YL Women's Weekend Speakers

Our speaker this year is passionate about relationships and adventure – Put them together and you have camp!

Julie Bohni has worked in different roles in Young Life for the past 24 years and has a private counselling practice so she comes to us with relational, scriptural and story-telling experience. She loves people’s stories and walking along-side them to experience how connection with self, others, and a creator produce love and compassion. She also enjoys anything outdoors (hiking, biking, snow shoeing, snowboarding, skiing, rollerblading), cooking, coffee (but only decaf – which may surprise you when you see her energy), and chocolate (especially dark chilli).
Julie has been married to Peter for 18 years and they have 3 kids, ages 14, 13, and 8.

Carola Meerkerk

Bible Study Leader
Carola - Women's Retreat

Carola Meerkerk is a nationally nominated songwriter singer. She is a teacher for the international ministry called Bible Study Fellowship. As with her songs, her speaking from God’s Word is uplifting and encouraging. She is passionate about Jesus and her walk with Him.

Through dark valleys and mountain peaks of life, she has found great joy and peace in her faith, and her Savior, faithful. Carola is involved with Young Life Committee in Burnaby, BC and is a member of the YLWW Planning Team as our Prayer Chair!