SAM & BETH
YWAM IDAHO BASE DIRECTORS
We are Sam, Beth, Henry, Teddy and Freddy!
Our hearts are for engaging with the unreached, through developing leaders, offering excellent hospitality and providing pastoral care.
We love to be outside, hiking, cycling, discovering new places. Give us a sunny day, a picnic and several miles of mountain trail and we’re happy.
BOISE CAMPUS DIRECTOR
For over a decade Felicia Neely has called Boise home. In early college she had a fire ignited for the city of Boise to be awakened to the kingdom of God. It was years later she joined the movement of YWAM to know God and make Him known among the nations.
Felicia longs to see a multitude of believers who proclaim good news to the poor, bind up the broken hearted, bring freedom to those in chains, boldly share the reality of the Lord’s favor, release joy & comfort to those who mourn in the city of Boise and to the nations as God leads.
CASCADE CAMPUS DIRECTOR
Arne and Angela moved to Cascade with their 3 kids in 2018 to work with YWAM Idaho and to help share the hope, healing, and love offered by our amazing savior Jesus Christ. In 2019 Arne began serving as the Director of YWAM Idaho’s Cascade Campus, and he enjoys teaching and helping YWAM Idaho grow its’ capacity to impact more people. Angela teaches home school and serves as the Assistant Bookkeeper where her accounting and QuickBooks skills are being put to good use. In the summer of 2019 their older kids, Grant and Megan, served on staff in YWAM Idaho’s Mission Adventure program for High School students.
LOREN & STEPHANIE
WINTER ADVENTURE DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL LEADERS
Hi, we’re Loren and Stephanie. Loren grew up in Alberta, Canada and Stephanie is from small-town Wisconsin, USA. Both of us grew up in Christian homes but have our unique stories of how we really committed to making Jesus Lord over our lives. Loren left an engineering career and went to Oxford, New Zealand for his DTS in 2009. Stephanie left her hometown to do the same (minus the engineering) in 2010. After we completed our DTS, each of us joined staff at the YWAM campus in Oxford. During our years as staff, we started dating, got married and had our son Finneas. We transitioned to YWAM in the USA in 2017, where we are now a part of YWAM Idaho. Having experience leading a Ski & Snowboard DTS in New Zealand, we are excited to lead the Winter Adventure DTS. We love Jesus and are passionate about giving everything to Him. And we love seeing this same passion grow in DTS students. Oh, we also have a super cute daughter named Adalyn.
SUMMER OF WORSHIP SCHOOL LEADER
April White is an Idaho native; her husband Chris and their two sons Noah and Jaden live in Meridian, Idaho. Her passion is worship and seeing God’s Kingdom break through the darkness. She has been involved in worship ministry with Chris for the last 17 years, and is currently the worship leader at Vertical Church in Boise. April joined YWAM Idaho in 2017 with the goal of establishing a worship school at our Boise campus. In summer 2019, April and her rock star team launched the Summer Of Worship youth program. It’s mission? Take over the world for Jesus.
JONNY & AMY
BACKPACKER DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL LEADERS
Jonny and Amy first met in New Zealand, and their relationship started while watching the sunrise together from the top of the Walls of Mordor. They co-lead the Backpacker's DTS and the Basic Leadership School, and they get excited about discipleship and community.
If they aren't out adventuring with their Border Heeler, Summit, then Amy is probably crocheting or making soap while Jonny is hunting elk or fishing for monster trout.
WARM LAKE CAMPUS DIRECTOR
Shaun and his wife Monica joined YWAM Idaho in 2016. Currently, they serve as Warm Lake Campus Directors. They have a desire to see families succeed and young people view God as their Father rather than a dictator.
Monica enjoys laughing and thinks her husband is the funniest man alive. She also loves watching chick flicks with good friends. Shaun loves to build and is always looking for a good excuse to hunt. They live in Cascade with their three daughters, Audrey, Charlotte, Evelyn, and their newest little boy, Liam.
BALT & JANAE
MISSION ADVENTURE DIRECTORS
Balt and Janae Longoria are Idaho natives passionate about seeing young people fall in love with Jesus, walk securely in their identity as children of God, and be sent out with fire into every circumstance displaying the love of the Father. Their vision is to equip the next generation to be effective missionaries both locally & globally. They love good coffee, all the curry food, the outdoors and community!
STEVE & LESLEY
BIBLE SCHOOL FOR THE NATIONS LEADER
The Herzogs hail from Seattle, WA. They have been with YWAM Idaho since 2009. Lesley is passionate to see YWAMers (and all believers) understand the big story of the Bible and know God better through reading and studying his BOOK. She also heads up accounting for our base. Steve fulfills his loves for teaching, discipling and hiking by staffing our Bible School and Backpackers DTS. He helps with facilities maintenance and is our resident "pun master". They enjoy hosting speakers and guests in their hospitality apartment in Cascade.