Marissa Newkirk

After completing my DTS (Discipleship Training School) in the spring of 2022, I knew that the Lord was inviting me to stay in missions. I decided to come back and join YWAM Madison as a full time missionary! I want others to encounter Christ in deep and personal ways like I did during my DTS. I am passionate about discipleship, …

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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 …

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.  

Joshua Ojile

As a missionary partnered with YWAM Madison, I feel called to work with the Bible School For the Nations (BSN) and Bible Education and Leadership training (BELT). Both ministries aim to equip the mind and heart of believers, so they may be more effective in the work God has called them to. The BSN trains missionaries to study the Bible, …