Due to COVID-19, AYC 2020 has been canceled. AYC 2021 destinations will be released in the summer of 2020.Switzerland, a country diverse in culture, language, and topography, has much to offer each visitor who comes. You will have the opportunity to view the majestic Swiss Alps, enjoy some of the best cheese and chocolate in the world, and see one of the important centers of the Protestant Reformation, firsthand. You will visit the stunning Lake Geneva and Switzerland’s capital, Bern. From Geneva to Zurich, you will serve through street evangelism, special evangelistic services, and apostolic leadership training with affiliated UPC churches as well as the unaffiliated churches that the Lord has opened a door into. Come with an open heart, ready to be stretched while receiving some of the greatest gifts: friendship, and seeing what God is doing in the country of Switzerland!
DateJune 26 - July 6, 2020
Nathan and Halley Hulsman
Josh & Rachel Carson
Josh and Rachel have been in youth ministry since Moses got over his fear of picking up the serpent. They have four children, two of which are already in the youth group. Their hobbies include juggling flaming darts, scaling volcanos, and swimming across the ocean while reading. On a serious note, they have been doing youth ministry a long time and love this generation!
Kaleb & Ellerie Saucer
Having been involved in campus ministry since 2009, Kaleb is a veteran campus minister with a desire to see an Apostolic presence on every campus in North America. Kaleb received his MBA from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and has also earned his Masters in Christian Counseling and Bachelor’s in Marketing. He and his wife, Ellerie, currently reside in St Louis, Missouri, where he works at the UPCI headquarters under the Division of Publications.
Kyle & Melanie Loyd
Kyle is a graduate of Gateway/Urshan with a bachelors degree in Biblical and Christian ministry. He is married to Melanie and they have two amazing children, Ezra & Eliza. Kyle works for UPCI Youth Ministries as administrative assistant to the General Youth President. Kyle and family attend the Sanctuary UPC (Pastor Mitchell Bland) where they also serve as the Hyphen leaders. They have a strong burden for youth ministry and missions. Kyle loves reading just about anything, taking pictures, doing anything in the great outdoors, and working with his hands.
Kristin serves as the Ministry Director for Hyphen, the young adult ministry of UPCI’s Youth Ministries. At New Life Christian Center in Lancaster, Ohio, she serves as a Worship Leader and a part of the Young Adult Ministry Staff. In 2005 she graduated from Indiana Bible College with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts and Music and in 2007 from Liberty University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in International Business. In 2014 she graduated as Dr. Kristin Keller from the Institute for Worship Studies with a Doctor of Worship Studies Degree. As she travels to unique cities and countries, Kristin enjoys exploring the various coffee and shopping scenes. Her passion is for students and young adults to connect their God-given abilities to Kingdom opportunities for the purpose of building the church.
We are currently working on this with the local pastor in Geneva. Information coming soon!
When I left for my AYC trip to Costa Rica, there was no way I could have anticipated what God had in store for me. I left for Costa Rica, hoping to see God perform miracles in the lives of those around me. I never imagined that he also planned on touching my life, and healing the insecurities that I had struggled with for years. It took me flying all the way to Costa Rica to realize something; The God who healed bodies and filled souls with his spirit in Central America, was at work back at my home in Maryland. I left AYC not feeling afraid to go back home, but confident that when I went home, he would be the same God. Since AYC, my faith has been amplified and I know that God is the same, no matter where I am!
Camryn Staten | Costa Rica
Gallery from previous trip