When I was in the seventh grade my family and I started to look for a church to call home. We looked around for awhile before we decided to check out Lynchburg First Church of the Nazarene. My whole family fell in love with the church. Soon after, I started to attend youth group and the many events that came with it such as camp and winter Retreat. The more I attended the more I fell in love with the different NYI events. I loved it so much I looked for ways to get involved. For the past 2 years I have helped plan the prayer room at Winter Retreat and for the past 4 years I have become more and more involved with the many different camps NYI is apart of. I look forward to working along side my fellow brothers and sisters to make NYI become great for all to enjoy.
Phone: (434) 258-8908
I was born and raised in Charlottesville, VA. As a child and early teenager I attended CFCN off and on but was away for several years. After some personal struggles I felt led back to the Church and I’ve been there ever since. At the suggestion of Clay Marsh I dropped in on youth group one night and have been involved ever since. Currently, I am the NYI President for Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene working alongside a fantastic team helping to lead the youth ministry of CFCN. This is also my first year as the District NYI Treasurer.
I work full-time at CFA Institute in the Educational Events and Programs Department. Our group is responsible for the planning and execution of live educational events in the finance industry. Thanks to CFA Institute I’ve learned I love to travel. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Boston, California, Chicago, Florida, Vancouver, Scotland, Paris, and this year I will be traveling to Singapore.
Although I have no children of my own, I do consider each member of the youth group one of my own. I am blessed to spend time with wonderful teenagers and I have a great team of adults to work with. They each have a love and passion for God and the youth ministry at CFCN. I am VERY excited to be a member of the District Council and I look forward to getting to know everyone better and making new friends!
Phone: (434) 249-0797
Tim has been a part of the Virginia Nazarene District for a long time. He grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia with a twin brother named Nathan and a special needs little brother named Daniel.
In the Summer of 2011, Tim received his calling to Youth Ministry at Virginia District Nazarene Family Camp. From there he took General Education classes at Northern Virginia Community College before transferring to Eastern Nazarene College in the Fall of 2013. He graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Religion.
Tim met his wife, Heather, at Eastern Nazarene College and they married each other in June 2016.
In 2015, Tim and his wife Heather were called to become the Youth Pastors at South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene in Weymouth, Massachusetts where they served for almost 2 years while finishing up their studies at Eastern Nazarene College.
Tim moved back to Virginia in May 2017 to Strasburg, Virginia. Tim and Heather became the Youth Pastors at Alive Church of the Nazarene (formerly Manassas Church of the Nazarene) in Bristow, Virginia where they served with a 1 year commitment.
Tim and Heather have been serving at Winchester 1st Church of the Nazarene since 2018 as Associate Pastors. Heather has a focus in being the Youth Pastor. Tim assists Heather in the Youth Ministry, but is also an Administrative Assistant to the church.
Phone: (703) 232-9967
Jeff Hernandez - Lead Pastor Representative
Theresa Kriner - Parent Representative
Christopher Cruz Osorio - Youth Pastor Representative
Orion Lucas - Youth Leader Representative
Kevin Milian - Young Adult Representative
Sam Felty - Young Adult Representative
Victoria Valladares - Sr. High Representative
Heidi Valladares - Sr. High Representative
Kara Ragland - Sr. High Representative
Hayden Woodworth - Sr. High Representative
Frank Kinzer - Jr. High Representative
Olivia Michael - Winter Retreat
Bucky Wince - Teen Quizzing
Tim Sluss - Megafest / Festival of Life @ Eastern Nazarene College
Heather Sluss - Megafest / Festival of Life @ Eastern Nazarene College
Daniel Guizar - Young Adult Retreat
Clay Bryan - Young Adult Retreat
Bertha Cruz Osorio - Ultracamp
Christopher Cruz Osorio - Ultracamp
Mark Brown - Nazarene Youth Conference