Matt & alli vandersteen
Matt is well-known and well-respected among his fellow leaders and is truly a “leader of leaders” in every way. He and his wife, Alli, are an incredible team and have three sons, Caleb, Lucas, and Josiah.
Phone: (810) 220-8700
DYD Assistant & BGMC Coordinator
Yvonne gave her heart to the Lord at the age of 20 during a church revival service, at Life Changers International Ministries. She graduated from Marygrove College in 2009 with a Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) and continued her education at Lawrence Technological University, earning a second Masters in Educational Technology in 2013. She started working for the AOG Michigan District Office at the end of 2012 and became the BGMC Director in February 2019. God has placed a passion on her heart for missions and for people around the world.
Yvonne and her husband, Gabe, have been happily married for 13 1/2 years. They have 3 dogs: Onyx, Shadow, and Chucky. Some of the things she most loves to do are spend time with her family, vacationing with her husband, paint, and decorate.
Phone:(810) 220-8701 ext 8
Jason and Lindsay Forsman
Jason and Lindsay have been married for 12 years and have two children, Madelyn (6) and Carson (3). Jason grew up in Worcester, MA and Lindsay in Saline, MI. They were both products of faithful Assembly of God attending parents who had them in the church every time the doors were open, and they both came to the Lord at a very early age. Jason was called to ministry at a very early age, and Lindsay was called to ministry when she met Jason. They are passionate about Youth Alive because they believe the schools are the most important mission field in America. If students can be reached in the schools and taught to be a witness in their schools, they can be life-long soul winners with hundreds saved in the most impactful years of their development.
Jason enjoys magic, reading, and movies, while Lindsay enjoys reading, crafting, and Madalyn and Carson. Jason is constantly practicing magic tricks with Madelyn and Carson. Lindsay is constantly rolling her eyes.
Phone: (989) 498-9924
Speed the Light
Peter and Joanna Reeves
Peter Reeves and Joanna Reeves have been married 4 1/2 years. Peter and Joanna were both raised in strong Christian homes and knew in their early teens that they wanted to be in full time ministry. They both enjoy preaching and encouraging students to be all that God made them to be. It was a no-brainer for them to work together and become student ministries pastors. They want to see students know Jesus and make him known. Getting students to be a part of giving to Speed the Light is a huge part of how they disciple. They want to enable this generation to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
Peter enjoys golfing, watching sports, buying shoes, and hanging out with friends. Joanna enjoys shopping (specifically for her home), interior decorating, being a part of worship ministry at her church, and cooking for family and friends. Random facts: Peter lived in Africa from the ages of 1-5 years old, and Joanna spent one summer as a child “breeding” bunnies.
Dan & Joy Green
Dan & Joy have been married 24 years and have three children: Daniel (20), Anna (18), and Andrew (16). Joy grew up in Saline Michigan in a solid Assemblies of God Christian home. Dan grew up in Flint, MI in a Christian home. They met at Eastern Michigan University Chi Alpha. Dan and Joy have been serving the youth of Michigan District AG churches in various roles ever since. Their ministry passion is youth and missions. They love seeing students grow in their walk with the Lord and developing in them a desire to serve others.
Joy enjoys exercising and reading. Dan loves flying and is training to be a pilot. They loving refer to their family as the “GreenTeam” and have all been on 17 short term missions trips together over the last 15 years.
Phone: (248) 705-3417
Nick & Jill Nelson
Nick and Jill have been married 19 years and have 2 kids- Kylah (15) and Tyler (10). Nick grew up in Farmington Hills, MI and was introduced to Jesus by his 4th grade Sunday School teacher. While pursuing the MI State Trooper program at age 20, he felt the Lord call him away from that and into full time ministry. Jill grew up in Redford, MI. As a young girl, she was always sensitive to the Lord and gave her life to Chist at age 9. She felt the call to become a Pastor as a teenager and has been very involved in ministry ever since. Nick and Jill are passionate about Fine Arts because of its purpose and the fulfillment of seeing students grow in and use their gifts and talents. They love having the opportunity to help students discover, develop, and deploy their gifts and talents in a God-honoring way. They are honored to plan and prepare the festival each year and love the Michigan students as well as the incredible team that works alongside them.
Nick’s hobbies include going up North and fishing, while Jill enjoys sand volleyball and organizing (truth!) Random facts: Nick is scared of spiders, and Jill can talk like Donald Duck!
Phone: (269) 832-1894
Teen Bible Quiz
Chad and his wife Crystal have been married almost 22 years and have three children- CJ (Chad Junior), 20, Colton, 14, and Chasity, 12. He and his family live in St. Louis, MI. Chad and his wife grew up mostly in Tecumseh/Adrian. He went to Tecumseh Assembly of God and got radically saved as a troubled young man from a single parent home. He got involved with Teen Bible Quiz and learned God’s Word like he never had before. He then felt God’s calling on his life at Camp Faholo. He and his wife met at Tecumseh Assembly of God, and God has blessed them in many ways since. Chad’s passion is seeing young people discipled in the Word of God.
Chad enjoys fantasy football (go team BiggDoggs) and has worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections since September 1997.
Phone: (989) 331-1340
Junior Bible Quiz
Phone: (989) 657-1988
Phone: (419) 250-1529