There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the incarnation.                          MADELEINE L’ENGLE 

8 months to give birth to a vision for cities :

8 months to become rooted in God

8 months to become rooted in yourself

8 months to become rooted in
the city

Every year from October 1 to May 31
     Who we are > Our team

Pierre LebelPierre LeBel

Pierre likes working in his garden where he grows raspberries and an abundance of grapes (for jelly) all the while creating a kind of urban oasis. But he also likes wandering in the streets of the city, meeting friends for coffee, going to the Jazz Festival, watching a good film or going to an art show. He established YWAM in Montreal in 1986 and is passionate about urban ministry. He’s a member of YWAM’s Canadian Leadership Team as well as the NA City Ministries Leadership Team. His primary calling has been to interpret the gospel in the postchristian culture of today. This has led him to create, with YWAM Montreal staff, various ministries towards contemporary spiritual seekers, the world of the arts and students. He published a first book in 2006. Pierre and his wife, Alice, have 3 children (all of whom are married) and four grandchildren.

Jenya (Juok Kim)

Hello. I really love life, nature, cities, people, cultures, and languages. I really love children as well. I studied Russian literature and journalism in my country (South Korea) and a few years later I studied theology at Russian Baptist seminary. Outdoor sports and all that is adventurous fascinates me. Another thing that interests me is to meet new people and hear their stories. I am currently on staff with the Urban Cultures DTS and I lead bible studies a UQAM .

Alyce Hardee Johnson

Alyce joined the YWAM Montreal team after completing the UCDTS in 2011, but her journey in Quebec started as a child when her family frequently traveled to Quebec for various missions and artistic projects. Originally from North Carolina, she somehow found her way down to the deep south of Mississippi to receive her bachelor's degree in visual arts and photography from Belhaven University before coming to Montreal. Over the course of her time here she met Chris, another American who has a special place in his heart for Canadians, and the two of them fell in love and were married this past summer.
Alyce is excited about autumn, good conversation around a cup of coffee, cooking for friends, and creativity in all of its forms. She loves to uncover God in unexpected ways in the city and people around her. You can currently find her working with the Urban Cultures DTS, giving photography workshops at a local homeless drop-in center, and pursuing photography projects of her own. See some of her photography here and here.

Noémie Jean-Bourgeault

Noémie loves above all to meet new people and chat. She began to work with YWAM in 2006, Singapore and subsequently juggled with her degree in art / psychology and internship in events management in China and England. An imagination activist, passionate for all that is "something new", she is currently working on building platforms to encourage cultural and artistic exchanges. Artist herself ( she gets a lot of her inspiration through her creative process that encourage experimentation and free expression. You can find her at "Le Placard", neighborhood cafe, where she moved her studio to be closer to people and explore the need of her community.

Pierre-Elie Gillard

Pierre-Elie is passionate about new technology and IT. He loves bicycling and practices rock climbing whenever the opportunity presents itself. Of Franco-Swiss origin, he is passionate about missions in the french speaking world. After his discipleship training school in 2002, he worked as staff with discipleship training schools that traveled to madagascar for the outreach phase. He also worked in the development of a nursing home on the eastern coast of Madagascar.
 From 2006 to 2012 he primarily worked in Guadeloupe along side the YWAM leader Samuel Legendart in order to create a YWAM center there which through the DTS's would radiate into Haiti, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and French Guiana.
 Married to a Quebecoise woman since the 1st of June and still passionate about the french speaking world and the islands, he arrived in Montreal in January 2013. He is currently working to create and develop a platform of communication for all of the french speaking YWAM bases, and in developing an Urban Niko camp in Montreal. As a volunteer, he is involved in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve burrow helping youth in difficult situations. Lastly he also works in the development of websites for different missions organizations.


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