MEET OUR TEAM

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MIKE PUDDICOMBE

PASTOR/ MISSION STRATEGIST

Mike has been in full-time church ministry for 31 years with his wife Karen. He has been a Salvation Army officer since 1997 with much of his ministry involving planting and revitalizing churches. He and Karen are blessed with three great  children and two fabulous son in laws  - Becky (Peter), Joel, and Jessica (Phil). They are also Poppa & Nanna to Jedda, Hadley, and Rhett. Mike has a BA, MA, and PhD.

mike.puddicombe@salvationarmy.ca

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KAREN PUDDICOMBE

PASTOR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Karen has been married to Mike since 1987 and together they have ministered in Victoria & Richmond, BC; Yellowknife, NWT; St. Albert, AB; Niagara Falls, Thunder Bay, Orangeville, and Burlington, ON. Karen has a passion for justice issues and is currently the Chairperson of the Social Issues Committee for The Salvation Army Canada & Bermuda Territory. She is a talented musician and gifted worship leader and is responsible for the content of the Sunday morning worship experience.

karen.puddicombe@salvationarmy.ca

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GAYLE SEARS

SPIRITUAL LIFE PASTOR/ FAMILY SERVICES INTAKE

Gayle has been a Salvation Army officer for over 30 years serving as a pastor and Family Services director in communities across Canada. She has four wonderful children, three amazing son in laws and a beautiful daughter in law. The twinkle in her eye is there because of the two little boys who call her grandma!

gayle.sears@salvationarmy.ca

LAURA OROS

FAMILY SERVICES DIRECTOR

Laura runs the day to day operations of the Community and Family Services. She sees her work at CFS as a fulfillment of the mission all Christians are called to - "Love God and Love People." She is married to Sasha and they have a son, Daniel.

laura.oros@salvationarmy.ca

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PAULINA KRAPLES

FAMILY SERVICES INTAKE

Paulina started with us as a summer student worker and has continued to work with us as she finishes her schooling in Social Work.

ROBERT GRANT

TRUCK DRIVER/WAREHOUSE

Robert is a vital part of the team at Burlington Community Ministries. His personality allows him to talk to people with ease and as a result he knows a lot of people. If we need something, Robert almost always knows where we can get it and the person we should talk to.

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