Greg Young

Executive Director
EMI Canada
Joined EMI: September 2005
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Professional Training & Experience

  • ​​​Executive Director with EMI Canada, 2010 – Present
  • Full-time service with EMI Canada, 2005 – Present
  • Private architecture firms in Vancouver, BC, 1991 – 2005
  • Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, USA, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1988

Prior to joining EMI, Greg was on staff with several architecture firms in Vancouver, BC, working on residential, education, commercial, and resort development projects.

Ministry Experience

Greg's first mission experience was during his undergrad in 1986 as a Mission Builder with YWAM. Upon completing grad school in architecture in 1991, his heart for mission work did not subside but he decided to stay in private practice for ten years to learn his profession before seeking to use it in missions. In 2001, Greg volunteered on his first EMI project and that trip changed the trajectory of his career.

After attending an EMI conference with his family in 2002, Greg volunteered on two more EMI projects, one accompanied by his wife Julie. In 2005, they both resigned from their jobs in Vancouver and moved their family to Calgary, AB where Greg became EMI Canada’s second full-time staff.

Today, Greg serves as EMI Canada’s Executive Director while remaining involved with both domestic and international EMI projects.


Greg and Julie have been married since 1994 and have three children – Caitlin (1997), Cameron (1999), and Connor (2004). Greg and Julie live in Calgary, AB where Julie works as an assistant manager for allied health at a local hospital.