Adventist Youth for Christ

About Us


A generation seeking a renewed relationship and experience with Jesus.
A generation who exists to be a light, wherever we are. 
AYC is a lay-led, youth and young adult initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In the beginning...

AYC launched in 2006, on a university campus in Melbourne, Australia. 
A small group of university students desired to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus and encourage others who were also seeking personal revival and greater involvement in ministry.

Since then, AYC has grown into a movement, providing annual conferences and events attended by  hundreds of youth from across Australia and the world.

Our mission

We are a generation who desire to be counter-culture.
We are a grassroots movement of all professions, and all identities.
We are passionate about sharing our faith, excited to rise up to finish the work.
We believe now is a high time to rise up as ambassadors for Him.
We are frustrated by injustice and inequalities, and desire to do all we can to be the difference this world and society need. 

Our vision

AYC is more than a conference, more than an event, more than a social gathering.
AYC is a movement, driven by the desire to be who we are called to be - world changers for Jesus.

This is AYC.

To those who relentlessly desire something more, tirelessly searching for who they are and what their calling is.

To those who are weary, tired and daunted by the journey, and yet are relentlessly holding on to hope, grasping for that distant beacon amongst the fog.

To those who faithfully light the lanterns in the night, spreading their burning luminance to the ends of the earth.

AYC is for you.

This, is AYC.

Meet the People Behind AYC

The AYC executive committee  oversees the planning and day-to-day operations of AYC.  The executive committee is committed to the message, beliefs, mission, and structure of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

The AYC executive committee is overseen by and is responsible to the Gateway church board. AYC is not an independent ministry, but rather a lay-led youth and young adult initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Samuel Kitevski

Corporate Consultant, Victoria, Australia

Susanna Je

General Vice President
Teacher, Queensland, Australia

Kelly Chieng

Vice President for Finance
Accountant, Victoria, Australia

Fred Yuen

Vice President for Evangelism
Graphic Designer, Victoria, Australia

Ryan Rodrigues

Vice President for Operations
Corporate Executive, Victoria, Australia

Sarah Mahapure

Vice President for Programming
Nurse, New South Wales, Australia

Suki Goonatilleke

Gateway Advisor
Writer, Victoria, Australia

Phil Hyland

Victorian Conference Advisor
Youth Director, Victoria, Australia
Copyright © 2023 Adventist Youth for Christ
AYC is an official entity of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Copyright © 2023 Adventist Youth for Christ
AYC is an official entity of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church
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