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JUNE 8-12


Christ's Plan of Rescue

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That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67:2

It was His mission to bring to men complete restoration; He came to give them health and peace and perfection of character.

Ministry of Healing, p17

Each year GYC West hosts a young adult retreat to gain strength in the faith, network safely with like-minded believers, and seek a closer communion with our Father. For 2022 the theme is "CPR: Christ's Plan of Rescue." More details about this event and the theme will come soon.

Join us in 2022 to come away from your work and routines and seek revival together.

Janet Brandauer

Hydrotherapy: jumpstarting the immune system

Janet Brandauer has taught hydrotherapy and natural remedies in various places including the NEWSTART lifestyle program. She is a massage therapist with training in Neuromuscular Re-education, Sports, Russian and Swedish techniques. Janet is passionate about reaching others with the simple, practical message of the gospel and health. Known as "Aunt Janet" to children around the world, she is host and writer of To All The World's Open Doors to Heaven video series.

Paul Coneff

Paul Coneff, Marriage and Family Therapist, focuses on applying Jesus' mission statement to 'heal broken hearts and set the captives free.' He is also the author of “The Hidden Half of the Gospel: How His Suffering Can Heal Yours,” and “Brutally Honest: Discovering A God You Can Trust With Your Deepest Wounds and Darkest Desires” (, and president of Straight 2 the Heart's non-profit discipleship ministry - shares how Jesus' story of suffering betrayal, abuse, rejection, abandonment, temptation to numb His pain etc. allows Him to identify with us in our story, heal us and set us free.

His passion is to multiply “Great Commission” disciples who are receiving Jesus' healing and freedom so they can move into ministry with a testimony in their community so that “every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God a missionary,” (DA 195).

Paul loves seeing the local church developing discipleship teams who are impacting their community for Christ, with the whole gospel, for the whole person, going to the whole world. (Matt. 28:18-20; Rev. 14:6), for the whole person, going to the whole world.

Todd and Patti Guthrie

Practical ways to get involved in your church and community

Todd and Patti Guthrie reside in Northern California where he serves as their local church head elder and she as health evangelism coordinator. They share Christ through health outreach, prayer with patients, and Bible study. Additionally, the Guthries are active in ASi and AMEN. They have four adult children.

Dwayne Lemon

The Gospel made practical

Dwayne Lemon is the pastor of the Open Door SDA Church located in Orangevale, CA. He is also the director of PTH Ministries (A Bible Based Ministry of Preaching, Teaching, and Healing). As he travels the world, he can clearly see the great need of people to have a very real, dynamic, genuine walk with God. He firmly believes the 3 Angels Messages combined with Medical Missionary work, in its practical sense, is the key to accomplishing this goal.

Jeffrey Maxwell

Getting comfortable with natural remedies
& CPR fundamentals

Jeffrey Maxwell's experience with natural remedies and medical missionary work goes back to 2007 when he started an apprenticeship with a lifestyle center located in the foothills of the Appalachians in north Georgia where he became head male therapist. Since then, he has been doing gospel medical missionary work in some capacity for over 13 years. He currently serves as Risk Management Director and Associate Treasurer for the Northern California Conference.

Getting comfortable with natural remedies - Get a general understanding of what God's simple natural remedies are. Also, you will see, first hand, easy remedies you can do. Jeffrey will also be sharing other tips, tricks, and hacks when it comes to doing remedies picked up through fifteen years of experience. You won't want to miss this one!

CPR fundamentals - If you'd like to learn how to do CPR in an emergency, this is the class for you. Jeffrey is a certified instructor of CPR/1st Aid/AED training. This class will go over the basics when it comes to giving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid with choking, and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Each attendee will be able to practice these skills with hands-on assessments. NOTE: attendees will NOT be officially certified or re-certified in CPR/1st Aid/AED.

Gabriel & Vonnelle McClover

Learning to teach cooking

Gabriel & Vonnelle McClover are the owners of the Vineyard Café & Juice Bar in Summerville, GA & Founders of the F.I.T.T. Challenge. Over the past 6 years they have worked with countless individuals in Summerville & across the country educating about plant-based nutrition to help prevent and reverse chronic lifestyle diseases. They have also done programs in the public-school system as well as corporate events. Gabriel spent 10 years in sales, marketing & business development in 3 fortune 500 companies in various Sales and leadership positions before opening the Vineyard Cafe in 2015 with his wife. Vonnelle, A nurse by trade, took her skills in Culinary arts to bring extremely healthy nutritious food that tastes great to their community. They have 5 Children from the age 3-15 years of age.

We are told Cooking schools should be established, and house-to-house instruction should be given in the art of cooking wholesome food. Old and young should learn how to cook more simply... - {Ev 526.4} In this seminar you will learn how to practically do a cooking class. Whether it is in a one on one in home setting, a small group, or a larger group, you will learn recipes and receive training on how to execute a cooking class in your area. Come join Gabriel & Vonnelle McClover owners of the Vineyard Cafe and Founders of the FITT Challenge as they share their experiences of doing countless in home & group cooking classes.

Hannah Rasmussen

Outdoor activities

Hannah Rasmussen is a student midwife transplanted to Washington state from British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in the beautiful and untamed mountains of Canada afforded many opportunities for Hannah to explore the beauty of God's creation with her science-teacher father, who passed on his knowledge and skills to her and her siblings. Some of her favorite activities include camping, canoeing, swimming, wilderness preparedness skills and education, medical emergency response, and spending quality time with friends and family. Her favorite Bible verse is Hebrews 10:23, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)."

This year's GYC West is being held at Mt. Hope Bible Camp, up in the foothills east of Oroville, CA.

9721 Mt Hope Rd, Forbestown, CA 95941

Be sure to bring an active mind, your Bible, and notepaper as this year's content is designed to bring you not only closer to our Savior, but also to give you the tools you need to become a strong worker for Him at your home and at your church.

Please be aware that we will be recording and live streaming our events, so please dress modestly.


Please note that this schedule is not comprehensive. Attendees please consult the booklet provided to you at the sign-in booth for the detailed schedule.

- Sign-in opens

- Evening keynote with Josiah Brandauer

- Ice breaker activities

- Morning plenary with Dwayne Lemon

- Workshops:

  • Getting comfortable with natural remedies by Jeffrey Maxwell
  • Learning to teach cooking FITT cooking class

- Workshops:

  • Personal evangelism by Todd & Pattie Guthrie
  • Hydrotherapy: jumpstarting the immune system by Janet Brandauer

- Booths open

- Outdoor activities / walk / hike

- Booths open

- Evening plenary How does the Hidden Half of the Gospel heal us and set us free? with Paul Coneff

- Booths open

- Morning plenary with Dwayne Lemon

- Workshops repeated:

  • CPR fundamentals
  • Learning to teach cooking FITT cooking class

- Workshops repeated:

  • Personal evangelism by Todd & Pattie Guthrie
  • Hydrotherapy: jumpstarting the immune system by Janet Brandauer

- Outreach activity

- Booths open

- Evening plenary How does God reframe Post-Traumatic Judgment Disorder to become the Most Positive Message Possible? with Paul Coneff

- Booths open

- Afterglow

- Sabbath school What is Christ's simple - yet profound solution for addiction - for God's end-time church? with Paul Coneff

- Divine service with Dwayne Lemon

- Outdoor activities / walk / hike

- Booths open

- Evening plenary How can we integrate Jesus' story into Bible studies to see real-life Change? with Paul Coneff

- Booths open

- Afterglow

- Morning plenary with Dwayne Lemon

Full cleanup. We need your help, just ask us!

Pricing and site notes

Until April registration is $20 per person for the whole weekend. Afterwards it will be $30 per person. Meals and lodging are priced separately. Children are less, see the registration page.

Registration is $30 per person for the whole weekend. Meals and lodging are priced separately. Children are , see the registration page.

Registration is closed.

Those who want to just come up Sabbath, please register for the weekend - even if you don't want to stay the night. Also please pre-purchase meals prior to the start of Sabbath or supply your own meals for that time.

Parking is limited, so please carpool where possible.

Expect mountain trail hiking, so pack what you'll need for it - especially water.

Due to California's restrictions, we will be practicing social distancing and wearing face masks where required. Please bring and wear a face mask when needed. While the sun and fresh air have both healing and sanitizing properties, we should strive to be both model citizens and strong witnesses for God through the practice of the health ministry that we as a people have been given.

Please be aware that we will be recording and photographing our events, so please dress modestly.

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