Our Staff


 Pastor Joel:   Joel graduated from Bishop's University in Quebec in 1999 and completed his Master's of Theological Studies (MTS) at Tyndale Seminary and subsequently his Master's of Divinity at McGill University.

Joel spent 4 years working in Malawi, Africa with International Ministries of the Presbyterian Church, where the roots of living simply but authentically took hold. It was there that his concern for people on the margin's of life grew into a personal passion. This realization led to the adoption of 2 children from Africa, providing Respite Care to a child in need on weekends & welcoming people into his home for meals or to stay for a while.

Joel is convinced that people need to live out their faith in practical ways in all aspects of life. For him, that includes being an engaged husband and father every day (ok, most days!), helping people move, and talking to people about Jesus over coffee or beer and nachos.

Joel's particular interest is looking at the intersection between faith and community, and understanding how each person can live out their faith in their unique circumstances, living the adventurous life that Christ promised.

Joel has been the Pastor of Paris Presbyterian Church for 11 years in addition to serving as a Liaison to Malawi for International Ministries of the Presbyterian Church, where he oversees the prison ministry, leads teams, and speaks in various locations.

Joel is married to Rebecca and has 3 awesome children; Isaac, Masika and Canaan.


 Youth Pastor Jonathan:

Director of Music Chuck:
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