Muskoka Community Church is led by men and women who serve according to their gifts.
In addition to two 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, and is now pursuing his PhD through Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. In his free time, he enjoys art, music, curling, golf, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Note: Jeremy is on a sabbatical from May 27–August 26, 2019. During this time he will not be responding to email or phone calls as he disconnects from his pastoral role for a time of intentional spiritual and personal renewal. During this time, church services will continue as normal, and you can contact Associate Pastor Peter Kobunski with any ministry needs.
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
Jennifer is in charge of our tech and Sunday service team. She delights in being a mom to her three children and has been part of Muskoka Community Church since the beginning. When she isn't with her own kids she works with kids at a children’s treatment centre.
Christine is in charge of our social events, allowing our church to engage in a variety of activities as we get to know each other. Christine is passionate about teaching and discipleship and can often be found smiling and encouraging everyone she meets
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.
Micki Gallagher coordinates our Small Group Ministry and is excited about the growth that has been happening in each God inspired group!
With a deep desire to see God’s Kingdom grow, Micki knows that Sunday mornings are not enough! Reading God’s Word, connecting with others during the week, praying together, having meaningful discussions, asking questions in a safe environment & relationship building are key to spiritual growth!
Micki loves living in beautiful Huntsville with her hubby Stephen, son Jacob & puppy dog Simone!
Living daily Gratitude to God & sharing His JOY with others is what she is called to do!
Click here to email Micki.
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.
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
Lynda and her husband moved into the Huntsville area in 2013 and wake up each morning thanking God for providing a home and friends in this amazing part of the province. She brings a background in human resources and administration to the leadership team and also volunteers as a small group leader and prayer team member. Having traveled on mission trips to Kenya, Rwanda, and Haiti, Lynda has developed a heart for serving others through word and deed. Now that she's retired, she enjoys connecting with God while working in her garden or paddling her kayak. She and her husband, Ray, love hosting friends and neighbors in their home as well as playing with their granddaughters.