Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee
- Committee Chair (BYMC) – Jillian Ruch
- Trent-Durham – Cormac Culkeen
- York-Credit Valley – Vacant
- York-Scarborough – Jillian Ruch (York) & Ian Physick (Scarborough)
- York-Simcoe – Amy de Sousa
Events & programs
Youth retreats and programs are geared towards students in Grades 6-12, as well as first-year college and university students.
Open to youth age 13-18 and their leaders from all episcopal areas! Empowering youth to live our their faith in their communities, Interface is a hands-on social justice workshop exploring questions like: What does this have to do with my faith in Jesus? How can I help bring about a change? Isn’t this issue too big for me to have an impact?
Empowering youth leaders in their context. Our May 2018 event at Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre focused on youth ministry, with a special workshop on the Enneagram.
Once a year we come together for our annual ReCharge youth retreat, empowering youth to deepen their relationship with God and each other. The retreat is for youth in Grades 6-12. During the weekend, we enjoy a range of contemporary and traditional worship, which lets us experience the great diversity the Anglican Church has to offer!
Retreat consent & waiver forms – two forms for EVERY participant (youth and leaders)
Youth Ministry Apprenticeship Program (YMAP)
YMAP is meant to equip and prepare potential leaders for a youth ministry position in the Diocese. Leaders will learn not in a classroom, but by doing actual youth ministry.
If you have a passion for working with young people and a desire to grow in your faith, this is the perfect program for you! Or if your parish wants to create a sustainable youth ministry, this is a great place to start!