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Our Mentor Team



Jeff Carter

Coordinator for Youth Ministry training for the European Baptist Federation. Responsible for training development programs and courses for youth leaders and resource for European Baptist Youth secretaries and leaders.

Sasha Cheprasov
Horizons Russian Language

Sasha Cheprasov (Russian language global mentor) is originally from Voronezh, Russia, studied at IBTS Prague and at the Scottish Baptist Seminary and is now a full-time youth pastor at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Saint John, NB Canada. Not only can he speak multiple languages (and Scottish!) Sasha is married to his wonderful wife and is an avid fisherman and musician.

Alvin Lau
Regional Director for CBOQ - Canada

Alvin is a life coach and the manager for youth ministries for the Baptists of Ontario and Quebec Canada.

Mary Grace Hawkes
Mentor - Canada

Mary Grace Hawkes currently lives in Nova Scotia and co-pastors a small, rural church congregation where she oversees Youth & Family Ministry. She is so thankful for the church of her youth who enco​​uraged her early on to serve in leadership; whether in camp ministry, worship services or youth & children’s ministry. This example has inspired her for the last 15 years as she has worked in various ministries and put into practice the belief that we all have a part to play in the Body of Christ – no matter our age. Her passion is to help equip and encourage leaders to serve using the unique gifts and experiences God has given them.

Daniele Podesta
Horizons (UK/ITALY)

Daniele was the former youth director of the Baptist Church in Genova Italy and is now studying in the UK and acting as youth director in a local church where he is studying. He carries a burning passion for youth work and has touched many lives within his network and beyond.

Zlatko Šebesta
Mentor - Serbia

Zlatko Šebesta works as youth leader in the 1st Baptist Church in Belgrade. He has a passion for youth work and it is his prayer that God would bring many believers that are ready to work with youth and that through them God's Kingdom would expand among young people in Serbia.

Patrick Brightman
Mentor CBOQ - Canada

Patrick is the Youth Outreach Worker at Youth Unlimited Kawartha and deeply passionate about connecting youth to faith in Christ and engaging them with the world. Patrick has the distinction being the first person mentored in Horizons three years ago!

Jacqueline Derrah
Horizons Coordinator

Jacqueline joined the staff of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches in 2001 as Administrative Assistant for the Lay Pastor Training Program. Since that time, she has become Administrator of the Lay Pastor Training Program, the Coordinator of Atlantic Baptist Mission (ABMB), and serves as Administrative Assistant and Registrar for the Youth & Family Department. She is the new Horizons Coordinator for the CABC.

Roman Balint
Mentor - Slovak

Comunity mission worker in local baptist church in Veľký Krtíš. Since 2007 part of missional youth movement Agape House under local church. Now in charge of leading Agape house and teaching an discipling youth in service.

Bob Morris
Horizons UK/Global Mentor

Bob is Youth and Children's Minister at Cirencester Baptist Church in the Cotswolds. He trained at Moorlands College and has been involved in Youth Ministry in churches for 18 years. He is passionate to see young people reached, discipled and released to serve Jesus and to develop and envision those who seek to do the same.

Cynthia Bollatti
Horizons Spanish Language South America

Cynthia is member of the Baptist Church in Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She’s been working with Teens and Youth for almost ten years, and is serving as President of the Youth Department of the Argentina Baptist Association. Her goal is to help youth in living Christianity in a very practical way.

Louise Hannem-Knowles
Mentor - Children's Horizons

Louise Hannem-Knowles is the Associate Pastor of Family Ministry at Timberlea Baptist Church, and also works for Canadian Baptist Ministries in the area of Youth and Young Adult Engagement. Louise has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child and Youth Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Master of Divinity from Acadia Divinity College. Louise lives in Timberlea, Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter.

Yanita Georgieva
Children’s Horizons Bulgaria

Yanita Georgieva has been in Children and Youth ministry for about 20 years. For the past several years she has also been involved in camp ministry and training children workers as well as in bringing the gospel to bikers. Her passion is to help co-workers develop their full potential for ministry among children and young people. Her mission is built on these three principles: include, disciple, send out.

Renée Embree
Mentor - CABC

Renée Embree ran into God’s grace as a young adult and continues to be changed by that grace every day. Renée has a passion to see young people transformed by Jesus and leading the way in overflowing with God’s love in our world. Currently she lives out this passion in Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada). She is the Associate Pastor at RiverCross Church (formerly Main Street Baptist Church) where she’s responsible for youth, young adults, Christian Education, leadership development and shares in the teaching/preaching.

Daniel Beckett

Daniel Beckett has been a youth worker/pastor since September 2001. He served at Sheringham Baptist Church as the Youth Worker, and is now the Children and Youth pastor at Godmanchester Baptist church where he joined in September 2010. From 2006-2009 he studied for his degree in children and youth ministry at Cliff College and then became a Youth Specialist accredited minister with BUGB. He is married to Hayley and has 3 amazing children.

Jason Rempell
Mentor - CABC

Jason is the Pastor of Youth and Family at West End Baptist Church. Along with his wife Candice, their son Gabe and chocolate lab Rory, they call Halifax, NS their home. Previously he has served as Youth and Family Pastor at Gunningsville Baptist Church in Riverview, NB, and at Green Hill Lake Camp, NB. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Briercrest College in Caronport, SK. Jason has a heart for seeing youth know Jesus, growing their relationship with Him and be engaged in church ministry.

Arnaud Jeuch
Horizons French Language

Arnaud Jeuch is 30 years old, and a youth leader in his local church. Since 2009, he has been a theology student at the FLTE seminary near Paris (Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique). In 2011, he joined the youth committee of the French Baptist Federation, where he is now in charge of organizing youth leadership training.

Tara Embrett
Youth Mentor for CABC

Pastor Tara has served as a children and youth pastor for over 20 years. She is currently serving as the Pastor of Christian Education with Birch Cove Baptist Church, Halifax. She finds joy in helping others grow in their understanding of Jesus Christ and the Scriptures, especially children. She also loves to train and equip volunteers to serve Christ.

Sergio Martín Guerrero
Mentor Spanish Horizons

Sergio has a love of teaching and helping to train others. He and his wife Yolanda currently are pastoring the Baptist Church in Cadiz (www.iebcadiz.com). They've been married for 15 years and have a son named Dani.

Nancy Murphy
Horizons Global Children’s Leaders Mentor

Rev. Nancy Murphy was associate pastor to children since 2004 at Brunswick Street Baptist Church. On most Sundays she oversaw the ministries to over 100 children and volunteers. Nancy has a passion for children and desire to introduce God to them at their level. The theme she has adopted is "Let Kids worship like Kids." Her other passion is to share God's love with the often "forgotten ones" in the downtown core. Nancy is also a foster parent and the owner of two miniature dachshunds, Meyer and Ellie.

Sabin Boruga

Sabin Boruga is the pastor of the Baptist Church in the beautiful city of Sighisora Romania and is also the regional youth director for the Romanian Baptists in the Transylvania region. Sabin has a passion for assisting youth leaders in his country and is dedicated to using Horizons to assist and encourage them.

Jonas Vestlund
Mentor - Sweden

As well as working in his church as a youth leader, Jonas is 41 years old and lives in Arvika, Värmland, Sweden (Close to the Norwegian border). He has been a Christian since autumn 2004. He works as an engineer (foundry and automation).

Sonovia Burrows
Mentor - Bahamas

Humble, ambitious and favored are the adjectives that sum up who Sonovia Burrows is. She is a 23 year old young women working towards touching lives in whichever way she can. She is passionate about youth and believes that this generation will be flourish beyond our wildest imagination.

Templeton Tyler Sawyer
Mentor - Bahamas

Templeton Tyler Sawyer is a young man who believes in excellence and success. He is passionate about God and currently serves as a youth minister at his local Assembly Emmanuel Church and is the CEO/Founder of the Youth Leadership Program. He is a young man who has great energy to empower, mentor and impact the lives of nationals both young and old.

Andrei Hogas
Mentor - Bucharest

Hello I’m Andrei, I’m 33 years old and I'm the youth leader in the Philadelphia Baptist Church. I recently finished the Baptist Seminary in Bucharest, Romania with my Masters degree in theology. My passion for the younger generation called me to return back to Romania from Italy (after 11 years away) and to get involved full time in the youth ministry here in Bucharest. My vision for the youth ministry is to help them to love God and love the others.

Bjorn J. Burrows
Mentor - Bahamas

Pastor Bjorn J. Burrows, has served specifically with a focus on areas of youth or student ministry for over 15 years. Presently, he serves as Pastor of Youth at Mount Tabor Church under the leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis in the beautiful city of Nassau in The Bahamas. He earned his undergraduate degree of Theology and diploma in Ministerial Studies from the University of The West Indies and United Theological College of the West Indies, respectively. He has a passion to serve God by helping youth to see that they are the Masterpiece of God's Creation while training and equipping youth leaders to lead the next generation.

Keisha A. Rolle
Mentor - Bahamas

Keisha has worked in the capacity of a member of the Dance Ministry for over 6 years and together with her husband is now an incumbent Youth Director. Children and young persons in general are dear to her heart and she is currently studying Early Childhood Education. She believes that we should get our young people to realize and understand how God works and all of what He has laid out before us. 'Each one Reach one' is her personal motto.

Sara Lobato Ruiz
Mentor - Spain

Sara is a caring and compassionate leader that given leadership as the director of the Ministry of Baptist Youth in Spain for 6 years as well as a pastor in several churches of Valencia with her husband. She is also involved in counselling and has a deep love for young people. She is now helping the Youth Leadership team of Spain as a mentor to train leaders in Spain.

Randyco Duncombe
Mentor - Bahamas

Minister Randyco Duncombe is an Associate Minister at Sunrise Ministries under the Pastorate of Rev. Shawn McKenzie. He has been involved in Youth Ministry since his teens and serves as the Chair for the #LeadNext Project, a mentoring and training arm of the Bahamas National Baptist Youth Convention.