Our Staff

Roxanne

Roxanne

Roxanne Dyck discovered that children’s books are beautiful, fabulous, and poignant…all while trying to keep her extremely active first child from tearing her house apart. Skill-building, imagination-blossoming, relationship-building…who knew that reading together could be so great?! Since 2009, Roxanne and her husband Dwayne along with countless others have worked to provide some of what they ensured for their own kids – a safe, caring place where literacy is valued, encouraged and engaged in together, with individualized support all along the way…LITGROUPS: Linguistic Inspiration Together! Roxanne has a 2-year certificate from Winkler Bible Institute, a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (a gold medal recipient for Music Education program) from Brandon University, as well as a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate from Assiniboine Community College. She is also a certified Coachnet International coach. She has taught for the Brandon School Division and Westman Immigrant Services, and has taught piano privately for 20 years. Roxanne has worked with at-risk youth as a drop-in staff, as well as with volunteers and new staff as a mentor and trainer with Westman Youth For Christ.
Kristen

Kristen

Kristen Letkeman has always loved working with kids and has a passion for helping them reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. She believes in the power of building healthy relationships and creating a safe space for kids to learn and grow in. Kristen is currently a student at Brandon University, entering into her fourth year of the Integrated Education Program. She hopes to become an early years teacher and loves all the experience that she is getting through working with LitGroups.

Kristen started her time with LitGroups as a volunteer in January of 2017, came on staff that fall, and has been with us ever since! Her favourite part of LitGroups is seeing the kids grow and learn and being able to be a part of the “ah-ha!” moments that they have. She loves to laugh and have fun with the kids and you can often find her joking around with them.

When Kristen isn’t at work or school, she loves to be outside doing things like camping and hiking. She loves being with her friends and family and values living in community with others. Quite often you’ll find her cozied up with a good book and cup of coffee.

Ainsley

Ainsley

Ainsley Nelson is from Brandon Manitoba and is excited to be leading the Green Acres LITGROUP this school-year. She is currently in her Pre-nursing year at Brandon University and is looking forward to this fulfilling career path she has chosen.  Ainsley volunteered with LITGROUPS in her grade 12 year and in the summer of 2019 and now she is leading her very own group! While working at YFC she is most thankful for the opportunity of being able to create positive impacts on children’s lives.
Emily

Emily

Emily Hildebrandt is originally from Alberta. She went to Millar College of the Bible and met her husband Everett there. Emily went to Bible School to learn more about God and the Bible so that she can share with others about Jesus. After Emily completed her 4-year degree, Everett and Emily got married and moved to Brandon in 2017. She loves to hang out with her friends, colour, doing sewing projects and people watch with her husband.
Emily is working with both the LITGROUPS and Faith Group program. Emily has a smiling, bubbling personality, and loves getting to know people. Emily loves to work with children of all ages, she wants to help children to grow more not only as a person, but also in their relationship with God in the faith program.