David Wilkinson - Worship Arts Pastor
Growing up on classic pop and rock music, Wilkinson became fascinated by powerful, moving songs that tell compelling stories. Having spent years in bars, churches, festivals and arenas from Toronto to Vancouver, playing hours of covers and honing his songwriting skills, Wilkinson is now working with Covenant award-winning producer Andrew Horrocks to bring his own collection of powerful & heartwarming originals to life.
"Music is what I was made for," explains David. "I believe God has designed me to touch people's lives through music. I want to inspire love, passion and hard work!" When not writing or performing, David serves as a youth worker and pastor in Kitchener-Waterloo. "I want to be defined as 'an artist who is a Christian', not just a Christian artist; the distinction is important to me because I want to be able to write about anything. God loves when we sing songs to Him, and about all He has made."
John Lewis - John and Michele have two grown
children. They are both passionate about leadership
development. They like travel, entertain, read good
books, and enjoy a great cup of coffee. John is the
current chair of LifeSpring's LifeGroup Leaders Team.
Derek Satnik - Derek and his wife Jackie live in Kitchener with their seven beautiful children. They are both actively involved in the church and love to share their gift of hospitality. Jackie is a stay-home mom who works twice as hard as Derek does :-). By day, Derek is an
engineer and environmentalist: he and his company
(Mindscape) have won many awards, locally and
internationally, for their work building sustainable
communities and green energy projects. Derek
volunteers prolifically across the industry, and believes
that part of following Jesus means using your gifts and
skills to honour him. As a business leader, Derek serves Jesus actively at church, and in his business. For more on Derek, you can read his LinkedIn bio. Derek is the current chair of the Hosting Team.
Bryan Taylor - Bryan and Jaqua have four children. Bryan as a technology proficient, is part LifeSpring's tech and audio
visual area. Both he and Jaqua are actively involved with
the Young Adults group. They also enjoy traveling and
have gone on various short term missions trips. Bryan
is the current Chair of the LifeSpring Board of Directors
and the current chair the Scheme Team.
John VanBruwaene - John took early retirement from the business world in January 2009, where he had a background in contract management, budgeting, team leading, the computing industry, etc.
He is part of the Leadership Team and also does some
administrative work for LifeSpring. John and his wife,
Laura Gwen, have a heart for the hurting/disadvantaged
and have been volunteers with a number of
organizations in the area. John has been on a number
boards and is currently on the Board of Supportive
Housing of Waterloo (SHOW). Their love for God motivates their whole life. John is the current chair of LifeSpring's Elders Board.
What is the Leadership Team? Its a handful of passionate ministry leaders, staff and elders that regularly plot together to lead our church by creating hope filled, safe spaces, that inspire people in a healthy culture ... it takes hard work, a lot of time, BUT it’s God’s awesome story.
Kids: Great teachers - great fun
Leader: Judy Jewett
Youth: Youth with purpose
Leaders: Sr. high - Allan Wiens & Brianne McCallum
Jr. High - Bill Jewett & Murray McKay
Young Adults: Young adults with focus
Leader: Jaqua Taylor
P2P: Creating safe places for children and vulnerable adults
Leader: Laura Gwen VanBruwaene
Connections Team: Connecting and welcoming
Leaders: Rick Krause and Chad Richardson
Tech Team: Ensuring Sunday has good sound and sight
Leader: Sean Evans
Finance Committee: Managing LifeSpring's finances
Leader: Michele Lewis
LifeGroups: Mid-week gatherings in homes, etc.
Leader: John Lewis