I am thrilled to be at Trulls Road and joining the Free Methodist movement in Canada. What a great church to be a part of here in the Durham region.
After spending a year in Africa from September, 2010 to August, 2011, it has been a real joy to return to Canada and pastoral ministry. Prior to this I was involved in denominational leadership and pastoral ministry for over 15 years with the Brethren in Christ Church in Canada. Before that I worked alongside my brother and father in a family based food processing company for 10 years.
I have been trying to encourage the local church to be what I have called an authentic biblical community for some years now. Authentic is a word that means having the essential characteristics of the original. To experience the essential elements of being the Church as God intended it, is my lasting hope and prayer. Not always easy, but definitely worth the effort. What a great thing it is to share with others in this journey. I love the way God has raised up communities of faith all around the world.
My wife, Lori, and I live in Oshawa. We have one daughter, Jessica, who is married to Pedro, and they are a great joy in our lives. I love the game of squash, I used to like the Toronto Maple Leafs and one of my favourite comfort foods is bread pudding!
Pastor of Care
For a very long time, the Church has been a central part of my life, and I’ve been serving as Pastor of Care and Fellowship at Trulls Road since 2010. Past career opportunities include Couple & Family Counselling and Elementary School teaching.
It truly is a privilege for me to share in the lives of individuals, both to celebrate the good times and to play a supportive role in the more difficult times. I am passionate about seeing our Trulls Road family grow and ‘be all they can be’, emotionally, relationally and spiritually.
My deep desire within the church and beyond is to be an instrument of hope, and to see persons experience the difference a relationship with Jesus can make in their everyday lives.
My husband, Vic and I are the proud parents of two grown sons, Paul and David. Paul, Amanda and Findley live in Vermont, and Dave, Melanie, Henry and Peter in British Columbia.
Favourite pastimes are hiking, connecting with friends and spending time with our grandchildren who are the joy of my life!
I love Jesus and I love music so the opportunity to be part of the Trulls Road Community as Worship Pastor is an incredible blessing!
I have been in ministry for over 20 years as a youth pastor, denominational youth director, church planter and worship arts pastor. I am passionate about seeing people enthusiastic about their relationship with God and living a passionate and faith filled life.
I currently live in Whitby with my beautiful wife Lyndsay and two incredible kids, Charlotte and Sabrina. I enjoy music, the beach, espresso and thoughtful conversations.
Children's Ministry Director
Growing up in the church introduced me to Christ early on. My fascination with the ministry then led me to Tyndale University College and Seminary where I acquired my BRE and MDiv and served in a variety of children and youth settings. However, my greatest delight is fostering an inclusive environment where people with disabilities feel welcomed into all aspects of church life.
Being a Thursday’s child, my life stays true to the old adage “Thursday’s child has far to go.” I have an insatiable knack for travelling which enabled me to visit 15 countries in 5 continents and to spend a year in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I have one brother, Sam, who is married to a lovely young lady named Rebecca.
I am excited to be part of the ministry at Trulls, sharing the love of Jesus with families and creating a radiant atmosphere of acceptance, peace, and joy.
I had the benefit of growing up in a Christian home and came to know Jesus at an early age. My husband Dennis and I and our children, Erin & Mark, began to worship at Trulls Road in 1983. Working for Bell Canada and then managing a small real estate office provided many of the tools needed when I came on staff in December, 1997. I always smile whenever I hear someone say “Oh, you work in a church office … after you type the bulletin, what else do you do?” Working at Trulls Road is a great privilege and I appreciate the opportunity to support the vision and ministry of this church through the gifts God has given me.
I’m thankful that over the years God has allowed me to share the gospel by singing in a quartet (Reunion) with my husband and good friends. I’m enjoying being a Gramma to 5 little cuties and pray that God will use me to influence their lives for Him.
I have always loved to learn. As I matured I realized that I also love to help others. This developed into the acknowledgment that God’s plan for my life is to teach children. I have been involved with the Church since my early teens. I loved volunteering and being involved with the worship. Eventually I combined these two passions into a Religious Studies Degree from York University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Nipissing University. Since 2010 I have been a practicing Occasional Teacher with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.
Last year I answered God’s call to serve with the Youth Ministry here at Trulls Road FMC. I am very excited to see where God is going to take me in this position. I hope that we will be able to foster a genuine love for the Lord in these youth!
I currently live in Courtice with my husband Tim and our two wonderful children, Jackson and Millie.
During my childhood, I always dreamed about doing great things for God. I felt at an early age that God had something big in store for me.
In my pursuit of ministry, I studied Christian School Education at Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick. I also spent 2 years overseas teaching English as a second language in China and South Korea, with my wife Rachel.
I have been a musician for 16 years now. I play guitar, piano, drums, trumpet and voice. I love leading the youth and congregation in worship.
God has definitely blessed me in providing me with this opportunity in Youth Ministry at Trulls Road. I have always asked God to use me where He needed me. I have a great passion for the youth and their pursuit of having a relationship with God.
I currently live in the small town of Port Hope with my wife, my two dogs and my cat.
God is doing, and will continue doing, great things in the lives of our youth at Trulls. I am ready for what God has next at Trulls.