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 most of my life, I’ve been involved with the Church, and have 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 challenging times. I am passionate about seeing our TR family mature emotionally, relationally and spiritually.
My deep desire is to be an instrument of hope and to see Christ touch and change persons within the church and beyond.
My family consists of my husband, Vic, and two grown sons. Paul, Amanda and Findley live in Vermont, and Dave, Melanie, Henry and Peter in British Columbia.
Favourite pastimes are hiking and Skyping my 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 director 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.
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.