Canadian Baptist of Western Canada

Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

CBWC has a great history of supporting youth workers from across Western Canada. The Youth Director works together with a team of regional leaders called the Youth Leadership Team (YLT) which is comprised mainly of youth pastors appointed from each of the 13 regions across Western Canada. The team gives direction and vision for youth ministry in our denomination and meets approximately twice a year to plan for SERVE and discern the next steps for Youth Ministry in our denomination. We also partner with larger national efforts with our sister denominations across Canada (CBOQ, CABC).

In their regions, YLT representatives connect with local CBWC churches and youth ministries to help resource and encourage local youth pastors and volunteer youth workers. We exist to resource, support and connect with volunteer and paid youth workers in CBWC churches. So, if you are a new youth pastor, we want to meet you! Please contact the closest regional rep to you to get connected! If you do not have a Youth Leadership Team rep for your area, contact CBWC Youth Director Tammy Klassen with your needs: youth@cbwc.ca.

The Youth Leadership Team Members across western Canada:

Winnipeg Area:
Clinton Legaspi
Youth Ministries
Filipino Evanglical
atty_clinton_legaspi@yahoo.com
204.963.5643

Saskatchewan Area: Chris Neudorf Associate Pastor, Youth First Baptist Prince Albert chris@fbcpa.net 306-764-5869

Saskatchewan Area:
Chris Neudorf
Associate Pastor, Youth
First Baptist Prince Albert
chris@fbcpa.net
306-764-5869

Mike Lorusso

Southern Alberta:
Mike Lorusso
Student Ministries
High River Baptist
lorusso.m@gmail.com
403.652.2985

Edmonton Area: Dean Haugan Associate Pastor of Youth Leduc Community Baptist Church deanhaugan@gmail.com 780.257.2849

Edmonton Area:
Dean Haugan
Associate Pastor of Youth
Leduc Community Baptist 
deanhaugan@gmail.com
780.257.2849

Tyler Graftaas tyler.graftaas@goodtree.ca

Calgary Area:
Tyler Graftaas
Associate Pastor
GoodTree Fellowship
tyler.graftaas@goodtree.ca
403.991.3346

Central BC: Hannah Juras Youth Pastor Southwest Community Church hannahjuras@gmail.com 250-828-1114

Central BC:
Hannah Juras
Youth Pastor
Southwest Community Church
hannahjuras@gmail.com
250-828-1114

Surrey and Fraser Valley Jason Rahardjo Youth/Young Adult Coordinator White Rock Baptist Church jason@whiterockbaptist.ca 604-531-2344

Surrey and Fraser Valley:
Jason Rahardjo
Youth/Young Adult Coordinator
White Rock Baptist Church
jason@whiterockbaptist.ca
604-531-2344

Vancouver Area: Peter Anderson Youth and Young Adults West Point Grey Baptist youth@wpgbc.org 604.228.9747

Vancouver Area:
Peter Anderson
Youth and Young Adults
West Point Grey Baptist
youth@wpgbc.org
604.228.9747

Vancouver Island: Eric West Pastor to Families eric@gatewaybaptistchurch.ca 250.658.5121

Vancouver Island:
Eric West
Pastor to Families
Gateway Baptist
eric@gatewaybaptistchurch.ca
250.658.5121

Tammy Klassen, Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship

CBWC Youth Director:
Tammy Klassen
tklassen@cbwc.ca
cbwc.ca/youth
@CBWCYouth
205.701.1794