In his words: "I always dreamed of living on the west coast. When I married a girl from Victoria, BC, I brought the west coast here. Emma and I were married in 2008, the same year I started working for the church. We have two wonderful, beautiful, tiring children: Alethea and Hunter.
I like playing guitar (badly), gardening (cluelessly), and distance running (slowly). I love being around people who want to investigate the teachings of Jesus, pursue God, and figure out how to live life abundantly."
Born and raised in Kitchener, Mike went to Bishop's University in Quebec, where he met Emma. Back since 2004, he earned a Master's in philosophy (University of Waterloo). He's completing a Master's in theological studies (Conrad Grebel University College).
You can find Mike leading and preaching most Sundays. He also facilitates small groups, leadership development, and anything else Central Church needs.
Sam Vanderwood, Office Administrator
TEL: (226) 338-8565
In his words: "I met my gorgeous wife Emily while working a stint at McDonald's, together we have a beautiful baby girl named Penelope.
I enjoy tinkering with technology and reading historical fiction. I have a passion for serving people and for administrative tasks that most people would rather avoid."
Born in Welland and raised in Grey County, Sam is the middle of 5 boys. Sam worked in the food service industry for 13 years before transitioning to his current position at Central Church.
You can find Sam working the soundboard or assisting in another area on Sunday mornings or in the office during the week, helping to plan and organize the various ministries and events.