Lakefield Youth Unlimited is a satellite of Kawartha Youth for Christ, working together with local residents, businesses, churches, schools and government for the youth of our community.
Lakefield Youth Unlimited Staff
Satellite Director LYU
For 20 plus years Chris has been involved in church and community youth groups, drop-in programs, day camps, and high school support in small and large communities. Currently, he is the Satellite Director of Youth Unlimited in Lakefield where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Chris’ heart is to see the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of youth met so that they can attain the full potential that they have been created for. In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, and follows many kinds of sports (especially the Toronto Raptors).
Katie is the Office Manager with Youth Unlimited in Lakefield. For as long as she can remember, Katie has served children, youth and adults at camps, schools and church. That’s why LYU is such a great fit! Using her administrative skills to support the LYU staff and programs, Katie enjoys knowing that her behind the scenes work has a greater purpose of assisting the youth and families of Lakefield.
With four children having flown the coop, Katie still has lots to fill her days. She helps her husband in his home building business and pursues hobbies, which involve music and art.
Sarah has almost twenty years of experience running After School Programs in large and small communities. For eight years she volunteered with Youth Unlimited in Lakefield in the ‘Come Cook With Us’ program. She has also been the coordinator for LYU’s Christmas and Easter hampers, organized a weekly mom’s night-out called “Moms in a Nuttshell,” worked with families during the “Strengthening Families Program” that was in partnership with Peterborough Police, and organized Family Movies on school P.D. days.
She is now the After-School Coordinator for the Lakefield After School Program that meets during the school year. She also coordinates the Awesome Summer Program Day Camp, functioning in this capacity for the past four years. Sarah’s passion is to see that young children’s needs are met at an early age so that they can be equipped to realize their full potential.
Rebecca has been involved with Youth Unlimited since her teen years, first as an attendee in her hometown of Wingham, Ontario and then as a volunteer starting in 2008. She travelled to BC where she received a youth worker diploma from Colombia Bible College and attended the Lifeteams YU ministry school of youth outreach. Rebecca is excited to join the Elementary School Ministry in Lakefield after serving 5-years in Bobcaygeon with Youth Unlimited, running summer camps, Leaders in Training, after school programs and mentoring. She wants to see young people know Jesus and live free in His truth.
Rebecca loves hiking, camping, dancing and drinking coffee.
Amanda Jones *Currently on Maternity Leave*
Elementary Outreach Worker
For Sr. High activities at TAS please contact Josh Lott at Peterborough Youth Unlimited (613-661-8470) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda has been involved in a church ministry team, community youth group, SERVE projects, young adult groups, and organizing large-scale community events for 2+ years.
As the Sr. Youth Outreach Worker at Youth Unlimited in Lakefield, Amanda works with the drop-in programs, which provide her with opportunities to connect with youth from many walks of life. She also leads the Leaders In Training youth group and assists the other LYU programs. Her passion is to meet these youth where they’re at, show Christ-like love to them through acceptance and value, and help them achieve their full potential through finding purpose and freedom in Christ.
Amanda loves the outdoors, particularly mud/obstacle runs in Ontario such as Spartan and Tough Mudder. She also enjoys hiking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, tennis, reading and adventurous travel.
LYU Steering Team
LYU is thankful for the support and wisdom of a GREAT Steering Team. We strive to maintain the current list of roles on our team:
- Sub-Committee Roles:
- Fundraising Committee Chair
- Corresponding Secretary/Publicist/Media
- Church Relations
- After-School Program Liasion
- KYFC Board Representative
- LYU House
- Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
*Human Relations, Programming, Policy and Procedures are managed by the LYU Director and KYFC director
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