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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 …

Diane Cornett

In June of 2018 I joined the YWAM staff in Madison. It has been an incredible adventure!  In the past 3 years God has taken me to 3 different countries and my love for the nations has grown so much!  I am seeing more and more through God’s eyes instead of my own.  He has overwhelmed me with His goodness …

Rose Turnley

Discipling the Nations in Madison and Beyond Before a flyer arrived for DTS with the motto, “To Know Him and Make Him Known,” I had been mediating on the verse, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” In response, I prayed, “I want your kingdom to grow in me but also in the world around me.” God was directing me! …

Warren and Gayle Keapproth

Since joining Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in 1972, Warren and Gayle Keapproth have worked in missions in Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America and the Caribbean. Now in their 31st year since founding YWAM Madison, they continue to disciple and develop leaders, sending missionaries into several nations. Warren teaches extensively on discipleship principles and philosophical worldviews in the …

Chris and Michele Hickey

Hi! We’re Chris and Michele Hickey! We have each served faithfully in YWAM for 8 years in Madison, WI. In the spring of 2022, we got married here in Madison, and we plan to continue serving here for many years to come! Michele oversees the training and coordination of our Discipleship Training Schools (DTS). YWAM Madison runs three of these …

Amy Groff

I am a daughter of the Father called to equip and disciple my generation so that they may live from a worldview rooted in Truth, walk confidently in their identity as beloved, and disciple others to live like Jesus! I’ve been a part of YWAM Madison since 2021 and God has specifically shared His love for DTS with me! The …

Emily Kreiser

YWAM Madison has been close to my heart for over 6 years, starting with when the Carpenter Community Church youth group took a short summer trip there in 2010. Seeing their love and devotion for God and people really encouraged me, and now I am blessed to be able to be a part of that for others.  

Han Byrne-Cox

Hi, my name is Han Byrne-Cox. I’d like to share with you a little bit of my story and God’s amazing work in rescuing me from a very painful childhood, giving me a beautiful adoptive family and discovering God’s calling on my life to become a missionary. When I was a baby, I was left at an orphanage in China. …

Dematatis Family

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international, interdenominational missions movement that exists to “know God and make Him known”. This is truly our number one desire! Our story Paul first came to YWAM Madison in 2008, just weeks after a dramatic conversion experience left him desperate to tell others of the love of Christ. Amy began her YWAM journey in …