Staff & Leaders

Elders

Beth Round

Elder

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

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…

Noelle Baker

Elder

Noelle 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, she graduated from the University of Ottawa with degrees in biochemistry and chemical engineering. It was there that she met her husband, Colin, a fellow Engineer (yes, they have…

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…

Wiebe Kroezen

Elder

Wiebe was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada when he was three years old, and grew up in a Christian home in Fergus. He met his wife, Dixie, while in college in British Columbia. They moved back to Ontario and have now been married for more than 18 years. They 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!…

Carol Orr

Custodian

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, I moved to Guelph in 1989. Jesus has been chasing me since 1978, and I fully accepted Him in June 2008. There was no mistaking that I wanted Jesus in my life! In the last four years, I have attended Lakeside, served in different ministries, and been part of various small…

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…

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, 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

Associate Pastor, Lakeside Downtown

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

Custodian

When I first attended Lakeside the people were so nice, so when I got a chance to come on board as part-time staff, I jumped at the chance. My job here is to make sure the facility is clean and welcoming. I love this church – they make you feel so welcome. 

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 Root

Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader Assistant

I have been at Lakeside since 2007 and I love being a part of this community! I have attended and served in the Celebrate Recovery program since 2008 and have found it to be a huge part of my own spiritual growth and recovery, so when I was asked to come on board as the…

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…

Marc Gagnon

Teaching Pastor

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…

Melissa Goetz

Family Ministries Coordinator

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,…

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

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 Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday, 9-2, Thursday 9-4, and Friday 9-3. My husband…

Susan Kozinets

Administrative Assistant & Guest Services Coordinator

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…