Lakefield Youth Unlimited Staff

Chris Jones

For close to 20 years Chris has been involved in Church and community youth groups, drop-in programs, day camps, and high school support in small and large communities. Currently, he is the Satellite Director of Youth Unlimited in Lakefield, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

I long to see the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of youth met, so that they can attain the full potential that they have been created for.

In my spare time I love to cook, watch film festival movies and HBO series, and follow sports (ecspecially any Toronto team).
Katie Bauman
Katie is the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant with Youth Unlimited in Lakefield.

For as long as she can remember, Katie has served children, youth and adults at camps, schools and church. That's why LYU is such a great fit!

Using her administrative skills to support the LYU staff and programs, Katie enjoys knowing that her behind the scenes work has a greater purpose of assisting the youth and families of Lakefield.

With four children having flown the coop, Katie still has lots to fill her days. She helps her husband in his home building business and pursues hobbies, which involve music and art.
Sarah Jones

Sarah has almost twenty years of experience running After School Programs in large and small communities. For the past eight years she has been volunteering with Youth Unlimited in Lakefield in the 'Come Cook With Us' program. She has also been the coordinator for LYU's Christmas and Easter hampers, organized a weekly mom's night-out called "Moms in a Nuttshell," and most recently organized Family Movies on school P.D. days.

I have become the organizer for the LYU After School Program that meets during the school year, and have functioned in this capacity for the past two years. My passion is to see that young children's needs are met at an early age so that they can be equipped to realize their full potiential.
Eileen Caldwell

I have worked with children and youth for over 35 years. For the past 9 years I have been volunteering with Lakefield Youth Unlimited, and now I am the Junior High Outreach Worker.

I realize how I come alive inside when I hang out with children and youth. As much as they give to me in their honesty and love, I want to give back to help them discover how unique they are. My heart and passion is that each young person would come to realize how wonderful they are and they have a heavenly Dad who loves and adores them.

One thing that I have learnt in life is to never say, "I'm too old" to God - he isn't concerned about age just about your willingness of heart.
Amanda Moelker

Amanda has been involved in a church ministry team, community youth group, SERVE projects, young adults groups, and organizing large scale community events for almost 2 years now.

As the Sr. Youth Outreach Worker at Youth Unlimited in Lakefield, Amanda works with the drop-in programs connecting with youth from many walks of life. Her passion is to meet these youth where they’re at, show Christ-like love to them through acceptance and value, and help them achieve their full potential through finding purpose and freedom in Christ.  

Amanda loves the outdoors and is known to roll around in the mud in Ontario mud runs such as Tough Mudder. She also enjoys hiking, reading and adventurous travel.
David Garcia
(705) 651-0156

David has travelled from Guatemala to spend a full year in Canada volunteering at LYU. Although very talented in graphic design and computer tech, David decided to pursue his passion with youth at risk and work fulltime with Guatemala Youth for Christ.

Kawartha Youth Unlimited/Youth for Christ has had an ongoing partnership with Guatemala YFC for eight years by supporting, encouraging and visiting their ministry. So it is a very natural transition for David to join us in Canada to receive further training and exposure to new ideas and methods.

David loves photography and outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.