YFS Alumni 2011-Current


Bryon Triglianos ('11)

Youth Pastor, Tower Hill Presbyterian Church- Redbank, New Jersey
Married to Shelby Hannon Triglianos ('12)

Tim Winchell, (’11)

            Youth Pastor, Long Valley Presb. Church, Long Valley, NJ


Tyler Sant ('12)

Youth Pastor, Fulton Alliance Church- Fulton, NY

"Studying Youth Ministry  at Nyack College was one of the best decisions I could have made. The skills, knowledge, and practical experiences that I acquired during my time at Nyack are tools that I have used and will continue to use.  Words can't describe how much God used the Faculty , staff, and students to change my life and prepare me for full time ministry."

Meghan Gillis (’12)

            Teaching Assistant, Kiddie Academy of Wexford, Childcare Learning Facility
             Wexford, PA

Kyle Vandenberg ('12)

Coordinator for Service Learning and Community Engagement (for Local At-Risk Youth), Boys and Girls Club- Patterson, NJ

Matt Rhynehart ('12)

Youth Pastor, New Horizons Community Church- Rockford, Ohio

Brianna Joy ('12)

Young Life Staff, New Canaan, Connecticut

Tim Degelman ('12)

Middle School Youth Pastor, Highland Park Community Church-

Casper, Wyoming

I find myself recalling things you and Len taught me all the time!  I just wanted to tell you that, and say thank you.  I'm half a month shy of having been at my first youth min position for an entire year, and I have a bunch of Ron quotes that helped in a lot of different circumstances. (5/1/2013 email)

Shin Kang (’12)

Church Development Pastor, Crosspointe Alliance Church- Charlotte, NC.
Gordon Conwell Seminary, N.C.

Madelyn Badillo ('12)

Alliance Theological Seminary, N.Y.; Resident Director, Nyack College-
Nyack, New York


Art Pereria (’13)

Student Pastor, Breakpoint Community Church, Hackettstown, NJ
Fuller Theological Seminary, CA

Chris Bergen (’13)

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Living Word Chapel,
West Hurley, NY

Chantal Alison-Konteh ('13)

Girls Inc., Program Specialist serving The Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx Middle School Students
His Princess Inc. (Addressing Human Trafficking), Founder and Director.

Caitlan Bittle (’13)

Milieu Counselor (working with young women just released from prison for commercial sexual exploitation [prostitution]), JCCA, Pleasantville, NY

Marquis Cherry (’13)

New City Kids/Teen Life Job Coach- New City, NY

Christine Emmons (’13)



Dylan Ackely

            Media/Youth Ministry, Taconic Retreat Center, Milan, NY

Thomas Bello

Brian Laxemana

            Youth Pastor, Syracuse Alliance Church, Syracuse, NY

“Being here I am starting to understand that while the Truth of Jesus will never change, methods in how to reach the students will. The cool thing is that as I am learning more about these kids, I am using what I have learned from Nyack and putting it into practice. There’s so much more to say, but I just want to thank you Len and Ron for everything you have taught me over the past few years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from you both- it is to stay faithful to God more than anything; seeing you both stay faithful to God, your family, and the students. I want to do the same.”

Alex Tufano

Youth Pastor, Pascack Bible Church, Hillsdale, NJ

Fuller Theological Seminary, CA (Masters of Arts in Theology and Ministry with   an emphasis in Youth, Family, and Culture).


Jack Hein

            Youth Ministry Coordinator, Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darien, CT

Courtney Cox

            Children’s Ministries, Community Alliance Church (C&MA), Butler, PA

Christy (Degelman) Nisbet

            Homemaker (Husband is leading Youth Ministry at New Covenant Christian Church- Bethlehem, PA)

Kaitlyn Giberson

            Youth Intern, Ridgeway Alliance Church, White Plains, New York

Jamie Kimble

            Alliance Theological Seminary/M.A. in Intercultural Studies

            Lead S.S. Living Christ Church, Nyack, New York

Riley Laufer

            YMCA- Assistant Site Director-Little Tor Elementary School

Hannah Miller

Children's Director/Financial Administrator of The Journey Church-
Queens/N.Y. City, New York

Matthew Wrede

            Athletic Director for Boys and Girls Club, Knoxville, Tennessee


Nick Galluchio

Youth Pastor, Stonecrest Community Church- Warren, New Jersey

Cesar Tapia

Youth Pastor, Community Church of Smoke Rise- Kinnelon, New Jersey

Jackie Bourdette

New York City, Youth for Christ