Samuel Asrat (Sammy) grew up attending IEC and participating in the youth group. Prior to becoming the youth ministry’s leader in early 2020, he dedicated many years to volunteering in both the youth and young adult ministries at IEC. He is passionate about working with youth and feels a deep conviction to invest in the next generation. Sammy’s role includes administering the overall program that reaches both Ethiopian and international youth, developing goals and objectives for the ministry, recruiting and training volunteers, and coordinating weekly Bible studies. Sammy is a university graduate and plans to begin his master’s degree in the coming year. He is married to Lea Wright and looks forward to continuing in the RISE youth ministry with his wife.