YFC Canada

Registered Charity #107559734RR0001

Who We Are


Our History

The Youth For Christ movement began in the USA and in Canada in 1944. With Billy Graham as its first full-time worker, “YFC” spread like wildfire attracting large crowds to Saturday night rallies. The “Rallies”, once a trademark of Youth For Christ, have now emerged into a full-orbed program tailored to meet the needs and concerns of Canadian youth. Since its founding, Youth For Christ has become a worldwide movement active in more than 127 countries.

On a local level, Kawartha Youth For Christ / Youth Unlimited currently serves youth and families in 5 different communities: Bancroft, Haliburton, Lakefield, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes region, which currently includes teams in Fenelon Falls and Lindsay. We have been serving youth in the Greater Kawartha Region since 1978.

About Us

Kawartha Youth For Christ / Youth Unlimited is a chartered member of Youth For Christ Canada, an international, non-denominational Christian ministry who, for over 75 years, has passionately engaged young people to live their full life potential as designed by God.


Motivated by our faith, we believe that transformed youth have the opportunity to transform communities, our country and the world.


“We see the hope and potential in every young person we meet and reach through community specific programs.”


Our Mission 

At KYFC our mission is to see every young person living fully in Christ.


What We Do

At KYFC we engage and equip youth to know and follow Jesus.


How Do We Do This? 

We do this by:

Caring for the whole person
Sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ
Daring them to know and follow Jesus.


Our Team

Kawartha Main Office

Ben Peltz, Interim Executive Director & Intercultural Ministry Coordinator

Sherry Salminen, Administrative and Finance Assistant

Jennifer Kloosterman, Evangelism and Discipleship Coordinator

John Coles, Bookkeeper

Satellites Directors

Kelsey Watts, Bancroft Director

Martin Chipp-Smith, Kawartha Lakes

Chris Jones, Lakefield Director

Kyle Young, Haliburton Director

Josh Lott, Peterborough Interim Director

Board Members

Jason Rogers, Chair

Kim Bolton, Secretary

Jelle Visser, Treasurer

David Rivers, Member

Emil Remark, Member

Evan Grieger, Member