YLG EUROPE 2024 GATHERING
14-17 November 2024
Our last three gatherings have been organised so that younger leaders across the continent can meet, receive teaching, share testimonies, encourage each other and strategise! We are committed to providing a forum for younger leaders to find the tools and support to continually grow in their leadership and to finish the race well.
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Jim Memory is a member of the International Leadership Team of the European Christian Mission (ECM). He and his wife Christine were church planters in Spain from 1994-2008 before moving into mission leadership.
For the last 10 years, Jim has taught the postgraduate modules on European Mission at Redcliffe College and continues to do this now through All Nations Christian College (UK). He is one of the founding editors of Vista, a research-based journal on crucial issues for mission in Europe, and is the author of Europe 2021, a recent report on the context for mission in Europe today.
Jim and Christine have three adult children and they live between the UK and Spain.
Usha Reifsnider is a British South Asian Christ-follower from a Hindu background. She and her American husband Matt have served as mission partners working with migrants, refugees, and diaspora for over three decades. Usha's research interests are in the intersection of cultural anthropology and practical theology.
Her various roles in ministry include serving as a director with the Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World (CMMW), training churches and para-church agencies on mission to, through, from, and with diaspora people groups. Usha also teaches a module on philosophical frameworks and ethics at the postgraduate level at Waverley Abbey College.
Usha and Matt have two adult married children and two recently adopted teenage 'grandlads'.
Evi Rodemann is from Hamburg, Germany. Her biggest passions are for youth, young leaders and Europe. If this can be connected with events, even better. Next to investing into young people across Europe, she also works in business 4 days/week being God´s hope in aluminium business. She did an MA in European Missions (Redcliffe College/University of Gloucestershire) and now pursues a PhD in theology (UNISA) with a focus on event impact. She is part of the Lausanne Movement and chairs the YLGen commitment for Groups & Gatherings globally.
Jasper expects God to show up where other people don’t expect it. Jasper is a passionate evangelist with a heart for peace and reconciliation. He has been involved in youth ministry for nearly 20 years, within the local Church and with para-church organisations. Jasper has been on staff with CIY since 2016. Jasper graduated from The University of Liverpool and has a PhD in Physiology from the University of Birmingham, and also a Diploma in Applied Evangelism from York St John University. He and his wife Lynne have three children – Elijah, Shannon and Nathan. His other passion is Liverpool Football Club.
One of the ways we want to make sure that younger leaders are receiving the support they need, to continue to be influencers and agents of transformation in their communities and nations, is through mentorship and assistance from senior leaders who are willing to walk alongside us as younger leaders and share their wisdom and experience.
Every year we are privileged to have some amazing individuals ready to share their time and experience with younger leaders. As soon as we know who will be joining us, we'll post them here.