About Us

YWAM North Idaho Unique Values

Our Mission Statement

   By operating out of a simple structure and engaging daily in holistic discipleship, we aim to mobilize Christ-followers to communicate the gospel with Unreached people groups in Thailand through every means possible, all for the purpose of spreading God’s global worship to the ends of the earth. 

YWAM North Idaho Unique Values


Our Day-to-Day Ministries


Worship & Intercession

We are praying for additions to our staff team who are aligned with the vision and calling of YWAM North Idaho. We would love to speak with anyone interested in staffing our fall DTS and assisting in our daily ministries listed above. We also are praying that God might call more individuals to join our long-term relocation to Thailand in 2022. Contact us for more information if you are interested!

No Compromise


Evangelism & Compassion

Our Leadership Team


The Olivers

YWAM North Idaho's base directors, Brandon and Angela Oliver, have been in YWAM for over 18 years. Through that time they have engaged in missions in over 14 different countries. In 2017, God called their family to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to found YWAM North Idaho and continue to serve the Lord as pioneers of this ministry.


Jael Claybaugh

As a young girl, Jael knew God was calling her to missions. In 2019, Jael completed her DTS in New Zealand before flying back to support the pioneering ministry of YWAM North Idaho. She has watched God grow this ministry from the ground up and has played a crucial role in laying its foundation. Jael has a long-term call to the unreached in Thailand, specifically their Deaf community. 


Marie Freemyers

Marie has been with YWAM North Idaho since her DTS in 2019. She has been captivated and transformed by God's heart for the nations and desires to do what is not getting done so that God may receive the worship of all nations. Marie has a long-term call to establish this ministry in southern Thailand.