YWAM Asheville is committed to seeing young people empowered, equipped, and sent into the world as ambassadors of the Gospel. Achieving this takes the form of discipleship and leadership schools, missions training, street evangelism and ministry (both local and overseas), prayer and intercession, Biblical studies, worship, community living and more!
In particular, our location focuses on the Traveler community: the nomads, the vagabonds. We reach out to the Travelers that come into our city, as well as in the Himalayas of India.
MEET OUR STAFF
From Hyderabad, India • Joined YWAM in 1994 • Coffee connoisseur, motivational speaker, vibrant visionary, evangelism specialist, courageous pioneer, devoted husband and father.
Mission Statement: “Nomadic | Missiology | Multiply”
From Winston-Salem, North Carolina • Joined YWAM in 1993 • Creative foodie, accounting beast, passionate discipler, mercy maker, lion-hearted wife and mother.
From Denham Springs, Louisiana • Joined YWAM in 2007 • Infectious joy bringer, fierce leader, cherisher of people, hospitality master, empowering encourager.
Mission Statement: “To disciple young people and walk in fierce mercy.”
From Mayfield, England • Joined YWAM in 2008 • Baking expert, detail queen, justice warrior, restorer of potential, tennis buff, admin hero.
Mission Statement: “To rescue, disciple, and empower those enslaved in human trafficking.”
Maria Paula Granados Pinilla
From Bogota, Colombia • Joined YWAM in 2016 • truth speaker, missional artist, Biblical creative, loving evangelist, beauty chaser, brave believer.
Mission Statement: "Creating with God beauty from ashes."
From Chester, Virginia • Joined YWAM in 2016 • Undercover jokester, gentle revolutionary, solid rock, servant leader, refreshing companion, champion of children.
Mission Statement: “Building safe atmospheres for children and helping them discover their purpose.”
From Salem, Oregon • Joined YWAM in 2010 • Coffeeshop junkie, truth speaker, multifaceted artist, freedom defender, compassionate wife and mother.
Mission Statement: “Improving quality of life through beauty, mercy, and truth.”
From Chester, Virginia • Joined YWAM in 2009 • Random-fact fanatic, pursuer of laughter, music lover, humble helper, insightful ally, Star Wars devotee.
Mission Statement: “To disciple and equip others to fulfill their purpose.”
From Hanford, California • Joined YWAM in 2016 • Life-long dancer, unity soldier, tenacious leader, fiery worshiper, bringer of hope.
Mission Statement: “Worshipping the Father while showing forgotten children their worth and purpose.”
From Waynesville, North Carolina • Joined YWAM in 2014 • Man bun VIP, nature enthusiast, creative intellectual, authenticity advocate, intuitive evangelist.
Mission Statement: “To inspire others to discover true freedom and fulfillment.”