LEAD PASTORS

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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.

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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!

 
 
 

MINISTRY LEADS

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Ben Jantzi,

CPA, CMA

Executive Pastor

Ministry Lead, Business

Ben is a chartered professional accountant, 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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Julia Hutchison

Ministry Lead, Connect Groups

Julia grew up in Waterloo and thoroughly enjoys entrepreneurial life with her husband, Tim. She loves making things beautiful - whether that's at her home spa or behind a camera. She oversees the Connect Groups at Slate Church and is obsessed with seeing people find authentic community in the local church.

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Candice Mayers

Ministry Lead, 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 also works at an international development and humanitarian aid organization as a program analyst. She is passionate about seeing people grow in their creativity and their leadership, and use those gifts to build the kingdom of God.

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Joshua Cox

Ministry Lead, Logistics

Josh grew up in the small town of Parry Sound, and moved to Waterloo in 2017. Presently, he is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He loves to solve complex problems, and contribute innovative solutions towards making Jesus known throughout our region. In his spare time, Josh likes to play his guitar/piano, solve puzzles, or read a good book!

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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.

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Quinn Behnke

Ministry Lead, People

Quinn is passionate about Jesus, people, and oxford commas. He leads the People Ministry at Slate church, where they strive to make church welcoming and accessible to everyone. He is in his last year of Mathematical Economics at the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, he enjoys drinking coffee while playing card games, or while nestled up in a corner studying.

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Nathan and Emily Lambert

Ministry Leads, Families

Service Pastors, Waterloo - 4 and 6:30 pm

Nathan and Emily live in Downtown Kitchener with their dog/bear Maggie. Both completed their degrees at Wilfrid Laurier University, and now work for growing local startups. They both channel their passion for building new things into Slate Church's Family Ministry (kids and youth programming), building a legacy by pouring into the next generation!

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Jared and Beth Moore

Executive Pastor (Jared Moore)

Ministry Lead, Communications (Beth)

Service Pastors, Waterloo - 9 and 11 am

Jared and Beth Moore tied the knot in 2018 after Jared graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Arts and Business and Beth graduated from Wilfrid Laurier’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. Jared and Beth are passionate about finding new ways to grow the local church.

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Peter and Bethany Mullen

Service Pastors, Elmira

Internal Consultant (Peter)

Bethany studied pastoral leadership at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia. She is now completing her degree in Recreation Therapy at the University of Waterloo. Peter works locally as a project manager at Toyota manufacturing company and is passionate about systems and logistics. Bethany and Peter got married in 2017 and have a passion for serving, loving and empowering others to recognize their potential in Christ.