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Our pastor wants to help prepare you for God's purpose in your life. Through his teaching, preaching, and counseling, he would like to equip you with the good news in God's Word to meet the challenges in your life. It is his vision to see Cross of Life become a permanent part of this community where people can gather and grow in Jesus. He is excited to be part of this community. Joel’s wife Dawn is a big part of his ministry and a big part of Cross of Life. They have lived in the community for 12 years and have 3 children: Jonah, Elijah, & Moira.

As a congregation, God has given us a collective mission to fulfill. And that mission is to teach and reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Your role is vitally important in carrying this out. My role, simply and plainly put, is to encourage and equip you in YOUR role. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you so that we can discover together the gifts you are able to offer!

I am from Appleton, Wisconsin and I've wanted to be a pastor since I was in first grade, so it is pretty amazing to have the opportunity to learn from your congregation. I just finished my second year at the seminary and I have enjoyed sitting in class, studying God's word, and learning to write sermons. I am eager to take what I've learned so far and serve you the best that I can. In my free time I like to watch movies, go running and drink coffee. I’ve never been to Canada before but it sounds like a great place to live. I also look forward to checking out Tim Hortons!

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