Schools & Ministries

YWAM Helsinki

YWAM Helsinki is a community of passionate Jesus-lovers committed to know God and make Him known. Our mission is to ‘Transform society- Reach the Nations’. Our hearts burn for sharing the gospel, spreading the kingdom of God and discipling youth. YWAM Helsinki is a base still being pioneered join us and let’s build it together!

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Ask More: helsinki@ywam.fi

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Get to Know the Team

Niki Manninen
Niki ManninenStaff
Niki was born and raised in Jyväskylä, Finland. He did his DTS in 2013 and has been working with YWAM Helsinki since 2015. Niki was radically saved in 2011 when he personally  experienced the transformational power of the Gospel. Niki’s passion is to tell people about Jesus and see the Gospel’s power radically changing people’s lives all over the world, whether that happens in a store, at the gym, or on the streets of Helsinki. He loves to work together with his wife Amy, and they are both excited to jump into new adventures with God!

Tom Pesonen
Tom PesonenLeadership Team Member, Contact Person
Tom has Finnish roots but has lived most of his life in Australia. He did his DTS in Brisbane in 2000 and after that going on many mission trips to India and Russia to name a few. Tom is passionate about helping people find their God-given calling and to live a Christ-like daily life. He and his wife Emma have four children together. Tom enjoys building lego with his kids and reading a good book.

Susanna Kivistö
Susanna KivistöStaff
Elise Pirkola
Elise PirkolaStaff
Iida Mursula
Iida MursulaStaff

Have questions? Let us know!

If you are coming from outside of the European Union you need a 90 day tourist-visa, which could cost a certain amount depending where you are from and your country’s own laws. For EU-citizens it’s visa-free.

Our staff is praying for God’s guidance and we will announce the country/countries at the beginning of the school. Some of our previous locations have been for example: Greece, Brazil and the Philippines i.a.

Every school is unique and we are eagerly waiting for where God is going to lead us for the next school.

We would be thrilled to have you join us on staff to share the kingdom of God in Helsinki and from here to the nations! You can contact us through e-mail and we would love to answer all of your questions. Then we will send you the staff application form so you can apply. Contact us with email to helsinki@ywam.fi

Want to know more? Email: helsinki@ywam.fi