He is a pastor to pastors with the Vision Ministries Canada network of churches, and is very thankful to God for the chance to join Forestview Church as Transitional Pastoral Leader .” I love the staff and leaders at FV and look forward to seeing our great God renew and refresh us all as we move forward. I have seen the LORD bring spiritual renewal and relational renewal in beautiful ways as a church goes through a time of transition .”
He loves encouraging people in their relational walk with God the Father, Jesus the son, and the Holy Spirit. He loves camping, sports and seeing the beautiful creativity of God in the great outdoors.
Mike’s previous involvement at ForestView include the Missions Team, the Leadership Team, Small Groups and coordinating FV events like the Community Christmas Dinner, Thanksgiving Hikes and Football (ie. the Big Game) Viewing Parties.
Mike lives in Hamilton with his wife Stephanie and their five kids; Spencer, Eli, Grace, Hannah and Kaitlyn. His interests include any sports that involve a ball; watching his kids chase a ball, and spending time in the outdoors in all 4 seasons.
Mike and Stephanie have attended ForestView since 2003.
She spent the first 10 years of their married life in the banking world, and the remaining 20 years managing their homefront. Over the years Tamara has volunteered her time, passion and creativity towards various interests and ministries. She led the Children’s ministry at her previous church for 5 years, often participated in the music ministry, and helped lead an international youth compassion trip.
Recreationally, Tamara enjoys antiquing, cooking, writing, singing, fishing, cottaging and most of all, any time spent with her husband, children, extended family and friends.
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.
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.
Jefferson is passionate about reaching the next generation and helping children, youth, and young adults make healthy transitions through all stages of life. In his free time Jefferson enjoys reading, watching movies, exploring the GTA, and playing video games with his wife, Lauren.