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Groups virtually foster Christ-centered community regardless of one’s proximity to one another. They are led by young professionals for young professionals and globally bridge AYPers with shared interests, uniting professionals on fire for Christ. Explore our current groups and get involved!

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Adventist Entrepreneurs

Adventist Entrepreneurs unites entrepreneurs who are already actively doing business/startup/ministry with those still considering their entrepreneurial potential.
This group creates a space to share ideas, learn from experience and more through Christ-centered friendships.
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Prayer Room

The Prayer Room creates a space to come together with fellow Adventist Young Professionals on a daily basis for prayer and fellowship.

Prayer Room

Come together for growth and restoration with God through community. Bring your burdens and joys and join others in prayer, praise, and claiming scripture.
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Come, Let Us Reason

Come, Let Us Reason is for young professionals who are interested in discussing and evaluating faith-based concepts within books that apply to daily living in the 21st century.
In this group, you will have an opportunity to read a variety of books at a pace of one chapter per week. If you are an avid reader or are passionate about sharing insights, then this is the perfect small group for you!
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Refresh: Rediscovering Our Faith

Refresh: Rediscovering Our Faith is focused supporting young professionals who are interested in digging deeper into why we are who we are as Seventh-day Adventist Christians.
Get ready to explore questions like “Is it really the truth? Do we have a defense to give for the hope that is in us?”. The group features a book study and discussion about Ty Gibson's, Refresh!, with the goal of a better understanding of the reasons for their faith.
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Adventist Music Professionals

Adventist Music Professionals creates a space for young professionals pursuing a career or full-time ministry in music to network and grow.
The group discusses relevant music-related topics, networking and brainstorming sessions, and collaborative research into the Biblical role of music professionals within the body of Christ.
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Life's Big Questions

Life’s Big Questions is an AYP group focused on helping young professionals create connection on life topics through a spiritual lens.
The group discusses real and relevant topics we face as young adults.
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Relationships: I'm Looking for Something Real

Relationships: I'm Looking for Something Real helps you learn about components of a meaningful relationship or gain insight navigating your existing relationship.
The group discusses tips for a successful relationship through experiences and challenges from Adventist couples of various backgrounds.
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Conectando y Construyendo Juntos

Bienvenido a la comunidad de AYP América Latina, donde crearemos conexiones, construiremos relaciones de calidad y te ayudaremos a desarrollarte como persona valiosa que eres a los ojos de nuestro creador.
Somos jóvenes con la visión de colaborar y trabajar unidos sirviendo a esta sociedad en la que vivimos y llevando la esperanza y el amor de Cristo. Haz parte de esta comunidad y deja tu propia huella. Entre todos formamos una familia.
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David Asscherick

David is a speaker/director for Light Bearers and ARISE co-founder and instructor. Since his baptism in 1999, David has traveled the globe preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Violeta are the happy parents of two boys, Landon and Jabel.

Keynote Speaker

Benjamin Lundquist, host of Rise & Lead, will headline 2023 AYP Convention.

Benjamin Lundquist is a top motivational speaker and one the leading voices for leadership development and empowerment. He is passionate about helping students and professionals see their worth and value, see themselves as a leader, and see their potential to change the world. The message he shares is motivating, relatable, and highly practical. Audiences are challenged to take extreme ownership of the unique gifts and opportunities they have. He is an international speaker and host of Rise and Lead Podcast which has been downloaded in over 110 countries providing aspiring and experienced leaders of all ages with world-class content and conversation. He frequently speaks at corporate and faith events, universities, and high schools.

Identity in Christ | Breakout Track

April is currently an associate pastor for discipleship at Keene SDA church. She is enrolled in a dual graduate program for Public Health and MDIV chaplaincy. She enjoys working with different ministries that highlight service, hospitality, and life enrichment. 

Her hobbies include traveling, reading, music, and extreme sports. An introvert at heart, she enjoys moments with close friends and in the quiet. Her and her husband, Blake Snyder reside in Burleson, Texas.

Purpose & Calling | Breakout Track

Ann Roda likes to describe her life as one long adventure with God. She began her career as a registered nurse in OB then transitioned into healthcare administration. Then, God unexpectedly redirected her path to the Adventist Theological Seminary, for an MDiv, and into pastoral ministry. She spent 15 years as a church pastor in Marietta, Georgia and Fulton, Maryland. Six years ago, God had another adventure for Ann, and called her back into the health care ministry, serving with Adventist HealthCare as Vice President for Mission and Spiritual Care. 

This position is the perfect combination of both pastoral ministry and health care. Ann is married to Jose Hernandez, a licensed professional counselor. Ann and her husband enjoy hiking, biking, and traveling.

Relationships | Breakout Track

Stephen and Felecia Lee are partners in the mission. They share a mutual passion for young adult ministries and using their talents to share the Gospel online and through speaking engagements. Stephen helps individuals and businesses function more efficiently through time management and productivity techniques. Felecia is a full-time homemaker and also the founder of the New Wives Club. 

In addition to this, she runs a program teaching women of color how to learn principles of faith through natural hair care. They live in New Hampshire and speak in different places on topics related to singleness, courtship, communication, evangelism, and faith.

Spiritual Health | Breakout Track

Shawn is passionate about generations coming together! She grew up in a four-generation family business and knows, from first-hand experience, that when people of all ages work together, everyone wins!

She has a B.S. in marketing from the University of Nebraska and is an award-winning sales and marketing professional. Her professional certifications include being a member of the John Maxwell Team and DISC Behavioral Consultant. Recently she published her first book “Strategies for Generational Inclusion at Work.”

Communities | Breakout Track

Michael Gibson currently serves as the Lead Pastor at the Keene SDA Church where he most previously served for four years as Pastor for Young Adults and lead Elevate, a growing and thriving young adult community in Keene. Michael is married to Melissa and they both enjoy the outdoors, long walks, and traveling to new, unexplored places. 

Most days, when he’s not teaching, preaching or studying, you’ll find him playing disc golf or working on home renovations with Melissa. They recently welcomed their son, Micah Eden, into the world last October and ever since, life has taken on a whole new meaning. Above all, Michael and Melissa have a passion for discipleship and telling others about the incredible God they serve. For them, the gospel boils down to loving God and loving people.