Who We Are
UR Amazing Ministries is a registered charity focused on programs for children and youth in the city of Lethbridge. Our aim is to raise the social competence in Lethbridge's high risk children aged 6 - 18 years to enable them to:
Have fun and learn to love one another
Seek help when needed, and take advice when given
Contribute to their communities through running and participating in city programs
Constructively handle conflict at school and home
Make good healthy choices for themselves
Develop their leadership skills
UR Amazing Ministries came from the Westminster Chapel Presbyterian Church children's program. Rohan and Rebecca Crown were called by Westminster in 2007, and have since planted Amazing Grace Community Church. The children's programs grew to serving more than 80 children, and moved into the community through the Amazing Kids program. Rohan and Rebecca became involved in Westminster School and the playground refurbishment project, and the local YMCA, to develop connections within the community and local businesses and programs , and expand their programs into a multi-dimensional approach to childhood and youth development. In 2016, UR Amazing Ministries achieved registered charity status.
About The Crowns
Rohan and Rebecca Crown had a wealth of youth ministry experience before they met at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Rohan was a Youth Director at Highland Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi and First Baptist Church in Clinton, Mississippi. Rebecca 's training included mission trips to Latvia, Moscow, and Brazil, as well as inner-city missions work in Macon, Georgia. They both attained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education before going to the seminary where they met, and Rohan earned his Masters of Divinity, and Rebecca finished her class requirements towards a Masters of Missions and Biblical Studies. Rohan was then employed as a math teacher and physical education instructor at Desire Street Academy, in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward in Louisiana, and Rebecca volunteered with him. The Crowns were called to Edmonton, Alberta in 2003 as an Assistant Pastor, Youth Ministry, and then to Westminster Chapel Presbyterian Church in Lethbridge in 2007 as an Associate Pastor, Church Planting Apprenticeship. Amazing Grace Community Church was started in 2009 as a daughter church to Westminster Chapel, and was particularized as a its own church in 2017.
Dianne Hayduk, CPA, CMA, MBA, is an accountant with 30+ years of experience, a resident of Calgary, Alberta and chair of UR Amazing Ministries. She has taken part as an active, advisory, or board member in several charities, and is inspired by the unique opportunity that UR Amazing has to reach a diverse and under-represented population for Christ in North Lethbridge through Rohan and Rebecca Crown.
Jonathan Schonewille does risk planning in the financial services industry. A resident of Edmonton and chair on the UR Amazing board, Jonathan likes dealing with the numbers side of things.
Jayne Bridge has lived in Lethbridge for 15 years.I have been married 15 years and have two children. I work as an Administrative Support at a local high school. I am currently serving on the board for UR Amazing Ministries. My husband and I run a youth bible study in our home Sunday nights. When I have free time I enjoy spending it with my husband and kids playing games, watching movies, going for walks or just talking life with each other.
Dr. Steven Laug has been a pastor/church planter for 40+ years and is currently working for a global non-profit organization where he has been working for the past 10+ years as Director of Mentorship and Community Development. He is a resident of Vancouver, BC and helped with the planning, development and implementation of UR Amazing. He has taken part as an active, advisory, or board member in several charities, and loves to see the way that UR Amazing has been able provide a much needed service to the children, youth and families of a diverse and under-represented population in North Lethbridge. He is privileged to be a part of what God has been doing through Rohan and Rebecca Crown