Growing up in a family that saw the importance of sharing Christ’s love motivated Sharon to attend Briercrest Bible College to study youth and counselling. It was there that she was befriended by teachers with a missionary heart who encouraged her to seek out opportunities to serve youth. And so, it was no surprise when Sharon joined YU in 1994 and she’s been here ever since!
Now married to Dave (also a YU staff member), Sharon has three teens of her own: Riley, Rahul and Macey.
This prairie girl has been putting her education to work by equipping leaders to effectively disciple youth. Whether coaching, tutoring, leading weekly clubs, drop-in centers, Bible Study groups, trips, camps, outdoor pursuits, ‘Girls Nights Out’ or one-on-one mentoring, Sharon’s heart for the youth continues to drive her to serve.
Currently, Sharon is the Artistic Director at Jesters Theatre—a safe place for kids who love theatre. She has seen first-hand how theatre develops self-confidence, promotes spontaneity and sparks the imagination—all of which help build meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging.
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