About Us

The Door Youth Centre – Centre Wellington is one of the eleven satellites of Highlands Youth for Christ, which is a regional chapter of Youth for Christ Canada. Highlands Youth for Christ has been serving the Highlands region since 1978 and it’s head office is located in Orangeville.

We Exists To:

  • Provide a safe environment for youth to be in
  • Offer marginalized youth and their families alternatives of hope through programs and opportunities that encourage the development of the whole person, including mental, social, physical and spiritual aspects
  • Communicate Christian values to youth

Meet our staff:

Doug Calder

Doug CalderDoug, a longtime Fergus YFC volunteer, joined our staff team in October 2011 as our new director and is helping to get our satellite more well-known in the community and prepare Centre Wellington for the future as we look into becoming our own chapter. Doug connects easily with guys and girls love his father’s heart for them. Doug is particularly gifted with mentoring young men and has kept connected with several of The Door’s youth from 8-10 years ago. Doug is directing Centre Wellington YFC part-time right now as he works on raising his salary. He is looking for partners in this area.

When Doug is not @ The Door, he is probably working on his farm, where he is the 5th generation living there with his wife, Sandi and 3 kids, Sarah, Josh & Rebekah. Doug enjoys hiking, climbing, and outdoors in general.

Kelly Culp

Kelly CulpKelly is Centre Wellington’s Youth Worker which is a catchall for person who does everything. Kelly came to The Door as a student working on her placement from Loyalist College and fell in love with it and so never left. Currently, Kelly’s schedule is packed with participating in or running different programs like drop-in, Project Serve, Home With a Heart, Community Serve, Jr. High program, and Campus Life.

Other than working at The Door Kelly loves to spend time with her family, friends, and neighbours, swimming, biking, hiking, and pretty much anything else outside, as well as spending time with her church.

Karen Bast

Karen BastKaren was with YFC in Centre Wellington from 2005-2013. Officially a Campus Life Worker, Karen’s spent the last part of her work here involved in an exciting & challenging adventure starting a YFC satellite in Guelph. Karen is now the Director of The Door in Guelph and she is loving every minute of it. While in Guelph Karen has been volunteering with the local high school, running the program called Street, where she walked the streets of Fergus to seek out teens in need of help, and supervising the weekend program Drop In.

When Karen is not @ The Door she is likely enjoying time with her family (husband James, daughters Chloe and Laurel and son Liam), knitting something out of 100% natural fibres, trying to find some volleyball or badminton to play or hugging a tree.