Young Adult Leaders: Who We Are

Yinka Bisiriyu

YinkaBisiriyuCountry you are from: Nigeria

Languages you speak: English, French, Yoruba

How Long have you lived in Paris: 4 years

Bible character you most relate to : A 'female' David

Favorite Movie: Love Actually

Favorite Snack food: Dried fruits & nuts

Favorite museum in Paris: Musee d'Orsay (not like I have been to loads)

Least favorite Metro to ride?: Line 4! Always so packed!

Book you recommend: The Shack

What is currently on your iPod: Emeli Sande

Favorite Bible verse: Ps 90:14 Oh satisfy us early with thy mercy that we may rejoice and be glad all our days

What brought you to ACP? I was looking for a simple community of faith where I could connect and serve.

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? Because I would love to be a tool in the hands of God, give back and be plugged in God's house

Jonathan Gueye

JonathanGueyeCountry you are from: IVORY COAST

Llanguages you speak: FRENCH AND ENGLISH

How Long have you lived in Paris: 5 YEARS

Bible character you most relate to : APOSTLE PETER: I like his passion to serve God Despite his weaknesses

Favorite Movie: HUNGER GAME

Favorite Snack food: Potato chip

Favorite museum in Paris: Louvre Museum

Least favorite Metro to ride?: Ligne 8

Book you recommend: "World Aflame" BILLY GRAHAM

What is currently on your iPod: RON KENOLY, DON MOEN

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8 : 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose". Romans 8:28

What brought you to ACP? I AM FROM A FRENCH SPEAKING COUNTRY SO I WANTED TO EXPERIENCE WORSHIP IN AN ENGLISH CHURCH

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? Help the young adult feel welcomes in this amazing church.  Share ideas for having activities that can have an impact in the lives of the young adult.  And be more involved in the activities of ACP

Dan Haugh

DanHaughCountry you are from: United States of America

Languages you speak: English

How Long have you lived in Paris: 3 years

Bible character you most relate to David

Favorite Movie: Its a Wonderful Life

Favorite Snack food: Cheez- its

Favorite museum in Paris: Musee D' Orsay

Least favorite Metro to ride?: Line 13

Book you recommend: A New Kind of Christianity

What is currently on your iPod: Capital Cities, U2, Muse, Rend Collective Experiment, Bing Crosby, Radiohead, David Crowder Band, Metric, Phoenix, The Lumineers, Arcade Fire, The Rat Pack, The Black Keys, Bethel Music, the Frozen Ocean

Favorite Bible verse: James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

What brought you to ACP?  The graciousness of ACP to offer me a call to serve as a pastor!

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader?  It is my passion and calling to come alongside youth and young adults and dream together how we can participate in God's work of reconciliation and restoration in our world!

Lauretta Haugh

Lauretta_HaughCountry you are from: New York, USA
Languages you speak: English et un peu de français.
How long have you lived in Paris: One year and two months.
Bible character you most relate to: I can't think of a character I relate to, for some reason that is really difficult for me. However, one that I admire, and whom we recently studied at our Young Adult Bible study is Esther. I admire her courage, strength and devotion to her people.
Favorite movie: Disney's Tangled
Favorite snack food: Nutella
Favorite museum in Paris: Not sure if this counts...but The Palace of Versailles is my favorite.
Least favorite Metro to ride: All of them :-) Although line 1 isn't so bad.
Book you recommend: The Help
What is currently on your iPod: I don't listen to my iPod on a regular basis... But if I did, I imagine it would be the new Mumford and Sons album, as well as a group called Shane and Shane.
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Youth group you work with: Lycee group.
Point Person for what ministry: Young Adult pizza night.
Why you are a Young Adult leader here at ACP: Why not! Being around people energizes me. ACP is a very special community with a diverse, talented group of students and young adults.

Kémi Komolafe

KemiKomolafeCountry you are from: Scotland

Languages you speak: English and French

How Long have you lived in Paris: 5 years

Bible character you most relate to: Joseph (Jacob's son)

Favorite Movie: Grease

Favorite Snack food: Prawn Cocktail flavoured crisps.

Favorite museum in Paris: Museum of Cinema and Photography in the Marais.

Least favorite Metro to ride?: All of them.

Book you recommend: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster.

What is currently on your iPod: Bootstraps' self titled album, Ellie Goulding's Halycon album and Martin Smith's God's Great Dance Floor album.

Favorite Bible verse: John 12:3

What brought you to ACP? The church's accommodation notice board

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? To help others and to grow spiritually

Ilinca Mreana

Ilinca

Country you are from: Romania
Languages you speak: Romanian, English, French
How long have you lived in Paris: 6 years
Bible character you most relate to: I guess I relate more to Jonah, who was unhappy about going to the Ninevites. In the end he found that running away from where God wants him is not going to make him happy, so he had to accept God’s plan and follow it.
Favorite movie: There are many but recently I have watched A friend or the end of the world and it was fun.
Favorite snack food: cheese
Favorite museum in Paris: Musee d'Orsay
Least favorite Metro to ride: line 13
Book you recommend: The Explicit Gospel (Matt Chandler)
What is currently on your iPod: Coldplay, Boyce Avenue, Mercy Me, Phil Whickam, Classic music
Favorite Bible verse: I can do all things through Christ
Youth group you work with: YA
Point Person for what ministry: Dan Haugh
Why you are a Young Adult leader here at ACP: I love being a witness to the people around me. I think people in transition they need God and that is why I am there, to be the light of Christ among them in any way I can.

Victoria Pickering

VictoriaPickeringCountry you are from: England

Languages you speak: English and French

How Long have you lived in Paris: 2.5 years

Bible character you most relate to: Difficult question. Let's say Esther

Favorite Movie: Roman Holiday, Auberge Espagnole, Les Intouchables

Favorite Snack food: hummus, pitta bread and raw vegetables

Favorite museum in Paris: Musée Nissim de Camondo or Musée de la Vie Romantique (for its terrace)

Books you recommend: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is currently on your iPod: Sigur Ros, Savoir Adore, Buena Vista Social Club, Frank Ocean...

Favourite Bible verse: "We love him, because he first loved us." 1 John 4 v.19

What brought you to ACP? A friend suggested I come in December 2011 after a long stint away from church.

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? To bring openness, diversity, welcome new faces and make delicious pizza.

Lisa Prevett

Lisa_Prevett_photoWhere are you from?  A small town called Redditch, near Birmingham, in the UK

How long have you lived in Paris?  I have lived in Paris twice before, initially as an Erasmus student, but this time around I’ve been here for 5 months…so far!
Languages you speak? English, French, German
What is your favorite movie?  The Devil wears Prada
Favorite snack food?
Marshmallows or cheese
Favorite museum in Paris? Musée d’Orsay or La Sainte Chappelle (not strictly a museum but definitely un-missable in my opinion!)
Least favorite Metro to ride? Line 11 – it is always so hot and crowded!
Book you recommend? Anything by Philippa Gregory or Robert Harris
What is currently on your iPod?  My entire CD collection but at the moment I’m listening to Take That and lots of orchestral music.
What is your favorite Bible verse? Romans 8. 28 ("And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”)
Why are you a young adult leader at ACP? When I last lived in Paris, a few years ago, the Young Adult community were so welcoming and they really helped to make Paris feel like my home outside of the UK. My faith really grew whilst I was at ACP and being a YA leader is an opportunity to serve God and those around me by helping to give other Young Adults the opportunity to explore their faith in a supportive and loving environment.

Nick Vogel

Country you are from: United States

Languages you speak: I currently speak 2 and a half. ( understand french and spanish but not fluent in either)

I have lived in Paris for about a year and three months.

The Bible character I feel like i can relate to the most is Moses.

Favorite Movie is hard to pick but I seem to always want to watch Hook, I think this is because it always takes me back to my childhood.

Favorite Snack food would have to be cereal.

Favorite museum in Paris is the Musée d'Orsay

Least favorite Metro to ride is line 8 (but just in the morning)

Book I would recommend would have to be Crazy Love by Francis Chan

My Ipod currently has a lot Worship songs as well as spoken words.

Favorite Bible verse is Galatians 2:20

A good friend of mine recommended ACP to me before i came to Paris.

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