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


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, Warren Alliance Church, Warren, PA

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

Young Nam Cha (’08)

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

Arnie Buehler (’08)

Director of Disciple Making and Youth Ministry, Valleyview Alliance Church and Bridge Community Center, Vestal, NY/Johnson City, NY

Steve Fischer ('08)

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


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, Nyack College


Brittany Klimingen (’10)

Youth Program Supervisor, The City Mission/Laura’s Home- Women and Children’s Crisis Center, Cleveland, OH.

Eric "Pelly" Peloquin ('10)

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

Lindsay (Zimmerman) Mangham ('10)

Lindsay works for Evangelism Explosion International running 2 online theological schools for international workers and senior level leadership. Her husband Rob is one of several campus Youth Pastors for Summit church in Spartanburg, S.C.  

Matthew Stoudt (’10)

Youth Pastor, Blue Route Vineyard Community Church- Morton and Media, PA. Advocate/Volunteer, E4 Project “Defending the Cause of the Poor and Needy”

Christina Wolfe (’10)

            Admissions Counselor, Nyack College