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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.


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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.