Jamie shepherd

LEAD PASTOR

905-735-6811 Ext 12

JAMIE@FAITHWELLAND.COM


Jamie became our Lead Pastor in the fall of 2014. Every week, he passionately leads people in the church, and in the community, to take one step closer to God. The man who impacted his life the most was his farming grandfather; a man of God, who walked with God and was used by God in a mighty way. Jamie is strongly committed to the proclamation of Biblical texts in a way that is both relevant and relational, speaking to the heart and the mind. When he isn’t thinking “church”, Jamie is spending valuable time with his family; his beautiful wife Pam, his children, Davis, Cole and Jinja. He enjoys sports, fishing, people and coffee. He has a big heart for missions and especially the continent of Africa. Jamie will forever treasure travelling with Pam and the children to Africa on a family mission trip in spring of 2015.

  • carl patterson

    student ministries pastor

    905-735-6811 Ext. 21

    Carl@faithwelland.com

    Carl (a.k.a. “Call”) joined our team in April of 2015 and oversees Veracity Student Ministries (a.k.a. Vcity) here at Faith. He is a graduate of Masters College & Seminary and prior to coming to Faith he served as an associate in Stayner. Carl loves learning new things, helping people grow, and seeing students and people find their purpose and place in the body of Christ. Raised in Windsor, Ontario, Carl loves spending time, doing life and ministry with his wife Jodi and his two boys. 

  • SHELLY CALCAGNO

    family ministries pastor

    shelly@faithwelland.com

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  • DAVE TUNIKAITIS

    ADULT MINISTRIES PASTOR

    DAVE@FAITHWELLAND.COM

    Dave has ministered at several churches throughout Ontario, he came on board at Faith Welland in the summer of 2016.  He oversees the adult ministries that take place at Faith Welland, everything from the people who will greet you on a Sunday morning, to those leading small groups throughout the week.  When not focused on ministry Dave loves spending time with his wife Charlotte, and his teenaged children Rachelle and Joel.  Dave loves to see people get active in their relationship with God and seeing that translate into ministry to others.

  • MICHAEL CHARLES

    PASTOR OF HAITIAN Church

    MICHAELCHARLES40@HOTMAIL.COM

    Michael Charles has been on the scene since February of 2008. He started volunteering in Children’s Ministry and now volunteers for our Junior High Sunday School class as well. You might also recognize Michael as the leader of our Haitian congregation, who meet during the week. Involved in much and always willing to help out, Michael’s passion is serving. He enjoys helping people become more like Christ and listening to their God stories. When he’s not serving, you can find him “having fun like crazy” (direct quote) – let the good times roll. 

  • Val Calcagno

    Office ADMINISTRATOR

    905-735-6811 Ext. 23

    val@faithwelland.com

    Val joined the Faith Welland staff in 2010 and serves as the Office Administrator (though we call her Administrator Extraordinaire). Prior to Faith, Val sold sweaters for the retailer made famous by their popular loon sweaters. Outside of work, Val enjoys being involved in life at Faith and serving in various ministry departments. She aspires to follow God’s calling in being the woman God has created her to be….yada, yada, yada, she likes to quilt.

  • Amy Talosi

    nursery co-ordinator

    Amy Talosi has been on staff at Faith Welland since 2010. She was born and raised in Welland and has attended Faith Welland her entire life. Amy is the Nursery Coordinator at Faith Welland and oversees the staffing of the nursery. Amy believes in the importance  of starting children off right on their journey of faith through the nurturing and care they will receive in the nursery.

    In her down time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two nieces. She also gets great joy out of sorting and organizing anything and everything so that it's 'right' and 'how it should be.'

  • Charlene Lovegrove

    life coach

    clovegrove.lovegrove@gmail.com

    Charlene has been serving at Faith Welland for the last nine years. Her role at Faith is Christian Life Coach & Pastor. She has a passion for life coaching for abundant living, with a focus on coaching around identity, values, life purpose, life balance, choices, overcoming obstacles and renewed thinking. With Biblically based coaching individuals are empowered to navigate life’s transitions with intention and grace.  Within this dynamic partnership and through God’s power individual find clarity, regain focus, explore possibilities, uncovering God plan, to live the life they were designed to live. In her down time she likes to push on the pause button, and spending time with her family being fully engaged, thankful for every moment.  

  • Sonie Fonrose

    Custodian

    Hailing from Haiti, Sonie and his beautiful wife Isemene joined our staff 6 years ago when he became the church caretaker. In those years he has earned himself the unofficial title “Smiling Sonie” because he’s probably the friendliest person you’ll ever meet. In addition to being happily married, Sonie and Isemene also have three grown kids (all of whom are likely taller than you). When he’s not taking care of the church, you’re most likely to find him relaxing and enjoying some TV time. Like many of our other staff members, Sonie also enjoys a great cup of coffee… you can feel free to put this to the test and bring him one any time!