Originally from Los Angeles, Joel, Christy and their 2 girls moved to Thunder Bay in 2013 to join the Redwood community. He loves leading our church and staff team and is always up for a new adventure. He absolutely enjoys winter, especially in February …
Executive Pastor - Programming & Strategy
Born & raised in Thunder Bay & joined the Redwood staff team in 2005. Married to Kim, they have 2 boys and a big lazy German Shepherd. Jarret loves music, time at the gym, trucks, guns, and life in Northwestern Ontario.
Executive Pastor - Administration & Care
Mark hails from the great state of Michigan. He is married to Karen and they have three grown up kids. He pretends to be an extrovert but don’t be fooled, he loves a quiet night at home cheering on all Detroit sports teams.
Originally from Sioux Lookout. Loves his wife, Adrienne. A huge fan of loud music, biking, snowboarding and chasing students around the church. Jesse’s energy and passion for life and ministry is contagious to everyone around him!
Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
Andrea’s passion is leading our church into meaningful, engaged worship. She loves coffee, 90’s R&B music, and is a self-diagnosed “foodie”. When she’s not singing and leading our worship teams, she is helping people connect and find their place within our Redwood community.
Annika loves to travel and read when she’s not dragging around her three kids, she’s dragging around suitcases for her next adventure. Annika works part-time giving leadership to various areas of Adult ministry as well as championing our missions endeavours.
Born and raised in Thunder Bay. Graduated from the Institute of Audio Recording Technology and has the mug to prove it. Tim takes great pride in seeing through, with excellence, all of the technical efforts in sound and lighting that make our Sunday mornings possible.
Community & Connections
Christy joined our team this fall working part-time volunteer hours giving leadership and oversight to all of our small groups, as well other areas of Adult Ministry. She has a passion to see people experience community at Redwood and take next steps in their walks with God.
Interim Kid's Ministry Director
Karen joined our team in June of 2017 to bring leadership to our Kid’s Ministry. She brings valuable experience and a huge passion for recruiting and empowering volunteers, ultimately leading the kids of our church into life giving relationships with Jesus.
Interim Kids Ministry Administrator
From Toronto, Katarina has lived in Thunder Bay for 18 years and been married to Troy for 13 years. Katarina’s favourite things to do include camping and exploring with her 3 kids, taking crazy amounts of pictures and sitting by a lake or fire.
A Thunder Bay girl, born & raised, Kim keeps our office organized and efficient and is the very proud mother of two awesome teenagers who constantly keep her on her toes. Kim takes her coffee black and is rarely seen without a smile on her face!
Student Ministry Apprentice
Katelyn is in year 1 of a 3 year apprenticeship. Half of Katelyn’s time is spent working with Jesse running our Jr. High ministry and the other half is spent studying and working towards her Bachelor of Theology in Youth Ministry
Kid's Ministry Apprentice
Emma is from Brampton, ON, and here for her 2nd year as a Pastoral Apprentice with a focus in kid’s ministry and working specifically with Redwood’s Elementary programs. She leads weekend elementary worship & teaching times as well as ‘Vibe,’ a midweek program for gr. 4 & 5. Emma is always up for any outdoor adventure around Thunder Bay!
Kid's & Student Ministry Intern
Andri grew up at Redwood and will be playing key roles in several ministry areas this year – in both weekend and midweek programs across Kid’s and Youth Ministries. He is looking forward to learning and growing in his leadership this year and we are excited to have him on the team! Andri loves to be active and get outdoors as much as possible.
Worship & Creative Arts Intern
Steph is from Lurgan, Northern Ireland, and has joined our team for a 1-year internship. She is a vocalist and will be leading worship alongside Andrea and our worship teams. Steph listens to alot of music in her spare time and has been enjoying all the beautiful scenery and outdoors that Thunder Bay has to offer!
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