About Us Our Staff

Our Staff

INTERIM PASTOR- Pastor Bob Shelton

Pastor Bob has over 10 years of pastoral experience in USA and 15 years experience in Winnipeg. Bob and his wife, Debbie, moved to Canada in 1984 to start Garden Park Baptist Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was one of the founding members of the Seminary & College (CNBC) at Cochrane. He has experience working as an Interim Pastor with various churches in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Calgary area.

Family: Bob's wife, Debbie, is in fulltime Sunday School ministry at their home church and wants to be consistent to her commitment, so her presence at Grace will be less. The Sheltons have 4 children (Josh, Matt, Abby, & Heather), and 9 grand-children. 


WORSHIP PASTOR - Pastor Jay Vedoya

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

Jay loves Jesus and wants to make Him known.  He is married to Megumi and has four beautiful daughters.  Grace members have referred to him as a Swiss Army knife due to his variety of abilities for the needed situation (or maybe because he is small). 

He grew up in Calgary and received his BA in Sacred Music from Prairie Bible College where he studied organ Performance, voice, and ethnomusicology while playing bass, guitar, drums and trombone in ensembles.  He left to Japan as a tent-making missionary for 5 years and returned to Canada to study at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and receive his MDiv.  Over the years he has enjoyed ministry in music education, performance, children, youth, pastoral, and outreach in Canada, Japan, and other countries.  Before Grace Airdrie , Jay served as the Calgary Manager for Hope Mission and loved leading the city outreach and camp ministry. In his free time, He loves digital photography, balloon twisting, playing chess, learning something new, and spending time with his family.  


CO-DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - Debbie Contos

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Debbie Contos has been attending Grace for over 12 years. In that time, she has been a children’s and youth ministry volunteer and a former AWANA Commander.

Debbie is excited to be Co-Director of Children's Ministries. The opportunity to share the love of Christ and teaching children/youth that God’s word is truth is something she is passionate about.

Debbie is a homeschool mom and has been
married to Peter since 1988 and together
they have been blessed with seven children. 


CO-DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - Debbie Devries

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

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Deb DeVries is married to Terry since 1990 and they have two grown daughters. She is also, a grandma to a little girl. Deb has been a dedicated volunteer in Children’s Ministry for several years at Grace Airdrie, and assists with Grace Women Tuesday Breakfasts.  Before this, she volunteered with children ministries at her previous home church before moving to Airdrie. Deb volunteers at Airdrie Food Bank.

She has a degree in Preschool education and has completed several courses relating to childhood development. 

Deb has a desire to share the love of the Lord and His truths in a meaningful and creative way with, not only the children of Grace Airdrie, but to others around her.  



OFFICE MANAGER - Wendy Anderson

Wendy joined our team as Office Manager in January 2018.  Wendy graduated from Prairie Bible College in 1997 with AARS: Bible & Missions. Wendy completed her Office 

Administration Certificate in 1998 from Olds College, and Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation in 2017. She has extensive ministry background, including church & youth ministries, as well as  9 years in Croatia as a missionary.

Wendy is married to Todd and they have 2 daughters.

 


 

  • BUILDING & GROUNDS COORDINATOR - Roger Ayriss

  • CUSTODIAN - Mary Rempel