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Ang Haythorpe

Ang Haythorpe

Interim Youth Director

Angela “Ang” is passionate about training and equipping young leaders to be Disciplers of the upcoming generation. She has been doing this for the last 20 years in different contexts, specializing in youth and young adult ministry. In October 2019 she joined our staff team as Interim Youth Director.

Originally from the Bay Area, Ang knows what it’s like to grow up in the hustle and bustle of this diverse metroplex. And having 4 of her own children in the Youth Group, she has her finger on the pulse of what is “hip” or not.

Ang and her husband Luke have been working with the global missions organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for the last 20 years. After relocating from Australia to San Jose in 2009, they joined The River as Luke took on the role of Interim Worship Director while simultaneously launching a San Jose branch of YWAM. Ang’s heart beats for the moment when someone gets a revelation of who God is because it creates the pathway into knowing our original design and purpose as a child of God. With that in mind, Ang’s life mission is to see people connect with the love of Jesus and provide opportunities to respond to Him. In this season, her love offering is to serve The River as the Interim Youth Director.

Ang is an ordained Pastor with Rural Shepherds Network with a focus on Missions and Church Unification. Her experience has involved churched and unchurched youth in multiple countries, with a wide range of various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.