key people


Next functions with an elder model of bi-vocational church leadership. They are:

Please contact them if you have any concerns or pastoral care needs.

This leadership model (eldership) was adopted in 2014. Here’s a document that helped us learn about eldership and questions we processed about it: Eldership Model and QA

next board

  • Garry Castle (Co-Chair)
  • Debbie DuMerton (Co-Chair)
  • Stephen Schmidt Stutzman
  • John Paterson (Treasurer)
  • John Blackwell

admin-comms support

Next Church has a part-time Administration/Communications Coordinator, Lesley Lorimer. She’s also our point of contact for renting our building. For church-life and building-related inquiries, you can reach her via email at  She is in the building on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 to 1:45.

if you come… you belong