meet the people
So just who are those people at the front of the church, leading the programs and behind the scenes?
Scott is the newest member of our pastoral team, joining us as lead pastor in August 2022. Originally from HRM, Scott and his wife Dee spent sixteen years in New Brunswick where Scott served as pastor of churches in McAdam and Fredericton. The Kohlers have two teenage children, Emily and Owen. Scott is an avid reader, a movie lover, and a great enthusiast for long walks. One of the gifts of pastoral ministry, for Scott, is helping to guide people in their exploration of the Bible and its meaning for their discipleship.
Derek is involved with all things youth. While in high school, after being told by friends that youth group included pizza and basketball, decided to attend and he never left Having been someone deeply impacted by the community, Derek sees the potential in todays children and youth, and loves to build relationships, have fun, and journey with them as they discover their identity. Derek enjoys basketball, adventuring, and the outdoors.
Youth & Family Pastor
Nelson served as Senior Pastor of the congregation from 1987-2004 and in 2010 it voted to make him Pastor Emeritus. In that capacity he has been called upon from time to time as a consultant to both individuals and committees. Besides preaching on occasion, he continues to be a part of the infamous back row of men in the Sanctuary Choir. He is the proud father of the Office Administrator, Peter Metcalfe, and grandfather to two of our technical team, Noah and Jacob. Nelson resides with his daughter, Susan, where he does most of the cooking and she does the laundry--a satisfactory division of labour!
"Lianne is the Music Director and Organist and loves her choir! She enjoys challenging her choristers and always welcomes new singers to join! She is the Mom to three grown children who she is extremely proud of. Lianne loves to visit Cuba and enjoy the beaches. When she is not at the church, you will find her teaching youth at Adolescent Intensive Services within the IWK"
Peter is probably the first person you'll see and the first voice you'll hear. He makes things happen. A sci-fi guy, Peter's a big fan of all things Marvel and DC. When he's not ensconced behind his cozy desk you might find him performing his self-appointed duties as chief cook and bottle washer for the Metcalfe clan or catching a game on TV.