Who We Are

// WHO WE ARE

Empowering Leaders
Influencing Culture
Delivering Hope

Vision

United Youth Outreach exists as a facilitating hub. We empower leaders to realize their life’s unique calling to evangelize, disciple, and release a new generation of youth to do the work of the Kingdom of God.

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United Youth Outreach fulfills its mission through:

  • working with churches, missions, organizations and youth outreaches
  • training and placement of leaders
  • initiating new youth programs and churches
  • promoting social justice
  • promoting emerging communicators, artists and athletes
  • resourcing schools
  • discipling students
  • evangelistic outreach

Core Values

1. We believe in and value evangelism to the extent that we focus on making this a regular activity and outcome of United Youth Outreach programs and events.

2. We believe in and value the person, presence and power of Holy Spirit and teach and pursue relationship, wisdom, direction, help and empowerment from Holy Spirit.

3. We value youth and young adults and have made it our purpose and aim to focus our ministry on this demographic.

4. We value food, fun and fellowship as tools and activities that bring out expressions of the personality of Christ in His body.

5. We value discipleship as an imperative that the Lord has called us all to strive for in our lives and to teach to those who are in pursuit of the Lord Jesus Christ.

6. We believe in and value the necessity of healthy leadership and the need for Spirit-filled leaders to carry out the work of equipping the body of Christ.

7. We value accountability as an important aspect of us acknowledging Christ’s work and authority in the greater body of Christ and as a response to His authority present in each realm.

8. We value the body of Christ as expressed through the greater Church and the ministerial leadership that expresses Christ’s work on earth.

9. We believe in and value the recognition, development, endorsement and releasing of leaders in Christ-centered creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.

10. We believe in and value the initiation of spiritual community that results from the fruit of our ministries.

United Youth Outreach Administrative Team

larry-moore

Position(s) held:
Executive Director – United Youth Outreach
Director – Equipping
Director – Motivational Media
Director – Street Invaders

On a Monday evening, I am most likely working around my house.

Education/Programs attended:

Graduated Bible College in Ontario – ECABI

Summary of work experience:
Youth Pastor
Senior Pastor
Assistant Pastor
Volunteer and Full Time Director – United (formerly AYMI)

Favorite book of the Bible/Bible verse: Psalms 91

Favorite band/artist:  Allies, Hillsong United, Foo Fighters

I am passionate about: youth and evangelism

The most exotic place/country I’ve visited is: San Felipe, Mexico

The weirdest food you’ve ever consumed: Sea cucumber

You can email Larry at:
larry@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

andy

Position(s) held:

Director of Operations

On a Monday evening, I am most likely watching the latest drama from the BBC

Education/Programs attended:

Bachelors in Business Administration – Mount Royal University

Summary of work experience:
Musician with Christian Ministry Band
Youth Pastor
School Support Assistant
Charitable administration and pastoral work with 24-7 Prayer

Favorite book of the Bible/Bible verse: 1 Peter 1: 3-9

Favorite band/artist: Do I have to pick one? Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, At The Drive-In, Rivers & Robots, The Police

A super fun fact about you: I love hearing how Canadian’s like to try and say Worcestershire sauce!

I am passionate about: Helping mobilize others to stand on the shoulders of giants of the faith and being a Jonathan type friend to the leaders of our day, travel and playing with friends, spending time with my wife and son, Finn

The most exotic place/country I’ve visited is: Morocco

The weirdest food you’ve ever consumed: Vietnamese Curry with Frog’s legs

Favorite summer activity: Cycling

You can email Andy at:
andy@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

kathy-swinton

Position(s) held:

Financial Administrator

On a Monday evening, I am most likely studying the latest Beth Moore Bible Study with a Women’s group at church

Education/Programs attended:
I completed 2 degrees:
BEd – University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1986
BRE – Canadian Bible College, Regina (aka Ambrose) in 1995

Summary of work experience: I taught early Elementary grades in Christian schools in Ponoka, Lacombe, and in the Philippines at a New Tribes Mission MK school. Then I went on to be married, raise 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl) as a stay-at-home mom, and do bookwork for our multiple home-based businesses.  My kids, who are all teenagers now, are into various sports (Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Soccer) and keep me entertained with  their games. Rugby has become my favorite sport to watch!

A super fun fact about you: I crochet necklaces (the latest craze) and sell them at Christmas craft sales.

I am passionate about: teaching the Bible and discipling upper Elementary-aged children in the Sunday School setting

Favorite summer activity: I love driving through the mountains and other rural settings and admiring God’s beautiful creation.

melissa-kroker

You can email Melissa at:
melissa@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

Position(s) held:
Director of Administration
Field Representative and Administrator for Street Invaders

Favorite Activity: Snowboarding

On a Monday evening, I am most likely reading, baking, napping, or out for coffee with a friend.

Education/Programs attended:
Bachelor of Arts: Behavioural Science – Ambrose University
Biblical Studies Certificate – Eston College
Hairstyling Diploma – Marvel College
Management Certificate – Red Deer College

Favorite book of the Bible/Bible verse: Galatians. Also Isaiah 41:10

Favorite band/artist: Thrice, Isla Vista Worship, Hillsong United, MuteMath, The National, Matthew Good

I am passionate about: My relationship with Christ. I’m passionate about people and seeing the Lord work in people’s lives. I’m also passionate about snowboarding and baking.

The most exotic place/country I’ve visited is: Saskatoon Saskatchewan… kidding! Cambodia

Favorite summer activity: Longboarding, Camping, sitting in front of an air conditioner

ben-kostamo

You can email Ben at:
ben@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

Position(s) held:
Associate Director of Ministries – United Youth Outreach
Director – Love on Fire

On a Friday evening, I am most likely  running around with students and preaching the gospel!

Education/Programs attended: 

4 Year Diploma of Ministry – Christian Ministry Training Centre 1993-98
JIBC (EMR certification and license 2005)

Summary of Work Experience:
AYMI: 2009- Present
BC Ambulance Service: 2003 – 2010
Tumbler Ridge Christian Fellowship (BC): 2003 – 2009
Peace Valley Community Church (Hudson’s Hope, BC): 2000 – 2004
Gateway Christian Ministries and Christian School: 1994 – 2000

Favorite book of the Bible/Bible verse: John – the Gospel

Favorite band/artist: I have eclectic tastes

I am passionate about: Jesus, my beautiful wife, our family, our ministry to the youth, art, and travelling

The most exotic place/country I’ve visited is: Zambia, Africa ( I saw wild hippos, a chameleon, a civet, monkeys on my roof, and dead cobras)

The weirdest food you’ve ever consumed: alligator or tarantula meat (it’s a toss-up)

Favorite summer activity: hiking and swimming in the mountains or at the coast

United Youth Outreach Board of Directors

grant
tom coffman
paul-06
damien-kurek
doug