Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Jamie Shepherd

Lead Pastor

Jamie has been serving as Lead Pastor since September of 2014. His desire is to lead people into a meaningful relationship with Christ, in partnership with the Holy Spirit. He has been married to his wife, Pam, for twenty-one years, and has three children, Davis, Cole and Jinja. Jamie is a big fan of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs, and enjoys fishing in his spare time. 

Dave Tunikaitis

Connections Pastor

Dave Tunikaitis has been serving Faith Welland since 2016; he recently took on the portfolio of Connections Pastor. His desire is to see people come into the fullness of everything God has created them to be, and to help people understand the principles found in the Bible.  To relax, Dave loves spending time with his family, and enjoys playing sports such as tennis and basketball.    

Micheal Charles

Haitian Pastor

Bio coming soon

Mike Haines

Worship Pastor

Mike has been serving as Worship Leader at Faith Welland since September 2019. He has a passion to lead people into the presence of God through song and expressive worship. He has been married to his wife, Ellyse since 2005. They have two kids, Keeda and Jude. Mike is also passionate about people, all things music, and nachos! 

Matt Wiebe

Student Ministries & Young Adults Pastor

Matt joined our Faith Welland Family in 2020 serving as our Youth and Young Adults Pastor. He, along with his wife Kayla are passionate to see discipled believers tap into the potential that God has placed over their lives. In his free time, you can find him sipping on iced coffees, exploring antique shops, and watching hockey games (Go Avs Go) with way too many snacks. 

Summer Heath

Family Ministries Pastor

Summer joined the Faith Welland staff in 2019. She currently serves as the Family Ministries Pastor. Summer is passionate about teaching the next generation to love and lead others in their community to Christ. Summer is a firm believer that laughing and making slime makes everything better! She loves to spend her spare time talking to anyone who will listen, eating popcorn, and listening to music. When Summer grows up, she wants to be a baker or a professional tea drinker. 

Betty Boyd

Outreach Pastor

Betty Boyd has been on staff at Faith Welland for 23 years serving as the Outreach Pastor. Her role includes adult ministry in the community as well as SERVE 24/7 events. Betty is passionate about making memories with her grandkids and leaving a legacy of faith to her family and friends. She finds it important to reach individuals who may never consider entering a church and helping others to find their place to serve. In her spare time, Betty enjoys watching cheesy, happy ending movies, going for walks, crafting, and spending quality family time. 

Rylan Johnson

Outreach - Children and Youth

Rylan has been on staff at Faith Welland since the beginning of 2019. He is  known as the Program Coordinator at the McLaughlin St. Community House. Rylan is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and youth in the Welland community. He bases his ministry around the verse, Matthew 5:14. In his spare time, Rylan likes to cycle the back roads of Pelham, listen to country music, and spend quality time with his friends and family. 

Val Calcagno

Administrator

Val joined the Faith Welland staff in 2010 and serves as a full-time Office Administrator. Prior to Faith, Val sold sweaters for the retailer made famous by their iconic 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, and she loves to quilt. 

Sonie Fonrose

Caretaker

One word that can be used to describe Sonie is 'joyful'. You can always catch him with a smile on his face. Sony has been an integral part of Faith Welland and is hardworking and humble. He can always make you laugh, and cares a lot about his family. 

Board of Directors

David Boyd- Secretary
Debbie Hoffele
Martin Keus
James Lafontaine
Derek McGaghey- Treasurer
Vanessa Milley
Jamie Shepherd- Chair
Lisa Zalewski