Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the overall operation of GYC. Volunteering their time, this committee is a diverse group of Adventist young people, including young professionals, university students, pastors, and Bible workers, who are committed to the message and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Moise Ratsara


Pastor, Michigan Conference

Casey Vaughn

GVP of Internal Affairs

Student, Andrews University, MI

Taylor Hinkle

GVP of External Affairs

Pastor, Michigan Conference

Shauna Chung

Executive Secretary

Graduate Student, California State University

Esther Nanasi


Teacher, Michigan Conference

Lisa Manzanares

Vice President of Evangelism

Bible Worker, Central California Conference

Eric Louw

Vice President of Communications

Seminary Student, Andrews University, MI

Glesni Mason

Vice President of Logistics

Student, North Idaho College

Emory Dent

Vice President of Resources

Student, Andrews University, MI

Jonathan Walter

Vice President of Programming

Pastor, Michigan Conference

Chantal Kayumba

Vice President of Service

Student, University of Windsor, Ontario


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of older members with the purpose of balancing the youthful energy of the Executive Committee with experience from their elders.

Justin McNeilus (Chairman) President, Sterling State Bank, Minnesota
Moise Ratsara (President, Vice-chairman) Pastor, Michigan Conference
Shauna Chung (Secretary) Graduate Student, California State University
Esther Nanasi (Treasurer) – Teacher, Michigan Conference
Taylor Hinkle (General Vice President) Chaplain, Great Lakes Adventist Academy, Michigan
Casey Vaughn (General Vice President)  Student, Andrews University, Michigan
Chad Bernard Principal, Weimar Academy, California
Chester Clark III – Pastor, Georgia-Cumberland Conference
Jay Gallimore – President, Michigan Conference
Michael Hasel Professor, Southern Adventist University, Tennessee
Andy Im Director of Communications, Michigan Conference
Naomi Jackson Communication Specialist, Outpost Centers International, Tennessee
Justin Kim Editor of Collegiate Quarterly / Ast. Director of Sabbath School, General Conference, Maryland
Ken Micheff Youth Director, Michigan Conference
Natasha Dysinger Bible Worker, Virginia
Amy Ratsara – Attorney, Michigan*
Adam Ramdin Youth Director and PEACE Director, North England Conference, UK
Yamil Rosario Development Director, Light Bearers, Oregon
Alonna Smith – Executive Assistant, Silver Hills Bakery, British Columbia
Stephen Waterbrook Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, California

*Non-voting members