Janet Collins

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 ministry and have not been able to stay away since. I absolutely love watching people grow in their faith and helping them connect with others.

After graduating from the University of Guelph with a B.A in psychology I started on staff with Youth for Christ. During this time I completed my Master of Divinity at Tyndale Seminary and in 1999 the Lord led me into full time pastoral ministry. At this time I was also ordained by the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada. I discovered that God has called me to equip and empower people to serve him, and reach out to those around them. Before coming on staff at Lakeside I was full time faculty at Emmanuel Bible College as the Director of Expedition & Field Education where I worked to help students discover the gifts, calling, and passions God has given them.

Outside of work, I love to read, walk, scrapbook, travel, and sit on the beach.

I have always dreamed of being involved in a church such as Lakeside. A church that cares about those who do not have the hope Jesus offers. A church that desires to see believers grow in their faith, use their gifts to reach out to others and make a difference in their community. I praise God for this amazing opportunity to serve Him through the ministry of Lakeside Church.

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4