Ed assumed the role of Executive Director in 2012. Prior to that he was in Pastoral ministry for 25 years. Most recently he served as a location Leader for Southridge Community Church. He planted Gateway Christian Fellowship in 2000 and thoroughly enjoyed that adventure until they merged with Southridge in 2010. Earlier he served in pastoral roles at Scott Street MB Church in St. Catharines and began his ministry at Cornerstone Community Church in Dartmouth N.S. in 1986. Ed is happily married to high school sweetheart Karin and they have three daughters, Kiersten (married to Eric) Renee and Breanna. Ed has sensed a clear call of God to give leadership to the Ontario Conference. With a deep passion to see churches unite around a clear vision – he has been working diligently to facilitate collaboration, provide accountability and encourage blessing. Although each church is unique, Ed believes that God is doing a new work in them while they focus on health and discipleship. He longs to see many people won for Jesus Christ in Ontario. Ed acquired a Bachelor of Religious Studies from the MB Bible College in Winnipeg, a BA (History) from the University of Winnipeg, and a Master of Divinity from MB Biblical Seminary when it was still situated in California. Ed strives to be a life long learner and is a certified COACH. He has a deep passion to empower the next generation of leaders and recently helped to create the Leaders Collective.