KEVIN J. MATTHEWS
You'll notice Pastor Kevin's authentic approach, contagious enthusiasm, and positive attitude as soon as you meet him. He will encourage and challenge you to reach new levels in your spiritual development, while helping you uncover the tremendous plan God has for your life.
Pastor Kevin went to Briercrest College to study, and then served in Camping Ministry for five years before moving on to Moncton Wesleyan for 15 years. In 2012, he became our Lead Pastor, and loves building people up, encouraging them to become all God designed them to be! He, his wife Debbilea, and their son Kohl, look forward to meeting you! Be sure and introduce yourself this Sunday.
Pastor Geoff was born and raised in Miramichi. During his high school years, God grew in him gifts and a passion to work with families. He studied at New Brunswick Bible Institute and joined our team in 2014.
He is married to Lynsay and they have two awesome kids - Madelyn and Ty. Their whole family is so excited to have the opportunity to work with families here at The Point Church.
Pastor Nate was born and raised in Saint John, NB. He’s been working in Kids and Youth ministry at church and camp since he was 12 years old. At the age of 15, he knew that he wanted to go into full-time ministry so he attended New Brunswick Bible Institute after he graduated high school. After graduating from Bible school, he spent 7 years serving as Children’s Pastor at True Life Church in Quispamsis, NB.
He is married to Kerri and they have one beautiful spunky girl, Wren, and a boy on the way. Living in the Miramichi seems like home away from home!
Yes, Pastor Jeff Swartzentruber is “from away” but he wants you to know that he got to the Miramichi as soon as he could. Originally from Ontario, God has brought him across Canada in his following of God’s leading in his life. He received his B.TH. with a focus on Youth Ministry from New Brunswick Bible Institute. After graduating, he spent time serving back in Ontario, then Northern Alberta for a few years and now enjoys being a part of The Point Church.
Jeff is married to Jessi and they have three amazing girls - Ellie, Clara, and Ava. Their whole family loves being back on the East Coast.
KURT R. PARKS
BATHURST SITE PASTOR
Pastor Kurt is a proud Toronto Maple Leafs fan and believes peanut butter and coffee are God’s greatest creations. He also enjoys writing music and a good philosophical conversation. He comes to us from Lower Coverdale Baptist where he served as the Pastor of Youth and Worship for 11 years. Pastor Kurt has been involved in ministry his entire life, both professionally and voluntarily.
Pastor Kurt is married to Sandra and together they get to hang with their daughter, Emily.
CHATHAM SITE PASTOR (Interim)
Jeff is a home-grown Miramichier who has a passion for what God is doing in his community through the local church. With a desire to motivate others to discover their true identity in Christ, Jeff lives out his purpose by connecting and building authentic relationships with a message of God’s love and grace.
Ministry for Jeff has taken various formats over the past 25 years including Missions, Youth Pastor, Church Planter, and now Chatham Site Pastor.
Cathy has been serving in our church since she was a child. She is involved in the music ministry of the church, and plays a part in many of our productions each year. She joined our staff team in June of 2014, and moved into her current role in 2017.
Cathy lives in Nelson and loves spending time with her family and friends - especially her nieces and nephews.
Karen White serves as our Executive Ministry Assistant to Pastor Kevin in our central office. She brings along with her the passion to serve others as well as a background in hospitality. She has been a member of our church now for several years and she enjoys organizing and planning events, but most of all she loves communicating with our church family and community.
Karen and her husband, Russell live in Miramichi with their beautiful daughter, Gracie.
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
Trent has a passion for music and has been leading worship in multiple venues for many years. He brings to the table a strong blend of musical styles, and is enthusiastic about leading others in worship. Trent oversees the entire Sunday morning worship experience, from choosing music, introducing creative elements, working with musicians and artists, building atmosphere, and overseeing our technology team.
Trent and his wife Tory live on the outskirts of Miramichi. They have three beautiful daughters, Brynley, Bryar, and Brystol.
CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR
As Creative Arts Director, Candace brings with her not only a contagious enthusiasm for the Arts, but over 25 years of involvement in various theatrical and music productions. Born and raised in the Miramichi area, growing up she often found herself either on the stage, or behind the scenes of community, school, and church events.
Earning Bachelors of Music and Education degrees at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., followed by a Masters degree in Education at the University of New Brunswick led her to a teaching position at James M. Hill High School in Miramichi, where she currently teaches and co-leads the school’s Drama Program.
When she’s not at school, directing productions, or serving on the worship team, she loves to spend her time doing outdoor activities, and traveling with her husband Kirby, and her two incredible children, Colton and Hillary.
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