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.
Sunday Morning Service: Ensuring a good Sunday morning experience...
Leader: Derek Satnik
Worship Team: Leading us in great worship music ever Sunday, etc.
Leader: Sara McKnight Richardson
Kids: Great teachers - great fun
Leaders: Judy Jewett and Jaqua Taylor
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
Hosting Team: Ensuring Sunday is 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
OneThing: Impacting our community with blessings, etc.
Leader: Vanessa Ploc
Getting involved: If you would like to get involved with any of the above, etc., please send us an Email to get the conversation started.
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.