Jay became the Lead Pastor in September 2022. A graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, The Canadian
Baptist Theological Seminary, and Heritage
College, Jay has a passion for expository preaching, teaching the Bible, and for Biblical Counselling. He has been influenced by the writings of theologians John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon,
and John Piper. An officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jay also serves as a Chaplain in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve.
Jay is married to his best friend, Ren, and together have three children,
Bryden, Carter, and Avery.
Phil and his wife, Brandy, moved to Windsor to join the staff in January 2016. A graduate of Briercrest Bible College, Phil loves to teach the Bible to anyone but especially to young adults and students. Pastor Phil provides leadership to family ministries at The Gathering. Phil and Brandy have four children, Mackenzie, Noelle, Joab, and Drew.
Mariette joined the staff in July 2019. She is married to her wonderful husband, Michael, and they have three children, Christian, Mia, and Nikolai. Michael and Mariette immigrated from South Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Northwestern University in South Africa as well as an Education Assistant Diploma from the Maple Ridge College in British Columbia.
Director of Worship Arts
Eric has been part of The Gathering community since 2019. Pursuing his passion for music, Eric has served on the Worship Team for most of that time. Since being appointed as the Director of Worship Arts in March 2022, Eric has remained committed to leading the congregation to become more fully engaged worshippers of Christ. Eric is also pursuing an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree at the University of Windsor.
Director of Creative Arts & Production
Nathan has been at The Gathering since 2016, and has been on staff since May 2022. He has obtained a degree in graphic design from St. Clair College and attended Berklee College of Music for Film and TV Composition and Orchestration.
Director of Missions
Brandy and her husband, Phil, have been partners at the Gathering Church since January 2016. Brandy graduated with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Briercrest College and has a Diploma in Intercultural Studies from Prairie Bible Institute. Brandy's heart for missions began at a young age listening to reports of missionaries in her local church. She has had the privilege of sharing the gospel in Canada, USA, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Ecuador.
Coordinator of Kids Gathering
Ms. Becky & her husband, Dave have been partners at The Gathering since it’s beginning and has been serving in Kids Gathering almost as long.
Ms. Becky loves teaching children
and watching them grow up
to love Jesus. Her favourite part of Sunday mornings is leading the
Kids Gathering worship time and hearing little voices praise the Saviour. Becky joined Kylie as Coordinator of Kids Gathering in January 2023.
Coordinator of Kids Gathering
Since her teen years, Kylie has served in various rolls in Kids Ministry at churches all through the United States. She loves the administration side of ministry as well as creating a welcoming environment for new families! Kylie and her husband, Jordan, moved to Windsor in 2021 and have been Partners at the Gathering Church since 2022. They have 3 kids: Sarah, Jason, & Micah, whom Kylie also homeschools.
Ron & Beth Reynolds
Coordinators of Prime-Time Seniors’ Ministry
Ron & Beth have been Partners at The Gathering since 2015. They have been married for fifty years, have five children and ten grandchildren, and understand the challenges and blessings of being retired seniors. Providing leadership to Prime Time, Ron & Beth enjoy encouraging seniors to get together, pray for one another, and fellowship together (which includes eating of course!). They also help organize outings and inspire seniors to participate in missions and outreach.
Health & Safety
IT and Videography
Adrian & Ruth-Anne Lancop
Welcome Ministry (Lead Usher)
Acoustics & Sound
Outside Facility Maintenance