Our Staff

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Our Staff

Tim Strickland, Lead Pastor:  Click here to contact

Tim's passion in ministry is for preaching, leadership and church revitalization. He desires to see many people come to know Jesus in their lives, and to see Toronto transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering with Management Science option from University of Waterloo, his Masters of Divinity from Tyndale Seminary, and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry from Denver Seminary. Tim is married to Carol and they have three growing children, Jacob, Jessica and Chloe.


Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Music: Newsboys, U2, & Steve Taylor

Beach Restaurant: The Green Eggplant and BAM!

Activity: Disc Golf (Yes, that's a real sport!!!)

Bible Verse: Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58


Cam Atkins, Director of Worship Arts:  Click here to contact

Cam has a passion for helping people to experience God through worship in music. He leads our music program with a contemporary musical style, heading up a worship band with keyboards, drums, guitars and other instruments. He is also highly skilled in audio and visual technologies, and has helped our church to achieve high quality sound and improved stage lighting and design. He received his theological training at Tyndale College in Toronto, and has served in music ministry since a young age. Cam is married to Andrea, who is a regular vocalist on the worship teams.



Nicki Heskes, Director of Children’s Ministries:  Click here to contact

Nicki is our Director of Children's and Youth Ministries. She has a heart for seeing children come to know Jesus and to grow as young believers. She also works to help youth learn how to follow Jesus and serve him as part of our children's ministries. She received her theological training at Kawartha Lakes Bible College in Peterborough.  Nicki is married to Cat. He often helps her in setup and building sets for children's ministry and is a wonderful support and encouragement to her.



Carol Strickland, Operations Manager:  Click here to contact

Carol has been in the role of Managing our building since January of 2016. 

Background:  She grew up east of Toronto on a dairy farm, where the formation of a strong Christian character began which she attributes mostly to the influence of her mother.    

Education: Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Waterloo, completed a Certificate in Photography from Mohawk College in Hamilton and obtained a Certificate in Broadcasting from the National Institute of Broadcasting in downtown Toronto. She still holds her Fitness Certification. 

Employment:  Previous to having children and staying home to raise them, she worked as a Senior Market Analyst with A.C. Nielsen in Markham Ontario.  Currently, she manages our church building handling upgrades, repairs, rentals and some administration.

Family:  Carol is married to Tim, and she spends much of her time raising their three children, Jacob, Jessica and Chloe.

Passions:  fitness and nutrition, softball, skating, swimming, music