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.
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.
Nadine has been directing our GRACE KIDS ministry since September 2015. Nadine has a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation from the University of Calgary and a background working with children with disabilities, supporting families and teaching in these areas in post-secondary education programs. Nadine is passionate about teaching children that the Word of God is true.
She has been married to Dave since 1994 and they have been blessed with five children.
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 Childrens 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.
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..
- YOUTH LEADERS - Isylla Contos & Mackenzie Screpnek
- +50 GROUP COORDINATOR - Mary Rempel
- BUILDING & GROUNDS COORDINATOR - Roger Ayriss
- CUSTODIAN - Mary Rempel