At YM360, we assemble awesome, with a team that's working to bring you incredible resources, so that you can better serve your students. We're dedicated (we've been known to answer customer care emails on the walk between Sunday School and church), we're passionate (about everything), and we're grateful God has allowed us to walk beside you as you help students know Christ and make Him known.
Meet the Hassle Crushing, Awesome Assembling YM360 Team
MINISTRY SPECIALIST, ASPIRING TENNESSEE MASCOT
Landry serves as the Ministry Specialist for YM360. She has grown up around camp and worked several summers at GENERATE camps by YM360. She also leads a middle school small group at her local church and is always looking for new ways to engage with students in her area. Landry is a junior at Evangel Christian School (#StrikeLightning!). Landry loves waffle fries, big slobbery dogs, and Tennessee football. She plays varsity soccer for her school and is down for pretty much any competition you can come up with. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her awesome family and her two goofy labs, General and Manning. (GO VOLS GO!)
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS, CRAZY CAJUN
Jonathan serves as the Director of Events for GENERATE Camp by YM360. Originally from Lake Charles, LA, Jonathan has found a new home in Birmingham with his wife, Kaitlyn, and their dog Burreaux. He has seen GENERATE since its beginning and has the heart to serve Youth Ministers however he can. When he is not preparing for camp you can find Jonathan playing golf, in the woods or on the water, cooking Cajun cuisine, or cheering on the Bayou Bengals in Death Valley (the real one). Geaux Tigers.
EVENT SPECIALIST, CAFFEINE QUEEN
Kaitlyn serves as an Event Coordinator for GENERATE Camp by YM360. She has been involved with GENERATE since 2017, bringing great leadership to our SERVE option at GENERATE. Kaitlyn has a passion for serving youth pastors and youth leaders. Kaitlyn is a honor graduate of McNeese State University, and is a true Louisiana native. Now living in Birmingham, AL with her awesome husband, Kaitlyn enjoys photography, drinking lots of coffee, baking, and playing with her dog Burreaux.
EVENT COORDINATOR, COFFEE SHOP CONNOISSEUR
Rayelin serves as an Event Coordinator for GENERATE Camps by YM360. From Slidell, LA, she is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University (Lion Up!) where she served on leadership at BCM and was heavily involved in student discipleship and local church ministries. Rayelin served on the GENERATE OFFICE staff for two summers before joining the YM360 family full-time. Rayelin is passionate about equipping youth ministers and churches to build relationships to share the gospel and deepen those relationships through discipleship. When she’s not serving at YM360 or on the road with GENERATE you can find Rayelin at a local coffee shop chatting with friends, hiking, antiquing, or spending time with the people she loves!
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THEATRE AFICIONADO
Brian serves as Creative Director for YM360. Brian was born and raised in the Philippines as a Missionary Kid. A graduate of Samford University, Brian has actually used his theatre degree in every aspect of his career. Brian has served over 18 years in Children's Ministry and Worship Ministry capacities. In addition, Brian founded and directed an extra-curricular theatre program at Bethel University in TN. In that role, he spent 11 years directing and producing broadway style musical productions, plays, theatre camps, community theatre events, concerts, and all things performance. He loves Alabama football, Pixar movies, and traveling! Married to his wife Rhonda, they have 2 adopted daughters.
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY, YM360'S EGG SUPPLIER
Michael serves as our Director of Production & Technology at YM360. Michael is From Birmingham AL. He lives with his wife Stephanie, his son Hank, and daughter Lumi. Michael has served at many GENERATE camps during his time touring with Rush of Fools. Most recently Michael worked for two churches as their Production Director before coming to YM360. When not working at YM360 or preparing for GENERATE camp Michael is raising their thirty chickens on their homestead, doing something outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing, hiking, and cooking.
JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PLANT AFICIONADO
Abby serves as a graphic designer for YM360. After graduating with her Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design through Troy University, she continued working at Chick-fil-A as a manager and aiding in marketing and social media for the store. She is delighted to be a part of the YM360 team because everyone is working for the purpose of furthering the Gospel to students. Abby and her husband, Josh, got married in the Spring of 2022 after dating for six years. In her free time, she likes to spend one on one time with her husband or hanging out with friends playing board games, volleyball, and pickleball. Abby also enjoys crafty projects, including knitting and embroidery, and of course has a great appreciation for her plants!
OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, SEMI-PROFESSIONAL FILM CRITIC
Caleb serves as an Operations Specialist for YM360. He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry. Caleb has served in various ministry roles as a student leader and a church planting coordinator on short-term mission trips to Europe. He has a passion for ministry and is excited to use his business skills at YM360 in a way that can assist in the discipleship of students. Caleb is married to his amazing wife, Katie, and has two kids: Hudson and Hadley. When Caleb is not at work you can find him watching movies, listening to music or cheering on the Crimson Tide!
EVENT DIRECTOR, FLORIDA MAN
Will serves as an Event Director with GENERATE. Throughout his time at Samford University, he had the opportunity to serve on staff with multiple churches in intern roles and as a Youth Director. He has a strong passion for reaching students with the Gospel, as well as serving youth leaders and volunteers who invest in students year-round. After serving on staff at GENERATE during the summer of 2021, he fell in love with the Gospel centered community that makes up YM360. He is currently studying to get his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Seminary as he works with YM360. He is a real-life Florida man, eats Mexican food almost daily, and spends every Saturday in the fall watching Alabama football. Roll tide."
MARKETING COORDINATOR, PROFESSIONAL PICKLEBALLER
Tyler Martin serves as the Marketing Coordinator for YM360. In the past, Tyler has had the honor of serving youth workers and students for three summers with GENERATE as a SERVE Leader and SERVE Director. Crushing hassles and helping youth ministers find the right resources for their ministry are his favorite parts of the job. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Alabama, and in his spare time, you can find him cheering on the Crimson Tide with his amazing wife Ashlee, watching movies and tv shows, and killing it on the pickleball court.
EVENT COORDINATOR, SALSA & QUESO EXPERT
Haley serves as an Event Coordinators for GENERATE Camp by YM360. As a student, she became a Christ-follower at a summer camp much like GENERATE. Haley has served in different student ministry roles since 2015 and is passionate about building intentional relationships for the Gospel. She desires for students to take their relationship with God deeper and deeper in order that they would be an active participant in taking Jesus to the ends of the earth. Haley is a graduate of UAB and loves the city of Birmingham which she grew up in. When she’s not serving at YM360, Haley enjoys all things music, Mexican food, coffee shops, and hanging out with family and friends.
MANAGING EDITOR, BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMP
Ty serves as one of the General Editors for YM360, focusing on Sermon Series and Online Articles. While serving in multiple student ministries and attending Beeson Divinity School, Ty developed a passion for teaching and preaching the Word. He is most excited to come alongside and empower youth workers with great tools for sharing the Gospel with students. Although he’s a Birmingham native, Ty attended Millsaps College in Jackson, MS (Go Majors), where he met his wife, Dani. When he's not at work, Ty is either hanging out with his beagle, Riley, cheering on the Crimson Tide, or on the sand playing beach volleyball.
MINISTRY RESOURCE SALES ADVISOR, RETIRED HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE
Garrett is your go-to guy for all things Event Resources by YM360 and Bible Study Curriculum by YM360. He spent two summers at GENERATE as a Village GUIDE, so he knows all things about YM360 Bible studies. Garrett graduated from the University of North Alabama with his lovely wife, Whitney, and they are excited to start their lives together in Birmingham! When he’s not connecting youth workers to their next study curriculum, you can find Garrett with a hot cup of black coffee, either reading a book or watching the Braves, the Celtics, or the Auburn Tigers. He will talk your ear off about the Bible, sports, or pretty much anything that comes up in conversation.
MANAGING EDITOR, POKEMON MASTER
Amber serves as the General Editor for YM360. She loves the written word and is passionate about communicating Biblical truths to students and their leaders. She and her husband Tripp are both graduates of Beeson Divinity School, where they met and fell in love. When she is not thinking about the difference between ‘there’ and ‘their’, she enjoys crafting and watching re-runs of her favorite sitcoms. Don’t let your eyes meet, or she might challenge you to a Pokemon battle!
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, WANNABE FBI AGENT
Morgan Williams serves as a graphic designer for YM360. She attended Pensacola Christian College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. Morgan’s favorite part about working at YM360 is having the ability to freely design for eternal purpose. She is most looking forward to growing in knowledge and expanding her skill set as a designer. Morgan is married to her college sweetheart, has two cats, and a dog named Tendo. In her free time, you can find her gardening and hiking.
YM360 Leadership Team
YM360 CEO, CO-FOUNDER, GOLF CADDIE AND EARLY RISER
Les collaborates on most all aspects of YM360. Les has served in leadership in youth ministry orgs since 2006. Youth ministry helped shape his faith and his youth pastor continues to be a great source of encouragement and friendship to this day. Les gets up way too early, cherishes time with family, enjoys playing golf with friends, and works hard at caddying for his son on the golf course (while also trying to keep from getting beat by him.) On a Saturday in the Fall, you can likely find him smoking meats and watching the Auburn Tigers! Les and his wife Jamie live in Birmingham, AL with their son, Gage and two daughters, Gracie and Raegan.
J. Roger Davis
YM360 PRESIDENT, PRAYING FOR REVIVAL ON ROCKY TOP
J. Roger Davis joined YM360 in 2015 as President and leader of all live events and experiences. Roger has been creating and giving leadership to excellent, gospel-centered ministry events and mission experiences since 1993. He's energized with the opportunity to help people, primarily students, get the gospel and give it away. Roger also gives executive leadership to Servant Life Missions and other YM360 partnerships. His life and leadership roles have produced extensive travel domestically and in 40+ countries around the globe. Roger supports the Tennessee Vols and is a big Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Antonio Spurs fan (where he used to be a ball boy.) He and his wife, Becca (a former youth minister) live in Birmingham with their four kids: Sterling, Landry, Kinsley, and Murray and their chocolate lab, General.
CFO, CPA, CHIEF FISHING OFFICER
Brett Mims began supporting YM360 as Financial Director in 2017. Brett’s desire to influence students was cultivated while in college volunteering in youth ministry and working as summer camp counselor. Being on the YM360 team allows him to lead in the areas of finance and accounting so that others can focus on ministry. With life-changing experiences abroad, Brett enjoys contributing to efforts focused on reaching the nations and considers himself an adventurous eater. A graduate of The University of Alabama, Brett is an unashamed Bammer who loves to spend time outdoors with his wife Lindsay and their two boys.
DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER CARE, YANKEE FAN
YM360 Fact: Lee Moore was YM360's first-ever full time employee. Lee loves helping youth workers with the best customer care you'll find. His first love is Jesus and his passion is to encourage youth pastors and youth workers. Lee currently serves as the Chaplin of Lawson State Community College Baseball and is an avid Yankees fan. Lee and his wife, Tammy, live in Birmingham, Alabama, and they have four children: Lauren, Justen, Austin and Abby.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLISHING, YM360’S RESIDENT NIGHT OWL
Kerry joined YM360 in 2021 as Director of Publishing. Prior to joining the YM360 team, Kerry was a youth ministry veteran with 27+ years of experience serving and leading in churches of various sizes, denominations, and multi-site strategies. After nearly 3 decades immersed in all things youth ministry, Kerry is quick to tell you that he still finds immeasurable joy and life in every opportunity he has to engage teenagers and youth workers whether that be in the form of camp/retreat speaking, writing, content creating, coaching youth workers, developing young leaders, enlightening parents on adolescent development, church consulting, or training youth ministry teams. Born and raised in Mississippi, Kerry attended Mississippi State University, Mississippi College, and holds a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School. When asked where his allegiance lies, he won’t hesitate to tell you that he is a long-suffering yet proud cowbell-ringing MSU Bulldog (#HailState). Kerry and his wife Stefanie live in Birmingham with their two children.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, CHEESEBURGER ENTHUSIAST
Hannah serves youth ministers and churches as our Director of Operations at YM360. She has been with YM360 in different capacities since 2019. From serving as an Event Coordinator for GENERATE events to managing our fulfillment processes, Hannah loves every part of YM360. More than anything, she is thankful to see Jesus changing the lives of students through bible study, Wednesday night hangs, and youth camp trips. Hannah lives in Birmingham by way of Canyon, Texas and is a graduate of West Texas University (Go Buffs!). Oftentimes you can find her geeking over a good front porch, watching a thunderstorm, or eating cheeseburgers at your local Steak-N-Shake!
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EVENTS, AMATEUR BASS GUITARIST
Angela Terry is all things YM360 Events, and seeks to provide the absolute best experience for churches. Angela has a deep passion for equipping the church in the discipleship process, and makes it her goal to make the youth worker’s job easier. As the wife of a college pastor herself, Angela spends a lot of time “in the trenches,” ministering to the college students of greater Birmingham. Free time is hard to come by these days, but Angela enjoys spending her time with family, with her church family, and with her workout group. Angela lives in north Birmingham with her husband Madison, sons Hudson and Haddon, daughter Madi Claire and dog Maple.
YM360 CO-FOUNDER & ADVISOR
Andy Blanks is the Co-Founder of YM360 and serves YM360 as a Board Member and Special Advisor. A former Marine, Andy has been active in ministry since the early 2000s, mostly in the field of publishing and discipleship. During that time, Andy has led the development of some of the most popular Bible study curriculum and discipleship resources in the country. He has authored numerous books, Bible studies, and articles, and regularly speaks at events and conferences, both for adults and teenagers. Andy and his wife, Brendt, were married in 2000 and have lived in Birmingham, AL ever since. They have four children, three girls and one boy.
GENERATE EXECUTIVE TEAM, WANNABE PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND SINGER
Becca Davis serves on our GENERATE Executive Team, combining her years of experience in student and college ministries along with the daily skills she gains sharing a house with four teenagers. She has 18 years of experience serving on staffs at Frazer UMC, The Church at Brook Hills, and with a Christian publisher before becoming a homeschool teacher and Uber driver to four kids. Camp combines two of her loves: seeing students take the next step in their faith journey and investing in young adults as they begin their college and career seasons. She is fully aware of the importance of discipleship and legacy of faith in her own family. Becca enjoys traveling with her kids and husband, Roger, each summer serving together at GENERATE. Becca is a graduate of Samford University and received an M. Div. from Beeson Divinity School. She likes to play music loudly in the car and is proud her kids can recognize the voices of Cece Winans, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin, You will most often find Becca cheering on her kids at a soccer game or track meet. She is a very grateful breast cancer survivor (remission since 2018).
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Amy Diller is a life-long Michigander, wife to Jason, and mom to two adult daughters. A graduate of the University of Michigan (Let's go Blue!), Amy spent ten years teaching in preschool and elementary classrooms before serving in full-time ministry for over a decade as the Co-Director of Children's Ministry. In November 2021, Amy followed the Lord's call to bold obedience by taking a step of faith to pursue writing full-time. Amy's heart and passion for encouraging and equipping families with children of all ages to live out their faith at home truly shine through in every written piece. Her desire is that her content will encourage, equip, and support families as they walk through life's joys and challenges in relationship with the Lord, their loved ones, and others. You can hear more of Amy's heart and wisdom through her written and podcast work with ministrytoparents.com. You can also connect with Amy through Instagram @the_pioneer _path, Twitter @thepioneerpath, Facebook @thepioneerpath2022, or her website www.thepioneerpath.com. Amy is a lead contributor for our Ministry to Parents platform, check it out here.
Chris Sasser (Sass) has served kids, students, and families in full-time church ministry for over twenty-five years. He is the Pastor of Family Ministries at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, overseeing the ministries for kids from birth through high school and their parents. Sass has a true passion for equipping and encouraging parents and leaders to help the next generation walk with God. He lives out this passion by serving families, churches, children’s pastors, and youth workers worldwide as a podcast host, the founder of EquipandEncourage.com, a lead consultant for Ministry Architects, and the Content and Brand Strategist for YM360’s MinistryToParents.com. Chris is married to Karin, and they have two children, CJ and Kylie. You can connect with Sass through Instagram @csasser, Facebook through @equipandencourage, on Twitter @equip_encourage, and at the website thebagsbook.com. Chris is a lead contributor for our Ministry to Parents platform, check it out here.