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 and Huddles
  • Alongside Support for Ministry Planning, Working with Boards, Pastoral transition
  • Just-in-time help and learning for your ministry
  • Timely response to your needs

Serving together with you,


Your Regional Minister Team



Pastor Network Groups (last updated October 2020)

Use the "First Response" 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 Services
  • Solving issues and finding the right resources



PASTOR NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)


Brian Archer's First Response

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, 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)

ADVISOR TO RMA (Regional Minister Assistant) Matthew Parker for
ON TORONTO / GTA (Abasaruzi, St. Clair, Riverside, Eglise Baptiste Missionaire Haitienne, Romanian Baptist, Christian Family Worship Centre, Praise Tabernacle)



Lynn Dietz's First Response

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)

ADVISOR TO RMA Jeff Knott
ON EAST (Livingstone-Oshawa, Colborne, Lindsay, Zephyr, Kingston, Dave Young (DML – Tyendinaga First Nation)


Claran Martin's First Response

ON OTTAWA VALLEY/GATINEAU (Winchester, Pembroke, Killaloe, Augsburg, Wakefield-LaPeche, CFWC Ottawa - see 'Tamil', Rhema International Church - Gatineau, Christian Family Worship Centre - Ottawa)

ON NORTH CENTRAL (Mindemoya, South Shore, North Bay, Callandar Bay, Almaguin, Eau Claire)

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, Mitchell, Stratford)

ON GREY BRUCE (Paisley, Lion's Head, Port Elgin, Chesley, Owen Sound)

ON NOTTAWASAGA (Stayner, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Mt. Pleasant, Shrigley, Hope City Church)

ON SOUTHWEST CENTRAL (Trinity, Verity, Faith, Bethany, House of Prayer, Royal City, Breslau, Joshua Crossing, Wellspring)

ON SOUTH-WESTERN (Aylmer, Sarnia, Sombra)


John Cressman's First Response

Eastridge, Markham, Elmira, Hanover, Church at the Mission, Grace-Port Hope, Country Hills, Mt. Albert, Gormley, Healing Srteams-Truro, NS, and our Chinese Churches (Triumph, Mississauga, Brampton, Abundant Life, Sudbury).