Sydney Tilstra

Marketing + Communications Coordinator

Sydney’s favourite moments are: slightly sun- and wind-burnt face after a long day outside, fresh powder and tree runs, eating watermelon, showering in lakes, meeting new people and walking with Jesus.

Sydney graduated from Trinity Western University with a major in International Studies in the track of Global Development and Cultural Change, and with a Spanish minor. She has been in various leadership roles at her university, including the events team, discipleship groups and prison ministry. Sydney grew up serving at a camp in the Okanagan guiding youth to a relationship with Jesus.

The 2019 Youth Unlimited summer internship turned into a blessing she did not expect, as Sydney was invited to the Marketing and Communications Coordinator position. Sometimes Sydney asks herself if she is really in this role, as it is an incredible gift to her to work alongside passionate and hilarious staff while trying to achieve a beautiful mission. She is curious, and loves asking and listening to stories of youth and youth workers; it drives her passion for youth more every day.

She considers it a massive privilege to be able to share the personal stories of youth who encounter YU. Sydney shares their stories through YU’s Connections newsletters, social media, events, and other marketing tools. She admires the transformation she has seen in the youth, the resiliency of staff, and the generosity of donors.

*Any funding to Sydney’s ministry will go to where it’s most needed in Youth Unlimited.

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