Doug Gunsalus

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Anaheim District NYI

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Jason Underwood

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
MidSouth District NYI

"Jason has a true servant's heart willing to lead all shapes and sizes of flocks. His consistency in leadership has given countless students the opportunity to know and grow in Christ."

Brad Ives

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Southern Florida District NYI

"Brad is a legend. He is not afraid of a challenge and enjoys serving. Brad loves seeing people come into the kingdom, challenging the norm or status quo and thinking outside the box."

Craig Shepperd

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Southwest Oklahoma District NYI

"Craig has embodied the qualifications of what it means to be committed to others. He is a deep thinker, a jokester, a great storyteller, a great listener and a great friend."

David Lafrenz

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Washington Pacific District NYI

"David works hard and serves humbly. He takes his responsibility to love, serve, and disciple youth seriously.  David is well respected and seen as a leader among other youth workers and pastors."

Lance Redigner

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Southwest Oklahoma District NYI

"Lance loves freely and fully, and pursues the Kingdom of God wherever it is opened to him. He does not miss the opportunity to invest in students, no matter the personal cost or the perceived potential."

Gary Young

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
South Central Region NYI and West Texas District

"Gary has always had a heart for students and has not only been their pastor but a great mentor. He is passionate about seeing the next generation know what it means to be missional."

Joshua Kleinfeld

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Mid-Atlantic District NYI

"Josh is humble, kind, passionate about Jesus, and passionate about seeing young people follow Jesus. Josh is a servant who sensitively and intentionally brings new youth leaders under his wing, making all feel welcome."

Carl McCann

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: England
Awarded By:
Eurasia Regional NYI

"When we think of Carl, two words mostly come to our minds: sacrifice and adventure. Carl's best gift is to inspire and to creatively serve the people God has entrusted to him."

Andy Moore

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Intermountain District NYI

"Andy is a great leader who is obedient to God's calling in his life and the Church of the Nazarene is greater because of his passion and ministry with youth."

Tina Gabbard Manser

Year Awarded: 2018
Home Country: United States
Awarded By:
Blanchester Church of the Nazarene

"The manner in which Tina has mentored young people and lives a life of humility and service is what makes her so deserving of this award."

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.

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