SPEAKERS & MINISTRY LEADERS
We are thrilled to introduce our lead speaker, Dr. Andrew Evans.
Andrew has been involved in ministry in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for 21+ years and has worked with pre-teens, youth, young adults, and families from Winnipeg to Vancouver. For the past 9 years he has served as the Director of Youth Leadership and Church Ministries at Summit Pacific College. He has also served as Teaching Pastor at Christian Life Community Church in Abbotsford, BC for the past 2 years.
Andrew and his wife Nelia have been married for over 21 years, and met at Nanoose Bay Pentecostal Camp as teenagers. They have two children, Olivia and Isaiah. He loves coaching his son’s hockey, listening to his daughter play piano, and taking walks with his beautiful wife.
Andrew and his family are excited to join us for Connections Family Camp 2019. We look forward to an amazing weekend with them and invite you to join us too!
Robert MacDonald - Youth Speaker
We are delighted to welcome Rob and his wife, Jess, to our youth ministry! Rob is currently serving as Interim Junior High Pastor at Generations Church in Nanaimo, BC. After graduating from the Biblical Studies program at Briercrest College and getting married, Rob and his wife, Jess, moved back to Vancouver Island, where they've been living and serving for the past year and a half. Rob and Jess enjoy being foodies and playing video games, with a special place in their heart for Animal Crossing. Their life goal is to see people come alive and experience the fullness of a life-giving relationship with Jesus. Rob is always ready to get nerdy about the Bible and wrestle with life's toughest questions.
Jordan Clark - Children's Ministry Pastor
We are delighted to welcome back Jordan and his wife Heidi! Jordan is the ‘Next Generation Pastor’ at Avonhurst Pentecostal Assembly in Regina, SK, where he has been working with children, youth and young adults since July of 2016. Jordan grew up in the church as a volunteer working specifically with kids' camp chapels, including Lake Else camp in Terrace, BC, Chubb Lake camp in BC, and Living Waters camp in Saskatchewan. Jordan has a passion for teaching the next generation foundational biblical truths, as children are never too young to learn scriptural truths and discover God’s character. Jordan loves using object lessons, and games as fun ways to connect practical life lessons with God’s scripture. Your kids will have a blast learning kingdom truths with Jordan at Connections Family Camp 2019!
Dixie Garriott, Nursery Ministry Leader
Nursery ministry will be available for toddlers and preschoolers led again this year by Dixie Garriott. Dixie has extensive experience working with young children through ministry and childcare, and loves sharing God’s word with young children in a way they can understand. Your toddlers and preschoolers will have fun, in a safe enclosed supervised playground, learning Bible truths and playing together. We are thrilled to welcome Dixie and her team back to nursery ministry at family camp!
Gerry Patenaude & Band - Music Ministry
Gerry Patenaude is a gifted Christian musician on guitar and vocals. Gerry was a member of the band Acoustic Love in the 90’s in the city of Nanaimo, before moving into his career as a Branding Designer with Impact Visual. Gerry and his family lead worship at Oceanside Community Church in Parksville, and enjoy opening their hearts to God in spirit led worship and praise. Gerry is currently the Music Director at Oceanside Community Church, and he’s excited to introduce his team of talented musicians to Connections Family Camp!