When & Where

For Grade 9 – 12 Students

WEDNESDAYS 7:00- 9:00pm

Use the door on the side marked Youth/ Jolt.

Our Mission: To engage young people in the pursuit of falling passionately in love with Jesus and to disciple them as they become more like Him.

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The Vineyard YOUth E-Squad are a group of committed students that love to serve, seek God and helps make everyone at YOUth feel loved and accepted. The E-Squad owns the atmosphere for every guest; they own the responsibility for making every student feel like a VIP.

The Leaders

Greg Hamm

Greg has a passion to see the next generation equipped for ministry in the real world. Greg is an enthusiastic and energetic leader who longs to see the Kingdom of God come through the youth. He believes this is possible through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and challenges youth to pursue Jesus passionately. Greg loves Jesus, his wife Whitney and three kids, Aaron, Alexa and Riley. He is a self proclaimed foodie that cannot say no to coffee dates.

Conrad Buckley

Conrad is passionate about sharing God’s love to everyone, even if they cannot see the love themselves.  Conrad has a desire to teach the next generation of this unwavering love.  He is a good listener and a deep thinker.  Conrad is married with two beautiful children, Inara and Toby.  Conrad loves all things STAR WARS and Apple. His hope and prayer is also to see the next generation fall so in love with Jesus that they don’t need “fixing” later.

Steve Reems

Steve has jumped into youth ministry with both feet since 2017. Working hard his whole life to provide for his future and family, Steve had a radical encounter with Jesus in April 2016. His own efforts, accomplishments and savings did not give him the happiness and comfort he craved. God got his attention and refocused his life in a powerful way. Steve desires every student to realize Gods plan is the best plan and to pursue Him wholeheartedly.
Steve is married to his lovely wife Chantel and have a young son Liam.

Melissa Kuse

Melissa Kuse has been leading at YOUth since spring of 2016. Growing up in Penticton and attending the Vineyard church for 18 years now she knows the distinct challenges girls face in this unique town. Melissa worked at McDonald’s and was Greg’s boss back in 2003. Now an elementary school teacher, she has a passion for kids and for the great plans God has for each child of His.

Skyler Suggs

Sklyer grew up in the Saint Louise area in the US. His whole family was heavily involved with sports and he was no exception. Skyler received numerous football scholarships and had a dream of going to the NFL. God’s plans are always better than our plans and Skyler always loves to share how God has turned him around in many ways! Sklyer loves working out and has started a personal training business.

Vanessa Suggs

Newly wed Vanessa grew up in Penticton and has been attending the Penticton Vineyard church since 2001. (maybe a bit after, she can’t remember) She loves life and has a deep joy that only God can provide. Spend 10 minutes with Vanessa and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. She lives her life doing her best to reflect Christ and wants to share God with others in all she does. She is very competitive and will take any 1v1 basketball challenges!