YFC Canada

Our Team

Afolake Ajadi

Life Skills Coach

Afolake first became a part of the Uturn team in April 2021 when she joined for her four week practicum placement as a student in Assiniboine Community College’s Social Service Worker Program…

Department: Uturn

Allan Peters

Common Spaces / Satellite Director

Allan joined the Westman Youth for Christ team in early 2018, moving from Calgary back to his home province after serving with Youth Unlimited Calgary…

Department: Common Spaces

Bryce Pettinger

Life Skills Coach

Bryce has been with Westman Youth for Christ for 3 years. He is married to Nikki who also has recently started at YFC. Bryce loves working with youth and has a passion for…

Department: Uturn

Caleb and Bekah Driedger

Russell Satellite

Caleb and Bekah began serving as the Westman Youth for Christ Russell Satellite Coordinators in 2017. In 2021, they opened a youth centre in the heart of the community…

Department: Russell Satellite

Dawn Redlin

Executive Manager

Dawn has been a staff member with Westman YFC since 2010. Her initial role with YFC was as office administrator…

Department: Administration

Dwayne Dyck

Executive Director

Dwayne has been serving Westman youth with YFC since January 1992, which predates the internet, cell phones and electricity in this corner of the world…

Department: Administration

Emily Hildebrandt

LitGroups Facilitator / Administration

Emily joined Westman Youth for Christ in fall of 2019. She first served students at LITGROUPS, and later also joined the Administration team starting in early 2020…

Department: Administration LitGroups

Evan Hildebrand

Uturn Summer Student

Evan began serving with Westman Youth for Christ in Uturn as a summer student in 2021. After many years of lawnmowing experience…

Department: Uturn

Evan Kary

Life Skills Coach

Evan Kary is is originally from Saskatoon, SK. He has been working with WYFC since June 2020 and is loving every moment of it! He comes from a strong family background of youth and young adult workers…

Department: Common Spaces

Jennifer Friesen

Life Skills Coach

Jennifer came to Westman Youth for Christ and the Uturn team in 2014 as a youth worker because she was inspired by the way we help those who are struggling…

Department: Uturn

Jon Buller

Life Skills Coach

Jon started with Youth For Christ in the Uturn program in Jan of 2017. His desire to see people grow and change is what lured him into working in Uturn…

Department: Uturn

Kyle Martens

Virden Drop In Coordinator

Kyle Martens is the Drop-in Coordinator for The Hideout in Virden MB. He is serving the youth there, and helping them reach the potential God has created them for…

Department: Virden Satellite

Nicole Fehr

Peer Support

Nicole joined the Westman Youth for Christ team in 2021. She started as a summer student with Common Spaces…

Department: Huddle Brandon youth hub

Nikki Pettinger

Housing Intake Coordinator, Life Skills Coach

Nikki became familiar with Youth for Christ through her husband Bryce and his work with the Uturn program. Inspired by his ministry work, she felt she was being called to serve as well…

Department: Common Spaces Uturn

Nikki Von Riesen


Nikki joined Westman Youth For Christ in 2021 after many years working as a Social Worker in child welfare services in both Winnipeg and Brandon…

Department: Uturn

Renee Friesen

Life Skills Coach

Renee began serving with WYFC as a Life Skills Coach with Common Spaces in 2022. Renee combines her gifts in communication, hospitality, connection…

Department: Common Spaces

Robyne Frederiksen

Youth Mentor

Robyne is the mother of two inspirational young women and grandmother of two energetic and joyful grandchildren who remind her that she’s not getting younger…

Department: Uturn

Roxanne Dyck

LitGroups Coordinator

Once upon a time there was a girl named Roxanne, who loved stories. She loved it when her parents read her stories. She loved it when they told stories around the kitchen table…

Department: LitGroups

Ruth Sullivan


Ruth was raised in Western Manitoba as part of a large family.  She was involved in her church with Sunday school teaching and youth group, choir, and treasurer…

Department: Administration

Shaun Funk

Huddle Brandon Director

Shaun began working with Youth For Christ in Uturn in 2012 as a Youth Worker, and now serves as the Uturn Director. Shaun loves his role…

Department: Huddle Brandon youth hub

Sheldon Nemeth

Financial Officer/Grant Manager

Originally from Winnipeg, Sheldon has been living in Brandon since late 2020. Seeing the struggles of the youth in his new community…

Department: Administration

Sintu Timerga

Peer Supporter

Sintu has been part of Westman YFC since 2021. Serving as a Peer Supporter with Huddle Brandon has been a great opportunity for her to reach youth…

Department: Huddle Brandon youth hub

Stine Lade

Life Skills Coach

Stine started working for YFC in September 2017. She is a Life Skill Coach with Common Spaces, and she loves connecting with young people and assisting them in reaching their full potential…

Department: Common Spaces Project Serve

We respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Westman Youth for Christ is located on Treaty 2 Lands. If we have the privilege of welcoming you in our home communities, we will be meeting on the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Swampy Cree, Oji-Cree and Metis peoples.

WYFC is honoured to share this land with our Indigenous brothers and sisters who continue to live on their ancestral land.