Michael and Evynn Schlender

We’re Michael and Evynn Schlender. We met as fellow students attending YWAM Madison’s Bible School for the Nations back in 2011. In 2014 we got married and since then our vision has been to see people groups transformed by the Word of God. We work do to that through empowering church and local leaders in indigenous communities all over the …

Kevin and Mary Kneisl

Kevin and Mary have served with YWAM, collectively, for over 18 years. After getting married in 2015 they worked together in campus ministry, DTS ministry, and worship ministry. All these ministries are done with a passion to refresh and empower young Christian leaders to fulfill the great commission. They live on Madison’s east side and have the privilege of raising …

Kathy Ryan

I joined YWAM in 1980 in Tyler, Texas.  I then spent 13 years in Europe working in accounting, and then to everyone’s relief, moved on to training and pastoral care for our staff.  Since 1994, I’ve served with YWAM Madison. I have a heart to see young people championed and released to their fullest. I love having the opportunity to …

Kate Perkins

My heart beats for people to really know who God is. To know his character and his ways, and to have real, deep relationship with Him. I love working with people to help them learn how to shape their lives to reflect more of God’s character and His Kingdom. This desire has led me to many different areas and roles …

Saunders Family

Dow and Brooke Saunders have served internationally for over 15 years in Youth With a Mission, initially training American youth and young adults to understand and apply God’s Word in their lives. Over time we became more and more involved in YWAM-BELT (which stands for Biblical Education & Leadership Training), and through that involvement we transitioned into equipping indigenous missionaries, …

Alicestasia Derrick

I did my Discipleship Training School (DTS) at YWAM Madison in 2020. While I attended the school, my life was radically transformed by God. During that time, God spoke to me in a dream, saying, “This is it!” From that day on, I knew that God had called me to dedicate my life to Him as a life-long missionary. In …

Janica Eklund

I came to Madison from Finland for my DTS in 2016 and joined staff later that year. Since then I have served in DTSs and done the Bible School for the Nations! Now I serve in the accounting office, the hospitality department and manage meal planning and cooking for different schools. I love making people feel comfortable and welcomed through …

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Hodder Family

Mission support for Andrew & Rebekah Hodder, full-time volunteers with YWAM Madison.  YWAM Madison is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian mission organization. All gifts are income tax deductible and are requested with the understanding that Youth With A Mission has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. However, it is YWAM Madison’s policy to honor the requests of donors who …

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Maddie Meyers

I came to YWAM Madison to do a Discipleship Training School in 2017. It was easily the best decision of my life. I learned so much about God’s heart for me, others, and the world. I then came back to join staff and to work with future Discipleship Training Schools.  I’m passionate about discipleship, training, and equipping young people to …