Brandon and Emma Richardson

Lead Pastors

Brandon and Emma are passionate about seeing individuals transformed and empowered by the love of God. Brandon and Emma met in 2008 and, after several years of long distance dating, chose to attend Redeemer University College together. In 2012 they got married and finished their undergraduate degrees in 2014. Emma continued her education, obtaining her MA: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy in 2016.

Both Brandon and Emma have felt a deep desire to be involved in ministry since a young age and became consumed with the need for people to experience God’s love. They now call Waterloo home and enjoy life with their daughter Kenzington and son Theo.


Luke and Victoria Boettger

Lead Pastors

Luke and Victoria are excited to see God move in the lives of individuals through the local church. Luke and Victoria met in 2010 in Australia while studying at Hillsong International Leadership College. They completed their studies in pastoral leadership and worship at the end of 2011, and were married the following summer.

Luke and Victoria began pastoring in Sweden while Victoria continued her education, obtaining a degree in Social Work in 2016. They are passionate about seeing people come to know God and are excited to see this happen through Slate Church!




Ben Jantzi

Executive Pastor, Business

Ben is a chartered professional accountant who, during the week, works at MEDA, a global development non-profit. With experience in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors, he strives to bring together his experience, education and passions to support the local church. He oversees the Business Ministry at Slate Church.

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Candice Mayers

Associate Pastor, Creative

Candice's greatest passion and joy is to build the local church . Candice graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Global Studies, and is currently working towards a Masters of Theological Studies. She is passionate about seeing people grow in their creativity and their leadership, and use those gifts to build the kingdom of God.


Nathan and Emily Lambert

Ministry Leads, Families

Nathan come to the Waterloo Region for school and has since settled in downtown Kitchener with his wife Emily. He works in business development for a local startup and leads our Family Ministries (kids and youth programming) here at Slate Church. He channels his passion for building new things in to helping Slate Church build a legacy by pouring into the next generation!

Emily grew up in Kitchener/Waterloo, and loves nothing more than seeing this city thrive. After going to high school in Elmira, Emily graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double degree in communication and film studies. Besides having the time of her life leading our Family Ministries alongside her husband, you can find Emily working as a content marketing specialist at a local startup, cuddling her big dog/bear Maggie, and beating her husband Nathan in Mario Kart.


Peter Mullen

Ministry Lead, People and Logistics

Peter has been serving in church leadership for the past 7 years. He works at a Toyota Manufacturing facility as a project manager, and has training in mechatronics engineering. He loves to see people come alive in their giftings and abilities to solve the world's problems.


Kyle Brubacher

Ministry Lead, New Initiatives

Kyle is an MBA candidate at the Lazaridis School of Business. With a background in Health Sciences, Kyle is a wild combination of farmer, tech junkie, and musician. He and his beautiful wife, Miranda, enjoy life on a farm just outside Waterloo and are passionate about the mission of the Gospel and seeing people transformed through works of love. As the Ministry Lead of New Initiatives at Slate Church, Kyle strives to bring his best every day to see the Church flourish.