Who is Amber?

Amber Nicole Boan was born October 2, 1983 to Larry and Janice Boan. At an early age, Amber gave her heart and life to Christ. She attended Indian River Christian School. After 4th grade, she was homeschooled until graduating from High School.


Amber attended Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Kalispell, MT. Later she enrolled and attended YWAM's School of Dance also in Montana.  Amber had a great love for the arts, dancing, and music. Prior to her time spent with the School of Dance she had a little girl, Shiloh Grace.


During Amber’s time at YWAM Montana she developed a very close relationship with her dear friend Lexie Barkalow who was from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Amber had visited there on a couple of occasions; she fell in love with the area. She moved there with our granddaughter. While there she met a young man named Senad Selman who became her fiancée. They had a son together, his name is Ilhan.


While traveling back to Colorado Springs through New Mexico late one summer night in June 2009, Amber and her two children were in an auto accident. An antelope ran out in front of her SUV, she swerved and was unable to correct the sudden turning to avoid the antelope. When the SUV stopped flipping, both Amber and Shiloh had been thrown from the car. Amber was killed instantly; Shiloh lost her right hand; and Ilhan, still intact in his car seat, was safe.


Amber had been on many mission trips with me, her father, as well as other wonderful places in this world such as Bolivia, Sweden, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, South Africa, Peru and Ecuador. She had a passion for missions. The last mission trip that we shared together was to Ecuador. She and I both had the opportunity to visit the sand bar on the Curray River where in 1956 five missionaries (Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Peter Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian) were killed by Auca Indians.


Because of Amber's and my love for missions, some very dear friends got together and wanted to honor her life by establishing THE AMBER NICOLE BOAN FUND for SHORT TERM MISSIONS. Please watch the video that shows the launching of this new missions endeavor by our church, Central Assembly.


Thank you for visiting our site. Please share this it with others. Our vision is to help young people who desire to be involved in short term missions with scholarship funds. If you know of anyone, please pass this site on to them. There is an application they can fill out and return to us for consideration.


If you or anyone you know would like to contribute to this fund please click on the DONATE tab or you can mail your tax-deductible mission's gift to:


Central Assembly of God
6767 20th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32966


Please indicate on your check or note that the contribution is for the Amber Boan Missions Fund.


Thank you for your kindness and love,


Larry and Janice Boan