as a pathfinder and leader there. I was excited to talk to her because I have seen her grow in the church and was curious to see her viewpoint of how the church is engaging her generation and how important mentorship is for her. She currently is being mentored and strongly believes in it.
Karly is the Pathfinder director of Brockton Temple in Brockton Massachusetts. The club is vibrant and going to Oshkosh but what really drew me to them is their interesting fundraiser. It was a fashion show.... but it is a Haitian church ! So I had to hear how were they able to do it. Karly is a young leader and doing amazing things !
Now that the podcast has reached the milestone of 25 episodes I share two interviews that I had with young ladies from my home church. The first one is with Nehemie who I have seen become a young adult in the church. She was active in youth ministry serving as a leader in pathfinder ministry but now is focusing on her school career and her pursuit to become a doctor. I strongly believe she shares some wise words through her humility.
Jenny and Medjine are also two young ladies that I have seen serve the local church as leaders. They are still doing so and voice their frustrations to me. I ask that you listen with an open heart and learn from their frustrations as I did. Lastly my point about letting young people vent is critical !
Elizabeth Auguste's Go Fund Me here https://www.gofundme.com/firerecoveryfundaugustefamily
Sensing a need for a unifying ministry in the Boston area, Corey Christian, Keddy Emmanuel, and Charles Browne decided to join with like-minded young people within the area to form a ministry for Seventh-day Adventist youth. The ministry's mission statement is "connection,support, and growth of all Seventh day Adventist youth in the Greater Boston area." Listen in as Keddy talks candidly and humbly about this community reaching ministry led by capable youth and young adults.
Check out their ministry here https://www.bridgethegapsda.com/
And Elizabeth Auguste's Go Fund Me here https://www.gofundme.com/firerecoveryfundaugustefamily
Carldine L. Jean-Francois was born in Brockton Massachusetts to Haitian SDA parents. She is 24 years old. She received her BA in Social Work, and minor in Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College. Today, she is an author, speaker, mentor, and more. She is very involved in youth and young adult ministries.
She knew since she was a child that she wanted to help people.
She quotes : "God inspired me to do all that I'm doing today. My book, YouTube channel and speaking were not the plans I had for my life. However, I believe that everyone has a purpose, but we have to humble ourselves in order for God to prepare & reveal that purpose, so we all can fulfill what He called us to do."
Check her out here >>>> https://www.carldinelouise.com you can find Real People Real Lives here >>>>>> https://linktr.ee/rprlshow
Mikenly Lundy is a Highly motivated Pastor with 5+ years in ministry and a passion for evangelism, discipleship, and spiritual growth. As a coach, and mentor for young people, I also promote mental wellness and the nurturing of their spiritual identity.
Check out You Matter Ministry here https://www.facebook.com/ymministry/ and here https://www.ymministry.org
Dr. Crystal S. Lewis is a TBN published author, motivational speaker, mentor, singer, and songwriter. She received her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Stony Brook University in 2016 where she published 9 journal articles . She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY. Currently, she works as a Scientist in the cosmetic industry.
Her book, The Diamond Formation: How to Thrive & Survive in Tough Times, is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in products. Within this book she gives an honest account of her time in graduate school, the hills and the valleys. What she shares, however, is a new perspective on the struggles of life as she correlates the stages that a diamond most go through.
As a motivational speaker she has a passion for inspiring young men and women to pursue a relationship with God and to manifest their dreams through Education. Her previous speaking engagements includes Keynote Speaker for the Rhyne-Duncan Symposium 2018 at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, Speaker for Tera Carissa Hodges Teleconference, Women's Ministry Day as well as Youth Day in Brooklyn, NY, just to name a few.
She is the Founder of the movement God's Investors where she encourages young women to enjoy the single season as God transforms them into His Diamond. To explore every facet of who God has called them to be as they pursue their purpose and ultimately shine His light bright like a Diamond!
As a career mentor, she has served as a mentor for the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) 1,000 Girls, 1,000 Futures Program, Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Program, the Center for Inclusive Education Student Mentor Program as well as personal hands on training in the laboratory during her graduate school years.
As a musician, she was a member of the world renown, choir of the world, the Aeolians. Dr. Lewis has also been a part of other musical groups such as the Pine Forge Academy Choir and JMedley Musik. She has also been apart of the Main Pavilian Praise Team for the Northeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventists for 2 years. Currently, she is working on her new single, "Never Letting Go," aimed to break out at the end of this year.
She is the daughter of Pastor Nigel & Verleen Lewis, but more importantly the daughter of her Lord and friend, Jesus Christ!
Check Real People Real Lives here https://linktr.ee/rprlshow https://www.instagram.com/rprlshow and Crystal Lewis here https://linktr.ee/ms_cslewis
Wow 20 episodes Done ! This Episode I speak with Pastor Jason North !
Jason C. North was born in Montgomery, Alabama to Dr. James J. North Jr. and Audrey C. North. Pastor North has 3 older sisters. He spent the first twelve years of his life moving around due to his father being a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. At the age of twelve his father retired from active duty and the North family moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, which Pastor North now considers his hometown.
Pastor Jason C. North holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama and a Master of Arts Degree in Youth Ministry from Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Pastor Jason C North began his professional career as a K-12 Physical Education Teacher at the Bermuda Institute in South Hampton, Bermuda. While living in Bermuda he married the woman of his dreams the former Angie Coddington of Devonshire, Bermuda and together have three children, Son Dijae (Dijay), Daughter Jadae (Jaday), and son Jason Jr. He then served as Chaplain and Religion teacher at Grand Rapids Adventist Academy in Grand Rapids, MI.
Pastor North was then called to serve as Pastor of three churches in Central Illinois and then on to two churches in Indianapolis, Indiana and now serves as the Youth, Young Adult Director of the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Interim pastor of the Highland Avenue SDA Church in Benton Harbor, MI.
Check out BAYDA here https://www.bayda.org/ and Lake Region Youth here http://www.lrcyouth.com/
Paulo Tenorio was born in Paraguay to missionary parents. They moved to Washington, D.C., in 2000. After graduating from high school, he served as a missionary in South Korea. That’s when he felt God’s call to ministry. He graduated from Southern Adventist University and completed his Master of Divinity at Andrews University. He served as a chaplain at South Texas Christian Academy for two years. He then worked as an associate pastor for Austin Spanish First and Kyle Seventh-day Adventist Churches as well as being the Central Texas Youth Area Coordinator. Today, Paulo serves as the Texas Conference Youth Director. He is married to Ana Medel and they have a daughter named, Micaela Juliet. And, let’s not forget about Lola, their little pug.
Check out Texas Youth and Young Adult ministry here https://www.youngtexasadventist.org/
Pastor Armando Miranda Jr. is a Pathfinder at heart! He was born and raised in Mexico but for the last 19 years he has been living in the United States where he has pastored for the last 14 years. He is an invested Adventurer/Pathfinder/Master Guide. He is the official Club Ministries Director at the North American Division. And he is married to the beautiful Karen and they have 2 sons: Samuel and Andre and 1 daughter, Karen Juliette. His passion and goal is to see young people encounter Jesus and be transformed by His Spirit. Join in as we discuss youth ministry !
A. Allan Martin, PhD is the teaching pastor of Younger Generation Church
[ygchurch.com], the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day
Adventist Church in Texas [USA]. Dr. Martin serves the North American Division
of Seventh-day Adventists [NAD] as point for the Growing Young Adventists
initiative in collaboration with Young Adult Life and the Fuller Youth Institute.
Martin also served the NAD, in partnership with the Barna Group, as the lead
research facilitator for the Adventist Millennial Study. Dr. Martin continues as
adjunct faculty for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, specializing
in discipleship and young adult ministry. He and his wife, Deirdre, tour
internationally, speaking about relationships as well as equipping new
generations in Christian lifestyle and leadership. Their daughter, Alexandria,
recently graduated from Southern Adventist University with her nursing degree,
while Allan and Deirdre continue to reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
You can Also find the growing young community of Seventh Day Adventists here : https://growingyoungadventists.wordpress.com/
In this episode I speak with Kenia Reyes. She assists Dr. Peralta the Pathfinder Director of the General Conference. We talk about her struggles as being a former Area Coordinator for Greater New York and what she does now at the General Conference.
Damion has been described as determined, motivated, and tenacious. He is always seeking to better himself as well as those all around him. He lives by what he calls the “Harriet Tubman principle.” Harriet Tubman achieved her own freedom, but refused to be free alone. With all that Damion has been through he has achieved a lot of freedom, and is pursuing achieving even more, however he considers himself a failure if he can’t help others find freedom as well. As a result Damion is always finding ways to invest in other people.
Damion has been describes as other things as well. In addition to being motivated and highly motivational, people have also describe him with terms like “different,” “unique,” and sometimes even “weird.” When asked about this Damion usually says, “Yea, I’ve been called weird before, but it’s usually followed with ‘in a good way’ so it’s okay.” Damion is okay with this since he believes that “in order to make a difference, once must be different.” For this reason he enjoys challenging people to stand out, be their true authentic selves, and live out their unique calling.
Damion considers himself a regular guy with great friends and a great opportunity at life.
Join in as Damion talks about the differences between generations on this episode of the podcast !
Join me as I talk with Pastor Darriel Hoy about youth ministry & Mentorship !
Darriel Hoy has served as Youth and Children’s Ministry Director at the Nevada-Utah Conference since July 2017. She previously worked as youth director, community ministries director, and a pastor for the Central States Conference. She has a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theologist Seminary at Andrews University and a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Darriel is a native of Mississippi. She enjoys parasailing, sailing, spending time with friends and family, winning at board games, and eating coconut cake.
Esther is the MAYYA youth Federation President from the Southern New England Conference. Esther is a mentor at her local church. She recently also completed her AYMT a youth training curriculum in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
episode 11 another young person that I have mentored and watch grow up in the church ! He talks about how he is leading today and how important it is to allow young person a chance to lead in ministry today !
Nathan a leader and young adult is interviewed in this episode. He speaks on an issue that is near to his heart, the Bible. He believes that youth and young adults need to have real conversations about the book where we derive our beliefs and religion from.
So we are still talking to Pathfinder ministry experts! This week I was privileged to speak with the Assistant Executive Coordinator of the Northeastern Conference. She also leads a club with an awesome name !