Alongside Support



Know who to turn to first for support

EMCC Regional Ministers are helping followers of Jesus live on mission by modelling, coaching, catalyzing, resourcing, and networking.

Our philosophy of support:

  • Insight through coaching
  • Applicable and adaptive resources
  • Disciple-Making Focus
  • Alongside Support for Ministry Planning, Working with Boards, Pastoral transition
  • Just-in-time help and learning for your ministry
  • Timely response to your needs

Use the "First Response RM Regions" listed below so you know which Regional Minister to contact when you need help with:

  • Preparing to live life on mission in your community
  • Developing healthy ministry plans
  • Considering EMCC Ministries or Opportunities, including EMCC World Partners initiatives
  • Solving issues and finding the right resources

First Response, by Area Network Groups (updated August 2017).

Brian Archer's First Response


AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
BC OKANAGAN (Ridgeview - Kelowna, Powers Creek - West Kelowna, Winfield)
AB FOOTHILLS/RANCHLAND (Didsbury Zion, Mountain View, Carstairs, Westbrook, Sundre, Bergen, Cremona)
AB STAMPEDE (Vulcan, Chestermere, Bonavista, Centre Street Church (CSC),CSC NW Regional Centre, CSC Airdrie Regional Centre, CSC Bridgeland Regional Centre, CSC South Regional Centre, Parkdale Grace Fellowship, Calgary Christian Tamil Church, The Edge Home Church Network, Happy Family Christian Ministries, Cornerstone Oromo, Yeshu Mandali, Foothills Community - Okotoks)
AB EDMONTON (Athabasca, Faith Community, Richmond Park, Harvest New Life Christian Church, Multicultural Christian Church, Beaumont, New Serepta, Holden, New Life Community Church of Stony Plain, Peniel Pentecostal EMC)
SK SOUTH (Whitewood, Melville, Lipton, Macoun, Swift Current)


John Cressman's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
ATLANTIC (Healing Streams International - Truro (formerly Shepherd's Heart Prayer Centre), Reverent Church - Halifax)
QUEBEC (L'Eglise Chrétienne de la Grâce Haïtian - Montreal, Rhema Church - Montreal, Café la Mosaïque - Lévis)
ON QUINTE (Colborne, Port Hope, Lindsay, Kingston)
ON TORONTO (Wellspring, St. Clair, Riverside, Abasaruzi, Church at the Mission, Haïtian, Romanian-Baptist EMC)
TAMIL MINISTRIES (Christian Family Worship Centre - in Scarborough, Ottawa, Brampton, + Maple, Praise Tabernacle (formerly called CFWC Mississauga))
CHINESE MINISTRY COUNCIL (Triumph, Mississauga, Praiseland, Brampton, Abundant Life)
ON KITCHENER/WATERLOO (Trinity, Lincoln Heights, Faith, Evangel, Bethany Kitchener, House of Prayer, Country Hills)
ON WATERLOO/WELLINGTON/OAKVILLE (Royal City, Elmira, Breslau, Joshua Crossing)
ON YORK/KAWARTHA (Markham, Gormley, Mt Albert, Zephyr, Stouffville, Oshawa)
ON GREY BRUCE (Hanover)
ON SOUTH-WESTERN (St Thomas, Aylmer)


Lynn Dietz's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
BC LOWER MAINLAND(Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Richmond Faith, Bear Creek & Punjabi Christian Fellowship, Charis Camp)
AB NORTH (Nampa)
AB BIG COUNTRY (Three Hills, Hoadley, Red Deer, Bowden, Hanna, Castor)
AB/SK WHEATLANDS (Burstal SK, Hillcrest, the Link, Little Plume, Warner, Oyen, Brooks Sudanese, Lethbridge)
SK NORTH (Saskatoon, Rosthem, Kenaston, Yorkton)
MANITOBA (Albright, Immanuel, Immanuel St Mary's Road)


Claran Martin's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
ONTARIO (ON) SUDBURY MANITOULIN (Mindemoya, Salem)
ON OTTAWA VALLEY/GATINEAU (Winchester, Pembroke, Killaloe, Augsburg, Wakefield-LaPeche, CFWC Ottawa - see 'Tamil', Rhema International Church - Gatineau)
ON NORTH CENTRAL (South Shore, North Bay, Callandar Bay, Almaguin, Eau Claire, Sudbury-Chinese)
ON NIAGARA/PEEL (Bethany Community Church, Vineland, Open House)
ON WILMOT OXFORD (New Dundee, Plattsville, Tavistock, Wilmot Centre)
ON HURON PERTH (Listowel, Palmerston, Auburn, Clinton, Blyth, Mitchell, Stratford)
ON BARRIE (Hope City Church)
ON GREY BRUCE (Paisley, Lion's Head, Port Elgin, Chesley, Owen Sound) NOTE: John Cressman covers Hanover
ON NOTTAWASAGA (Stayner, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Mt. Pleasant, Shrigley)
ON SOUTH-WESTERN (Sarnia, St.Clair - Sombra)



Serving together with you,

Your Regional Minister Team