Pastor Everett joined the team at Meadowlands Fellowship CRC after pastoring in churches in Telkwa, British Columbia and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He serves our church in a variety of ways, including primary responsibility for preaching God's Word on Sundays, providing pastoral care, and participating in leadership tasks such as planning overall ministry strategy and direction setting. He enjoys helping people make the connection between the Word of God and their daily lives through the calling that we have received to love the Lord and love our neighbours both nearby and far away. When not busy pastoring and preaching, he enjoys playing board games and watching movies with his wife, Christa, and their three children: Laura, Eric and Jason. He can also be found making shavings at the lathe in his woodshop.
Steve's work as Program Ministries Director comprises supporting staff in their day-to-day work, working with the leadership teams on governance and long-term vision matters, and supporting the congregation to engage, welcome, and enfold people into the church. Steve is a graduate of Redeemer University College, and holds an M.Div from McMaster Divinity College Steve is passionate about connecting people with opportunities to serve. Steve is married to his sweet catch of a wife, Gloria, and they share two young children, Samuel and Hudson. Outside of church, you can find Steve with his family, playing ping pong, or enjoying Hamilton restaurants and coffee shops.
As the Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator, John supports the coordinators of church ministries including Sunday School, GEMS, Cadets, Momentum (Jr. High) and FUEL (High School). He seeks out new leaders if needed, searches for curriculum, books facilities for the groups to use, and much more. He works with Hamilton SERVE, the Classis Hamilton Youth Team, and the Ontario Youth Ministry Team. John also administers the Safe Church Policy to ensure that church remains safe and trusting environment to learn and grow. John also coordinates church rentals and custodial services.
Sonya has been the Office Administrator at MFC since 2011. She loves to help out behind the scenes in the life of the church. She spends most days from Monday-Friday at her desk in the church office, answering questions, creating the bulletin, doing the church’s bookkeeping, and in general, taking care of many different administrative jobs in the church. When not at the church, Sonya spends time with her husband David and their four children Esther, Jacob, Maaike and Leah and their beloved dog Ollie.
Marja works side by side with the pastors at Meadowlands to plan worship services and church events. Her works includes scheduling, training, mentoring and connecting with worship leaders, musicians, artists, technicians, and other church volunteers of all ages. When she is not doing church stuff, you can catch Marja being a mom, reading a book, singing a song, playing a game, swimming in the pool, or working at the Family Christian Bookstore. Marja is delighted to be married to the wonderful Kevin, and hopes to one day travel to a place where there is 24 hours of sunshine.