Staff & Leaders

Elders

Beth Round

Elder

I came to Guelph to attend university, and that is when I found out about Jesus because a new friend took the time to tell me about Him. My family is presently part of the community at Lakeside Downtown where I am so glad to serve with the prayer team and lead a small group.…

Damon Davis

Elder

I am married to my beautiful Laurel and we have three children; Daniel, Amanda and Joseph. I have Christian service spanning youth ministry, leading Christian camps, teaching, radio ministry and leadership. I have made Lakeside my home since 2010 where I serve in the prayer ministry, church planting at Lakeside Downtown, Alpha, small groups and…

Noelle Baker

Elder

I grew up in a Christian home just north of Brantford, and became a follower of Christ at a young age. Enjoying both science and math, I graduated from the University of Ottawa with degrees in biochemistry and chemical engineering. It was there that I met my husband, Colin, a fellow Engineer (yes, we have…

Rose MacQueen

Elder

My family and I 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 our faith and to serve. I enjoy serving at the Next Steps Booth and with the…

Sharon Schmidt

Elder

I met Jesus as a child in northern BC, where I grew up as a preacher’s kid. For the past 14 years I’ve been in full-time ministry to refugees, based in Kitchener. I’m a mom of 3 children and soon-to-be 7 grandchildren, who all give me much joy. I started attending Lakeside in 2008, after…

Trevor Dick

Elder

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

Wiebe Kroezen

Elder

I was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada when I was three years old, and grew up in a Christian home in Fergus. I met my wife, Dixie while in college in British Columbia. We moved back to Ontario and have now been married for more than 18 years. We started attending Lakeside in…

Lakeside Staff

Brian Bulger

Director of Recovery Ministries

My wife, Barb (1963-2018) 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!…

Daniel Bell

Site Pastor, Lakeside Downtown

As the Site Pastor at Lakeside Downtown I love leading people to encounter God and experience his life-changing power in and beyond our gatherings. I have a passion for seeing God’s spirit move in the lives of people downtown Guelph and in all parts of our city. I believe that God is leading us to…

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…

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…

Jeff Groenewald

Executive Pastor

I have been attending Lakeside since 1993 along with my wife, Andrea. In 2017, I stepped into the role of Interim Senior Leader (now Executive Pastor), 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.…

Johanna Kelly

Associate Pastor, Lakeside Downtown (Currently on Leave)

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 part of the Lakeside Downtown church plant and we are blessed to call…

Judy Lovell

Cleaner

My job here at Lakeside is to provide a clean facility. I love my job and I always have a smile while cleaning. I’ve made some great friends who come to the church.

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…

Kevin Lloyd

Financial Controller

My wife, Mary and I are happy to make Lakeside our spiritual home, believing God led us here just over three years ago. We got involved right away and now co-lead a small group in Fergus and share leadership in GroupLink where we get to meet other people within the Lakeside family. We also use…

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…

Larry Sosnoski

Maintenance Supervisor

Hi! I’m Larry Sosnoski. Lakeside Church has been my church home since 1994. In fact my wife, Darlene, and I were married here 25 years ago. You might know me from the parking lot where I volunteered for over 20 years. I’m the father of two wonderful sons, Joe and Duane, and the happy grandfather of…

Marc Gagnon

Teaching Pastor

If you told me that I would grow up to become a teaching pastor, I probably would have laughed. Years later (I’m not even sure if I count as a grown up), that is the title next to my name. I think the reason I struggled with this so much in the past is that…

Melissa Goetz

Family Ministries Coordinator (Currently on Leave)

I sensed God’s presence in my life from a very early age. Years of seeking and questioning led me to Lakeside in 2001. I got involved in kids ministry and small groups right away, and accepted Christ in my life soon after. Unfortunately, due to difficult life circumstances, I fell away from church, and God,…

Mike Tabet

Youth Pastor

I am so grateful to be joining the Lakeside Church team in 2020! I have just graduated from Tyndale University with a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology. I am convinced that God has brought me to Lakeside to help mold and shape our young people into wise and bold followers of Jesus. Youth Ministry…

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…

Robyn Elliott

Pastor of Spiritual Growth & Leadership Development

Born in Barbados, sun, sand and warmth are in my bones. On any given day I’d rather be digging for sand dollars with my toes… just sayin’… BUT, Canada is now my home and I am grateful for it – it’s where I met my husband Steve, and we raised our three kids. I grew up…

Sherra Lee Bridle

Administrative Assistant & Facility Coordinator

My areas of responsibility include providing administrative support to Jeff Groenewald and overseeing all facility rentals and room bookings. My office hours are Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday, 9-2, Thursday 9-4, and Friday 9-3. My husband Dave and I have four grown daughters, two son-in-laws, one granddaughter, and a dog named Barney. I enjoy traveling, reading, volunteering,…

Susan Kozinets

Administrative Assistant (Currently on Leave)

I am originally from Brockville, Ontario and came to Guelph for university when I met my husband Steve. We have been married 35 years and have one beautiful, daughter, Stacey, who loves to travel. After university, I worked for Bank of Montreal in commercial investments, then at Sussman’s clothing store as a buyer/manager. I came…