Say hello to the leadership team at The Point Church
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.
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.
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.
Some of his favorite, recently read books include, "Forgotten God" by Francis Chan, "Explicit Gospel" by Matt Chandler and "Deep & Wide" by Andy Stanley. His favorite bible passages at the moment are, 1 John 1:5-9, The sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5,6,7), Galatians 2:20 and Psalm 91.
Pastor Kurt is married to Sandra and together they get to hang with their daughter, Emily.
FAMILY LIFE PASTOR
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 completed a diploma of Biblical and Theological Studies at New Brunswick Bible Institute and has 13 years of experience as an Associate Pastor of Family Ministries.
Geoff 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.
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 oversees anything involving youth ministry at all of our locations. He loves youth ministry and is very excited to be a part of leading teams to connect with the youth of Miramichi and Bathurst! If you see him around with a camera, that's because he also records our video announcements.
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.
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 our Christmas Productions. She took on the challenge of Communications Director here at the church a year ago and is enjoying the new challenge.
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 is involved with our Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry. She enjoys organizing and planning events but most of all she loves communicating with our church family.
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 two beautiful daughters, Brynley and Bryar.
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.
Timothy is serving as our Video Technician. He records and edits our video announcements as well as other varying videos. He takes part in the music ministry - you may see him at any of our three sites, and he is also involved with many of our events.
Timothy lives in Lower Derby and loves being a part of The Point Church.
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