What Is Summit

A two day conference designed to ENCOURAGE, EQUIP & CELEBRATE Youth Ministry staff and volunteers.

OCTOBER 21-22, 2022

Hosted at Heritage College & Seminary 175 Holiday Inn Dr, Cambridge ON N3C 3T2

Join us in ENCOURAGING, EQUIPPING & CELEBRATING your youth staff and volunteers as you get started into a new ministry year!
This is one of the best ways to bring your team together and help your team excel in ministry together.



mark mowbray

Mark has been loving & serving God for the last 30 years!

I've had the privilege of serving at: Fellowship Baptist Church Markham, Greenbelt Baptist Church Ottawa, Parkdale Baptist Church Belleville, Benton Street Baptist Church Kitchener and Currently at Bramalea Baptist Church Brampton.

My wife Karyn and I have two grown children Mitchell & Melena whom have been able to serve alongside me. I have enjoyed working with the Heritage team in teaching a few courses over the last 5 years. I have really been blessed to serve with great friends on the REMIX team for the last several years.

Super excited to learn together with you at the summit!

Mark Mowbray
chrissy payne

Chrissy oversees all programs for children in preschool-grade 12 at Harbour Fellowship Church in St. Catharines.

She has been serving in Ministry for over 10 years, and believes it is so important to share Jesus with kids and students. She loves being able to teach and invest in the lives of kids, students and their families. Chrissy enjoys spending time with her family and being outside, riding horses and gardening.

Chrissy Payne
laura gobbels

Hi! My name is Laura Gobbels and I am entering my third year studying a bachelor of theology at Heritage Bible college. I have served in a variety of different areas such as camp ministry and youth ministry. I am passionate about starting conversations about healthy sexuality to equip the church and help Christians serve God faithfully.

Laura Gobbels
tim teakle

Tim Teakle is a husband to Carolyn, a father of 4, and the National Director of Church Experience for Alpha Canada, whose mission is to inspire and serve the Canadian church in its mission to help people discover a relationship with Jesus Christ, using Alpha.

In his 20+ years of ministry, Tim has developed a passion to help people discover that sharing our faith is not just something we HAVE to do…it’s something we GET to do. Tim was a youth pastor for 10 years before working with Alpha’s youth department prior to his current role.

Tim Teakle
greg mccallum

Greg McCallum has served for 15 years in youth ministry. Currently serving as Youth and Children's Pastor at Alta Vista Baptist Church, Ottawa. Greg is a dad who likes wearing dad shorts, is an avid U2 fan and his mom once told him he is an excellent left handed card dealer.

Greg McCallum
kevin white


I’m passionate about seeing youth grow as Christians and helping them to be better members of our community. I’ve been here since 2007 and it’s been amazing to see many of our youth growing and being baptized. Just call me Your Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Pastor.

I live in Markham where I serve as a Community Partner on the Greensborough Public School Parents Council and lead the Markham-Stouffville Youth network to support other youth pastors and leaders. I’m also a member of the Canadian Youth Network because I believe God will change the lives of youth across Canada.

I received my M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministries from Tyndale Theological Seminary. I’ve loved being a Youth Pastor since 2000 and hope its where God keeps me serving!

Kevin White
phil miller

Phil is the youth pastor at Cedar Creek Community Church and have officially been in the youth ministry game for the past 4 years. I love seeing young people live in the freedom that Jesus gives and dominating middle school students at dodgeball.

Phil Miller
derek hisson

Derek grew up in Burlington, where God saved him in grade nine. He currently lives in Hamilton with his wife Fiona and their three kids. He has served as the Youth Pastor at James North Baptist Church for 6 years and enjoys sports, theatre, music, comedy, and basically anything else you can think of.

Derek Hisson
mark stromenberg

As a man who battles mental illness himself, Mark Stromenberg is passionate about communicating hope and help to the one-fifth of Canadians who will struggle with a mental illness, and to those who have a friend or family member that is hurting. Through his own experiences, training, professional experience, and scripture, Mark seeks to bring Jesus’ light of hope to those struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts in a way that is holistic and practical. Mark serves as the first Executive Director of Hashtag Hope, a suicide prevention charity in Cambridge, Ontario, and previously worked for over ten years with Youth Unlimited / Youth For Christ.

Mark Stromenberg


October 21, 2022

7:00 pm: Session 1


8:30 pm: Session 2


9:30 pm: Wrap Up


9:30 pm: Group Time (on or offsite)

October 22, 2022

9:00 am: Session 3


10:45 am: Breakout 1 (3 options)


11:45 am: Lunch


12:45 pm: Breakout 2 (3 options)


1:45 pm: Breakout 3 (3 options)


2:45 pm: Group Time (onsite)


3:30 pm: Session 4


4:30 pm: Wrap Up



We look forward to seeing you again and others at the Summit in 2020!

May 1-2, 2020

YMS 2020 will be hosted at Heritage Bible College in Cambridge ON at 175 Holiday Inn Dr.

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Refunds up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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