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Darryl Siemens

Darryl loves the city of Kitchener and connecting with people, but his primary passion is to see people become fully devoted disciples of Jesus. He grew up in a Christian home and has been involved in ministry in one form or another since high school. During his off time, Darryl enjoys going to local coffee shops, reading books on culture and theology, and discussing all things Marvel and Star Wars. He is married to his incredible wife Stephanie; together, they enjoy raising their two young kids.

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Kevin Pent

Kevin is honoured to be included in what God is doing in the lives of adults through the various ministries he oversees. Being part of people coming to faith and growing into Christlikeness fills him with gratitude and wonder. Speaking of wonder, when not working, Kevin loves to be outside, experiencing the wonder of God’s creation throughout the distinctly four seasons of Ontario. A deep read, an engaging conversation, or a competitive tennis game also round out for him the joy-filled experience of this miracle we call life. (By the way, he also loves his wife, two adult kids, even his chocolate lab!)

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Greg Patus

Greg has been in ministry in the KW region for over 30 years and counts it a privilege to serve the people of our community. He loves to hear people’s stories and walk with them in the difficult and often confusing seasons of life, helping them to see how God and His Word applies to their situations to bring hope, healing and transformation. Greg also serves on the board of an international mission agency and enjoys time and activities with his kids and grandkids.

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Neil Moody

Neil loves kids, always has, always will, and being a big kid himself helps him do that. Serving in kids ministry has been a priority in his life since he was a teenager and he has a heart to see families grow together as disciples of Christ. He enjoys finding creative ways to make the Bible come alive for kids. Neil loves connecting with anyone who is involved with or interested in kids ministry. He also enjoys good coffee, watching tennis and can always be counted on for a Dad joke.

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Brittany McDonald

Brittany loves to create spaces for youth and young adults to challenge their faith through engaging in God’s Word, worship, small group discipleship, and prayer in a variety of different contexts. She has been at Forward church since birth and has been a part of most ministries within Forward Church her whole life. She loves a good cup of coffee with friends and exploring God’s creation through swimming, hiking, and paddleboarding. Brittany loves to lend an ear to those walking through difficult seasons and appreciates coming alongside youth and young adults in their discipleship journey.

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Kirk Giles

Kirk is passionate about helping people grow as disciples of Jesus as well as developing more leaders for the mission Jesus has called us to. His journey through life has given Kirk a great desire to support those who are hurting and looking for hope. Kirk has been serving the local church since he was a kid, where he even sang a solo at church (but was never asked to do that again). He is a big fan of the Blue Jays, Raptors, and Buffalo Bills – and endures the Maple Leafs.

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Kristen Christopherson

Kristen loves to have fun and eat snacks and therefore finds kids ministry the most exciting place on a Sunday morning. After spending her university summers at various camps she applied for her first kids ministry job after graduating and has never looked back. One of her favourite parts of the job is planning Camp Forward, especially when it involves colour coded spreadsheets. She can’t stand the taste or smell of coffee but will happily enjoy a big bowl of ice cream anytime of year. Outside of work she enjoys reading, being in nature and spending time with her family.