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About Us

​Adventist Youth on a Mission Michigan (AYM Michigan) is a ministry run by youth, for youth, geared for ages 12-20. We are a chapter, or an affiliate, of a larger network of youth called Adventist Youth on a Mission.

​Our goal is to connect and inspire young people through fellowship together, spiritual messages, outreach, and fun at our biannual retreats. ​We want to create a community of encouragement and support, to build each other up and strengthen our faith!

Our Retreats

Our weekend retreats for young people, by young people, are designed to help young people grow spiritually, reach the world around them and make lasting friendships. They typically take place on weekends in the spring and fall.
Mountain Range

Our Location

We are located in the northern United States in the beautiful state of Michigan. All our retreats are held in Michigan and we serve the Michigan residents and churches!

Mountain Landscape

Our Mission

We are a group of young people who want to inspire youth to be on fire for Christ and bring more souls to Him. We see the need for Godly friendship and spiritual encouragement, and we want to help inspire the youth of our generation!

Meet Our Team


Chaeli Austin


Chaeli is an 18-year-old living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She loves spending time with and taking care of little kids. She also enjoys cooking and baking, reading, and spending time outside in the sunshine. One of her favorite Bible verses is Galatians 2:20.


Karise Francis


Karise is 15-years-old and lives in Lansing, Michigan. She likes hanging out with friends, hiking, canoeing, and more outdoorsy things. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 1:5 because it reminds her that before she was even born God had a special plan in mind for her. 


Andrew Horvath

Vice President

Andrew is a 17-year-old from Cadillac, Michigan who loves birdwatching. His other hobbies include skiing, biking, and working with computers. One of his favorite Bible verses is Philippians 4:19.


Jessica Landis

Treasurer & Secretary

Jessica is an 18-year-old from Ovid, Michigan. She loves spending time with family and friends, interior designing, cooking, reading, playing the piano and guitar, and especially card making. She loves many bible verses, but the one that has stood out to her is John 6:37.


Dillon Austin

Technology & Registration

Dillon is a 16-year-old photographer from Newberry, MI. He enjoys video editing and graphic design along with being outside, riding his bike, and going for runs. His favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:4 because it's a reminder to him to always be rejoicing!


Alexander Winkler

Logistics & Programming

Alexander is a 15-year-old from Howell Michigan. Some of his favorite things to do are record and edit videos along with spending time with friends and family. There are many Bible verses that he likes, but his favorite is 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 because it talks about when Jesus comes.