“Living Our Lives For God & Others”

We both work full time with Youth With A Mission and are currently based out of Kona, Hawaii. YWAM is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAM has over 1,200 operating locations in over 180 countries with approximately 20,000 full time staff. As YWAMers we are both committed to YWAM’s motto of “To know God and make Him known” and the great commission laid out in Mark 16:15 where Jesus said to His disciples “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” 

Daniel served on YWAM Newcastle’s leadership team since 2006 and was first involved in pioneering and developing a youth ministry called Youth Street. Youth Street has been hugely successful around Australia and internationally seeing thousands of young people come to know Jesus. He also helped lead and develop staff training and pioneered the first ever School of Innovative Youth Ministry. Though between 2012-2017 he worked in the Creative & Communications department leading in the area of online communications. This is something God has been leading him into in order to see more workers come into missions and get trained with YWAM. We have some amazing training offered globally that many still know nothing about. He also serves YWAM internationally in the area of communications. This includes oversight of the main YWAM social media profiles as well as training and coaching locations on a regular basis.
Jess did her Discipleship Training School in Newcastle in January 2009 and joined staff in December of that same year. She spent the majority of her first few years serving in the Director’s Office as an assistant to the director. Though more recently she has been focussing on being a full time mom to Lilly and Zane. When we were in Newcastle Jess also lead and pioneered the Rahab ministry with a team of other staff girls. Rahab reaches out to girls involved in the sex industry and sends teams out each week that go into local brothels. They bring gifts to the girls and build relationship with them. Showing them the love of God in a very real way. They also offer other services including counseling referrals, english classes & job placement.
We help run multiple training schools including YWAM’s primary course called a Discipleship Training School. From these schools we have sent missions teams all around the world to nations such as Uganda, Thailand, South Africa, Fiji, India, Nepal and many more. We have personally gone on missions trips to Iraq, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, New Zealand & locally in Australia.