Across the globe, today’s youth leaders are facing unprecedented challenges to guide their young people into a committed and meaningful relationship with Jesus. Technology, trends and culture are moving so rapidly it is hard to keep up. That’s why the Center for Youth Evangelism (CYE) is here to support, encourage and stand beside you as we seek to lead our young people to follow the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Under the Leadership of Des Cummings, Jr., the Andrews University Seminary established the Youth Resource Center, CYE’s previous name, in 1979. Since that time, the Center was led by Steve Case (1985–1991) and Randal Wisbey (1991–1996). In 1996, Ron Whitehead, presently the Executive Director, joined the Seminary Faculty and agreed to direct the Center under its new name, Center for Youth Evangelism. In 2006, Japhet De Oliveira joined CYE as Associate Director, and, since 2009, is serving as Director. Jose Bourget (2010-2011) brought his leadership to the table as the Assistant Director, until transitioning to the position of Chaplain of Outreach at Andrews University. In 2011, CYE announced that Tibor Shelley would be joining the CYE team as Assistant Director.