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.
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.
Ryan worked at Ontario Pioneer Camp for 5 summers in both counselling and programming rolls, spent 7 years volunteering in Kidsview, and has been a leader in FV Youth for 8 years. Ryan’s interests include the Toronto Maple Leafs, movies, video games, and spending time with his Fiancée, Kaela.
Nicole graduated from Western University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Social Work and has spent the last two years working at the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton on the Young Parent Team. Nicole is currently completing her Master’s of Social Work through the University of Waterloo.
Nicole is an avid traveler (having been to 5 continents and over 25 different countries) and loves exploring new places. In her free time Nicole enjoys baking, hiking and reading.