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Youth Ministry

Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee

Get to know your area youth coordinators.

  • Trent-Durham – Cormac Culkeen
  • York-Credit Valley – Connie Kendall
  • York-Scarborough – Ian Physick (Scarborough) and Sarah Mair
  • York-Simcoe – Amy de Sousa (north) and Sarah Layman (south)


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Events & programs

Youth retreats and programs are geared towards students in Grades 6-12, as well as first-year college and university students. See a list of our current events and resources!


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.

Recharge retreat

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!

ReCharge is back on for 2022! Get the details.


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!

The YMAP co-coordinators are Cormac Culkeen (they/he) and Rose St. Thomas (she/they). We’re looking forward to connecting with you about the possibility of YMAP at your church!