YFC Canada

Our Team

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

Anita Labonte

Peer Supporter

Anita joined WYFC in 2022. Anita feels called to help those lost in the world of addiction and disconnection…

Department: Huddle Brandon youth hub

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

Cassidy Keown

LitGroups Facilitator

Cassidy joined the Westman Youth for Christ team in May of 2023. She serves at the front desk as a friendly face for all who enter through the doors.

Department: LitGroups

Dawn Redlin

Creative Program Director

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

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

Satellite Team Support

Emily joined Youth for Christ in the fall of 2019. She was first hired to serve with students at LITGROUPS, then she joined the Administration team in early 2020.

Department: Administration

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

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

Josie Jamieson

Russell Youth Worker

Josie joined YFC in 2023 as a youth volunteer with FC Russell. She accepted Christ in 2020 and became very fervent about youth ministry after serving at Madge Lake Bible Camp.

Department: Russell Satellite

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

Lydia Longe

Financial Team Lead

Lydia, an accountant by profession, joined Westman YFC in 2023 as the Financial Team Lead. She serves by overseeing…

Department: Administration

Lynn Juliak

Office Administrator

Lynn has been a staff member with Westman YFC since 2020. Her role with YFC is reception and administration office administrator…

Department: Administration

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

Rena Booth-Navid

Uturn Director

Rena Booth-Navid joined the team at Westman Youth for Christ as the Uturn and Housing First Director. She is a Registered Nurse by trade, and…

Department: Uturn

Renee Friesen

Life Skills Coach

Renee has been working with WYFC’s Common Spaces (CS) program since March of 2022. She is originally from Morden, Manitoba …

Department: Common Spaces

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

Shelley Stanley

Administration / Literacy Facilitator

Shelley started serving with WYFC in early 2024. She splits her time between…

Department: Administration LitGroups

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

Tabitha Hosteen

Life Skills Coach

Tabitha joined WYFC in October 2023 as a Life Skill Coach with Common Spaces. She is a Lawyer by profession

Department: Common Spaces

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.