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: jkeller@nazarene.org
Phone: (913) 577-0550

Jillian is a USA/Canada program assistant. She primarily runs all of our social media as well as the NYI Connect website. Prior to joining the NYI team, she was on staff as the Young Adult Coordinator for Point of Change Church of the Nazarene and was a Resident Assistant at a homeless shelter in Downtown Bloomington, Illinois. Since moving to the Kansas City area in 2021, she has joined the UCNYI staff and is the administrative assistant for Olathe College Church of the Nazarene’s youth department. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Leadership and Ministry with a concentration in Intercultural Studies from Ohio Christian University. She is a lover of people and longs to live her life with empathy, curiosity, and warmth!


Email: haelliott@usacanadaregion.org
Phone: (913) 577-0550

Hunter is a USA/Canada program assistant. Before joining the UCNYI Team, he was the Associated Student Body President at Trevecca in the 2021-22 school year, along with being a Resident’s Assistant the two years prior. He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in May of 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Religion, and two minors in Youth Ministry and New Testament Greek. Hunter is from Waverly, Tennessee. He loves just about any sport, writing, reading, and spending time with family.


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