MEET OUR SPEAKERS…
Phil Collins is senior pastor at Willow Park Church. He is a well-known national evangelist and church leader from United Kingdom. Phil loves meeting people, loves prayer and loves preaching. A long distance runner, he says his greatest achievement was a 42 mile mountain marathon. Phil is married to Michelle and they have four great kids.
Laurence East is a Jesus-follower and community leader with a passionate heart. Laurence is the planter and lead pastor of Metro Community Church which describes themselves as a group of people from all walks of life learning to live together. At the heart of Metro Community are those most vulnerable in society, the homeless, excluded and addicted. Metro is a place where the stranger is the treasured guest. Laurence and his wife, Sarah, have three amazing children.
Victor Neufeld serves as the lead pastor at North Kildonan MB Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. NKMB’s mission is to Meet God, Love God, Serve God. This church is a people on a journey toward God through the starting point Jesus Christ. Being on a journey implies movement and movement necessitates change. The body of believers at NKMB are dreaming of great things to come as they are faithful and obedient to the call of God in their lives. Victor and his wife, Elaine live in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Chris Stevens is a passionate follower of the person and ways of Jesus. He is currently the lead pastor and teacher at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church. Here his teaching ministry takes the form of sharing from his life experience in the business world and the federal government, as well as his counselling experience, theological training, and deep love for Christ. Chris has a BA in Commerce and Psychology, a Bachelor of Religious Education in Theology and some masters-level courses in finance. Chris and his wife, Adrienne, are the proud parents of two daughters.
Janet Thiessen is currently an associate pastor of leadership, teaching and team-building at North Langley Community Church in Langley, BC. A grad of MBBS Canada in 2004, Janet is passionate about the mission of Jesus through the local church. She and her husband Rob are parents to 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Janet can also be found in her garden, reading a book or skiing with her family.
MEET OUR WORSHIP LEADER…
Matt Unruh serves as the Associate Pastor at Mountain Park Church. He is passionate about making disciples and seeing people living all of life on mission with Jesus. His worship and teaching ministry are infused with a strong pastoral gift where shepherding people to a deeper walk with Jesus is paramount. Matt received a B.A in Worship Arts & Biblical Studies, and graduated with honours Columbia Bible College. During his time there he had the incredible privilege of co-writing the worship song, “Everlasting” with renowned Worship Leader Brian Doerksen. Matt and his wife Cristina have four amazing kids.