// WHO WE ARE

Empowering Leaders, Influencing Culture, Delivering Hope

United Youth Outreach is a hub for youth ministries and outreaches.

We are empowering leaders who impact today’s youth. We are influencing culture by developing excellence and passion in the arts, social justice, and sports. We are delivering hope by extending the message of the gospel to transform lives.

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. Alignment with the Holy Spirit – We seek relationship with and empowerment from Holy Spirit; we look to Him for wisdom, direction and help.

2. Evangelism Always – We believe our role is to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

3. Holistic People – We believe that healthy individuals are an end in themselves, but also help to make a successful organization.

4. Servant Leadership – Just as Jesus came to serve us; our role is to lead by serving everyone around us in a loving manner.

5. Strategic Thinking – We desire to count the cost before tackling a project and believe that God calls us to be good stewards and strategic in our planning for the future.

6. Humility – We know that we all have room to grow.

7. Apostolic Innovation – As directed by the Holy Spirit, we will strive to accomplish the vision God has given us. We will take risks, be cutting edge, try new things, be willing to fail and push ourselves into the unknown.

8. A Good Story – We believe in storytelling. It’s powerful, gives glory to God, and gives encouragement and permission to the hearers.

Statement of Faith

1. That the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative written Word of God.

2. In the eternal existence of one true God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. In the Saviour of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man.

4. In the creation, test and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness.

5. That forgiveness of sin and eternal life is freely offered to all by our Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation of sinners is by grace through faith alone, in the perfect all sufficient work of Christ, who died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day for our justification.

6. In Water Baptism of believers by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7. In the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation with the scriptural evidence.

8. In the gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated in the book of Acts and the Epistles.

9. In the Lord’s Table as a memorial for believers.

10. In Divine Healing as practiced throughout the New Testament.

11. In the eternal life of the believer and the eternal punishment of the unbeliever.

12. In the Spirit-filled life. The Holy Spirit is the catalyst for sanctification and seeks to produce His fruit in the believer’s life as their minds are renewed and they are conformed to the image of Christ.

13. In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church.

14. In the sanctity of marriage, as a life long exclusive commitment between one man and one woman.

Administrative Team

 

 

Larry Moore

Executive Director

ABOUT LARRY

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 I’ve ever consumed: Sea cucumber

You can email Larry at:
larry@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

 

 

Andy Wilson

Director of Operations

ABOUT 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 I’ve ever consumed: Vietnamese Curry with Frog’s legs

Favorite summer activity: Cycling

You can email Andy at:
andy@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

 

 

Ben Kostamo

Associate Director of Ministries

ABOUT BEN

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 I’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

You can email Ben at:
ben@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

 

 

Kathy Swinton

Financial Administrator

ABOUT KATHY

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.

 

 

sydney Switzer

Administrative Assistant

ABOUT SYDNEY

Position(s) held:
Administrative Assistant for United, Intern for Street Invaders

On a Monday evening, I am most likely…hanging out with friends.

Education/Programs attended:
Biblical Inductive Studies 2019
Discipleship Training Certificate 2017
Street Invaders BC 2016

Summary of Work Experience:
YWAM: 2018-2019

Favourite book of the Bible/Bible verse: My favourite one is the guy that falls out of the window in Acts .

Favourite band/artist: Novo Amor

I am passionate about: Relationship with people.

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

The weirdest food I’ve ever consumed: Balut

Favourite summer activity: Going to the beach

You can email Sydney at:
sydney@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

 

 

Emmanuel sanchez

Evangelist Catalyst

ABOUT EMMANUEL

Position(s) held:
Evangelist Catalyst, United Youth Outreach

On a Monday evening, I am most likely…at Tehillah, worshipping, teaching, praying or going on outreach

Education/Programs attended:
Harvest City Christian Academy – High School
Dream Centre Leadership School 2015/2016
Masters Commission – 2016-2018 

Summary of Work Experience:
Educational Assistant – 2018
Youth Care Worker – 2016 – 2017
Family Support – 2017 – 2018
Child Care Worker 2018 – 2019
Street Invaders Leadership 2017 – present 

Favourite book of the Bible: Esther

Favourite verse: Romans 8:28

Favourite band/artist: Bethel and Hillsong 

I am passionate about: Youth, evangelism, and politics!

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

The weirdest food I’ve ever consumed: Balut (a fertilized developing egg embryo) 

Favourite summer activity: Fires and Spike Ball

You can email Emmanuel at:
emmanuel@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

Board of Directors

Brian Gronberg

Chairman

Cal Ellerby

Vice Chairman

Ken Kunz

Pamila Fonseka

Grant Galpin

Interested in joining the United team?

See our jobs page

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Phone:
1 (877) 356-0707 (toll-free)
1 (403) 717-0707 (calgary area)
1 (403) 717-0709 (fax)

Email:
office@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

Address:
#8 - 3530 11A St. NE
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2E 6M7

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