Serving Saint John
for over 32 years

Our Story

Saint John Inner City Youth Ministry was established in 1989 as a project of the Diocese of Fredericton and the Parish of Trinity Church to provide more effective ministry to the residents of the south end of Saint John. ICYM has since established an ever growing network of community partners.

Today, ICYM has expanded their efforts into several of the priority neighbourhoods in Saint John. Their programs have continued to develop and change over the years to adapt to the needs of the community.

Our Mission

We are a Christian organization that supports children, youth and families through relationship building and encourages social, physical, emotional and spiritual growth.

Our Vision

We are a resilient community built on healthy connections for current and future generations.

Our team

Erin Rideout - Executive Director

Erin was hired as Executive Director of ICYM in April of 2016 having previously volunteered with Inner City’s Youth Connection Program. She is a commissioned Threshold Evangelist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Thomas University and is pursuing her Master’s of Ministry in Cultural Engagement at Threshold School of Ministry & St. Stephen’s University.

Her background includes various non-profit & Ministry roles in fundraising, volunteer recruitment, program development and client services. Passionate about trauma-informed community work Erin became an ACE Interface Master Trainer teaching NEAR Science (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resilience). Erin is also a Community Food Mentor (CFM) through NB Food Security Action Network as part of a province-wide network of certified individuals who share their skills in food and nutrition within their own communities.

Erin approaches community development and ministry with a relational, collaborative, trauma-informed framework and takes joy in sharing the love of Christ with her community.
Kate Selig- Food Security Program Assistant

Kate joined the staff of ICYM as a part-time Food Security Program Assistant in February 2021. She has degrees in International Development and Midwifery and has worked in community development and maternal health in a variety of settings. Kate is passionate about creating and building community, believing that relationships are foundational to strong communities, and that food security and literacy should be community goals.

Kate and her family have called Saint John their home base for over a decade. A neighbour once referred to their little white house as “The house with the chickens and all the kids”, which is fairly accurate.
Board Of Directors

Rev. Steven Scribner- Chair (Trinity Church )
Rev. Jasmine Chandra- Vice-Chair (Stone Church)
Brian Earle- Treasurer (Stone Church)
Cynthia Dupere- Secretary
Rev. Canon Keith Osborn (Anglican Diocese of Fredericton)
Debora Kantor (Threshold Ministries)
Suzanne Irving (Trinity Church)
Ellen Kelly (Stone Church)
Mary Larder (Stone Church)
Ben Gillcrist (St John the Baptist/King Edward School)
Victoria Lawrence ( Hazen-White/St Francis School)
Caitlin Corkum (Centennial School)
Jill Nylen (Glen Falls School)

with your help, we are changing lives