Team

JP & Ely Longeron2020-05-14T12:41:24+00:00
JP & Ely Longeron

JP & Ely Longeron

National Director - Târgu Mureș

JP (Jean-Philippe) is French and his wife Ely (Elisabeta) is Romanian. They have three sons: Nathan, Elias and Joel. They have served with YFC Romania since 2011. 

Their passion is to inspire, train and release Romanian youth workers to share the Gospel in Romania. More info at: jpely.eu.

Eric (Myung Soo) Merchie2020-05-14T12:42:22+00:00

Eric (Myung Soo) Merchie

YFC Romania founder & Board Vice-President - Poarta Oilor, Gârbova

Myung Soo was born in Korea and adopted at the age of five by a family in Belgium. He found faith in Jesus Christ when he was 17 and decided to visit Romania in 1992. In 1997 Myung Soo officially pioneered YFC in Romania. He has remained involved in YFC Romania ever since (as National Director, later Board Chair, then YFC leader in Arad and currently a YFC leader in Gârbova). More info at: myungsoo.ro

Ștefan & Emilia Grancea2020-05-14T12:51:47+00:00
Ștefan & Emilia Grancea

Ștefan & Emilia Grancea

YFC Leaders - Augustin (Brașov)

Ștefan and Emilia work in different villages close to Brașov (Augustin and Ormeniș) among the Roma community and have three children: Matei, Seth and Abigail. They are called by God to work with kids and teens at risk in a poor area where kids are inadequately loved and educated. Their personal testimony and encounter with God helped them understand the pain that some of these teens go through, which is why they are committed to do whatever it takes to share the Gospel to these kids.

Zoltán & Csilla Schuller2020-05-14T12:43:38+00:00

Zoltán & Csilla Schuller

YFC Leaders - Târgu Mureș

Zoli and Csilla Schuller have three children: Abigél, Dániel and Naomi. Zoli was raised in a non-Christian family. While he was in the army, God called out to him through a fellow believing soldier. After receiving Christ in his life, he began to serve as a youth leader and met his future wife, Csilla.

After they got married, they continued to serve together as youth leaders, according to their calling from God. They are now both serving full time with YFC Romania. “We like to serve God in full time mission among young people, because we strongly believe that they need to know Christ and have Him influence their lives.”

Sorin & Mihaela Mihalache2020-05-14T12:44:02+00:00
Sorin & Mihaela Mihalache

Sorin & Mihaela Mihalache

YFC Leaders & "The Kingdom" Festival organizers - Brătășanca (Ploiești)

Sorin and Mihaela have one daughter: Miriam. In 2010 they started a festival to share the Gospel through music. After many years of running the festival, it has now evolved from Youth Music Fest to “The Kingdom” (thekingdomfestival.ro). 

 

They both serve at their local church in Brătășanca and lead various evangelistic programs for kids, girls and youth in general. Sorin also runs music classes.

Mark & Adrianna Brown2020-05-14T12:44:14+00:00

Mark & Adrianna Brown

Missionaries - Brătășanca (Ploiești)

Mark and his wife Adrianna are missionaries from Australia. It was at their local youth group when Mark and Adrianna found their passion for working with youth. God put on their hearts to serve in Romania as Mark was a missionary kid here from 1997 until 2006. They both have a strong desire to share the Gospel with children of all ages.

Jenő & Emese Nagy2020-05-14T12:53:52+00:00
Jenő & Emese Nagy

Jenő & Emese Nagy

Construction Manager & Director Assistant - Târgu Mureș

Jenci and Emese are both Hungarians born in Romania. Their home in Livezeni, near Târgu Mureș, is full of life thanks to their daughter Éva and the many visitors they host. ‘Dream Guesthouse’ is a very special ministry where guests can stay free-of-charge: jenciandemke.wixsite.com/guesthouse

‘Dream Guesthouse’ is a ministry where they accommodate guests free-of-charge: jenciandemke.wixsite.com/guesthouse

Jenci and Emese have a heart for unity among Christian believers and wish to facilitate the Kingdom in all they do using their experience in the ministry field.

David & Rebeca Clinkscales2020-05-14T12:45:54+00:00

David & Rebeca Clinkscales

YFC Leaders - Slatina

David and Rebeca have been in church and youth ministry for decades, serving God in different churches, locations and cultures. By God’s amazing grace, their ministry journey has led them to YFC Romania in Slatina and they are passionate about seeing youth come to know Christ.

Since August 2018 they’ve lived in Slatina and served with Grace Church to reach youth and families for Christ. God has placed in them a special love for their youth and co-laborers. They are reaching out to youth from 6 to 18 years old through English classes, youth clubs, camps and many more. If you would like to learn more about their work, see what they’re doing, you can contact them through their website: hopeforslatina.weebly.com

Thomas & Coralie Gyger2020-05-14T12:46:13+00:00
Thomas & Coralie Gyger

Thomas & Coralie Gyger

Managers of Poarta Oilor - Poarta Oilor, Gârbova

Thomas is an engineer and Coralie is a trade employee. They are Swiss and have two children: Yana and Ilan. They decided to leave their country and their comfort to follow God’s calling to join YFC Romania in Spring 2020 and manage the Poarta Oilor center.

Coralie has known the village of Gârbova since her childhood as her parents collaborated with a local humanitarian association in the village. She loves praying with people about their daily challenges and situations, witnessing what God produces in people’s lives. Thomas is passionate about mountain biking, trekking and has a heart for music and worship.

Elie & Evelyne Dufour2020-05-13T09:07:14+00:00

Elie & Evelyne Dufour

Pastoral Care

For 15 years Elie and Evelyne served as missionaries in Africa. Elie worked in administration and Evelyn in discipleship and serving as a nurse. They then moved back to France where they pastored a church for 15 years and then managed a Christian home for students in Marseille for another 6 years. Since their retirement, they have collaborated with YFC France and with YFC Romania starting in 2019. Elie and Evelyne have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.