// WHO WE ARE

Empowering Leaders, Influencing Culture, Delivering Hope

Vision

To reach every youth in Canada with the Gospel.

MISSION

Empower missional leaders to impact youth with the Gospel.

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 – “You’re not that special!” – 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.

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 you’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 you’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 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

You can email Ben at:
ben@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

 

 

Jordan Lehmann

Development Director

ABOUT JORDAN

Position(s) held:
Director of Development

On a Monday evening, I am most likely…playing at home with my son and daughter.

Education/Programs attended:
Masters in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota Minneapolis
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Summary of Work Experience:
Director of Development for various organizations
Entrepreneur

Favourite book of the Bible/Bible verse: Proverbs 29:18

Favourite artist: Leonardo da Vinci

I am passionate about: The potential that God has bestowed in each of us to transform the world around us into something better.

The most exotic place/country I’ve visited is: The hut of a former cannibal, now Christian in Papua New Guinea.

The weirdest food you’ve ever consumed: A dish called ‘Bloody Mary’ which is the organs of a pig, boiled into a stew in its own blood.

Favourite summer activity: Riding my motorcycle

You can email Jordan at:
jordan@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.

 

 

Sarah Switzer

Creative Coordinator/IT Liaison

ABOUT SARAH

Position(s) held:
Creative Coordinator & IT Liaison

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

Education/Programs attended:
2 Year Diploma of Graphic Communications – SIAST 2012-2014
1 Year Certificate of Biblical Studies – Eston College 2009-2010

Summary of Work Experience:
Eston College: 2014-2019
Kedleston Gospel Camp: 2015-2017 Summers
Leaderpost: 2014 Internship
Regina Apostolic Church: 2010-2014

Favourite book of the Bible/Bible verse: Hebrews & James

Favourite band/artist: Steffany Gretzinger, Jeremy Riddle, Amanda Cook, Cory Asbury, United Pursuit, Hillsong United

I am passionate about: Seeing people come in relationship and know their Heavenly Father. Also seeing what people are passionate about.

The most exotic place/country I’ve visited is: Malawi, Africa or Cuba

The weirdest food you’ve ever consumed: Alligator

Favourite summer activity: Going on spontaneous road trips with friends and getting $1 Iced Coffees from McDonalds

You can email Sarah at:
creative@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

office

You can email the office at:
office@unitedyouthoutreach.ca

Board of Directors

Brian Gronberg

Chairman

Cal Ellerby

Vice Chairman

Ken Kunz

Nancy Powers

Tammy Suitor

Tom Coffman

Pamila Fonseka

Interested in joining the United team?

See our jobs page

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CONTACT US

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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