Student Ministry Directors

Aaron & Tanya Phoenix

Aaron and Tanya are both graduates of Trinity Bible College (Ellendale, ND), where they met. Aaron is a native of Colorado and Tanya grew up in Utah. Having an extensive range of giftings, they have faithfully served the Church in a variety of capacities throughout their years in leadership. They began their ministry at New Life Assembly of God in Ellendale where they served for over six years - Aaron as the Associate/Youth Pastor and Tanya as the Children's Pastor and Worship Leader. They then went on to work with Project Ignite Light, a non-profit organization that serves children of abuse. Prior to becoming DYD, Aaron and Tanya served on staff at First Assembly of God in Minot, ND.  

Aaron and Tanya have a heart to connect people to a relational God. In a social media driven society, they strive to create an atmosphere where meaningful relationships can be built and students can encounter the power and presence of God. Their goal is to help mold the culture into one that is radically passionate about a relationship with Christ.

Aaron and Tanya are also passionate about Missions! They love seeing students serve in different settings and encounter other cultures. They have had the privilege of serving in Romania, Belize, Nicaragua, Jamaica, inner-city Chicago, Los Angeles, and Istanbul, Turkey.