Senior Leadership Team

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Chris Stevens

Lead Pastor

chrisstevens@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x238

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Greg Reed

Pastor, Generational Ministries

gregreed@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x243

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Shawn Branton

Pastor, Worship & Arts

shawnbranton@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x224

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Paul Chin

Director, Missional Engagement

paulchin@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x222.

Staff Team

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Christie Penner Worden

Director, Kids Ministry

christieworden@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x242

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Brad Sherk

Director, Youth Ministry

bradsherk@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x234

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Mike Brnjas

Director, Young Adults Ministry

mikebrnjas@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x245

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Gareth Goossen

Pastor, Seniors Ministry

garethgoossen@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x231

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Sarah Whyte

Pastor, Home Groups

sarahwhyte@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x223

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Kim Knight

Director, Hospitality & Staff Culture

kimknight@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x226

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Michelle Knowles

Director, Global Outreach & Refugee Ministry

michelleknowles@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x239

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Stefanie MacGregor

Director, Barnabas North Waterloo

stefaniemacgregor@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x241

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Wayne Porty

Pastor, Barnabas Individual Supports

wayneporty@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x240

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Mary Ellen Tierney

Director, Barnabas Victoria Hills

maryellentierney@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x232

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Renée Serez

Intern, Barnabas Missions

reneeserez@wmbchurch.ca

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Deanna Mann

Director, Communications

deannamann@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x229

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Lisa Matthews

Director, Administration & Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor

lisamatthews@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x244

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Ann Jobes

Office Administrator

annjobes@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x221

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Amanda Schneider

Finance

amandaschneider@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x228

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Brandon Fehderau

Tech Director

brandonfehderau@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x401

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Shannon Harder

Maintenance

custodian@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x236

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Adam Knowles

Kitchener Site Pastor

adamknowles@wmbchurch.ca

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Steve Peng

Director, Worship - Kitchener Site

stevepeng@wmbchurch.ca

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Karen West

Pastor Emeritus

karenwest@wmbchurch.ca
519-885-5330 x227

Leadership Board

The WMB Leadership Board (LB) serves the church in a governance role to ensure that we fulfill our Mission and Vision statements, adhere to our operating by-laws and policies and to provide accountability on behalf of church members. The LB works co-operatively with the Lead Pastor to ensure we are financially viable, strategically oriented with our goals and striving towards the mission God has given us as a congregation.

Leadership Board members are first nominated by the congregation, then go through a selection process to confirm they have the required attributes. Finally, the LB is elected by members at our annual general meeting. Meet our current Board below. To get in touch with a Board member, contact Terry Shuh, Leadership Board Chair, at btshuh@golden.net.

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Terry Shuh

Leadership Board Chair

Terry’s ministry experiences include ushering, leading small groups, mentoring, church administration, serving on the Board in previous terms, and serving on the provincial MB conference board. Terry recently retired from her full-time vocation and is excited to serve the church in this next season of ministry and mission.

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Paul Atkinson

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Paul’s first career was in education. Upon retirement, he served at the church in several ways, most recently as Pastor of Administration. Paul has been involved in leading Dinner Theatre, leading Home Groups, serving on the Eat, Connect + Learn team, the Global Outreach Team and as an usher. He has also participated in a number of short-term mission trips. He is excited about what is happening at WMB and what the future holds for us.

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Kathy Bird

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Kathy is a director of underwriting research and innovation for a local insurance company. She is passionate about helping people connect into the WMB community through hospitality at WMB events like Dinner Theatre, Eat Connect + Learn, and summer barbecues. She leads the Bethlehem Baskets ministry each Christmas season.

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Anita Boles

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Anita is the Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Emmanuel Bible College. She and her family have been part of the WMB community for over 20 years. She has served in a variety of ways including teaching Sunday school, leading small groups, leading worship, going on mission trips, and mentoring couples as they prepare for marriage. She has always been passionate about community, but especially since experiencing the “hands and feet of Jesus” through the WMB Church family during her husband, Duane’s journey with brain cancer and since his death. Anita is honoured to be serving on the Board and to be a part of the deeper call that God is stirring among us.

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Sospeter Gatobu

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Sospeter has worked with an international development organization as the communication officer for Africa, as well as the resource mobilization director of the Bible Society of Kenya. Presently, Sospeter is a project manager/research associate at the University of Waterloo. Sospeter is passionate about sharing his faith and making the gospel real to people around him.

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Jeff Horst

Leadership Board

God has put a heart for missions in both Jeff and his wife, Bonita Eby. Serving and community began with Dinner Theatre years ago and now he enjoys being on a worship band, doing soccer ministry and volunteering where needed.

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Tammy Miller

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Tammy’s current employment has her overseeing operations for an international Christian charitable organization. She has enjoyed volunteering in various capacities over her almost 20 years at WMB, including coordinating the offering count team and participating in Kids Ministry, Barnabas Missions programs and ushering. She is excited to serve on the Leadership Board at this pivotal time in WMB’s history.

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Chad Roes

Leadership Board

Chad is passionate about growing the next generation of leaders in the church through serving in Kids Ministry as one of the teachers of the Grade 5 class. He also has the privilege of serving at WMB through Home Group leadership and the opportunity to volunteer at events like From Jesus With Love. Professionally, Chad works in the technology sector.

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Steve Spenler

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Steve's ministry experiences include ushering, leading a small group and a Guys Connect group through Barnabas Missions, and serving at Eat, Connect + Learn. Steve graduated from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University and has worked in various engineering and project management roles within the technology sector. He has two sons in university and a spouse working in the healthcare sector. Steve looks forward to new opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus as WMB promotes all aspects of following God.

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Paul Thompson

Leadership Board Treasurer

Paul believes that the local church plays an important role in discipling people in their journey to and with Jesus, and it's a key vehicle to reaching and caring for our community. Because of this, and his leadership experience, he has been engaged in a Leadership Board role for many years. After 20 years working with a team to build a listed medical device company based in Europe, he now spends his time impacting people through investing, advising and board directorships, primarily in the technology start-up community in Waterloo Region. He also enjoys mentoring young business leaders who want to bring Jesus’ example of servant leadership into their careers. Paul and his wife, Gillian, have attended WMB since 2005. They have four adult children.