The Ministry Council is responsible for the general oversight of the church. At Greenfield, Ministry Council members are elected annually at the June congregational meetings.
The current Ministry Council is composed of the following individuals:
Doug became a believer in his late teens in Vancouver. He moved to Edmonton in 1983 and has attended different Baptist churches since then. He has served in a variety of Christian ministries including pretty much everything (with the exception of music). He has been on two mission trips and is our current Ministry Council Chair. Doug is inspired by seeing people receive joy by serving the Lord in their areas of giftedness. Doug and Karen have been married for over 30 years and have three children (Lyndsey, Andrew and Alex). They have attended Greenfield since July 2011. In Doug's vocational life, he owns and operates a software company primarily focused on solutions for law firms. In his spare time he enjoys dining out with friends, travel, reading, scrabble, chess and many other card and board games.
Joyce Magill-Evans came to Greenfield in 2014 from Renaissance Community Church where she and her husband Bob were founding members commissioned by Central Baptist. She loves teaching the Grades 5/6 Sunday School class, singing in GCC's special choirs, and leading prayer in the Tuesday night ladies Bible study. She is passionate about loving her neighbours, hosts an annual Christmas gathering, and organizes the summer barbecue. She has two adult sons and in retirement continues to enjoy vegetable gardening, canoeing, walking/hiking, reading, card games and watching team sports (Go Esks!).
Sheldon has been a Greenfield attendee since 1998 when his family moved to Edmonton from his home province of Saskatchewan (Go ‘Riders!). During that time he has served in several positions including care group leader, Sunday school teacher, and ministry council member. Away from Greenfield, Sheldon works as a financial systems consultant (think business and accounting software). His degrees (B.R.E. and B. Ed) are from Briercrest Bible College and the University of Saskatchewan. Sheldon enjoys a variety of games and sporting endeavours including disc golf. He has been married to Jeanette since 1989 and is proud to be dad to Jordan and Kristin.
Pam is married to Jim Hall and has two teenaged children; Josiah and Rebekah. Pam loves science and has been a Science teacher for the last 14 years. Recently she joined the staff at Edmonton Christian High School. Growing up in the church in a pastor's family, she learned early the importance of service in the church. She taught Sunday School for many years and is currently involved with the fellowship time at Greenfield. Before joining Greenfield, Pam and Jim were members at Renaissance Community. Pam believes that the church is Christ's way of reaching a lost world that desperately needs him. The church should be the mirror that reflects Christ's love to their community. Pam sees Greenfield growing in their intentionality in being the church in the community and looks forward to learning and listening as we move forward with our missional mandate.
Once I found out God was revealing himself to me through an opened heart and the Holy Spirit convicting me, I then decided to find him and honour him in my every moment.
Jason loves his wife, Chelsea, and his son, Jude, and truly believes they help me better understand God's fraternal nature. He also loves his family and friends and try to love the strangers and neighbours he meets. He likes sports and adventuring into the great outdoors. This includes camping, hiking, and challenging the modern idea of always being on a schedule. Being in awe of the Creator and in his creation is a great reminder of what we should be worshipping. He likes complicated and creative music that befits this grand adventure. Lastly, he has some beliefs. He aims to be disciplined and obedient when studying the word, and responding in prayer and acting on God's will for his life. Jason has attended Greenfield almost his whole life and is so grateful to be a part of the church. He is eager to serve in whichever ways God asks of him on the ministry council.
Brian is an office manager at Stellar Electrical. He has been married 11 years to Conni, and they have four children. He and his family enjoys reading, camping, cycling, and snowboarding, and Brian also enjoy golf and volleyball. He has attended Greenfield since 1993 and in that time has served as a childcare volunteer, youth sponsor, and usher. Brian is excited to serve Greenfield as a member of the ministry council.
Heather started attending Renaissance shortly after she married her husband David in 2000. David served on the leadership team at Renaissance during the transition to Greenfield, and they continue to be excited about the future of this community of believers. She received her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta. She has been at home full-time with their children (Faith, Thomas, and Bereket) since 2004. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, reading, going for walks, and hanging out with friends and family. She is looking forward to serving on the Ministry Council at Greenfield and having a positive impact on both our church community and the community at large.
Carlos Rivera is a Senior Contracts Administrator with ATCO Electric in Edmonton, and previously worked in Fort McMurray as a Contracts Manager for Suncor. He holds a BSEE degree from West Virginia University.
The first of 7 children born to Vicente and Teresita Rivera, he became a Christian at age 10. At age 17 he left Venezuela to attend university in the USA. After graduating he returned home and married Jurani Aldama; together they have one child, Cindy Gabriela. Since age 15, Carlos has served in leadership roles in every church he has been member of in Venezuela, the US, and Canada. Worship ministry, teaching, and administration are the areas that he enjoys the most. Carlos and his family moved to Canada in 2004. His desire is to serve the Lord as declared in Joshua 24:15 "… but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."
Karen grew up in a Christian home, was baptized as a teen and daily wonders at the love God pours out. She's a transplant from Ontario, having moved west with her husband Hugh shortly after they got married over 15 years
ago. They have been attending Greenfield since 2008 and became members shortly after. She's a mother
of three and have been homeschooling her children for the past three years. Karen is a planner and an organizer and loves to help build community. She have been active in leading small groups and teaching Sunday school for the past twenty years; these are areas where she see relationships growing and discipleship happening. She also tries to be intentional about forming friendships with the people God puts in her life who don't know him yet and prays that God can use her to guide them to him.
Fred accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour when he was 14. He married
Monica in 1976. He has three children, Rachel, Rebekah (married to
Anthony) and Matt (married to Karah), and two grandchildren Erin and
Malachi. His formal training is mechanical engineering. He worked in
leadership roles in the lumber industry for 37 years and throughout that
time believed God had called him to be God's agent in both redeeming
people and work culture. After his retirement, he moved to Edmonton to be
close to family. Fred has served in leadership roles in the previous two
churches he attended. Romans 12:1-2 has impacted his life over many years.
In view of who God is, in view of all that he has done for us, the only
logical response is to give God our every day lives - not because we are
trying to earn something from God, but rather because he has already given