All About YWAM Madison

Missions Statement

We are a community of missionaries committed to mobilizing and discipling this generation to live like Jesus, discover their calling, and fulfill the Great Commission.



Core Values

YWAM Madison is a vibrant missions community that empowers you to transform nations through the love and power of Jesus. We're international and multi-generational, connected by our passion to know and serve God and to make Him known to people around the world.

Known For:

  • Exceptional training and personal discipleship
  • Equipping young people to be life-long missionaries in whatever field they are called to.
  • Teaching and modeling an investigative approach to the Bible
  • Creativity, innovation, worship, and prayer.

Passionate About:

  • Reaching the nations
  • The spheres of society
  • Training & sending
  • Ending Bible poverty
  • University students
  • Women & children at risk
  • Ending human trafficking and slavery
 

Our City

Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is a friendly and beautiful city that is alive with vibrant cultures, activism, and mid-western values. We’re well-known for the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!), our lakes, and, of course, cheese.

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Our Facilities

YWAM Madison currently owns three buildings that provide housing & space for ministry to take place. Each building has a a unique function and all three located in different parts of Madison and the surrounding area.

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The Global Missions Center (GMC) is YWAM Madison's primary office location. It is nestled in a neighborhood on Madison's ethnically diverse northeast side. It's conveniently located five minutes from the airport & is next door to an elementary school.
The Training and Retreat Center (TC) is located on 7 acres in a serene country setting. It is a peaceful get away from the noise & distractions of the city to spend time with God. The building itself can sleep up to 60 people, has an industrial sized kitchen, a gym, and a large dinning room.
The Phos House is on-campus housing for college students intent on developing their relationship with God in a community environment. Situated at the heart the UW Madison campus this house offers over 12 bedrooms, two living rooms, a large kitchen and cafeteria, and quiet rooms for study.

Meet The Team

After more than 30 years, YWAM-Madison continues to develop, grow, and follow the Lord wherever He leads. We have a team of over 35 staff members from all over the world spanning the ages of newborn to "seventy-something."

Our Roots

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"Warren and Gayle Keapproth led a small team to establish YWAM Madison in 1986 to meet the spiritual needs of university students, and to encourage, engage, and equip students to serve a needy world when they return to their home countries and jobs. "Since then, the vision of YWAM Madison has grown to encompass many more things. However, we continue to embrace university ministry, are passionate about training and sending, and love to see the various spheres of society impacted by the Kingdom of God and Biblical truths."



  • Han Byrne-Cox
  • Joshua Ojile
  • Emily Kreiser
  • Amy Groff
  • Chris and Michele Hickey
  • Warren and Gayle Keapproth
  • Rose Turnley
  • Diane Cornett
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    Maddie Meyers
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    Hodder Family
  • Marissa Newkirk
  • Natasha Bentley
  • Calvin Lundberg
  • Alicestasia Derrick
  • Saunders Family
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    Allen Family
  • Kate Perkins
  • Kathy Ryan
  • Kevin and Mary Kneisl
  • Michael and Evynn Schlender
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    Patience Harris
  • Tim and Nellianne Bergman
  • Wayne And Lea Groff
  • Becky Farneth
  • Michele K
  • Caleb Nelson
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    Mallory Dove
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    Amanda Stubbe

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