Lakeside Church

I am fascinated by how technology in church has developed over the years, combining the technical and artistic to share the message of Jesus. My wife, Jenn, and son, William, have loved living in Guelph and being part of the Lakeside family. In my free time, I enjoy being out in the quiet of nature.

My wife, Barb (1963-2018) and I have been involved in various ministries since coming to Lakeside in 1990. We have two awesome boys, Lucas and Elliot! We have a great time together mountain biking, boating, tubing, skiing and doing life together with close friends.

I love leading people to encounter God and experience his life-changing power in and beyond our gatherings. I am grateful to be able to share in this journey with my loving wife, Brianna, and my three daughters. In my spare time I love conversations over good coffee and meals, visiting parks and playing guitar. 

Combining my passion to serve and mentor others with years of experience as teacher, facilitator, coach, counsellor and human resources, I am the Program Coordinator for our Griefwalk Ministry. My greatest joys and treasures are my adult sons, Luke and Andy, and my dog Max.

Having been a part of the Lakeside community my entire life, it was a blessing to join the staff team in 2013. I oversee the sound and video equipment in our venues, the online stream of our Sunday services and the network at both sites. I absolutely love this job and the amazing people I get to work with. 

My husband, Nicholas and I have been gifted with two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Kate. I am passionate about seeing people’s lives transformed through the power and grace of Jesus Christ and by living in authentic community!

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.

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I felt God leading me to Lakeside many years before I actually walked through the doors, but I never imagined He would use me like He has. Throughout the years my role at Lakeside has changed, but I firmly believe I am here by no accident. I absolutely love coming to work every day!

My wife, Mary and I are happy to make Lakeside our spiritual home, believing God led us here just over three years ago. God has blessed us with two independent children, Ryan and Katie. As Financial Controller I use my knowledge, experience and gifts from working in the financial sector for over 10 years.

My background of owning and operating two auto repair shops helped prepare me for my role here at Lakeside, which has been my church home since 1994. I’m the father of two sons, Joe and Duane, and the happy grandfather of six. In my down time I enjoy sci-fi movies, playing in my garden and fishing.

My greatest passion is to create environments where people gather together to explore what it means to know and experience the power of Jesus in their life. Tryphena and I have two young children. Being a father means my hobbies include drinking coffee, folding laundry, and naps (in that order). 

I have been at LCCC since opening day on Sept. 8, 2015, and in 2018 I transitioned into the role of supervisor. I enjoy fostering a strong sense of belonging for the staff and families. My husband and I have been married for 15 years and live with our three kitty cat furbabies. We love to play modern board games together! 

By day I’m an elementary school teacher but on Sunday mornings you’ll find me loving on the littles and teaching them more about Jesus. I’ve been involved with kids ministry for more than 20 years. I’ve been doing mission trips to Cuba for almost as long, sharing the love of Jesus with children there.

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 has been my passion since I was about 10 years old. In my free time I like spending time with my family and friends, watching the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and  Blue Jays.

I have been on staff using my creative talents and abilities since 1993. I met my husband Jim in college and we were married in 1987. We have two adult children – Justin and Katie. In my free time I am often creating something with paper, fabric or food. We are avid sports fans year round.

Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, and worship music was always playing in our home growing up. I began singing at Lakeside in 1991. I am married to Cam and we have two amazing kids, Anakin and Adelaide. We have a dog named Rogue and two cats. We LOVE CFL football.

As far back as I can remember I’ve been wrestling with Bible texts and faith, and it’s still one of the things I’m most passionate about. Getting to walk with people in spiritual direction and to encourage them in their gifting is a great thrill for me. Come by if you have interests in either of those areas. 

I’m a firm believer that following Jesus means putting your own plans aside and listening to where God is leading. After 25+ years working with families in crisis, God clearly put me on a new path as the Lakeside Kids Pastor; I love sharing Jesus with kids. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my niece and nephew, gardening, and decorating.

I have attended Lakeside North and worked in the main office for over 20 years now. I provide overall administrative support as well as coordinating all facility rentals and room bookings. My husband, Dave, and I have four grown daughters, two son-in-laws, two granddaughters, and a dog named Barney. I enjoy traveling, reading, volunteering, entertaining, and having coffee with friends!

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