Pastoral Team

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[at]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[at]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[at]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 4 grown children.

 

elizabeth[at]westhillchurch.ca

Merv Tippe : Older Adults

Merv Tippe

Older Adults

Responsibilities

Merv joined the team at Westhill in 2018 and provides pastoral care to our older adults.

Family and Other Interests

He is married to Cathy, his wife of 31 years and they are both excited about the possibilities ahead for ministry. Merv enjoys playing guitar and singing and his favorite genre of music are Classic Country and Southern Gospel Music. Camping with family and friends is always a special occasion to Merv.?

Education / Experience

Merv obtained a Graduate Diploma in Ministry from Carey Theological College at the University of British Columbia. Prior to taking the position at Westhill, Merv spent time 25 years working for the Government of Saskatchewan in the Ministry of Health. Merv has been one of our Adult Bible Teachers, participates on worship teams, has chaired the Deacons Ministry and has been a member of our Board of Directors. Merv says his interests are in finishing well and helping others to do the same.

merv[at]westhillchurch.ca

 

Support Team

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[at]westhillchurch.ca

Kathy Flory : Worship Coordinator

Kathy Flory

Worship Coordinator

Responsibilities

Kathy coordinates Westhill’s worship leaders and musicians. She recruits qualified leaders, singers and musicians for Worship services. Kathy gives direction to the worship leaders and plans special musical events, as well as leading worship the occasional Sunday.

Family and other interests

Kathy is married to Leslie and they have three grown children and two grandchildren. Kathy is passionate about worship and loves listening to worship music and sitting at the piano and learning new worship songs. She volunteers as a choir leader to a senior choir that performs at retirement and seniors homes during the Christmas season and spring time.

Education/Experience

Kathy has a secretarial/bookkeeping diploma, and worked for many years doing books. She was a worship coordinator and leader for more than 18 years at a small church before being hired by Westhill Church in September 2018 to be their part-time Worship Coordinator.
kathy[at]westhillchurch.ca

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, 6 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 Graduate 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.  In 2018, he retired from SaskTel following a 37 year Information Technology career finishing up as SaskTel's Audit Manager.

randy[at]westhillchurch.ca

Sara Nickerson : Office Administrator

Sara Nickerson

Office Administrator

We are excited to welcome Sara to the Westhill team, replacing Peggy Klassen who retired on February 21. Sara began working at Westhill in February and we look forward to getting to know her as she settles into her new role.

sara@westhillchurch.ca

306-775-1616

 

Facilities Team

Marlon Klassen : Facility Manager

Marlon Klassen

Facility Manager

marlon[at]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.

 

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[at]westhillchurch.ca

Ragnhild Coleman : Pre-school Director / Teacher

Ragnhild Coleman

Pre-school Director / Teacher

ragnhild[at]westhillchurch.ca