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#Communities #nextGeneration


Our dream is to create places, where it's possible to experience real life. Places where young people can grow, places where new hope arises, places where real faith is lived every day and where many people receive help.



To make this dream a reality we cooperate with other Christian organizations, networks and churches. Because together we simply are able to do so much more!





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Explore our ministries and projects and get in touch with us. We would be thrilled to get to know you and together make a difference in this world!


Get to know our staff team

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Harald & Ani Höllermann

Harald und Ani lead YWAM Austria. They have 3 wonderful children: Hannah, Elias und David Shiloh.

Harald is from Vöcklabruck in Upper Austria, where he attended technical school and worked as technical developer/designer for an automation company. In 2011 he completed the Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Rogaland, Norway, staffed for 2 years at YWAM Rogaland, and attended intensive training courses in Biblical studies and leadership. He especially has a heart for young people, unity among Christians and missions in the 21st century. He loves Schnitzel and to repair things.

Ani is from Romania, has a B.A. in fabric design and is very creative and musical. She lived in Norway for 3 years, completed her DTS in 2012 and worked in the prayer house in Stavanger. She says about herself: “Ever since I was young I wanted to be a missionary, and I am so excited to contribute my bit in the kingdom of God here in Austria. I love prayer, worship, the Bible and coffee."

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Ricardo & Yvonne Zachmann

Ricardo and Yvonne got to know each other through YWAM in Vienna and have a beautiful daughter, named Naomi.

Ricardo is from Vöcklabruck, Austria. After his vocational training for stonemasonry he attended a Torchbearer Bible School in Sweden for 9 months in 2009 and in 2013 he completed his DTS in Rogaland, Norway. He was part of the pioneering team in Vienna. He says about himself: “I owe God everything I am and all I have, and I love to help and encourage others. I love to help people connect with God in many different ways.” Ricardo is a visionary and a budget-nerd.

Yvonne is a real Viennese and a trained kindergarten teacher. In 2016 she completed a 6 months Torchbearer Bible school in Upper Austria and 2018 her Creative DTS in Vienna. "I have a big heart for children and families and I enjoy working with these topics. I want to invest in the kingdom of God through mercy ministries and creative ministries.“ Yvonne is creative and loves playing games with friends.

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Sofie-Marie Eder

Sophie is from Vöcklabruck in Upper-Austria. She graduated High School in 2020. Afterwards she decided, due to Covid restrictions, to do her DTS in Europe. She was accepted for the Backpack-DTS 2021 in Rogaland, Norway. In the same year she completed a BCC (Bible Core Course) there as well and decided to staff the DTS for two years. During those years her heart for Austria grew. In summer 2023 she moved to Vienna and join the YWAM team there.


"I love the outdoors! There I can meet God in a very personal level. My dream is to connect sports and faith and in that way, bring God's kingdom to the youth."

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