Michael gives direction and leadership to Mountainside Church. He is passionate about helping people understand the message of Jesus: That regardless of who you are, God has a good plan for your life & wants a relationship with you. Michael and his wife Olivia have two children and live in the promise-land (AKA Binbrook, Ontario).
Jolanna oversees the children’s programs (SK-Grade 4) at Mountainside Church. She loves kids and has the dream to see every child in Binbrook realize their full potential for God. Jolanna and her husband Jeff have 4 amazing kids and she teaches part-time at Bellmoore Elementary School. She also basically knows every kid in Binbrook.
Megan oversees one of the most foundational parts of our local Church, our community groups! She has a passion to see people making friends with each other, and to see people growing in their faith through those friendships. Megan is a teacher in the HWDSB, and has the most adorable rescued puppy. She also wanted to clarify that our groups are laid back and relaxed, and that they do not hold hands and sing “Kumbaya My Lord” (And currently do not intend to anytime soon).
Olivia is responsible for all the events that we do at Mountainside. Her desire is to see people build new friendships so that people will grow in their faith. She also runs Toronto’s largest youth conference every Fall (Change Conference), and lives in Binbrook with her husband Michael and two children. Olivia is currently praying that Target Department Stores will return to Canada.
Clayton’s role is to ensure that every department is up and operating efficiently, and to help create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Clayton and his wife Beth have three amazing kids and live in Binbrook. When Clayton isn’t on the water fishing, you can find him watching fishing videos while cleaning his fishing rods, while dreaming about fishing.
Sarah helps with the administration of Mountainside and helps keep everything organized. Sarah is a teacher at a Christian school, and LOVES Binbrook. Her organization helps our Church function in the best way possible, and the team would not know what to do without her help. No seriously.
Neil gives leadership to the music and production aspects of our Church. He has the goal of helping people connect to God through song, and to help people truly show love to God through musical worship. Neil and his family have lived in the village of Binbrook for over 10 years and can remember when Binbrook didn’t even have a gas station…Oh wait…
Beth is responsible for looking after our babies and our toddlers at Mountainside. She knows that the most important thing that we can do as a local Church is to invest into our kids and to make sure that they are loved. Beth is also married to our Operations Pastor Clayton, and is the one thing stopping him from spending all of their money on fishing gear. Good job Beth.
Aliza gives leadership to our youth department at Mountainside, and lives right in Binbrook Village. Her main goal as our Youth Pastor is to help the students of Mountainside/Binbrook to grow in their faith while having fun. Aliza is also an author, and a journalist at CBC in downtown Toronto. It is safe to say that she prefers the traffic in Binbrook over downtown Toronto.