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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.

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!

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


Andrew Horvath


Andrew is a 18-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.

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Dillon Austin

Vice President

Dillon is a 17-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!


Daniel Zita

Technology & Registration / Logistics

Daniel is a 16-year-old from Port Hope, Ontario. He really likes color grading videos, researching and using cameras, and spending time with friends and family. His favorite Bible verse is currently Isaiah 40:8, because it reminds him that the Bible has always stood, and always will as the source of truth.


Karise Francis


Karise is 16-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. 


Joshua Calvelage

Evangelism Assistant

Joshua is a 14 year old young person who loves God, and his goal is to lead others to him. His hobbies include playing guitar, metal-working and piano. He also enjoys wood working, camping and reading. One of his favorite bible verses is Heb 13:5 because it is reminder that God is always there for us.

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