Our team

Pastoral Staff

David Simpson : Senior Pastor

David Simpson

Senior Pastor

Responsibilities

David has been serving as Westhill's Senior Pastor since 1999.  As Senior Pastor, David works with the leadership team and the congregation of Westhill to, as a church:

  • transform lives, families and communities by pursuing God,
  • building community, and
  • unleashing compassion
Family

David and Linda have 3 grown children and just recently became grandparents!

 

david@westhillchurch.ca

Elizabeth Mortley : Women & Children

Elizabeth Mortley

Women & Children

Responsibilities

Elizabeth is responsible for pastoral care and ministries for Women and Children.  She works with a great team of teachers and coordinators!

Family

Elizabeth and Paul have 3 grown children.

 

elizabeth@westhillchurch.ca

Tim Coleman : Adult Ministries

Tim Coleman

Adult Ministries

Responsibilities

Tim journeys with the adults at Westhill Park Baptist Church as the Adults Ministry Pastor.

Family and Other Interests

He's married to his sweetheart–Ragnhild and have three great kids –Erin, Charlotte & Philip.  Tim enjoys theology, travel, cooking, playing team sports, sightseeing and anything outdoors.

Education/Experience

He is an ordained minister has an M. Div. through Carey Theological College.  Tim joined the Westhill team in the Fall of 2016.

tim@westhillchurch.ca

Jordan Lawrence : Youth and Young Adults

Jordan Lawrence

Youth and Young Adults

Responsibilities

Jordan oversees the youth and young adults ministry at the church. His goal is to provide engaging programs that lead youth and young adults into a transformative relationship with Jesus.

Family and Other Interests

Jordan and Marleen recently started a family with their son, Noah! Jordan loves to hunt and fish, and is always looking for an excuse to get into the outdoors. Together, Jordan and Marleen enjoy traveling, going for walks in the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Education/Experience

Jordan joined the Westhill Team in Fall 2015.  He has studied and done mission work through Youth With a Mission in three different continents. He is also nearing the completion in an undergraduate Christian Ministry program through Briercrest Bible College.

jordan@westhillchurch.ca

Merv Tippe : Older Adults

Merv Tippe

Older Adults

Responsibilities

Merv has just joined the team and provides pastoral care to Westhill's older adults.

Family and Other Interests

He is married to Cathy, his wife of 29 years and they are both excited about the possibilities ahead for ministry.  Merv enjoys playing guitar and singing.  Southern Gospel is his favorite music.  He loves camping with his family and friends.​

Education / Experience

Merv obtained a Graduate Diploma in Ministry from Carey Theological College at the University of British Columbia and plans to pursue his Master of Divinity Degree. Prior to taking the position at Westhill, Merv spent 25 years working for the Government of Saskatchewan in the Ministry of Health. Most recently Merv chaired our Board of Deacons and has been a member of our Board of Directors.

merv@westhillchurch.ca

Office & Operations

Peggy Klassen : Secretary

Peggy Klassen

Secretary

Responsibilities

Peggy oversees the daily operations of the church.  She is the first person you will meet when you come into the office!  She enjoys working with church leaders and volunteers to ensure our many ministries run smoothly.

Family and Other Interests

Peggy is married to Marlon and they have 3 grown children.  During the summer, they enjoy spending time at their family cottage in North East Saskatchewan.  Peggy also volunteers as a Sunday School teacher and Kids Club leader.    Peggy loves to curl in the winter, golf and ride her bike in the summer.  She loves people and spending time with little children; loves puppies, but not kittens.  Her favourite color is purple.

Education/Experience

Peggy joined the Westhill team in 2011 following a 30-year career in health care.

peggy@westhillchurch.ca

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Carla Aitken : Financial Operations

Carla Aitken

Financial Operations

Responsibilities

Carla is responsible for all things financial around Westhill.  She looks after getting the bills paid, balancing the financials and maintaining stewardship records.

Family and Other Interests

Larry and Carla have been married 19 years They have 2 sons Mathew and Josh, both in high school and are always busy with hockey in winter and football in summer.

carla@westhillchurch.ca

Emile Perry : Custodian

Emile Perry

Custodian

Responsibilities

Emile is our hard working custodian.  He looks after keeping the Westhill facility up to snuff!  There are always windows to clean, carpets to vacuum, grass to cut or sidewalks to clear.

Technical Arts

Randy Neufeld : Technical Director

Randy Neufeld

Technical Director

Responsibilities

Randy is Westhill's Technical Director and provides leadership to a talented team of Technical Artists here at Westhill. Randy and the team provide audio/visual support for Sunday worship services and other special events. They are also responsible for the live webcasts of these events.  Randy is also the "go-to techie" around the church.

Family and Other Interests

Randy and his wife Crystal have been part of the Westhill family since 1990. They have 3 married children, 5 grandchildren and 4 granddogs.  They enjoy spending summers at the cottage on Last Mountain Lake.  Randy enjoys fishing in summer and considers golf a waste of a nice walk in a park.  He is very committed fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and can generally be seen on Game Day Sundays in Rider gear.

Education / Experience

Randy has a BSc from the University of Regina and a Diploma in Ministry from Carey Theological College.  Randy led Westhill's Worship and Technical ministries for 12 years prior to turning his focus to the Technical Arts Team in 2011.

randy@westhillchurch.ca

Happy Hearts Preschool

Tammy von Bulow : Pre-school Director / Teacher

Tammy von Bulow

Pre-school Director / Teacher

Responsibilities

Tammy is one of dedicated and caring pre-school teachers.  Together with Grace, they provide overall direction for Happy Hearts.

tammy@westhillchurch.ca

Grace Palero : Pre-school Director / Teacher

Grace Palero

Pre-school Director / Teacher

Responsibilities

Grace is the other half of our pre-school team.  She is responsible for development and implementation of the Pre-School program and is in charge of Registration and Enrollment.

Family and Other Interests

Grace is originally from the Philippines.   She and her husband Renato have 2 children, Josh & Kate.  Grace enjoys backing, cooking, reading and board games

Education

Grace has a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration (Phd Ed Ad) and a Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd)

grace@westhillchurch.ca

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