Awana in the North Central States

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Awana in Ukraine

Want to know how to pray for Ukraine? Click on the flag or here for a letter from Victor Gureyev, Awana missionary in charge of the other Awana missionaries in Ukraine.


Awana exists to help churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth that know, love and serve Christ! This web site is dedicated to the missionaries and ministries of the North Central Region. We hope we can be of service to you. Please contact us with any questions. To get an overview of Awana, click Start Here.

Your North Central Missionary Team is available to help you learn if Awana is the ministry God wants you to use and to help you improve your current children’s and youth ministries. Click on a name or picture to go to the missionary’s ministry page.

Tim and Cheryl Gilley
Tim & Cheryl Gilley

Southern Minnesota
Paul & Janet Harkness
Paul & Janet Harkness
Southeast South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, Nebraska, Southeast Wyoming
Rick & Fairy Hattan
Rick & Fairy Hattan

Nebraska, Southeast Wyoming
Bill & Cindy Hoppe
Cindy & Bill Hoppe

Northern Minnesota
Arlyn & Marcy Nies
Marcy and Arlyn Nies

North Central State Director
North Dakota, North and West South Dakota, Western Minnesota

As Awana continues to grow, so does the Awana missionary family.
Meet the latest North Central Awana Missionary Appointee. Click on her picture or name for more information.
Brenda Cole
Brenda Cole

Currently about 45,000 children and youth are involved in Awana ministries in the North Central Area. But there are almost 2,500,000 children and youth ages 5 to 19 in the area. Many families are not being influenced by any Bible teaching church.
North Central Awana MapAwana Missionaries aid churches in their evangelism and discipleship ministries by:
1. Helping Churches Start Awana
2. Equipping Awana Leaders
3. Coordinating Outreach EventsAs the Lord allows, we will bring on more missionaries in the North Central Area. Contact Arlyn Nies if you would like more information about joining the Missionary Team.