JAKE CLEMENS | Assistant Pastor

Jake serves as an assistant pastor, with a focus on family and youth ministries. Jake is a graduate of Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College. Before coming to Crestwicke, Jake was involved in various camp ministries in the United States and Canada. He enjoys teaching Bible studies as well as leading music during worship services.

HUGH GILHAM | Custodian

Hugh does a little bit of everything around the church. He is a part-time custodian, but he also does many things around the building as a volunteer. On Sunday mornings Hugh is often running the sound board for the worship service, as well as making sure that everything in the building is running efficiently.

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MELONIE | Mascot, Friend

September 2018 to November 14, 2018. Forever in our hearts </3

Contrary to popular opinion that the church mascot was a llama, this Fall we adopted a leftover watermelon as the humble way in which we represented ourselves. While she was with us, Melonie supported the church staff and visitors through her ever-present smile and friendly nature. She was not afraid to ask for a little support especially in the form of a bowl that kept her upright on our counter, and we admired this insight into her own strengths and weaknesses. Melonie’s favourite Bible verse says: “We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic” (Numbers 11:5). In the same way that we are glad that we weren’t slaves in Egypt, Melonie was thankful that she wasn’t eaten there with her ancestors.

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STEPHANIE FERRIS | Office Administrator & Bookkeeper

Stephanie is the newest staff member at Crestwicke. Born and raised in Guelph, she has been a part of Crestwicke’s ministries since she was 3 years old, from her time attending Crestwicke Christian Academy to being baptized and joining the church as a regular attendee in 2006. Stephanie studied Studio Art and Art History at the University of Guelph. She is honoured to be able to serve her church family vocationally through her love of numbers and spreadsheets.

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REV. SAMUEL McCALLUM | Pastor Emeritus

Sam was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but was raised right here in Guelph. He has been on pastoral staff at Crestwicke since 2007. Throughout his ministry, Sam has pastored churches in both B.C. and Ontario. He also worked for the Fellowship. Sam’s primary responsibilities involve congregational care, seniors’ ministry, and counselling.

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STEVE WEST | Lead Pastor

Steve West (PhD) has been the lead pastor at Crestwicke since 2012, and also serves as an adjunct professor at both Heritage Seminary (Cambridge) and Toronto Baptist Seminary (Toronto). He has preached and taught in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Steve is the author of Head, Heart, Hands: Life-Transforming Apologetics (2015) and Resurrection, Scripture, and Reformed Apologetics, which is part of the McMaster Theological Studies Series (2012). His ministry focuses on biblical preaching, theological engagement, and exploring and defending the Christian worldview

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BRUCE FINLAY | Custodian

Bruce has been on staff longer than anyone else at Crestwicke. He makes sure that the ministries that take place in the building are able to run in a clean space. Bruce loves coffee from Tim Hortons, and it is a common sight to see him with a tray of coffee to share with everyone on staff.

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JESSKAH McCARTNEY | Music Director

Jesskah has been the Music Director at Crestwicke since 2010, and has been a member since 2006. She desires to facilitate sincere worship through music, prayer, and Scripture reading for both the congregation and the Music Ministry leaders.