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Who We Are


From the beaches of Hawaii, the coast & farmland of California, the snow covered Sierras, to the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, we come together as one to be Christ's love, do His amazing work and take the Word by going into our communities, our nation and the world.

When we think of sharing the Good News about hope in Jesus, God's love and forgiveness, and life in God's spirit we are talking about a way of being. When we draw close to God, God draws close to us and we can be who we truly are in Christ.

When we think of discipleship, it is about allowing our lives to be formed in the process of following Jesus, with our whole person and community, engaging in God's mission and presence already present, and inviting others to do the same.



When we think of an art form discovered in the journey of following Jesus and the accountability of community, we are thinking of leadership. Christ-following leaders are often formed along the way and always in process and only ever arrive in further depths and variety of growing in grace and transforming relationships with God and others

Southwest Field Council

Derek Taylor
SWF Chair

John Shearer

Keven Huckaby

Chris Archer
Elev8 Coordinator

Tim Cruz
Nor Cal

Austin Bender

Wes new

Sean Gafford

Jasmine Velasco
Los Angeles

Justin Pierce

Los Angeles

Mike Smee
Central Cal

Rod Amstutz
So Cal

Ernesto Rivas

Jordin West
New Mexico

Brad Kinoshita
Hawaii Pacific

Adrian Crabb
SW Native

Gabriel Perez
W Latin

Christian Martinez
SW Latin

Chelsea Peugh
Calling Coordinator


Nazarene Youth International (NYI)
is the youth ministry for the Church of the Nazarene including 423,924 members worldwide and 126,612 members in the United States and Canada. For more information check out the USA/Canada website at

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