Feb 12th, 2022
Regina Apostolic Church
808 Assiniboine Avenue E
Youth Worker Speakers
Randy Carter loves working with students! He regularly can be heard saying, “Why would anyone choose to work with adults when they can work with students?” Randy has been involved in youth ministry since 1979, eleven years of which he served as a youth pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Since July 1994 Randy has been an itinerant youth speaker and a youth ministry consultant with Straight Talk Ministries. Randy’s unique blend of humour and direct approach to truth allows him to captivate the listener and drive home truth in a relevant and meaningful way. Randy has spoken throughout Canada, as well as into the United States and even as far as Malaysia.
Chris Drinnan grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan where he yielded his life to Jesus as a child. Summer camp, youth group, a praying mom and a faithful mentor all influenced Chris’ decision to pursue God’s call to vocational ministry. Receiving a degree from Eston College, a diploma from SAIT and a Masters from Ambrose University all helped equip Chris for the work ahead. Marrying Jenna ensured that he had the best company for the ride and together they are raising four children Lucy-Rae (8), Miah (5), Matthew (3) and Autumn (1). Chris serves as an Associate / Student Ministries Pastor at Hillcrest Apostolic Church in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. Chris’ heart is to see the next generation of Jesus followers raised up and equipped to serve in the church.
Larry has been involved in youth ministry for over 35 years, and is presently the Executive Director of United Youth Outreach, the covering for Street Invaders, Equipping, and various other outreaches. He was born in Ontario, started ministry in New Brunswick (youth worker – 9 years), then Saskatchewan (Youth Pastor/Senior Pastor – 10 years), Calgary (Associate Pastor – 5 years) and finally in his position as Executive Director for the past 18 years.
His heart is to see people – especially students won to Christ, developed into powerful disciples and sent out as influencers for the Kingdom of Light. He believes that one of the best ways we can see this happen is to influence those who influence students – youth leaders.
Larry is married to Sandra and they have 4 grown children: Adam, Greg, Luke, Daniel and 1 furboy; Baxter The Wonderdog. He also continues to believe that one day the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup (a man of faith indeed).
Rick is presently serving in Equipping, a Youth and Children’s Worker training seminar based out of United Youth Outreach. He has served in youth ministry for over 30 years and has a passion for students to experience a living relationship with Christ that will change their life and their world. Rick is married with 3 married children and has 6 grandkids. His favourite sport is hockey, which makes him truly Canadian.
Children’s Worker Speakers
Janelle Hoos is passionate about Jesus, kids, and kidmin volunteers. Her mission is to help empower children’s ministry volunteers – especially those who work in small and rural churches.
Janelle grew up as a rural church pastor’s kid and committed her life to Jesus at a very young age. She attended Canadian Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education majoring in Christian Education. For over 20 years, Janelle has served in Children’s Ministry in large and small churches.
Along the way, Janelle served in the nursery, Sunday School, VBS, community children’s programs, mid-week club programs, and summer day camps; she has also designed and written missions programs and projects, VBS’s, Sunday School curriculum, and mid-week programs.
Through WellEquippedVolunteer.com, Janelle empowers children’s ministry volunteers with free resources and ideas to become more effective. Janelle is the author of The Well Equipped Volunteer Children’s Ministry Handbook.
Karson & Ryane Evanovich
We have been married for 7 years with two kids. We have a heart to see the Next Generation active in their faith and have a real relationship with Jesus, walking with Him daily. We believe you’re never too young to know God, be known by God and be used by God. Karsons been involved in youth minsitery for 10 years. Ryane has a BA in Biblical Studies, completed an extended internship working with kids who have contact with the RCMP, as well as been involved in both youth and children ministry for 9 years. For the last 3 years we have been the Next Gen Pastors in Nipawin, SK.
Equipping’s purpose is to train youth and children’s workers so that they are equipped to minister effectively to this generation. Our heart is to impart, instruct, inspire and connect with you as a leader, so you can be your best!