Gymnics Testimonies

Featured Testimonies

"Being on Gymnics was the highlight of my college and post-college years.  I made so many fantastic memories and lifelong friends being on Gymnics and I am forever thankful for this program and Andrews University.  The team is truly a family and there is nothing comparable to having 35+ people who care about you and always have your back. Gymnics taught me so much about teamwork, leadership, planning, performing and the importance of God in every aspect of your life. Every practice, tour, show, mission trip and homeshow was a trophy for God and God became real through all of these experiences. From the first prayer circle to the last homeshow on Sunday night each year was full of memories, bonding experiences and people who love gymnastics and God.
Once a Gymnic, always a Gymnic."

Vivian Perez, 2009-2014, Coached by Christian Lighthall and Eric Paddock



"When I attended Andrews University I was priveldged to be a member of the Gymnics. I was shy, and being on the team helped me to find a family away from home. Most of my social time was with members of the team, and they are still good friends of mine today. In fact, I met the man I married on Gymnics.

"Another aspect of the team was that I was able to use my athletic talents for Jesus. I learned to be a leader in small group discussions, participated in church services, and I even sang with the group - and I'm not musical. God used gymnastics to grow me into a more outgoing, well-rounded person. I learned that if you love God, you get out of your comfort zone in order to do whatever He asks you to do."

JP Mathis, 1976-1979, Coached by Robert Kalua