Denise Walker, Pastor/Executive Director

Denise grew up on a turkey farm in southwestern Ontario.   It was there she started going to Sunday School at The Salvation Army – and where she first learned God loves her – a fact that has never left her – but sometimes she’s found hard to believe!   As a kid she dreamed of being a movie star or a geologist or an archeologist or a hairdresser…or…well, she finally settled on Broadcasting and graduated in 1984 from Niagara College in Welland, Ontario.    It was in her second year of college that she surrendered her life to Jesus – and she’s been on an amazing faith journey ever since.  Denise worked for Canada’s only national daily Christian talk-show – “100 Huntley Street” for an incredible 7 ½ years – the highlight being her years as Associate Producer/Director of a kids show – “Kingdom Adventure”.   In that place she got to know our awesome Creator God – the one who offers abundant life – rich and full – and performs miracles in the lives of His people even today!   In her final years there Denise began to sense God’s call on her life to become a Salvation Army Officer. She is a “Crusader for Christ” – commissioned in 1994.  She’s  been part of the ministry in Calgary, Alberta/ Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia,  the beautiful country of Bermuda, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Regina, Saskatchewan, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Territorial Headquarters in Toronto Ontario – where her focus was on the production of a children’s discipleship program – Ready to Serve.   Over the past years she has come to know God in ways she could never have imagined! Jesus – God of deep love and intimacy – eager to have her know Him more and more.   So she’s still on the journey – seeking Him and finding Him – loving Him and being loved by Him.

 

Jeanette Smith, Business Manager

Jeanette is usually your first contact when you stop in or call us. She looks after the day-to-day operations of our office including finance, human resources and reception. She also coordinates our Budget Management Program and is part of our monthly Operations Team. Jeanette’s financial background and keen eye for organization makes her an essential part of our ministry team. Her creativity is also an asset and evident at many of our gatherings and events.

 

Barry Clarke, Community And Family Services

Barry looks after caring for those in need of assistance with a variety of needs including food, clothing, furniture, advocacy, children’s camping, and a whole lot more. Barry says, “You never know what someone might say when asked ‘How can I help?’ There are many significant needs in our community and we try our best to meet people at their point of need.” Barry has been a Salvation Army Officer, a Wesleyan and Church of the Nazarene Pastor, and at one point a kitchen assistant with excellent vegetable chopping skills. Barry is a coffee lover and an avid fan of all types of science fiction.