A Conversation with a Mentor Podcast


Episode 4: Ole-Magnus Olafsrud & Alexey Shabinskiy [19 October 2021]
In this episode, Alexey & Ole-Magnus discuss 'Using Scripture in Whole Life Mentoring' — exploring Scripture's central role in their mentoring relationship, individual lives, and ministries. Ole-Magnus Olafsrud is from Norway and serves with the Lausanne Movement and Barnabas Focus, after years with The Navigators. He serves as the Chair of the YLGen Mentoring Team, which works to mobilize mentors for generational disciple-making through equipped whole-life mentoring of younger leaders for global mission. Alexey Shabinskiy is the General Secretary of the IFES Movement in Russia, and lives in Novosibirsk in Siberia in Russia. (This episode is available in English.)
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Episode 3: Stephen Osei-Mensah [29 May 2021]
In this episode, Steve Osei-Mensah shares about, 'Mentoring in the Workplace', including his calling to the workplace and mentors who have invested in him. Steve’s heritage is Ghanaian and British. With over 33 years of international business leadership and consulting experience in the financial services industry, Stephen now serves as the Work Forum Director of The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, equipping Christians to serve Jesus Christ in their workplaces. (This episode is available in English.)
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Episode 2: Sarah Breuel [19 March 2021]
In this episode, Sarah Breuel shares the different types of mentoring relationships and how they can help a leader on the journey of serving Christ. She also shares her heart about developing intimacy with Christ. Sarah was born in Brazil and is involved in church planting in Rome with her husband and two boys. Sarah served as Director for YLG2016 in Jakarta and is currently Director of Revive Europe and the Evangelism Training Coordinator for IFES Europe. (This episode is available in English.)
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Episode 1: Leighton Ford [29 January 2021]
In this first episode of the podcast, we are pleased to have Leighton Ford as our first guest. He shares his rich experience of mentoring, some personal life stories, and encourages us to learn to be attentive to God and to each other. (This episode is available in English.)
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Podcast Overview

'A Conversation with a Mentor' podcast is presented to you by the Mentoring Leadership team of YLGen. Our desire is to see Younger Leaders and Senior Leaders in YLGen build soul friendships for global mission. 

Being in a leadership position can be a lonely place and with many obstacles. In order to grow in Christ-like character, friendship, and mission we need mature Christian leaders and peers to walk alongside us. 

Through this podcast we want to make the world small again by interviewing Christian guides across the globe for whole-life mentoring. We will listen to their life story, how they experienced mentoring in their own lives, and learn practical insights on mentoring. 

Our goal is to equip both Senior Leaders, who are already mentoring in YLGen, and Younger Leaders who are getting started in the path of mentoring others. 

We hope this podcast can become a tool that will nurture mentoring conversations between mentors and mentees so that the mentoring conversation may enrich our spiritual lives and leadership for the Kingdom of God.

Podcast Team

Paul Monclair is from Toulouse, France. He serves on the Mentoring Leadership team  of YLGen. He currently studies online at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in an MA in Global Leadership. He serves as a church planter, is passionate about Bible teaching, relational evangelism and developing young leaders.

With his wife He is the co-director of missionary care for France Evangelism. They also founded the “breathe spiritual retreats” to encourage young leaders to love Jesus from the inside out, serving from a place of rest and spiritual vitality.

Mark Slaughter is an Evangelist and the Director of Evangelistic Partnerships for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA where he has served over 30 years. His twin passions are to communicate the Gospel and to mentor younger evangelists.

Representing InterVarsity in partnership with other ministries, Mark is on the YLGen Mentoring Leadership Team as well as spearheading various initiatives for mentoring a new generation of evangelistic leaders through Leighton Ford Ministries.

Mark and his wife, Dawn, live near Indianapolis, Indiana. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Delphine Fanfon is originally from Cameroon. Delphine holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership with an emphasis on Global Consulting from Regent University and two master’s degrees – one in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and another in Counseling from Regent University.

Born and raised in a Christian home, Delphine began her walk with Jesus at age 12. She has never been satisfied with the average but actively seeks the Lord for clarity on her two-fold life’s purpose – youth empowerment and leader development. She pursues both with unquenchable zeal. She currently serves as the Africa Leader / Cameroon Country Team Leader of LeaderSource SGA, is the founder of Me4real International, an organization which helps people discover their purpose and equips them to live it in their generation. Delphine believes that the transformation that Africa needs can only come through a new breed of healthy leaders who actively build others.

Anthony Chin Aleong has been active in ministry from the age of 12. From an early age he felt the call to full-time missions and in his late teens he enrolled in the Open Bible School of Theology. Thereafter he completed his degree in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire. He is also a graduate of Belhaven University, holding a Masters in Ministry Leadership.

In 2013 he joined the staff of the Inter-School InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where he currently serves as the Associate General Secretary and Campus Staff, with the primary responsibility of overseeing all field operations that span 121 schools and campuses.

Initially a reluctant leader, Anthony has found himself serving in many Leadership capacities, mostly with young people. He has also served as a worship leader at his home church for many years. He has received leadership training both locally and internationally, including Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering 2016, and the first ever IFES Global Leadership Initiative.

Anthony has a deep desire to see people come to know Jesus, and an even deeper desire to see a culture of discipleship becomes the norm within the body of Christ.

He is happily married to his wife Shanae.