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ILLUMINATE


Ignite the use of our Spiritual Gifts

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ILLUMINATE


Ignite the use of our Spiritual Gifts

MISSION 

To lead young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and help them find their place in God’s Service.


Our Commitment

To inspire, train, resource and empower our youth leaders to share in this sacred trust.

VISION

To see young people flourish in local church ministry by training, encouraging and empowering youth leaders.

Our Values

Excellence, relevance, creativity, loyalty, authenticity, advocacy, accountability, joy, encouragement, affirmation, youth giftedness and the preciousness of the individual.

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About Us


About Us


TEAM

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WILLIE MAUGA

Pr Uili (Willie) Mauga has been part of the Western Australia Youth Department since 2012. He became full-time youth director in September of 2013 when Pr Terry Johnson move to become the President of the Western Australian Conference of SDA Church. His passion is to ensure the young people are nurtured, heard, engaged and involved in the church's story

He is supported in ministry by wife Dayle and loves spending time with his daughter Haven.

DEREK MCCUTCHEON

Meet Derek, our outrageous Associate Youth Director whose vibrant spontaneity and unique creativity definitely make up for his exceptionally bad map reading skills.  In all his 19 years of ministry, he has always had a focus on youth, teens and children because they are what makes him tick.  He has been married to Julie for over 20 years and has two special daughters – his big one Michaela, aged 15 and his little one Kaitlyn, aged 7.  Along with his love of reading non-fiction, debating politics and an obsession for all things AFL, Derek’s enthusiasm for life reflects his exuberant love for God and his desire to inspire everyone to be the best they can be.

MANDY WALKER

Mandy’s purpose and passion lies in helping our young people have a full and honest relationship with God.  Joining the Youth Department in early 2014, Mandy brings over 30 years of administrative experience and knowledge to help support and organise our youth leaders and advisory team.

Mandy and Lee have been happily married since 1985, and have two grown children. In their spare time they love to travel and seek adventure in the outdoors.

ADVISORY

The WA Youth Department enlists the help of the Youth Advisory and Pathfinder Advisory made up of local youth group members and Pathfinder leaders, in order to facilitate, prepare and oversee events for WA Youth to grow in Christ. The advisories are responsible for running Youth Rallies, Leadership Training and all Pathfinder Events and provide the necessary support to the Youth Department leaders and local youth groups and clubs.

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Resources


Resources


As a youth department we want to equip our youth and leaders with all the tools that they need to lead people to know Jesus! If you want leadership info, to check out our calendar, learn about the AUC Youth, Safe Places training and information or to find a youth group click the buttons below! 

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Contact Us


Contact Us


If you have any questions about the youth department or are simply in need of prayer or support feel free to send us a message via the contact form below or our Facebook Page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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