In 1996, after years of spending his summers in Muskoka, Ontario working at various Summer Camps, Kaj moved there full time to develop and launch a one-year wilderness discipleship school called, Summit College. The school was driven by his passion to see people live in a community of love and grace while living radically different lives completely sold out for Jesus. After over a decade in that ministry Kaj stepped out into a new adventure of planting a church- Harvest Bible Chapel Muskoka! Kaj and his wife Libby, have three beautiful daughters.
Timothy Paul Milner is a worship leader, songwriter, and award winning recording artist currently stationed in Moncton, New Brunswick, where he serves as Dean of the Chapel at Crandall University. Originally from Nova Scotia, and having spent several years as a worship pastor in the USA, his ministry is devoted to raising the quality of worship and music in the local church by equipping bands and leaders to intentionally refine and re-think the focus and purpose of worship.
Tim got his start leading worship in 1996 at Prairie Bible College, when he founded MNW with good friend Matt Brouwer. Through this ministry he also met his wife, Dorilee. They have three children, Caleb, Kierra and Gideon. Tim holds a masters degree from Liberty University in the area of worship.
Tim's ministry is aimed at helping churches reclaim worship that is scripture based, Spirit aware and Christ focused. He does this by running worship workshops, consulting and coaching worship leaders.
His latest release is called “In Every Season,” and is part of a project recorded in Nashville this past summer.
Rev. Renée Embree ran into God’s grace as a young adult and continues to be changed by that grace every day. Renée has a passion to see everyone join God in changing Atlantic Canada one neighborhood at a time. She serves as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries for the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and as the Director of the Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program at Acadia Divinity College. Renée is a graduate of Acadia Divinity College having received her Master of Divinity degree in 2006 and her Master of Arts (Theology) in 2008. She has served as an Associate Pastor in Dalbeattie, Scotland; North and South Alton Baptist Church; and at RiverCross Church. She lives in Saint John, NB and can often be found running along an ocean path or enjoying a good book & cup of coffee on her sun-porch.
Garth serves as an Associate Executive Minister for the Canadian Baptist’s of Atlantic Canada. Garth’s portfolio includes being the director of the Centre for Leadership Development, oversees the Board of Ministerial Standards & Education. Garth is committed to seeing our pastors not just survive but thrive. He loves helping leaders to develop and be better.
Rebecca built her first shortwave radio when she was 11, and got her first computer when she was 12. Technology has been part of her life since then, and her full-time career since 2008.
As a mother to a teenage son, she is not only concerned about keeping his technology use properly channeled - she also has the skillset to do something about it.
She caught the missionary bug from her grandfather, and while his mission field was Mexico and hers is modems, she uses the tools at hand to help parents help their teens safely navigate the murky waters of the Internet.
Rev. Dr. Steve McMullin grew up in Woodstock, NB and is a graduate of Atlantic Baptist College, Acadia University (BA Honours), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MATS), and the University of New Brunswick (PhD —Sociology). His PhD dissertation about congregational decline focused on ways that churches are affected by and respond to the secularization of society. His research interests focus on ways to bring renewal and meaningful change to established congregations, ways to present the gospel in culturally informed and effective ways in an increasingly secular social environment, and ways that congregations can address and respond to domestic violence.
Rev. John Campbell is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Computer Science), Acadia University (Master of Divinity, Youth Ministry), and the Arrow Leadership Program.
Previous to serving at Acadia, John served as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor of West End Baptist Church in St. John’s Newfoundland from 2007-2014. In 2008 he was ordained by the church into Christian ministry. In this role he oversaw various ministries aimed at introducing youth and young adults to Christ as well as helping them grow deeper in their faith.
Paul began his career in criminal justice as a counsellor (4 years) then as an administrator (3 years) in both open and closed custody institutions. He then taught at both college and university. Paul moved to Quebec and worked in the Education sector from 1988 to 2015, generally doing counselling and prevention presentations (to 24000 students and gave 400 prevention presentations to teachers, professionals and administrators) however spent one year as a Centre Director in a replacement position. Now doing prevention PD to different organizations in the Maritimes and New England as well as continuing a consulting practice.
Paul moved to Florenceville-Bristol in 2015 where he met a neighbour on a lawn mower who later introduced Paul to Jesus. Paul continues consulting and presenting on mental health. His favourite word is evangelical.
Dustin grew up in a rural church in the Rawdon Hills of Nova Scotia. Sitting on an old wooden pew during a VBS program he heard about the love and sacrifice of God and gave his heart and his life to Jesus that day. Later he would go on to study Christian Education at Kingswood University, and an MDiv in Pastoral Ministry at Acadia Divinity College.
Dustin has worked in rural and urban contexts including in Falmouth and Halifax, NS and Saint John, NB. Most recently Dustin has served as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at True North Baptist Church in Florenceville-Bristol, NB.