Jesus Christ :: Head of the Church
This is not just a funky idea. We believe it.
The Bible makes it very clear that Jesus is the head of the church, not the elders or the search committee. Read Colossians 1:15-20 ESV, "He is the image of the invisible God ... all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross."
Eric has been part of The Gathering community for over 2 years. Pursuing his passion for music, he was able to serve on the worship team for the majority of that time. Currently, Eric is studying towards an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree at the University of Windsor. As he continues to grow in his faith, the importance of Jesus-centred worship has played an immense role in Eric’s walk with God. As the Director of Worship Arts at The Gathering Church, he continues to prioritize the significance of simple worship and how it encourages others to focus on what’s most important – Our loving Savior, The Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Eric Jonathan :: Director of Worship Arts
Garth Leno :: Church Planter & Founding Pastor
Pastor Garth and Patty planted The Gathering with some friends in 2014. They began a Saturday night Bible Study in the fall of 2013 that caught the attention of many people who were without a home church. Soon the group moved to the Roseland Curling and Golf Club, then leased a warehouse on Provincial Road, until God enabled The Gathering to purchase the former Knights of Columbus building just off Northwood Avenue. Garth & Patty have served The Gathering since its inception, but at the end of June 2022, Garth concluded his full-time role as Senior Pastor in order to give his time and energy to other ministry. Garth and Patty have three children: Nathan married to Sarah with 3 children, Jamie, and Kristin married to Dave with 2 children.
Mariette Prinsloo :: Administrative Assistant
Mariette became part of the Gathering community in 2016, after the Prinsloo family moved from British Columbia to Windsor. She is married to Michael, and are blessed with three wonderful children, Christian, Mia and Nikolai. Originally from South Africa, the Prinsloos bring a joyful flare to our diverse congregation. Mariette enjoys gardening and hospitality.
Phil Siebenmorgen :: Associate Pastor
After 6 fruitful years of ministry in British Columbia, as a pastor to youth and young adults, Phil moved across the country with his family to take up a new role created at The Gathering in January 2016. His keen desire is to serve and glorify Jesus Christ by helping to create & sustain a gospel-centered ministry that seeks to make disciples who can make disciples. Both Phil and his wife, Brandy, are graduates of Briercrest Bible College, and together they enjoy four beautiful gifts from God named Mackenzie, Noelle, Joab and Drew.
Dao Nguyen :: Resident Translator for Vietnamese Ministries
My and Dao Nguyen immigrated to Canada from Vietnam in 1993 as newlyweds, and settled in Windsor. Dao, began to follow Jesus just before they were married. Dao has served alongside her husband My in pastoral ministry and as a missionary to Taiwan. Now she is the primary translator for the Vietnamese website of "GotQuestions.org" even as she and Pastor My continue to give leadership to the Vietnamese Gathering in our midst.
My Nguyen :: Director of Community Outreach for The Vietnamese Gathering
My and Dao Nguyen immigrated to Canada from Vietnam in 1993 as newlyweds, and settled in Windsor. My was born into a Christian family, and surrendered his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 17. In the summer of 2010, after a short mission trip to Cambodia, My and Dao sensed the call of God upon their lives to serve as missionaries somewhere in Asia. In 2012 they served as missionaries for 15 months in Taipei, Taiwan. More recently, My served as the pastor of a local church in Guelph, Ontario, and they have an international ministry discipling Vietnamese believers. As part of our team, they will seek to connect with more Vietnamese people in Windsor-Essex and introduce them to Jesus.