Who represents UYC?
UYC is represented by 6 members elected by provincial boards and 2 ex-officio members (UYDC and UBA). The 6 members are from different regions of the Moravian Church and are elected for a certain time period. Currently, there are these representatives: William and David from the African region, Phill from the European region, Angelica from the (North) American region and Sacha from the Caribbean and Latin American region.
These people are here to help you and encourage the work with youth in the province. If you need anything, do not hesitate to contact us and ask.
Here you can learn something more about these people.
Br. William Isaya Sungura
Province: Tanzania – Lake Tanganyika
Home congregation: Mwanga Moravian Church – Lake Tanganyika Province – Kigoma Tanzania
Works/serves: Provincial Board Member Lake Tanganyika Province, UYC Member and recorder, Chairperson of the Youth Council in Lake Tanganyika Province Western District, Chairperson of the Planning and Construction committee in my Congregation
Passion: When I look around, I see that I have the responsibility to serve other people in need, when I look around I see a lot of youth hanging do and sometimes don't know which way to follow, so I have the passion to unlock and develop the potential within Youth, because we are not only strong, but the WORD of GOD resides in Youth " 1. John 2:14
Favourite book of the Bible: I don’t have specific favourite book in the Bible, but I’ll love to share my Confirmation Text to the youth and other colleague who are in difficult time, “that, they should not stop pray to GOD because GOD is faithful, He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it” – 1. Corinthians 10:13
Br. David William Daniels
Province: South Africa
Home congregation: Belhar Moravian Church
Works/serves: President of the Moravian Youth Union of South Africa, Chairperson of the Church Council and Ecumenical Worker
Passion: The development and unlocking the potential in our Youth, because we are not only the ‘Leaders of tomorrow’ but are Leaders already in our societies. My favourite quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi
Favourite book of the Bible: I don’t have a favorite book in the Bible, but I’ll love to share my Confirmation Text, which I try to practice daily in my life: “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” – Luke 6:27-28
Br. Phillip Battelle
Home congregation: Ockbrook Moravian Church (Derby, UK)
Position in the church: Currently Church Committee & Congregational Member, District Youth Rep (Midlands), Weekly Fellowship Biscuit Taste Tester
Passion: My big passion is finding or creating opportunities to share with others that will better their lives; either via information, communication or fellowship.
Favourite book of the Bible: How can we have just one book? Personally, I'm a reader of Paul - I find it the absolutely flip in his life very intriguing. However, the current 'story' I'm studying is Jesus Curses the Fig Tree (Mark 11:12–14, 20–25).
Rev. Sacha Alan Lambert
Province: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
Works/serves: pastor of the Zorn Memorial Circuit of Moravian Churches/Moderator of Unity Youth Committee
Passion: Spreading the Gospel, serving others, community empowerment, global affairs, animals, music, nature and laughing.
Favourite book of the Bible: Don't have a favourite. I draw something from all. However, two of my favourite Bible personalities are Jeremiah and Esther.
Rev. Angelica Regalado Cieza
Province: North America – South
Home congregation: Friedland Moravian Church
Works/serves: Founding Pastor & Mission Developer at Estamos Unidos Moravian Ministry, Director of Mission Outreach with the Board of World Mission
Passion: Sharing God's love to different communities, learning from different cultures, eating
Favorite book of the Bible: The gospels because I love to learn more and more about Jesus' life on earth and his relationship with others + I love parables
Rev. Dr. Jorgen Boytler
Province: Continental – Denmark
Region: Worldwide Moravian Unity, Unitas Fratrum
Home congregation: Christiansfeld, Denmark
Works/serves: Unity Board Administrator, Pastor of the Moravian Church in Christiansfeld, Chair of the Board of the Danish Moravian Mission
Passion: The Moravian Church, the Mission of God
Your favourite book of the Bible: John’s Gospel – especially John 20.16.
Sr. Jirina Kaletova (Cancikova)
Unity Youth Desk Coordinator
Home congregation: Nová Paka, Czech Republic
Works/serves: English and Spanish teacher in the Moravian Primary School, Unity Youth Desk Coordinator, Youth Leader
Passion: Education on all levels, connecting people, bringing them together
Your favourite book of the Bible: in the moment it’s Philippians, because it’s a letter written from a prison reminding us so many times to rejoice and to be happy through all the circumstances, it reminds me to praise God even if I don’t feel the best.