Evan Joined Saskatoon Youth for Christ in September of 2012 and currently spends most of his time directing and co-ordinating the Youth For Christ Hockey League.
Spending the first part of his life being raised by a single mother, a family friend stepped in and directed the young boy's energy toward the game of hockey! It was there that he fell in love with the game and began chasing that little rubber disc whenever given the chance. Having also played a lot of street hockey, he helped organize a road hockey league with his friends including a home made replica Stanley Cup, an 82 game schedule, all-star game and anything that could make it like the NHL games they watched so frequently.
In the spring 2009, he was contacted by Kim Worthington about the possibility of helping out at a floor hockey league he was trying to start. It would include many of the same things. Teams, jerseys, coaches, captains, stats, an official website, playoffs and even a legitimate one-third replica Stanley Cup! The idea enthralled him and he decided to check out this new ministry.
He would spend that summer at Redberry Bible Camp where he began to feel the call of God to go into ministry. After trying to run away from this, he made a deal with God. "I'll try out this lifestyle, I'll work with these kids and if it works out I'll do it for you Jesus."
Once YFCHL began, Evan fell in love with the kids and the ministry that it represents. Hockey is an incredibly expensive sport to play, and the ability to give these kids an opportunity to excel was an amazing thing. Appealing more to at-risk youth, the league is comprised mainly of disenfranchised youth often from broken homes. These kids are talented hockey players, but without the resources to skate. YFCHL gives them that opportunity to excel, because anyone can run.
After that first year, Evan continued to volunteer with YFCHL while also attending Bethany College earning a Bachelor's degree in Biblical studies and Pastoral Ministry. As part of his internship he came on staff as an intern in the fall of 2012, shadowing Kim Worthington and learning everything he could from him. The next year he was given the reigns of the hockey league and continues to work with those youth, providing not just hockey, but relationship and support to the kids involved.
In the fall of 2016 Evan married his wife Rebecca and is thrilled to have her be a huge part of the ministry they now get to share. Having already worked to together consistently at Redberry Bible Camp, they were ready to do this together and have been able to love people even better together.
Other responsibilities Evan has are, spending time at the local youth detention centre and running a guys Bible study every week. The detention centre allows him to speak into the young men, that have made mistakes and are looking for changes in their lives and the Bible study allows him to create a space for young men to dig deeper into God's nature and how it impacts their daily lives.
This job has enabled Evan to work out his passion for loving people and seeing them meet Jesus. Helping youth see their true potential and come in to seeing sustainable hope has given him a deeper love for at-risk youth and even more for the God that works within them.
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1338 Ave B N Saskatoon