Jonny, Nina, Jackson, and Vivien Pocoroba

We are Jonny, Nina, Jackson, and Vivien Pocoroba.  We are originally from Long Beach, CA but we have been all over the world with YWAM.  A few years ago we prayed and felt that God said to go back home and invest in our city so here we are pioneering Long Beach as a YWAM location.  Our passions are outreach and discipleship and our vision is to bring internationals here to minister to our city.  We have been in YWAM since 2004.


Jonathan and Elyse KOpp

We are the Kopp's, newly-weds, since December 31, 2017. Jonathan is from Rottweil, Germany and Elyse is from West Virginia, USA. We met staffing a DTS in Long Beach, CA, where we became best friends and found a new love serving the city and ministry. Elyse has a heart for serving the lost and homeless. Jonik has a passion for struggling Christians, who have questions and desire build a deep foundation in their faith.

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Benjamin Richardson

I was born in Texas and moved to New Mexico when I was 10. I came to YWAM Long Beach to help bring the gospel to the LA area. Also because YWAM Long Beach wants to continue bringing the gospel to Japan. I am passionate about The Trinity, worship, sports, Japan, and music. And a fun fact about me is that I will almost always be wearing shorts.