SETH & Hannah Yates

An accomplished songwriter, musician and worship leader, Seth spent 7 years at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City before moving to Kona to help establish the Kona Prayer Room in 2010. After finishing her DTS in 2012, Hannah came on full time staff with Awaken at YWAM Kona. With a passion to see people find the joy of simply loving Jesus and contend for authentic revival, Hannah and her husband, Seth, are committed to seeing missionaries go deep in a life of prayer as they go to fulfill the great commission. Seth and Hannah got married in 2014 and have a longing to see worship and prayer arise from every nation unto the return of Jesus.



From a small ocean town in Northern California, Brenna has pursued the presence of God and sharing His love with others while growing up, throughout her school years her heart was ignited for prayer, worship and evangelism. After Brenna graduated she did her DTS in Kona with Fire and Fragrance in 2014 during her DTS she spent countless hours in the prayer room, falling more in love with God and gaining His heart for the nations knowing that it all flows through prayer. Brenna jumped in as prayer room staff right after her DTS, with having a huge heart for seeing others have an understanding of the simplicity of intimacy with God and how prayer and the simple gospel changes everything. 


Hailing from Canada, Carly completed her DTS at YWAM Kona and has since then served the YWAM Kona Prayer Room for the past 3 years. Her dream is to see people all over the earth encounter the presence and love of Jesus through worship and gain the heart of the Lord through intercession.

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Born in Vermont, but raised in North Carolina, Hailey has grown up in a Christian home. She has always loved worship, prayer, and missions. she was leading worship in her youth group by the age of 13, and soon started to lead in Sunday morning worship. From a young age, Hailey's desire has always been to travel the world leading people in worship and sharing the Father heart of God. After finishing her fall 2016 Fire & Fragrance DTS she felt the Lord calling her back to run with the YWAM Kona Prayer Room. Her heart is to see people walking in the fullness of who God created them to be, and pouring out their hearts in worship to the King.


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As a missionary kid, growing up in the nations, God has placed a deep longing for genuine community and love of different cultures in Ben. In his early teens, God placed the nation of Japan strongly on his heart, only to confirm it even more on his DTS outreach at the end of 2011. In the near future, Ben wants to help pioneer a house of prayer in Tokyo as the first step to moving long term to Japan. Seeing music as a universal language that transcends all barriers and walls we put up, he longs to see the Lord's name lifted high in that nation.



Giselle Stadler is from the east coast of Connecticut and has been on staff with the prayer room since 2014. Before YWAM, her heart of fighting injustice lead her in a career in social work. In April of 2012 she left her career behind to see if the God in the bible was still the same today. Since 2012, her life has forever been changed after completing DTS and the School of Worship. As a result, her heart of discipling others in raw worship to Jesus has only increased. She desires for everyone to fall in love with the beauty of intercession as well as for everyone to experience His peace and complete freedom in worship.