STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR
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 9 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.
Janice has been a part of Youth Church for over 30 years! Janice organizes events and projects as well as oversees budgets for Youth Church. However, 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, who is a fire fighter, and Dusty, who is the student ministries pastor. And no one brings joy like her grandkids, Adeline, Jaxon, and Thomas.
ASSOCIATE STUDENT PASTOR
Mike Goicoechea is a product of Chi Alpha collegiate ministries. He met his wife, Angela, at FGCU where they were both a part of Chi Alpha. It was there that he developed a heart for sincere discipleship and received his call to ministry. Mike focused his studies on philosophy, which led him to a love of apologetics (the intellectual defense of the Christian faith). Prior to joining the YC staff, he traveled to local high schools and middle schools to teach apologetics geared for the youth. Mike and Angela are excited to help disciple the next generation!
ADMIN ASSISTANT / WORSHIP DIRECTOR
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.
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.
4701 Summerlin Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 936 6277