Mark Fuller

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Grove City Church of the Nazarene

Mark has demonstrated his passion for the youth of our congregation, not declaring them the leaders of tomorrow, but by placing our youth and hiring younger staff into positions of influence within the congregation.

Jacob Urri

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: Papua New Guinea
Awarded By:
Papua New Guinea National NYI

Jacob was so instrumental to the movement of the NYI Ministry in Papua New Guinea, Melanesia South Pacific field, and the Asia-Pacific Region. The movement that is very vibrant now is from the seeds of his hard work.

Ruth Weber

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Indianapolis Westside Church of the Nazarene

"Ruth has faithfully served for over 36 years, and continues to serve still today. She is a joy and everyone benefits from her kind and gentle nature."

Shari Ritchey

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Terre Haute First Church of the Nazarene

"Shari does not serve for the credit or the recognition but simply because her love for Christ is greater then the sacrifice that is being made. She is a pillar to the youth department."

Adiel Teixeira

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: Brazil
Awarded By:
Rio de Janeiro Baixada District NYI

"Over these nearly 11 years Adiel has done an excellent job with the district NYI. God has honored his life greatly and he has been an example for all of us."

(Português)

Troy Teeter

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Colorado District NYI

"Troy has been a pastor, youth pastor, district NYI president, and NYI field treasurer. He has faithfully served as a leader, but also as a servant on the Colorado District."

Rich Vasquez

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
USA Northwest Field NYI

"Rich faithfully and mindfully conducts ministry in ways that are theologically sound and that build significant relationships. The Northwest Field NYI has benefited from his leadership in countless ways."

Stacey Berggren

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
USA Northwest Field NYI

"Stacey has played an integral role and made a significant investment in NYI ministries on the Northwest Field. She is consistently a Christlike example to those with whom she works and serves."

Odily Diaz

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: El Salvador
Awarded By:
Mesoamerica Regional NYI

"Odily's strength is her love for the Lord and how she perfectly organizes everything she does. She empowers her youth, inspires them to reach their goals and challenges them to be better Christians."

(Español)

Russell Branstetter

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
South Arkansas District NYI

"Dr. Branstetter has, since his arrival as District Superintendent, supported youth in every way imaginable. He is an encourager and staunch supporter of youth and youth leaders."

Jeff and Amy Mills

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Landmark Church of the Nazarene

"Jeff and Amy have sacrificed vacation time and personal resources to serve and connect with teens for many years. They have set an example of sacrificial love and grace before our church and teens."

Greg Nauert

Year Awarded: 2017
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Lubbock First Church of the Nazarene

"Greg loves our students and wants deeply to see them grow in Christ. He has an incredible servant's heart and is a youth pastors dream!"

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