I love this church. Although we aren’t perfect, 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!
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.
Young Adults Ministry
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 Young Adults Ministry Leader 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.