Agape Year is a partnership between the Anglican Global Mission Partners and Young Anglicans Project.



The Directors:

Agape Year is co-directed by Erika and Nathan Twichell. Sent as SAMS missionaries, the Twichells reside in Pittsburgh, PA with their children and garden.

Erika grew up in the great San Joaquin Valley of California before heading east to attend Grove City College. Her BA in English was put to use teaching ESL in China for three years, during which she earned a Masters at Lee University. She returned to the states to teach ESL at the college level in Pittsburgh before earning a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity School for Ministry. The call to start Agape Year runs true to Erika's loves of community, good books, making beautiful things, coffee, travel, and awkward cross-cultural interactions. Email Erika at  

Nathan earned a BS in Business Management from Grove City College in 2000. He put that to use for 16 years managing businesses small and large before answering the call to launch Agape Year. Naturally inclined to quiet, he becomes animated when talk turns to bikes, black coffee, skiing, climbing, Wendell Berry, and early 80's Toyota trucks. Email Nathan at


Support the Twichells in their call to run Agape Year online or by making your check out to “SAMS” with "Twichell" on the memo line and mail to:
PO Box 399
Ambridge, PA 15003