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Youth Worker Community exists to empower more youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus. We do that through conferences, the Coalition, research, coaching, and resources for youth ministries.

It all started over 20 years ago as Truth Matters Ministries.

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Equipping, empowering, and relationally supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.

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We do all of this in a culture of low ego, high trust. This means we are…

Devoted Disciples // We place ourselves under the authority of Christ and Scripture. We take the Bible seriously, and invite accountability into our lives to help us become more like Jesus.


Faithful Friends // We show up for people, celebrating their wins and supporting their struggles. We see each person for who they are, not what they do.

Constantly Curious // We are committed to staying curious, always looking for new ways to serve our community better. We approach problems with an open mind, staying calm and asking “what if”, so that road blocks can be transformed into bridges.

Humble Helpers // We leave our personal agendas at the door, and seek to serve others first. We make it a priority to model this posture to those we lead.

Our Staff

Youth Worker Community is run by a group of veteran youth workers.

Sid Koop
Executive Director
Jeremy MacDonald
Director of Operations
Steve Zacharias
Director of Coaching
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Dawn Gutek

Our Team

We leverage our experience and broad network of relationships to equip each youth worker with the exact combination of resources, training and relational support that they need. 

Ben Woodman
Youth Worker Talks
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Sarah Stanley
Coaching Consultant
Rebecca Luciak
Graphic Designer
Marv Penner
Coalition for Youth
Ministry Leadership
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