YFS Alumni 2006-2010


Dave Marrero ('06)

Youth Pastor, High Mtn. Church of the Nazarene North Haledon, New Jersey

Nithin Thompson ('06)

Youth Pastor, Stonecrest Community Church- Warren, New Jersey

Tim Dedrick ('06)

Youth Pastor- Ireland Extension- Cornerstone Christian Church- Wykoff, NJ

Nathan Bock (’06)

            Youth Pastor, Building on the Rock Community Church, Manchester, New Jersey

Matthew Cheung (’06)

            Worship Leader, Life Covenant Church, Marlboro, New Jersey
             Owner, Matthew Cheung Photography

Manuel Maldonado (’06)

            Direct Care Counselor, Wheeler Clinic, Plainville, Connecticut
            Family Support Specialist, Child Guidance Clinic, Meriden, Connecticut

Leslie Allen (’06)

            Massage Therapist, Elk Grove Village, Illinois


Marv Nelson ('07)

Young Adult Pastor, Allegheny Center Alliance- Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Pinocchio vs. the Real Boy: A Youthworker's Guide to Authenticity (2011)

Steve Chapple ('07)

Youth Pastor, Christ Community Church- Newton, New Jersey

Rebecca Siau ('07) [M.A. ATS ('11)]

Young Life Area Director, Hudson Valley, New York (West Point- Club Beyond)
Adjunct Professor YFS- Nyack College, Nyack, New York

Julia Berglund Pearson ('07) [married to Jeff]

Tri-State Young Life- Leads Young Lives- ministry to teen moms.
Author: Uncovered: True Stories of Sex, God, and Grace

Erica Thornton ('07)

C&MA Regional Assistant, Candidate Development Office

William Wonders III ('07)

Yonkers Family YMCA
Director/Cinemaphotographer- 2010 JTS  Artist Award Winner
Teaches film and video to Middle School and High School students.

“I was working at a public school in Brooklyn, NY helping at-risk kids. I thought long and hard about how I could reach them. I started an afterschool program to teach these teens how to make movies. That year we entered a citywide competition called ThinkQuest….when the host said, ‘First place, I.S. 49, Circle of Life,’ I couldn’t breathe. It’s as if I was stuck in time. The claps of the audience filled our ears. They clapped for a group of Black and Latino kids, who if not for filming, would have never met them. On that stage, I knew that I wanted to make films for the rest of my life. Not because we won, but because I was able to change young people’s lives with one script, one camera, and one love.”

Josh Glagola ('07)

Assist. Pastor of Youth Ministry, Faith Chapel Wesleyan Church, Annandale, NJ

Jeff Pearson ('07)       

Tri-State Young Life Area Director- Delaware Valley/Milford, Pennsylvania

Holly Thoelen Cook (’07)

            Zumba Fitness Instructor, Woodbrigde, New Jersey

Crystalina Bloxham Solano (’07)

            Home-maker, married to Jesus Solano, raising Micah (11 months), Waverly, PA


Paul Georgulis ('08)

Pastor of Student Ministries, Doylestown United Methodist Church- Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Jon Bagwell ('08)

Youth Pastor, Ridgeway Alliance Church- White Plains, New York

Mike Williams ('08)

High School Pastor, Fellowship Alliance Chapel- Medford, NJ

Steve Fischer ('08)

Pastor of Student Ministries, Mendam Hills Community Church-  Mendham, NJ

Jenna Albertine (’08)

            Works at Nassau Veterinary Clinic, Nassau, New York

Young Nam Cha (’08)

            Immanuel Church English Ministry/Haiti Missions, Westfield, New Jersey


Eric Lewis ('09)

Youth Pastor, New Beginnings Assembly- Kernersville, North Carolina

Ray Cummings ('09)

Youth Director, Our Savior Lutheran Church- Fishkill, New York
Sales Rep Unifirst Corporation

Dana Davenport (’09)

            Principal, Dr Household Painting, Midland Park, New Jersey
             Barista, Starbucks, Midland Park, New Jersey

Mindy McLendon (’09)

            Involved in Awaken Youth, Life Church, Washington, Pennsylvania

Yee Yang (’09)

            Admission Counselor, Nursing Students, Nyack College


Eric "Pelly" Peloquin ('10)

Youth Pastor, Beford Community Church- Bedford Hills, New York

Lindsay Mangham ('10)

Lindsay and her husband, Rob, are in the process of coming back to the continental U.S. after a season of doing youth ministry in Oahu, Hawaii.

Matthew Stoudt (’10)

            Sales Consultant, Koons Baltimore Ford, Baltimore, Maryland
            Advocate/Volunteer, E4 Project

Meghan Gillis ('10)

Graduate Resident Assistant, Nyack College, Nyack, New York

Christina Wolfe (’10)

            Admissions Counselor, Nyack College