PASTOR/ MISSION STRATEGIST
Mike has been in full-time church ministry for 32 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.
EXECUTIVE PASTOR & CFS 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 Ethics and 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.
SPIRITUAL LIFE PASTOR/ PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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!
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.
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 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.