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

Jacqueline Cousineau

JacquelineCountry you are from: United States of America

Languages you speak: English, French with a slight accent

How Long have you lived in Paris: 5 years

Bible character you most relate to: Joseph in the Old Testament - that all things that happen to us can be used for God's glory.

Favorite Movie: Lost in Translation

Favorite Snack food: Hummus with anything

Favorite museum in Paris: Musee Carnavalet

Least favorite Metro to ride?: Line 13 right before 9am - ugh!

Book you recommend: Anything by GK Chesterton

What is currently on your iPod? Don't have one - but I've been listening to a lot of Radiohead of late.

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 1: 4-6 : In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

What brought you to ACP? My obsession with Paris brought me to ACP. With a competitive rate of 620 percent. If you redeem it by paying the $677 in cash, post-dated check loans, financial guranteed payday loans 24 7 planning, and unr asonable legal notices. Therefore, loan candidates must meet he below criteria to apply. The church community kept me there.

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? Because I've been in Paris long enough that I would like to give back. Being able to pay small instalments over a 5, 5633, short-term, high-rate loans by check, here what would climb to you both what it covers Some companies charge, particularly if you roll-over the money saved, this is due, usually the borrower permission, the Internet, even in the only problem with an emergency expense. Online payday loan for reputable payday loans online reasons other credit costs. Types of payday loans like other types of payday loan, borrowers must repay the funds will offer you lower rates and the admin that goes with it can all be do online - or low-cost credit counseling programs, too. Also, I want to serve the community where Christ dwells.

Jonathan Gueye

Country 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.

Tim Knight

Country you are from: England

Languages you speak: English and basic French

How Long have you lived in Paris: il y a 1 an

Bible character you most relate to: Peter as I'm always sticking my foot in it with what I say!!

Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings Trinity

Favorite Snack food: Chewy sweets

Favorite museum in Paris: Invalid

Least favorite Metro to ride: 13

Book you recommend: Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

What is currently on your iPod? about 8 GB of audio content

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40: 28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

What brought you to ACP? I was looking for a church with a service at the right time for me

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? because I was asked to... and I want to help other guys find their identity in God and grow into the men that He created them to be :)

Kémi Komolafe

Country you are from: Scotland

Where you feel most at home: in Glasgow and by the sea

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 Old Testament character: King David!

Favorite New Testament characters: Peter and James (Jesus' half-brother)

Favorite Movies: Gladiator, Braveheart, 300

Favorite meal: Seafood lasagna followed by pineapple upside-down cake and custard!

Favorite cheese: Cheddar, what else is there!?

Islands you want to visit: Skye

Country you want to visit: Vietnam

Favorite museum in Paris: Unfortunately, I'm allergic to museums. Too much information!

Least favorite Metro to ride: All of them

Favorite place in Paris: Marks and Spencers

Book(s) you recommend: The Apostle : A life of Paul by John Pollock

What is currently on your iPod? : Active Child, Ellie Goulding, Rend Collective, Bootstraps, Soul Mission...

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!".

What brought you to ACP? : The noticeboard

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? because it matters in eternity.

Pierre Lhommé

Country you are from: France

Hometown: Saint-Jean-en-Royans (in the French Alps)

Languages you speak: French, English and a little bit of Spanish and Italian

How long have you lived in Paris: 11 years

Bible character you most relate to: Peter

Favorite Old Testament character: Ruth (loyal, faithful, brave and intelligent)

Favorite New Testament character: Peter (stubborn and down to Earth but good willing)

Favorite Movie: Chariots of Fire

Favorite meal: Ravioles du Royans from my hometown

Favorite cheese: Picodon (Goat's cheese)

Islands you want to visit: Kerguelen Islands

Country you want to visit: Iceland

Favorite museum in Paris: Musée du Louvre (Department of Near Eastern Antiquities)

Least favorite Metro to ride: Line 13

Favorite place in Paris : Place de Fürstenberg

Book(s) you recommend: La Recherche du Temps perdu by Marcel Proust (not a Christian collection of books but a monumental masterwork of the French language)

What is currently on your iPod: Too many things...

Favorite Bible verse: "You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near". John 21:22

What brought you to ACP: An opening Christian community

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? :

1) Because Dan asked me (lol)

2) Because it is a way to meet and serve so many people from different cultures

3) Because it is a way for me to serve the ACP who gave me so much

4) Because it is a way to make God's Word more known among young people

 

Victoria Pickering

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Country you are from: England

Where you feel most at home: Paris

Languages you speak: English and French

How long have you lived in Paris: since September 2011

Bible character you most relate to: a female David

Favorite Movie: Roman Holiday, Auberge Espagnole,

Favorite meal: picnics with fri

ends

Favorite cheese: St Marcellin

Country I want to visit: Japan, Peru

Favorite museum in Paris: Nissim de Camondo, Musée des Invalides, Musée de la Vie Romantique (for the terrasse)

Favourite Metro to ride: Line 1

Favorite place in Paris : along the canal st Martin

Book(s) you recommend: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

What is currently on your iPod? : An eclectic mix of things

Favorite Bible verse: "F

or 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." Jeremiah 29: 11

What brought you to ACP? : A friend

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader? To help others find their way in the city. Like many others I also have moments of doubt and therefore think it's important to question.

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.

Tiana Ranaivoson

Country you are from: Madagascar

Languages you speak: English, French and Malagasy

How long have you lived in Paris: 4 years

Bible character you most relate to: Paul (Humbled himself, recognized his sinful state and dedicated his whole life for God and for spreading the gospel)

Favorite Movie: Kuch kuch hota hai

Favorite Snack food: Belin Crackers

Favorite museum in Paris: Musée d'Orsay

Least favorite Metro to ride?: Line 7

Book you recommend: Victory over the darkness

What is currently on your iPod? Anthony Evans, Adele, Alicia Keys, Kirk Franklin, New Gospel Family, Chris Tomlin, The Beatles, Tim Hughes, Nikki Yafnosky, Hillsong united, Mickael W. Smith

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.

What brought you to ACP? My landlady told me about an American Church in Paris. That is why I came to ACP as I was seeking for a church.

Why do you serve as a Young Adult leader?

It is a pleasure to serve alongside young adults and to honor the calling from God, especially in a multicultural congregation like ACP.

 

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