Garth Friesen, MA

Professor, Youth

Garth Friesen is the professor of Youth Ministry at Steinbach Bible College.

Garth Friesen loves to explore the process of how youth & young adults grow spiritually. He has been inspiring college students in the areas of youth ministry, conflict resolution, leadership and the Psalms since 2002. Garth and his wife Wendy have three adventurous kids and love hosting people at their home or retreat property. Garth continues to be active in youth ministry as a volunteer youth worker at Emmanuel EFC’s senior high youth ministry and often speaks at youth retreats and camps. He enjoys equipping other youth workers through his involvement with the Canadian Youth Workers Conference (CYWC) and chairs the local youth ministry association (SAYL) in Steinbach. Garth’s background in ministry includes youth, young adults, and camp ministry. He loves spending time in the outdoors by mountain biking year round and running a local mountain bike club.


  • BA, Providence College, 1995
  • Certificate, Jerusalem University College, 1992
  • Physical Education Studies, University of Manitoba, 1996
  • Leadership Development Program Certificate, Medeba Adventure Learning Centre, 1999
  • MA, Providence Theological Seminary, 2002


  • Camp Programming, Red Rock Bible Camp, 1993 – 1999
  • Youth and Young Adult Worker, Emmanuel EFC, 1995 – 2003, 2015 – Present
  • Elder, Emmanuel EFC, 2004-2012
  • Capernwray Instructor, Carpernwray New Zealand, 2010
  • Outdoor Education Instructor, Totara Springs Camp, 2010
  • Instructor, Island Breeze Steinbach YWAM, 2014 – Present
  • Instructor, Mile 2 Discipleship School, 2014 – 2020
  • Faculty, SBC, 2002-Present


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