Graham & Shannon


We work with young people ages 10-24, but the main focus is with high school students. We work hard to establish nurturing and caring relationships and to invite them to be part of a Christ-centered community - the Church. Much of our connection with young people takes place on high school campuses - particularly alongside alternate school programs.

Ministry Description:

From classroom settings, to day trips and multi-day trips, we are present in the lives of young people who struggle with a wide variety of issues. Outside of the school setting, we seek to engage young people in groups and individually, over lunch, on a hike, a bike ride, or on a multi-day trip. “Being present” means listening, helping youth understand their struggles, supporting change, and encouraging them to ask the right questions. Being part of a Christian organization in a secular instituion (especially where there is much disinformation, distrust and confusion around the church) takes wisdom, patience, and a heavy reliance upon God that He would use our efforts to make a difference for His glory.
Our Vancouver team has 10 staff and our ministry area covers Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore. Under a newly appointed area director, we are becoming more involved in each other’s ministry and seeking ways for more effective collaboration. Much of our current collaboration is with community agencies and organizations. We feel honoured to make this a big part of our ministry too.

Prayer Requests:

• For physical and mental health, energy, creativity, and spirit-led guidance in our ministry and in my family
• For unity for our 10-strong Vancouver Youth Unlimited team as we seek to effectively work together to bring a change to the spiritual landscape of Vancouver
• For God’s provision for financial support both personally as well as for the various area projects that require funding
• For wisdom and grace to respond to others with the love of Jesus in the midst of challenging social and political times


Greater Vancouver Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited (, external link)
Organization contact info (how to give): Youth Unlimited, 115-12975 84 AVE. Surrey, BC, V3W 1B3

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