Our biennial Central Europe Staff Conference (CESG) is at hand! We are excited that our speaker, Stefaan Hugo, and his wife Trudie will be joining us from South Africa. He is a true pioneer, and walks in step with the Holy Spirit. We can’t wait to see what he will impart to us here in Central Europe. As in previous years we will again meet at the beautiful location of Vajta in the stunning Hungarian countryside.

This gathering is for all staff in Central Europe, our elders, former staff, students, friends of YWAM, people who work alongside us. It is a time to celebrate what God is going amongst us and also look forward to what He will continue to do in our region.

Please do not let finances be the reason you do not make it to the gathering. Bring what you have and the Lord will multiply it! We want this to be a time for us as the wider CE family to come together and be refreshed and renewed and be sent back out to continue to do what God has called you to do!

There are different prices according to what accommodation you choose, but there is limited availability and it will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please register as soon as you can!! Registration closes on the 26th of April due to the requirements of the venue.

Child care program: Children welcome!

We are planning on having a child care program for children age 3 and up during the morning sessions. If you are coming with children in nappies/diapers, there is plenty of space in the back of the hall and we will have some toys and blankets available, but just to be aware that you will need to come prepared to look after your little ones. Thanks for understanding!


When: Registration May 15th
Departure May 19th 

Where: Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe, Vajta, Hungary –  http://conferences.ccbce.com/
(For directions please see below) (There is a wonderful swimming pool available – do not forget to bring your swimsuit !)

Inquiries:  centraleuropestaffgathering@gmail.com

The conference fee depends on what accommodation you choose:
Double room with own bathroom – 145 Euros/adult
Family room with own bathroom – 145 Euros/adult
Quadruple room with own bathroom – 125 Euros/adult
Dorm/Family room with shared bathroom – 115 Euros/adult

Children: 0-2 years old – free
3-5 years old – 20 Euros
6-9 years old – 45 Euros
10-14 years old – 80 Euros in dorm / 100 Euros with own bathroom
15-18 years old – 100 Euros in dorm / 120 Euros with own bathroom

Payment will be accepted at the venue at registration and will be taken in Euro or the local Hungarian currency, HUF. 


Please book early to get the rooms you would like, and we will try as far as is possible to give them to you on a first-come-first-served basis.  The options are: At the Maranatha Lodge (about a 5 minute walk from the main venue) Bed in a 2-bed room or Bed in a 4-bed room (2 bunks). On various (previously staff-) houses around the property (closer to the Castle where we have our activities) for families with own bathroom. At the Castle (where we will have all the activities) Bed in a dorm room (2/3/4/5 bunks) with shared bathrooms.


Registration will end on the 26th of April due to requirements of the venue.


Our speaker for this year’s gathering is Stefaan Hugo. He was raised as a Missionary Kid in Swaziland, and served with YWAM for many years in South and Southern Africa. He is now based in Europe and we are excited that he will be sharing with us and accompanying him is his lovely wife, Trudie. Below is an extract from his bio for those who want to know more about him and his wife, Trudie. 

Stefaan, raised in Swaziland by missionary parents is married to Trudie from Namibia and they have 1 son Jetro who is 22 years old. Stefaan and Trudie joined YWAM in 1991. They helped to pioneer YWAM in Madagascar from 1992-1998.

In 1998 Stefaan and Trudie pioneered the Worcester base in South Africa, the base has grown to probably one of the largest in Africa, where they train between 400-600 students annually.

in 2006 Stefaan become the National Director of YWAM in South Africa. In 2009 Stefaan was asked to oversee the Regional office of YWAM Southern Africa (Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana) and the Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, & Comores)

Stefaan really loves to teach people about the Holy Spirit. His motto is “naturally
Supernatural” He teaches all over the World in all the continents, he had the privilege
to teach/travel/minister in 85 Nations.




Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe
Petőfi Sándor utca 562
7041 Vajta, Hungary




Contact: If you have any queries, contact us at:


By Car
Take the M7 to Székesfehérvár then the 63 to Vajta. The duration of the trip is about 1.5-2 hours.

By Train: Either from Budapest Keleti or Budapest Kelenföld train station. Change in Sárbogárd.
The duration of the trip is about 1.5 hours.

The Calvary Chapel Bible College provides a shuttle service from and to the train station which is about 2 km from the conference center.The costs are 2 Euro/person each way. If you will need a shuttle please inform us latest by May 1st about your arrival time. Online train time table