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. He is currently pursuing graduate studies at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. In his free time, he enjoys art, music, curling, golf, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Volunteer Ministry Leaders
Micki 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 is passionate about her husband and son and loves to help people get healthy through USANA products. She works for the Huntsville Forester as an advertising representative.
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.
Lynda 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 Ray recently made Huntsville their home after many years in the GTA. She enjoys her children and young grandchildren.
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.
Rick oversees the cleaning and general maintenance of our facility, assisted by volunteers who give their time to make sure the space is spic and span. Rick and his wife Sandra are long time Huntsville residents and Realtors.
Rachel oversees the many teachers, assistants, and greeters who make up our AdventureLand children's ministry for children from nursery to Grade 5. She is passionate about her husband, James, and their children and in her free time manages the retail store in Huntsville's Pharmasave.
Liz helps to coordinate our efforts to help adults grow in their faith, overseeing aspects such as small group ministry, seminars, retreats, classes, and men's and women's ministries. Originally from the UK, she moved with her husband Rob and their three children to Muskoka permanently in 2011. She is passionate about her role at the YWCA Muskoka helping people get ahead in life, and especially addressing systemic poverty in Muskoka.
Virginia ("Virg") leads our Connections Team, helping newcomers feel welcomed and get connected to the church community. As our Care and Community leader, she also helps to resource Sunday morning hospitality, social events, potlucks, and crisis care efforts. She lives in Huntsville with her husband Mike, enjoying regular visits from her grown children and grandchildren, and serving the public at the Lighthouse and Urban Rustic.
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 also coordinates social events which help people get connected and begin the relationships that are at the heart of MCC. 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, Ingrid Van Vlymen, Paul Apperley, and Mike Malone.