Student Mobilization Centre

The SMC mission is to mobilize university students… to respond to the Great Commission by knowing God and making Him known through evangelism, training, and mercy ministries on campus and to the nations through their life’s work. We recruit, equip, and place students ready to serve and learn cross-culturally.

The Student Mobilization Centre is a centre network of the University of the Nations (see also The UofN is unique in its international missionary training scope with school locations in 101 nations on all continents. The UofN was born out of Youth With A Mission (see also, an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAM has a decentralized structure that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, conveying the message of the gospel, and caring for those in need. YWAM is currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.

Since 1986, SMC’s Field Ministry Internships has mobilized students from over 100 different colleges/universities onto 75 internship teams in over 35 countries. We are championing university students to serve Christ’s Great Commission through their life-work.  Students are challenged to lead the next major wave of collaborative missions and holistic witness in and from university communities worldwide.

We Gather – Students & Leaders through Consultations, Events, and Projects.

We Train – Developing curriculum through contextual research, and conducting seminars and schools.

We Send – Mobilize students into service projects according to their field of studies and the spheres of society. Our short-term programs, while bolstering long-term projects, serve the students as they discern their calling.

We Network – Cultivating missional collaboration in and around university communities for the purpose of mobilization of an emerging generation of student volunteers serving Christ’s Great Commission.

The SMC International leadership is a team of YWAM staff commissioned by the UofN Board of Regents. These ten YWAM leaders include representatives and ministry centers in nine cities, and five countries on four continents. Network staff are working in 25 cities around the world.


John Hwang – SMC International Director – Family site – Cartagena, COLOMBIA

Aldrin Bogi  – SMC South Asia Regional Leader/YWAM BangaloreFamily site – Bangalore, INDIA

John  Henry – Converge Director  – Ocean City, NJ USA

Deonn McDowell – SMC/YWAM Tyler – Tyler, TX USA


These leaders develop and oversee the vision of the regional Centre network with a keen awareness and sensitivity to both the physical and cultural environments to prepare people for practical ministry. Regional leaders recruit, select, train, develop and supervise regional staff members.

Kim Sungwon Kim – Europe Regional Coordinator: School of Biblical Worldview – Personal Blog – Hurlach, GERMANY


These roles require a nomination from a member of the SMC International Team. If you are interested, or you know someone who should join this team in one of these leadership roles, please contact us.


Warren Keapproth – International Advisor – YWAM Madison – Madison, WI USA

Changsoo Yu– SMC / Campus Ministries International Interface – Calcutta, INDIA

Ryan Dutra – SMC / Converge Communications – Salem, OR 

Choongshik Lee – SMC/Campus Ministries – Delhi, INDIA

Seuk Moon Lee – SMC/Campus Ministries – Delhi, INDIA

Juan Carlos Gama Beltran – SMC/Campus Ministries – Europe

Aldo Mauricio Chaparro Sanchez – SMC/Campus Ministries – Europe

Steve & Beth Fischer – International Student Ministries – Ames, IA