Muskoka Community Church is led by men and women who serve according to their gifts.
In addition to a full-time pastor, there are a number of volunteer leaders who give their time to facilitate various areas of ministry, as well as a governance board ("Leadership Team") that oversees policy, budget, and big picture decisions.
Jeremy and his wife April moved to Huntsville in 2007 in order to start Muskoka Community Church. They have three children attending Huntsville schools, and are actively involved in many aspects of the local community. Born and raised in Fort Erie, Ontario, Jeremy studied at Huntington University in Indiana, before serving churches in Winchester, Virginia. After graduating with his MA from McMaster Divinity College in 2017, he plans to pursue doctoral studies in the near future. In his free time, he enjoys art, music, curling, golf, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Peter and his wife Kara moved to Huntsville in 2018 when Peter became the Associate Pastor at Muskoka Community Church. He was born and raised in Ohio where he later got his undergraduate degree at Ashland University. He stayed in Ashland to attend seminary and graduated with his MA in 2018 from Ashland Theological Seminary. During his time in Ashland Peter served on the leadership team of a college ministry both as a student leader and an adult leader. He also served at a church during his time in seminary. In his free time Peter enjoys spending time with people, traveling, being creative in cooking, carpentry and more; sports, hiking, fishing, and almost anything outdoors.
Volunteer Ministry Leaders
Ingrid schedules the worship teams and leads worship on some Sundays. She enjoys
mentoring newer musicians and is always on the lookout for potential great new
worship songs. When not working or volunteering, Ingrid loves spending time in
the great outdoors with family and friends.
Jasmine oversees our efforts at communication at Muskoka Community Church, particularly our weekly email updates and our bulletin boards, as well as working with others to keep up with social media, the website, and community advertising. She and her husband Jason recently made Huntsville their home after many years in the GTA. She's excited to welcome her first child in April 2018.
Barb coordinates our efforts to serve and do good in our community, overseeing a team that plans service projects, benevolence, and support of other local agencies. She loves her husband and best friend, Richard, their 5 children and spouses and 12 grandchildren. Barb loves all her animals, camping, canoeing, campfires and just generally being outside. Barb also works as a bookkeeper and income tax preparer.
April helps people find their best fit at MCC by helping our ministry leaders communicate their needs, and by helping people understand their gifting. If you're interested in volunteering, you can fill out a questionnaire here, and April will follow up with you. She has three children with her husband Jeremy (MCC's pastor), and is involved in Rotary, the Curling Club, and Huntsville Soccer Club. She is a full-time financial consultant.
Kim is passionate about praying and about calling others to pray. She coordinates intentional prayer times before our services, bringing the volunteers, attendees, and guests before God and asking him to work. She and her husband Steve have two children and she enjoys her other career as a high school teacher.
Brian oversees the cleaning and general maintenance of our facility, assisted by volunteers who give their time to make sure our space is spic and span. Brain started attending MCC with his dogs at Church in the Park and has continued to enjoy the fellowship of the church. During the week, works at a regional non-profit that helps those with Mental Health issues as a Senior Manager of Strategy Management. He enjoys all that Muskoka area has to offer, including downhill skiing and ATVing.
Rachel leads our Children's Ministry and serves with an incredible team of volunteers. Her passion is children and women. Every child deserves to be loved and every women deserves to know how valued she is. Rachel believes every person matters and their stories deserve a platform to be heard and shared with others. Rachel and her husband James Hunt love to go camping and enjoy spending time with their kids Becca, Jamielyn, and Ethan.
Al Brown leads our small group ministry by providing guidance to our small group leaders. Al explains his passion for small groups here, "I love Small Groups because these caring groups provide the opportunities to ask questions, dig deeper into the scriptures from the Sunday service and allow supportive friendships to develop naturally over time."
Al has been blessed to have volunteered in prisons over the past 13 years, both here and in Asia.
Click here to email Al.
Katherine ("Kath") leads our Welcome and Connections Team, helping newcomers feel welcomed and get connected to the church community. Katherine is a Regional Director for a hotel company that takes her across Canada and the United States; however Huntsville it the place she has always called home and moved back to the area in 2015 to be closer to her full extended family.
Christine ("Chris") leads our Hospitality Team, who serve by preparing coffee and other beverages on Sunday mornings to help people feel at home, as well as getting communion ready each month. She lives in Bracebridge with her husband Jason, and their two children, where she works as a travel agent.
Our Leadership Team (board) serves behind the scenes by facilitating big-picture decisions, managing the budget and finances, and overseeing aspects of the church relating to legal and policy issues. Members are:
Paul Brittain, Mike Malone (treasurer), Lynda Richards, Mark Campbell, Jeremy McClung