Nat Evans started as ForestView’s lead pastor in January 2020.
Nat has been married to his wife Julie for 10 years and together they have two children, Beckett and Alaiya. Nat loves reading, writing, NBA basketball; and is ever in search of the perfect fish taco.
Nat’s heart is to help people discover the incredible life that happens as we surrender our lives to Jesus and discover our true selves in the story of God. He longs to see the church wrestle with what it means to truly follow Jesus and be a community that embodies his self-giving love. Nat can be reached at 226-899-1549
Cole McFarlanePastor of Worship, Communication & Operations
After graduating from Briercrest College with a B.A. in Christian Ministry, Cole joined the ForestView team in September 2008. Cole’s role has morphed over the years to include Sunday mornings, communication and operations.
Cole met Janessa in 2011 through a Clearwater Players’ production of Bye Bye Birdie, and they got married in 2014. They live in Burlington, far too close to the local music store, with their son Francis and daughter Ellis.
Cole is passionate about the intersection between faith and art and is pumped to grow with ForestView in the areas of Music, Media, Art and Liturgy as the church explores different ways of expressing ourselves during times of communal worship. Cole has been playing video games for 28 years, and is a big fan of film, music and graphic design.
Alisa WardPastor of Youth & Young Adults
Alisa, along with her husband Brandon, and two daughters, Gracie and Hayden, joined the forestview family 3 years ago. Alisa loves knitting, coffee, and all things pink and crafty.
Alisa has been serving within youth and young adults ministry for many years. A Mini Yo We girl at heart, she has a love for Jesus and discipleship, and finding ways to draw our Youth and Young Adults closer to him. Her heart is to create a community where students can come and be openly, and unapologetically themselves. Where they can meet together and grow in their faith, and create lasting relationships with individuals who will walk alongside them throughout this stage of life.
Sarah WhitsedInterim Pastor of Children's Ministry
Sarah grew up in Dundas, completed an engineering degree at McMaster, then moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, in 2012. There she met and married Marsh (a British Radio DJ), left her engineering career, and pursued her Master of Theological Studies through Tyndale’s online program. In 2016, Sarah and Marsh relocated to beautiful Squamish, British Columbia, where they welcomed their two sons Levi and Teo.
Sarah has been leading youth and children’s ministries for the past eleven years. She is passionate about partnering with families and discipling leaders. She desires to foster a community to help raise up a generation of children who know and love God and seek to make His gospel known throughout the world.
Sarah is excited to be joining the Forestview community and stewarding the Children’s Ministry for Kayla while she and her family welcome their newest member.
Kayla DionPastor of Children's Ministry
Kayla has been attending ForestView for 7 years and has loved being actively involved in the community through children’s ministry, and global missions. She met her husband at ForestView and has been happily married to Nick for 2 years and were joined by their son Noah in early 2018.
Kayla has always been passionate about working with children. For the past 4 years she has lead a small group class in KidsView and has also taken on the summer role for the past two years as Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry. She shares her passion for kids as a dance instructor and choreographer for students from ages 5-18. Kayla steps into this role with excitement and enthusiasm to see where God will move in the lives of the children at ForestView.
It’s a youth group take over! Join us on Sunday morning as we hear stories and updates from our youth and have an opportunity to worship together as one large church family. @ ForestView… https://t.co/urHA0I95FS
Join us at 10am this morning for our special fv360 worship gathering. Through scripture, song, story and sacrament we will celebrate and reflect on what God has been up to in and around… https://t.co/QfWeXH2BxI