I love this church. We are a group of people who are seeking to follow Jesus by growing deep in our faith and living out God’s love in our community. I have a passion for investing in leaders, joining together in worship and having thoughtful conversations with people about life.
I am blessed to have attended several schools that helped equip me for ministry including Redeemer University, Heritage College and Seminary, the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies and the Parachute School of Toronto! In my 20+ years of ministry experience I have served in a variety of positions such as youth pastor, denominational youth director, church planter and worship arts pastor.
I am a big fan of the beach, espresso, live music and friends…especially all at the same time!
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!
Associate Pastor ~ Next Generations
I grew up in in a Christian family. We were the type of family that was at the church every time the door was open. I may not have always appreciated that as a child but now I enjoy being at the church when the doors are open as part of my job.
I have a wonderful wife named Chloie. We grew up together and have been married since 2013. We have felt a call to ministry and missions since we were teenagers. We now have three children. Our oldest, Judah, was born in 2016. In January 2018 we welcomed twins into our home: Tavish and Lyella (Ella).
I have served in many different capacities in the church; from landscaping to Sunday school teacher to serving as a board member. I received a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Business Management from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. From there I completed my M.A. at Asbury Theological Seminary in Intercultural Studies, with an emphasis in Church-Planting. I am passionate about Jesus, discipleship, missions, and I love working with young people.
I enjoy woodworking, reading (especially anything Tolkien related) and being outdoors with my family.
Associate Pastoral Intern
My faith has always held a central place in my life. Even as a young boy I felt that if I believed in God, then that faith ought to inform how I lived my life. It was that conviction that brought me to a saving relationship with Jesus at age 9.
I believe that as Christians, we are defined by our identity in Christ and nothing else. We are who Jesus says we are. We are beloved to him, and he laid down his life for us. With that identity, I want to be a part of a church that reflects this abundant love and freedom to our community. Our world needs hope, generosity and compassion. I want to help our church become a group of people known for these things. Together we can be living testimonies of what God can do through those who will trust Him.
I love to set people up to succeed and grow as leaders. To find the potential that God has placed within them.
Before I entered ministry, I worked for more than ten years as an IT Professional for a national news organization. During my IT career I was always active in the church in various lay positions including serving on a church board, leading worship, preaching, small groups and discipleship ministries.
As I continue to work toward ordination in the Free Methodist Church in Canada, I am also studying at Tyndale Seminary.
My wife Jenny and I have three amazing children, Audrey, Amelia and Jeremy. I love to play guitar, read and also to cook for my family.
We are very excited that God has brought us to be a part of the Trulls Road FMC family. I’m eager to see what He has in store for our church as we continue to walk in obedience to Him.
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.
Interim Administrative Assistant
I have had the wonderful privilege of growing up at Trulls. I have learned of God’s love and also seen it in action, through a number of ways throughout my life so far. I’ve spent 4 summers working at Trulls as a Summer Student for Children’s and Youth Ministry. I am now serving as the Interim Administrative Assistant and am really enjoying this fantastic opportunity.
I graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2016 with my Bachelor of Science and my Bachelor of Education. I’m currently working for the Durham District School Board as an Elementary and Secondary Occasional Teacher.
I enjoy everything baseball – playing, watching, working, etc. If I’m not at home or at one of my jobs, you can probably find me at a baseball diamond somewhere.
Growing up in the church I have been blessed to be surrounded by people who love Jesus deeply and have been instrumental to my understanding of faith. This past summer I had the privilege of working as a summer student and getting to meet and get to know people from both this congregation and the surrounding community.
This year will be my fifth and final year at Tyndale University where I will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in International Development. Through the year I will be working on my Honours thesis which is about the interactions of discipleship and development in the Free Methodist Church. I am excited for this internship to continue to build relationships with church members, community people, and most importantly Jesus.
For fun I enjoy travelling, hiking, live theatre, talking to people about their relationship with Jesus, and a good book.