Leadership Change

United Youth Outreach has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to young people in Canada and beyond for several decades. For the past 35 years United has empowered missional leaders to impact youth with the Gospel.

As its founder, Larry Moore incorporated the ministry as a charity, multiplied its effectiveness across Canada, formed partnerships and preached the Gospel to thousands of young people. We are indebted to and honour Larry and Sandra for their years of exceptional service to the Lord through United Youth Outreach.

At the Lord’s urging to move in a new direction, Larry has resigned as Executive Director, and will still be involved as our Director Emeritus. Larry and Sandra have moved to the Regina Apostolic Church where he serves as lead pastor.

Larry says, “Though a large portion of our hearts will remain here, I believe I’m leaving the ministry in good hands, and would like to introduce you to our interim Executive Director, Ben Kostamo. Please keep United in your prayers and your giving as we move forward in what we feel the Lord has called us to do next.”

Ben has been connected with United for over 20 years. He has four children, and together with his wife Val, he has extensive experience in youth, outreach, and pastoral ministry.

Ben is an ordained minister of the Gospel through ACOP, and is an experienced Chief Paramedic, and as such is more than capable of providing leadership and managing crisis situations.

Through United, Ben worked as the Associate Director of Ministries since 2009 and has also worked with Street Invaders for 9 years, providing leadership to the BC program for 7 years. He and Val launched the Alberta Street Invaders Program in 2014. In 2012 they launched and continue to lead the Love on Fire Ministry. Many youth and young leaders have worked with the LOF team. During this time many of the youth have become followers of Christ, and both the youth and leaders have been strengthened in their walk with Him.

We are very blessed to continue in our mission at United and we have several teams that go out to equip for evangelism and preach the gospel weekly and seasonally in western Canada.

At United, we are working to go deeper in prayer and inviting more ministries to partner or join us. We are sharpening our unity through collaboration between United’s ministries to become more effective in reaching and discipling youth in Canada and beyond with the Gospel.

Thank you for standing with us in prayer and for your encouragement and support. We have some exciting vision and plans to share with you shortly!

If we can be of service to you, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.