In many ways the role of leadership in the church is like that of a Sherpa on Mt. Everest. Basically the role of the Sherpa is to be a servant to the “expedition climbers” who are seeking to summit the mountain. Specifically it is their unique calling to determine the best possible route to the top of Everest, and then to fix ropes, ladders, and high altitude camps along the way to ensure the expedition climbers the best possible opportunity to summit the mountain. Once on the mountain
the Sherpa’s role is to instruct, equip and support the climbers as they ascend to greater altitudes.
The Biblical role of pastors and elders is very similar. It is to serve the congregation by seeking God’s direction for the future, and by coming alongside of them to instruct, equip, and encourage them in their journey of faith. At EVAC we are incredibly blessed to have the following individuals currently serving as EVAC’s “sherpas!”
Cell phone: 519-217-8014
I came on staff at EVAC in the Fall of September of 2008 after serving 7 years as Pastor of Single Adults in Chesterton, Indiana and am thrilled to be back up here in the Great White North! I was born and raised in the thriving metropolis of Thamesford, Ontario (small town just outside of London) and studied at the University of Western Ontario where I met Andrea through an incredible organization called Campus Crusade for Christ. After spending a summer on the mission field in the Amazon Basin, Brazil I sensed an unmistakable call upon my life to go into full-time ministry and have been living that adventure ever since. In preparation for full-time ministry Andrea and I moved to Chicago where I did my MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and had an incredible experience discovering how little I really knew about God, the Bible and what it takes to serve in full-time ministry!
One of the greatest aspects of this adventure is getting to share it with Andrea and our three boys: Riley, Ethan and Jackson who continue to thrill and humble me on a daily basis. When I find myself with some downtime… you can usually find me indulging in one of my “redneck” pursuits… bass fishing and watching the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday afternoons.