Thanks for visiting the Staff page! I’m Pastor Brian, and I am the new pastor here at Faith Lutheran Church, Brantford. I graduated from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (a school of Wilfrid Laurier University) in 1997 and have served large and small congregations in both urban and rural settings throughout Southern Ontario since then. Most recently, I come from serving over ten years in the heart of Toronto. My passion for ministry is to help create a community where ALL people are welcome to explore what it means be a child of God through worship (both traditional and creative), fellowship (faith is all about relationship), study (we never stop learning), and service (“I give you a new commandment,” said Jesus. “Love one another as I have loved you.”).
My passions in life beyond the church include hiking, cycling, music making of all kinds, movies, and travel. I have two adult children – one who is done school and is working, and the other in university – and it is a joy to watch them explore their passions, grow, and find their way in the world.
It’s great to be back on the shores of the Grand River having grown up a few miles upstream in the town of Fergus. I’m glad to be back in a smaller town, and very much looking forward to immersing myself in the life of this community and the ministry of the Bay Area of the Eastern Synod.
So, that’s a little bit about me. Now I can’t wait to learn about your story, your joys, your concerns, and your hopes. Please, drop me a line!