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Léon & Petra van Weerden

In 2016, the van Weerdens came to Canada from the Netherlands for Pastor Léon to become our Executive Pastor. Since March of 2022, he passionately serves the Embassy as Lead Pastor.

Prior to immigrating, Pastor Léon pastored a church in the Netherlands for 20 years. During this time, he planted a second church and had a national ministry in Jesus-centered worship, powerful preaching, and healthy church leadership.

He received his degree in Theology from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1997.

Léon and Petra’s heart’s desire is to be an example and inspiration to others on how to live a God-centred, people loving life. They are proud parents of two daughters and two sons.

Léon & Petra van Weerden

Lead Pastor
pa@theembassychurch.ca

In 2016, the van Weerdens came to Canada from the Netherlands for Pastor Léon to become our Executive Pastor. Since March of 2022, he passionately serves the Embassy as Lead Pastor.

Prior to immigrating, Pastor Léon pastored a church in the Netherlands for 20 years. During this time, he planted a second church and had a national ministry in Jesus-centered worship, powerful preaching, and healthy church leadership.

He received his degree in Theology from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1997.

Léon and Petra’s heart’s desire is to be an example and inspiration to others on how to live a God-centred, people loving life. They are proud parents of two daughters and two sons.

PASTORAL TEAM

Craig Canning

Special Events & Outreach
craig@theembassychurch.ca

Denise Munroe

Paul Bastian

Student Ministries
paul@theembassychurch.ca

Emily Janes

Kids & Parent Networking
emily@theembassychurch.ca

Elise Peterson

Missions & Evangelism
elise@theembassychurch.ca

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

Adam Hunte

Production & Music Director
adam@theembassychurch.ca

Joy Cari

Communication Director
joy@theembassychurch.ca

Colette Myers

Worship Director / Worship Leader

Batsirai Chada

Worship Leader

Rebekah Modeste

Worship Leader

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Max Vanderheide

Building & Maintenance

Joe Howse

Secretary & Communication

Wade Clarke

Treasurer

SUPPORT STAFF

Paul Bates

Custodian

Jacqueline Terveld

Front Desk & Custodian
communication@theembassychurch.ca

PASTORAL TEAM

Denise Munroe

Craig Canning

Elise Peterson

Missions & Evangelism
elise@theembassychurch.ca
Outreach & Events craig@theembassychurch.ca

Paul Bastian

Student Ministries
paul@theembassychurch.ca

Emily Janes

Kids & Parent Networking
emily@theembassychurch.ca

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

Adam Hunte

Joy Cari

Production & Music Director
adam@theembassychurch.ca

Colette Myers

Worship Director
Communication Director
joy@theembassychurch.ca

Batsirai Chada

Worship Leader

Rebekah Modeste

Worship Leader

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Max Vanderheide

Wade Clarke

Building & Maintenance
Treasurer

Joe Howse

Secretary & Communication

SUPPORT STAFF

Paul Bates

Custodian

Jacqueline Terveld

Front Desk & Custodian
communication@theembassychurch.ca

Léon & Petra
van Weerden

In 2016, the van Weerdens came to Canada from the Netherlands for Pastor Léon to become our Executive Pastor. Since March of 2022, he passionately serves the Embassy as Lead Pastor.

Prior to immigrating, Pastor Léon pastored a church in the Netherlands for 20 years. During this time, he planted a second church and had a national ministry in Jesus-centered worship, powerful preaching, and healthy church leadership.

He received his degree in Theology from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1997.

Léon and Petra’s heart’s desire is to be an example and inspiration to others on how to live a God-centred, people loving life. They are proud parents of two daughters and two sons.

PASTORAL TEAM

Denise Munroe
Family Life
denise@theembassychurch.ca
Craig Canning
Outreach & Events
craig@theembassychurch.ca
Paul Bastian
Student Ministries
paul@theembassychurch.ca
Emily Janes
Kids & Parent Networking
emily@theembassychurch.ca
Elise Peterson
Missions & Evangelism
elise@theembassychurch.ca

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

Adam Hunte
Production & Music Director
adam@theembassychurch.ca
Joy Cari
Communication Director
joy@theembassychurch.ca
Colette Myers
Worship Director
Batsirai Chada
Worship Leader
Rebekah Modeste
Worship Leader

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Max Vanderheide
Building & Maintenance
Wade Clarke
Treasurer
Joe Howse
Secretary & Communication

SUPPORT STAFF

Paul Bates
Custodian
Jacqueline Terveld
Front Desk & Custodian
communication@theembassychurch.ca