Staff & Leadership
Rev. Milissa Ewing
Milissa is passionate about seeing men & women grow into the people God made them to be and seeing God move in and through the church to transform our city, region and world.
Milissa is a graduate of The University of British Columbia, Arrow Leadership, and finishing her studies at Tyndale Seminary. She loves spending time with her husband, Jay, and two daughters. In her free time, you will find Milissa painting, reading, trail running, skiing, swimming in lakes, or cycling.
Rev. Jay Ewing
Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Jay provides spiritual guidance and soul care for the Redwood Park community. He is passionate about seeing people come to know Christ and be spiritually formed into whole and healthy followers of Jesus.
Jay is a graduate of Ambrose University and Regent College. He has also been trained in Spiritual Direction through the Academy of Spiritual Formation and the School of Spiritual Direction. He loves spending time with his wife, Milissa, and two daughters. In his free time, you will find Jay rock climbing, trail running, skiing, swimming in lakes, or cycling.
Rev. Shawn Baran
Pastor of Worship & Communication Arts
Shawn is passionate about the Arts and how they can be a vessel of beauty and grace in a loud and dissonant world. How music, film, poetry and painting can draw people into a posture of curiosity and seeking; opening hearts and minds to the work of God, and so often challenging assumptions to point beyond the individual to more expansive, divine realities.
Shawn is a graduate of Rocky Mountain College. He loves being with his wife, Sara, and three kids. For recreation, you will find Shawn quietly reading in a corner with a fresh, hot coffee, seeing a film at the local cinema, playing video games, or walking in the stillness of the night with the melodic yearnings of dream pop music scoring the movement of the stars above.
Rev. Joel Brigham
Joel leads Redwood Family Ministries from Nursery to Young Adults and specifically implements the High School & Young Adults ministries. He is super excited about seeing families follow Jesus and about this generation making a difference in this world.
Joel grew up in Thunder Bay and attended Redwood as a youth where some very significant moments of his life and God’s guidance led him into full-time ministry. He is a graduate of Canadian Bible College, and has a Master’s of Arts degree with a focus on Youth and Young Adult ministry from Sioux Falls Seminary in conjunction with the Coalition for Youth Ministry Excellence.
He loves hanging out with his wife, Michelle, and his three kids, Maci, Jace, and Maudie. Joel also enjoys building stuff, running, biking and soccer, as well as playing all sorts of board games with friends.
Redwood Kids & Jr. High Pastor
Katelyn oversees our Redwood Kids and Jr. High ministries from Nursery to Grade 8. She loves having the opportunity to create fun and loving environments for kids & students to experience Jesus. If she’s not at Redwood, you’ll probably find her curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee with her giant dog Guinness.
Director of Operations
Jackie oversees the church’s operations, finance, human resources and facilities. She is passionate about developing people and working as part of the leadership team to support and further the mission of Redwood Park Church.
A member of our community since moving to Thunder Bay in 2007, Jackie joined the staff team in 2019 to develop policies and programs, and moved into her current role in 2021. She is a graduate of Trinity Western University and is currently enrolled in the Arrow Leadership Program.
Jackie loves spending time with her husband, Doug, and their two boys. She loves hiking, camping, travelling and reading a good book.
Jeremy leads the Redwood Tech Ministry and uses his passion for art and technology to assist in spreading the teachings of Jesus. Whether that be equipping our leaders with the tools they need to succeed, or working behind the scenes during a Sunday Service.
Jeremy graduated from the Film Production program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay and has cultivated his skill set over many years of working on TV, Movies and Theatre. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys gaming, cooking, and spending time with his wife Mikayla.
Kimberly is passionate about creating order & organization and works quietly behind the scenes to keep the building (and the staff team!) running smoothly and efficiently.
Born & raised in Thunder Bay, Kimberly graduated from Confederation College and is a recent empty nester whose young adult kids have migrated south. She spends her free time catching up with good friends either on long walks through the beauty of Thunder Bay or over a nice hot cup of coffee. She also enjoys reading, building LEGO while listening to podcasts and trying to perfect the art of cooking for 1.
Board of Elders
The direction and runnings of Redwood Park Church are overseen by a Governing Board/Board of Elders. Board members encourage in-person or email communication from our congregation about church or personal matters at email@example.com
Current board members are:
Helen Siren – Chair
Liz Straiton – Secretary
Mark Moulson – Treasurer