I'm a husband, father, and pastor living in Peterborough, Ontario. My wife Shoshanna and I grew up in Ottawa and came to Peterborough for school in 2006, at which time we became involved in ministering to youth, young adults, and First Nations People. Since 2010 this has been my primary vocation. Currently, my ministry runs through Vision Ministries of Canada and includes providing spiritual support for students at Trent University, pastoring Curve Lake Christian Assembly, and collaborating with James Bay Cree Christians to serve youth in their communities. To contact me click here!
I volunteered with a campus ministry while I was a Trent student and then helped found Christians For Trent in 2013 following a transition in the existing ministry. Since then I have overseen the group, coaching student leaders as they strive to bless Trent students through prayer, service, and dialogue about faith. Alongside that, I now work alongside staff at Trent Spiritual Affairs and Trent International to provide spiritual support and run events designed to meet the needs of students beyond CFT's normal reach. To learn more about Christians For Trent you can check out their website here.
Curve Lake Christian Assembly is a community of Indigenous and Settler Christians who meet regularly to celebrate the Creator's reconciling love as revealed in Jesus Christ. They meet at a church building owned and operated by Curve Lake First Nation, which is shared by Curve Lake United Church. I have been pastoring CLCA part-time alongside George Budd since 2019. For more about CLCA you can check out their website here.
About the James Bay Cree
The James Bay Cree consist of 9 communities in northern Quebec. Since 2010 Shoshanna and I have been helping run summer camps alongside a mentor of theirs and at the invitation of Cree Christians. We continue to bring teams to help with these camps every July, and I also helps provide programming and spiritual support for youth and Cree adults who work with youth throughout the school year.
Vision Ministries of Canada is a relational and resourcing network that helps create more and better churches in order to see more people becoming committed followers of Jesus Christ. VMC works with established churches, church planters, and faith-supported ministry workers like me. They provide me with coaching and networking opportunities and in turn I help with networking based on geographic region and interest in serving indigenous people. To learn more about VMC you can check out their website here.