All About YWAM Madison

Our 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:

  • Women & children at risk
  • University students
  • Ending human trafficking and slavery
  • Ending Bible poverty
  • Clean water
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Community development
  • The arts

Nations we reach:

USA, India, Greece, Uganda, Mexico, Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Belize, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Sweden, Latvia, Norway, Germany, Moldova, Turkey, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Japan, China, Bhutan, and so many more…


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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YWAM Madison’s office is the Global Missions Center (GMC). The GMC is in a northeast Madison neighborhood.
The Training and Retreat center hosts DTS and Mission Adventures in a peaceful, rural setting just outside the city.
The Phos House for university students is on Langdon Street on the University of Wisconsin campus.

Meet The Team

After more than 30 years, YWAM-Madison continues to grow in staff, influence, and areas of ministry. Our team is 85 strong and counting! We come from all over the world and span the ages of newborn to “sixty-something.”

Our Roots

est. 1986

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 and continues to embrace the individual callings and passions of those who join us.

  • Emily Kreiser
  • Chris Hickey
  • Warren and Gayle Keapproth
  • Rose Turnley
  • Diane Cornett
  • Stenson Family
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    Maddie Meyers
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    Nathan Woodley-Carroll
  • photo of jordana
    Jordana Nickle
  • Hannah Koury
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    Hodder Family
  • photo of brook
    Brook Roberts
  • Manuel & Brandy Ramminger
  • Grace Campbell
  • Saunders Family
  • Paul & Amy Dematatis
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    Allen Family
  • Chelsea Burks
  • Dawn Borchers
  • missionaries to japan
    Hirotake and Mayumi Watanabe
  • Kari Gerard
  • Kate Perkins
  • Kathy Ryan
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    Keisha B.
  • Kevin and Mary Kneisl
  • Michael and Evynn Schlender
  • Patience Harris
  • Tim and Nellianne Bergman
  • Wayne And Lea Groff
  • Becky Farneth
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    Amy Ennis
  • Breanne B
  • Kelly M
  • Michele K
  • Quinn Huck
  • Caleb Nelson
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    Mallory Dove
  • photo of Lindsay
    Lindsay Leafblad
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    Amanda Stubbe
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    Aaron & Kathryn
  • picture of Lily
    Lily Bandimere

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