Leadership is all about service.
With Jesus as our example, we are honoured and privileged to lead, guide, and sacrifice for the St. Paul’s community.
Grant has served as our Lead Pastor since September 2014. Grant and his wife Grace ministered in Almonte, ON and Vancouver, BC prior to coming to St. Paul’s. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. Grant loves music, is passionate about being a follower of Jesus, seeing God’s justice in the world and committed to the preaching of God’s Word.
Youth and Worship Pastor
Jeff began his ministry to St. Paul's in March 2020 as our new Youth and Worship Pastor, which are Jeff’s most passionate ministries. God has blessed him with a wonderful family: Alice, his wife and their two children. They live in the East Hunt Club area. Jeff loves helping people find hope and joy in life through the gospel of Jesus. He is also a big fan of recording and producing digital music for church.
Shahrzad began her ministry at St. Paul's in November 2021. She has been an ordained Presbyterian minister since 2017 and recently served the Barrhaven Mission. She and her family live in Kemptville. She is married to Rev. Samer Kandalaft and they have three children between 12 and 18 years old. Shahrzad is passionate about community outreach and is excited to get to know the congregation.
Tabea joined the staff at St. Paul's in November 2016 and manages the church office. Previously, she has been a home-maker and working part-time for various non-profit organizations. Tabea is married to Rev. Stephen Silverthorne, they have four children and live in Kanata. Tabea attends her home church in Ottawa where she leads worship and supports her husband in his ministry.
St. Paul’s is part of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Presbyterian means “elder.” St. Paul’s leadership is comprised of 15 men and women elders who are elected by the congregation to provide spiritual and operational oversight of all our ministries and mission. St. Paul’s also has a Board of Managers that cares for the premises and ensures the finances are utilized in keeping with the church’s budget.