Heath Adamson
Sr. Director of Youth Ministry


At the age of seventeen, Heath's life was dramatically transformed by an encounter with Jesus. Steeped in drug abuse and the occult, he came to believe in Christ for salvation. Heath's dramatic salvation experience has led him to serve in multiple leadership roles with global influence. He chairs Empowered 21's Next Generation Network and the Next Gen Commission for the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, in addition to serving as a national leader for a ministry serving more than half a million students. He holds a BA in youth ministries from North Central University, an MA in leadership from Evangel University and is a PhD candidate in religious studies at The University of London. Heath and his wife, Ali, and two daughters currently reside in Springfield, Missouri. Together they endeavor to leave a legacy for generations to come.

Tom Groot
Director of Student Discipleship


Tom Groot has been happily married to Mandy for twenty-one years and is blessed with three incredible boys: Micah, Levi, and Noah. Tom’s three great passions are the Lord, his family, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. After giving his heart to the Lord in 1994, Tom attended Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, then returned to his home church in Sandusky, Ohio, to be the youth pastor. Toward the end of 2008, he transitioned to Columbus, Ohio, to be the Student Ministries Director for the Ohio Ministry Network. Tom currently serves as the Director of Student Discipleship for the National Youth Department of the Assemblies of God. Tom desires to encourage others to become all that Christ died on the cross for them to be and to empower leaders to create environments for discipleship and growth. Tom believes in teamwork and that together, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can change the world.

Dani Bryant
AIM and Sales Administrative Coordinator
Jade Crook
Editor and Resource Coordinator
Mikayla Davis
Program Resource Coordinator
Cristina Duque
National Fine Arts Festival Administrative Coordinator
Alex Ferren
Project Coordinator/Assistant to the Sr. Director
Monica Gallinger
Speed the Light Project Coordinator
Billy Hartman
NYM Finance and Operations Manager
Kent Hulbert
Campus Missions Coordinator Youth Alive
Kim Johnson
Administrative Coordinator - Speed the Light
Danielle Liendo
Project Coordinator/Assistant to Director of Student Discipleship