Email: jpickard@nazarene.org
Phone: (913) 577-0551

Justin is the USA/Canada Regional Youth Coordinator and considers it a privilege to oversee youth ministry in the 5000+ local churches in the USA/Canada Region. Prior to accepting this position in October 2013, Justin served on the front lines of youth ministry as a youth pastor for 18 years and as a district president for 14 years. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Southern Nazarene University (SNU) in 1998, was ordained in 2000, and earned a Master of Arts in Church Leadership from SNU in 2009. Most importantly, Justin is married to his wonderful wife, Julie, and they have two incredible children: Bailey and Braden. Justin’s passion is with youth ministry and he loves the opportunity to invest in the lives of youth and youth leaders.


Email: jburnham@nazarene.org
Phone: (913) 577-0557

Jana is the USA/Canada Event Coordinator. Prior to joining the NYI team, she was a youth pastor in Colorado. She is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene and a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. Jana is married to Jason, and they have two beautiful daughters, Mackenzie and Madelyn. She enjoys reading, baking, Dr. Pepper and playing games with her family.


Email: jacre@nazarene.org
Phone: (913) 577-0554

Jonathan is the USA/Canada Program and Youth Quiz Assistant. Prior to coming on staff, he served as a youth pastor in Oklahoma and Missouri. He graduated in 2019 from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. Jonathan is married to his beautiful wife, Bethany, and they were both ordained as Elders in the Church of the Nazarene together in July of 2023. Outside of spending quality time with Bethany, he loves football, rock climbing, and anything to do with Star Wars.