I have been working in the church world for more than 10 years. Prior to coming to Lakeside I was the planting and lead pastor of a church in Toronto. I also spent quite a few years working in youth outreach, leading and speaking weekly to youth of all different faith backgrounds. My greatest passion is to create environments where people who know Jesus, and people who don’t…all gather together to explore what it means to know and experience the power of Jesus in their life.
My favourite passage is Acts 15:19: “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.” I love being part of a team that creates every environment with this mindset.
I am married to Tryphena and we have two young children. Being a father means my hobbies include drinking coffee and folding laundry (in that order). When I have spare time, I love to put on my tool belt. It doesn’t really matter what I’m doing as long as people and power tools are involved. If you creep my Spotify account, you will find 90s hip hop, spontaneous worship songs that last 17 minutes, dancehall music and country… None of that was a typo. Just thought you should know.