AYC Team

Jeremy Stafford

General Youth Secretary

Jeremy joined the UPCI Youth Ministries in January 2021. Before coming to St. Louis, Jeremy graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and from Belhaven University where he obtained a Master of Science in Leadership. He served as the Youth Pastor at First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola, Florida from 2013-2020 and also on the Florida Youth Ministries team as the Florida Youth President from 2018-2020. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 14 years and was privileged to receive his ministerial ordination in 2017. It is Jeremy’s goal to see young people fulfill their God-given purpose as they further the Kingdom of God!

Jeremy met his lovely wife Kristin in 2005 and married her in 2006. They have two amazing children, Caden and Claire. He loves spending time with his family, enjoying great barbeque, and talking about sports (especially the Tennessee Volunteers).


Seneatha Clayton

AYC Director

Seneatha Clayton joined the UPCI Youth Ministries team in the spring of 2017. She fell in love with missions the summer after high school on her first trip to Central America. When asked by the UPCI Youth Ministries to serve in the AYC ministry, Seneatha saw this as an opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to serve with youth across North America on the mission field was a dream come true! Seneatha graduated from Missouri State University with her bachelor of science degree in accounting and plans to finish her master’s degree in the future. Along with her love for numbers, she enjoys event planning, foodie tours, coffee shops, and all types of travel. She has served on different leadership teams in administration, bible quizzing, and other areas revolving around youth ministry. As a young person, her life was impacted by youth ministry and the people involved, so she takes every opportunity to pour back into the youth of today.

Jasmin Pollard

AYC Social Media Coordinator

Jasmin Pollard was appointed as Social Media Coordinator in 2017, after serving on the AYC promotions team for over 3 years. She has a Bachelor of Music from Urshan College and currently serves as the Music Director at Cornerstone Ministries, pastored by Steven Benthal. She believes in AYC because of the transformations that took place in her life on both of her trips to Germany and Japan while she was a student. In her free time she loves to travel with her husband, Grant, and eat at as many donut shops as she possibly can.

Cindy Sorrels

AYC Administrative Aide

Cindy Sorrels joined the UPCI Youth Ministries team (formerly GYD) in January 2005 to serve as an administrative aide. Her favorite part of the job has always been working with the Apostolic Youth Corps program. She has watched this ministry grow from 4 trips in her first year, to 20. She is inspired by the hundreds of mission-minded young people who apply each year to take part in a life-changing AYC trip! She attended Indiana Bible College and has a love for all things, “Music”. Her other passions include: family, Lucy (her fur baby), traveling to warm locations, and a good iced latte.