Meet The Team
MONAZ NYI YOUTH COUNCIL 2022-2023
Pastor Melissa has been attending Rolla Church of the Nazarene for the last ten years. She has been involved with the youth for the last six years, the last three of those years she has been their youth pastor. She is a wife to Bryan and mom to seven wonderful kids. She enjoys stumping the teens with new knowledge and watching how they grow from it.
Pastor Jake is the senior Pastor of Parkway Church of the Nazarene in Saint Clair, MO. He grew up in Saint Peters, MO and began attending Harvester Church of the Nazarene as a teen, where he soon began his relationship with Christ. Since then, youth ministry has remained a significant part of his life.
Kaylha serves on staff at Harvester Church of the Nazarene as the outreach and connection Pastor. She loves eating tacos and spending time with her family.
Abby Denbow attends Living word Church of the Nazarene, and will be a sophomore in highschool this year. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends and family.
Monica attends and serves with her husband Pastor Jeff, who is the Youth Pastor at Farmington Nazarene. Monica loves being part of the MO District NYI! She has been teaching for over 20 years. She has 3 adult children, Alyssa, Jeremiah, and Makenzie. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Elizabeth has been a member of Bowling Green Church of the Nazarene for the past three years. She enjoys ministering to kids on a local level through Sunday School, Children's Church, and coaching Teen Bible Quizzing.
Pastor Rebecca was born and raised on the Missouri district. She is originally from Bowling Green, but is currently serving as the youth pastor in Sikeston. Rebecca teaches high school science and was on a bowling league for ten years. One year she won the junior high bowling event and MAX beating all the junior high and senior high bowlers.