Our Team

Dustin Zarick


Dusty Zarick is passionate about three things: Jesus, family, and the local church.  He married the love of his life, Melony Zarick, in 2011 and they now have two children, Adeline and Jaxon. Dusty was called into ministry as a sophomore in high school and that has been his journey ever since. He has served in full time ministry for over 8 years in a variety of roles from church planting to worship, but has primarily served in  youth ministry. He believes in students wholeheartedly, and that they are not the church of tomorrow, but the church of today.



Robin Gazunis was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, and has attended First Assembly her whole life. She got her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Youth Ministry from Southeastern University. She joined the youth staff in January of 2017 as the administrative assistant and worship leader. Robin married Sam Gazunis in July of 2019. Her goal is help cultivate a lifestyle of and passion for worship, along with developing and encouraging the next generation of spiritual leaders. 



Janice has been a part of Youth Church for over 30 years! Janice organizes events and projects as well as oversees budgets for First Youth Church but her real passion is  encouraging  young people to grow  in their relationship with Christ and helping them to find and develop their gifts and use them for ministry. Janice had been married to her husband Ed for 36 years. They have two boys, Eddie (30) who is a fire fighter and Dusty (27), who is also in youth ministry and is married to Melony. And no one brings joy like her grandkids, Adeline and Jaxon.



Hayden Reed was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He moved to Florida in 2018, and is a graduate of Teen Challenge as well as the Florida School of Discipleship from right here at First Assembly in Fort Myers. Hayden’s hobbies include going to the beach, playing golf with friends, reading, and enjoying a quality Netflix show. His goal is to ultimately plant a church, and here at First Youth Church, he loves getting to know the students and building lasting relationships. 



Michael Palmer was raised in Branson, Missouri. He studied Youth and Student Ministry at Southwestern Assemblies of God University for two years. Then in the summer of 2020, he moved to Florida to become an intern at Youth Church. Michael’s hobbies include duck hunting and fishing. His goal is to one day buy and own a ranch for youth to come and learn valuable life skills and learn about Jesus! Michael loves being a part of YC and a part of the students lives here in Lee County.

Visit Us

4701 Summerlin Road

Fort Myers, FL 33919

Contact us

(239) 936 6277


Service Hours

Wednesdays: 7pm

Sundays: 9am