Meet The Team
Our purpose and desire as a lead team is to care for you the leader. Please feel free to connect with us or any of the district representatives if you need support, resources, or ideas. We would love to hear from you!
Capital Section Rep.
Eileen lives in Ottawa with her husband Derek and their 3 awesome girls.
She has over 15 years of local Children's ministry, as well as background working with young offenders, kids and adults with exceptionalities and overseas missions. Eileen is passionate about kids and guiding them towards a personal experience with God. She loves to lead volunteers, intentional in helping them put their God given gifts into action. Eileen is also passionate about coffee and really great chocolate!
Kawartha Section Rep.
Barb Rothenbush is the Children’s Ministry Director at Calvary Church in Peterborough. She has been sharing Jesus with children for over 42years in Day Care, camp settings, parks, mission trips and in the church environment!She counts it a great privilege to work together with children, youth and children’s ministry leaders sharing the Good News.
She enjoys the outdoors, the beauty of nature, art/painting/creating, her kids, her fabulous husband…and the Grandkids!! They are the best ever.
Lakeshore Section Rep.
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Master’s College and Seminary, in 2013. She is currently the Children’s Pastor at Whitby Christian Assembly. Jenna has a heart for ministry, and a heart to serve God. She loves working with children, youth, and families, and has a heart to reach the community. Jenna is passionate about teaching the gospel, equipping leaders, and leading people towards knowing and encountering Jesus.
Ottawa Valley Section Rep.
Carolyn has a wonderful husband, beautiful daughter and loves to travel. Carolyn has obtained a credential with the PAOC and is a pastor of Children's Ministry at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Renfrew. She is enthusiastic about children's ministry and has been involved in various ways for over 30 years.
Carolyn is a puppet ministry director and has trained in Canada and the United States for puppets, blacklight, dowel rods, sign and white glove ministry.Carolyn has a heart for the north and dreams of taking puppets and kids ministry, on another mission trip.
Quinte-Rideau Section Rep.
Darlene lives in Stirling with her husband and 2 children on her husband's family farm.
She has been volunteering in Children's ministry for about 15 years, organizing midweek programs, teaching Sunday School and organizing specials events.
Darlene is an Early Childhood Educator and works in a before and after school program. Her passion is planting seeds for Jesus wherever he guides her.
Toronto South Section Rep.
With over 15years ministry experience in Australia, Kate had done everything accept Kids Ministry until 2018 when she became the Children’s Ministry Pastor at Stone Church Toronto. Though this is a new adventure for her it is not unfamiliar as both her parents and grandparents served in Kids Ministry for many years. Having experience in the performing arts and writing children’s stories helps to bring the creativity to Stone Church Kids Ministry.
Kate is married to Dr Thomas Tenkate and has two super ‘Can-Aussie' kids Abbie and Hudson. They love Vegemite sandwiches, the Blue Jays and the Wolfpack and pretty much anything with maple syrup in it. Kate strongly believes that church should be a place filled with faith and fun for kids, a place for them to express their worship and be released to serve others.
Member at Large
Pastor Shelley graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in Educational Ministry. After graduating, she ministered for three years in the Ottawa Valley as Christian Education Pastor, as well as, Director of Pastoral Care. Shelley is Married to Clive Good. Shelley has been Woodvale's pastor of Children's Ministries since September 2002.
As Children's Pastor, she is dedicated to leading all children in the footsteps of Jesus and to disciple them to become genuine followers of Christ. Pastor Shelley believes that children are a vital part of the body of Christ and it is her vision to see them living in the fullness of their potential as His disciples.
Children's Ministry Director
Bev is the Children’s Ministries Director for the EON District. She started teaching Children’s Church at 12 years old and has continued to enjoy teaching children first, as an Early Childhood Educator, then, as a casual Educational Assistant and Children’s Pastor at Norwood Pentecostal Church for 15 years. She has 3 lovely girls with her husband Pete and a heart for missions in Haiti.
Candace joined the EOND team this year to assist the Children's, Women's and Men's ministry departments.
Previously, Candace was employed as a teacher in the Durham District School Board, after completing her undergrad in Psychology and Bachelor's of Education at Queen's University. She has a passion to help others achieve their goals, and looks forward to connecting with Leaders across the district.
Candace appreciates a cozy scarf, dark chocolate and a good cup of coffee, especially if had in the company of a good friend.