Lakeside Church

The Elders at Lakeside are volunteers who have been selected by the partners of Lakeside Church to “direct and protect” the church. During their four-year term, Elders oversee the Lead Pastor of Lakeside, provide spiritual and financial oversight and accountability, and think about the longer-term future of Lakeside. We are grateful to the outstanding individuals who serve on this team.

Mail: 7654 Conservation Road, Guelph ON N1H 6J1

Sharon Schmidt

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 my marriage ended. Lakeside is such a wonderful community in which to heal, to grow and to serve! I’m enjoying leading the prayer ministry at Lakeside North.

Jim Alexander

My wife, Margaret and I have attended Lakeside since moving to Guelph in 2018 and have been involved in the Monday morning group and the Alpha Marriage course. We love the friendliness and the focus on reaching our local community. Our 3 children and 7 grandchildren are nearby in Kitchener, Waterloo and Burlington. I enjoy time with the family, playing trumpet (after a hiatus of 50 years) and long walks with our dog, Finnegan.

Damon Davis

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, Alpha, and church planting at Lakeside Downtown. I currently work as a psychological consultant with a large school board. I enjoy visual arts, foodie culture and dad jokes.

David Enns

I have been a follower of Christ since a young age, have been at Lakeside for almost 20 years, and strongly believe in its mission. My wife, Sherri and I have served in various Lakeside ministries over the years including church planting at Lakeside Downtown, Alpha, the Marriage Course, and as leaders of several life groups. We’re the parents of 4 grown children who have blessed us with 10 grandchildren. I work for a health sciences company, and in our spare time Sherri and I love to experience the outdoors.

Beth Round

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 and gave me my very own New Testament to read. Our family is presently a part of the community at Lakeside Downtown where I am also so glad to serve with the prayer team and lead a small group Bible study.

Gary Jonsson

I began to learn about God as a child and became aware of His presence when I was 7 years old…which means I have been in relationship with Him for 50+ years now. I was baptized in 1984 when I was 20 years old. My wife, Debbie, and I were married in 1991. We have two married children, Grant (29) and Brooke (26). We have experienced many challenging seasons in our lives, yet through it all God has always been with us, and it has been a joy to walk with Him and to follow Jesus.
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