Staff & Leaders

Elders

Damon Davis

Elder

Damon is married to his amazing wife Laurel and they have three children: Daniel, Amanda and Joseph. Damon has served on the prayer team, Alpha, small groups and is a church planter with Lakeside Downtown. Damon is passionate about discipling people, the vision of Lakeside Church and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Damon works…

Jim Lowe

Elder

Jim & Deb will celebrate 38 years of marriage this year! They have four children, Amy (married to Greg), Andrew, Sarah (married to Matt) and Steve (married to Ange). Their three grandchildren, Austin, Lila and Anderson are also a joyful and important part of their lives. For the last 30 years Jim has been employed…

Rose MacQueen

Elder

Rose has been blessed with three lovely adult daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law, and an adorable grandson! She and her family came to Lakeside in 1994 and have found it to be a wonderful community offering tremendous support in the midst of the challenges life throws at us, as well as many opportunities to grow in…

Trevor Dick

Elder

Trevor was born in Nigeria, Africa, to missionary parents, but his family returned to Canada after the sudden death of his father. He started playing the violin at 7 years old, around the same time that he gave his life to Jesus. He went on to study music professionally and holds degrees in Music and…

Walter Scott

Elder

When Walter was 18, he accepted Christ at a church youth weekend. Since that time he has tried to live out his favourite verses of Scripture, Romans 12:1-3. Walter is very happily married to his wife, Hazel, and they have been blessed with three sons and three grandchildren, who each bring them great joy. During…

Lakeside Staff

Andrea Groenewald

Counsellor

It was over 22 years ago that my family joined the Lakeside Community. And, it was over 15 years ago that I partnered with Lakeside Church, counselling and coaching with Five Star Relationships, focusing on helping people, ‘Unleash their Potential!’

Bill Landsborough

Financial Records Manager

After a long career in leather manufacturing, I joined Lakeside staff in 2004 as Executive Director. Currently I am semi-retired, working three days a week at Lakeside managing and processing financial transactions. I have been blessed with a beautiful wife, Lillian, whom I have been married to for more than 40 years, an amazing daughter,…

Brian Bulger

Director of Recovery Ministries

My wife and I have been involved in various ministries since coming to Lakeside in 1990. One of my major responsibilities and passions is leading a ministry called Celebrate Recovery! What a privilege to watch God transform and restore lives from brokenness, addictive habits and life’s hang ups into fully devoted followers of Christ! I…

Chris Deeves

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

God brought me to Lakeside in 2001 after I had received a BA in Music and was teaching private music lessons. In 2006 I joined the staff team after serving for four years on the worship music team. My main areas of focus are to curate worship experiences in a team environment and to lead…

Daine Kuiken-Rogers

Facility Maintenance & Cleaning Coordinator

I have been attending Lakeside for over 12 years now, met my wife here, and wanted to give back to my church by helping in any way I could. Coming from a medical background, maintenance was a bit of a change for me, but I have always relished a new challenge. I am enjoying my…

Daniel Bell

Pastor of Student Ministries

My family and I came to Lakeside in September 2013 and have loved being a part of this community ever since. I am passionate about empowering youth with the gospel and showing them what it means to experience and share the life transforming power of Jesus. It is important to me to build good relationships…

Dave Saunders

Facility Maintenance & Cleaning Assistant

I have been attending Lakeside with my beautiful wife, Debra, since 2001. In 2011, after 25 years at the University of Guelph, I came on board as the facility cleaner and now work as the Facility Maintenance & Cleaning Assistant. I love it here! The staff are wonderful. They really have a love for the…

Debbie Saunders

Office Administrator & Co-ordinator of Hospitality Volunteers

I have been coming to Lakeside Church since 2001. My husband is Dave Saunders and we have two sons, Chad and  Brett. Chad and his wife Stephanie live in New Brunswick with our beautiful grandson Caden. I previously worked in the manufacturing sector for over 30 years but when one door closes God opens another. I…

Elizabeth Lengyel

Griefwalk Program Coordinator

Lakeside became a second home in 2001. A lot of changes have been made since those days! Combining my passion to serve and mentor others with years of experience as teacher, facilitator, coach, counsellor and human resources, I am now the Program Coordinator for our Griefwalk Ministry. Personally, I like to stay active. A fitness…

Emma Field

Family Ministries Coordinator

I am a newlywed and have only recently moved to Guelph with my husband, Duncan. We are very excited to be joining the Guelph community, and to get connected at Lakeside! God has brought me on a journey through Christian camps, campus ministry, and now Lakeside. Throughout these experiences, one thing has become clear: God…

Jacob Moore

Technical Manager

Having been a part of the Lakeside community my entire life, it was a blessing when I was asked to come on board the staff team at Lakeside in 2013 as Technical Manager. As Technical Manager, I look after many aspects of the equipment and tech at Lakeside. Some of these areas include the sound…

Janet Collins

Director of Spiritual Growth

I feel extremely blessed that the Lord has called me to be on the staff team of Lakeside Church as the Director of Spiritual Growth. My wonderful husband Jonathan and I were married in June 2007 and came to Lakeside Church in 2008. After a few short months I became involved in the small group…

Jeff Groenewald

Interim Senior Leader

I have been attending Lakeside since 1993 along with my wife, Andrea. In 2017, I stepped into the role of Interim Senior Leader, and give overall leadership to Lakeside’s ministries. It’s a joy to lead at Lakeside, a place that I love, and a place that I’ve served at for many years. In addition, you’ll…

Johanna Kelly

CR Ministry Apprentice

I was introduced to Lakeside Church in 2005 as a ‘spiritual seeker.’ A year later I began a relationship with Jesus and married my husband Nicholas in 2007. We have been gifted with two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Kate. My family was a part of the Lakeside Downtown church plant and we are blessed to…

Justin Sytsma

Campus Pastor, Lakeside Downtown

Lakeside has always been home for me, ever since I was a child. I have so many great memories growing up in Lakeside Kids and Lakeside student ministry. My experience growing up here deeply impacted my desire to give back, serve, and further God’s mission through Lakeside. In January 2007, the ministry team took a chance…

Kathleen Elliott

Communications Coordinator

I felt God leading me to Lakeside many years before I actually walked through the doors on Aug. 11, 2002. But I never imagined He would use me like He has. I left a full-time career in 2004 with no idea what to do next and eight weeks later I found myself — a busy…

Kim Wheeler

Lakeside Kids Director

I am passionate about seeing kids grow and learn. I count myself extremely privileged to be the Lakeside Kids Director where I play a part in guiding kids to a better understanding of God, helping them grow in wisdom, faith and friendship. I am thankful to work alongside a talented group of co-workers and volunteers…

Pauline Whyte

Visual Communications

I oversee the Visual Communication area at Lakeside. I’ve been on staff since 1993. That’s 20+ years of opportunity to continually create in a church environment. Some weeks I’m focused on design concepts for an overall series, other weeks I’m tackling a set design or prop, helping plan message components, or designing promotional material for…

Rena Agocs

Database Manager

My husband Frank and I have attended this community called Lakeside since 2008. We have three children and eight grandchildren. I enjoy travel, reading, and various crafts. My job and the people I work with have been a real blessing to me. Volunteering with the communion prep team and greeting (as well as being involved…

Sherra Lee Bridle

Administrative Assistant & Facility Coordinator

I am an Administrative Assistant and the Facility Coordinator for Lakeside Central and Lakeside Downtown/HOPE House. My areas of responsibility include providing administrative support to Jeff Groenewald and overseeing all facility rentals and room bookings at both of our locations. My office hours are Monday–Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. My husband Dave and…

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