NATHAN WIEBE (Executive Director)
Nathan started his professional career as the program director of the SCCYI in May of 2014 after graduating with a degree in Psychology from Briercrest. Since that time, Nathan has increased our programming to include a coffee shop, an after-school meal, tutoring, guitar lessons and an art initiative. In July of 2017, Nathan took over as the Executive Director and oversees the overall happenings of the SCCYI. Nathan’s past experience as a coach, mentor and counsellor, combined with his work ethic and vision for the future, make him an effective leader at The Center and in our community.
Going forward, Nathan has been working toward making a difference in our community by certifying himself in Mental Health First aid, First Aid, Plan to Protect, Safe Places, as well as VITRA Training. Nathan’s experience in sports has taught him how to be a team player and work well with other community based organizations, businesses and service groups.
KENTON UNRUH (Program Director)
Kenton has been working and volunteering at The Center since 2012. Kenton has a passion for the wellbeing of the youth in our community, and it shows in the way he relates and connects with every student that comes into The Center. Kenton plays a significant role in the development and implementation of the programming here at The Center as the Program Director. He heads up the Gate youth group on Monday nights, he oversees programming, and works to build into the lives of the youth every chance he gets.
Kenton is investing in the youth community by certifying himself in Safe Places, Plan to Protect, Violence Threat Risk Assessment, Mental Health First Aid and First Aid. He is excited to continue building relationships with youth, helping them to make a positive, meaningful impact in our community.
MEGAN JACKSON (Youth & Family Counsellor)
Megan joined the team at The Center in September 2018. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and English from Augustana University where she also played 4 years of varsity basketball in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Megan also has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Briercrest Seminary. She has coached both basketball and volleyball at SCCHS, and continues to officiate both sports. Megan also had the privilege of coaching with the U17 girls Surge basketball club team for the past 3 years.
Her greatest passion is working alongside young people and families to discover their strengths and build new skills to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with individuals and families (and love working with tweens, teenagers, and young adults), especially in the areas of communication skills, peer relationships, self-harm, disordered eating, anxiety, and other social and emotional issues.
JIM MAGEE – MA, CPC
Hello my Name is Jim Magee. I have been a youth, adult, family and marriage counsellor for 30 years. Over these years I have developed a wealth of understanding, knowledge and experience. I am very open, transparent and comfortable in sharing personally so that others can feel comfortable in sharing themselves.
My goal is to help empower people, whatever their situation, to a point of healing and wholeness, so that they can experience life to the fullest.
My hope and prayer is that people will have the courage and confidence to come, find and receive help in a safe and caring environment.
AMANDA PENNER (Community & Office Director)
Mandy joined the staff at The Center in September 2018. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Briercrest, and has spent many years working in camp ministry. Mandy spent three years in Thailand with her husband teaching before coming back to Canada to work in camp ministry. Together they have worked at camps in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and are currently settling in at West Bank Bible Camp.
Mandy loves being a support to others and helping them to excel in what they are trying to accomplish, whether that is sitting down for a coffee and a chat, or making sure that things are running smoothly in the background. She is excited to use her skills to help bring a positive impact to everyone who visits The Center.
DAVE & BECKY FUNK (Support Staff)
Dave and Becky are our husband and wife support staff ‘DREAM-TEAM’. Dave first started volunteering at The Center around 5 years ago, and Becky not long after. Both Dave and Becky have a heart for youth, and a hunger to serve in our community. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate them being such a huge part of the SCCYI.
You might see both Dave and Becky on the weekend, running our weekend Drop-in nights. Or you might even see Becky everyday after school making snacks, as well as the free hot supper on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Thanks for all you do guys!