Meet the faces & stories behind the team

Leadership

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Our Elders

What do elders do?

AKA pastor, bishop, overseer or shepherd

Jesus Christ alone is the Head of the Church. Within a local church, elders are the highest human authority. They lead the church family (setting direction, establishing doctrine, exercising discipline) as they faithfully follow Jesus. Even though the husband is ordained as the elder, we believe both the husband and his wife are called together into this Biblical expression of local church leadership.

Enjoy a glimpse of who we are.

Mark & Bridget Elwood - Lead Pastors The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Mark & Bridget
Ellwood

Mark – Senior Pastor
Bridget – Ladies & Seniors

Originally from South Africa, Mark & Bridget made Canada their home in 2005.  Mark enjoys photography, he would love to one day see the northern lights and he is passionate about disciples making disciples. Bridget loves people, her decorating talent welcomes all who enter The Bridge and makes them feel at home. She is passionate about seeing transformed lives through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. 

Michael & Jeanine - Pastors The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Michael & Jeanine
Soligo

Michael & Jeanine – Prayer Ministry & Freedom Session

Michael likes to bike, would love to tour and hike the Grand Canyon and is passionate about seeing people live in the fullness of the freedom God has given them.  Jeanine loves to garden, she plans to go to Israel one day and walk where Jesus walked.  She is passionate about equipping people of all ages to hear the voice of God and boldly follow where He leads. 

Kevin & Trish - Pastors The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Kevin & Trish
Johnson

Kevin & Trish – Student Ministries

Kevin loves cross-fit and sports, he would like to one day master the guitar and he is passionate about the church walking in freedom and living victoriously.  Trish loves being a mom of three beautiful girls and runningShe would love to one day run the Disney ½ Marathon and compete in a Cross Fit Challenge.  She is passionate about seeing young people engaged in the things of God.

Dom & Ali Leadsom - Pastors The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Dom & Ali
Leadsom

Dom – treasurer & Connect Groups
ali – Office Administrator

Dom is an avid sports fan (both playing and watching). He would love to one day see Machu Picchu and he is passionate about seeing young people develop their gifts in God. Ali loves to read, travel, and reach out to those in need; she has already gone cross country skiing in Lake Placid and would love to go on a Cruise to Alaska.  She is passionate about seeing God touch lives and change hearts in Worship.

Carmichael & Tanuja Casinader Pastors The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Carmichael & Tanuja
Casinader

Carmichael – Junior High & Catalyst
Tanuja – ladies & events

Carmichael is an avid foodie; he loves to enjoy all the adventures that life has to offer. He is passionate about community and seeing the church function as community and be relevant in our community. Tanuja loves to cook and try out new recipes. She would one day like to travel to Israel and she is passionate about worship and prayer.

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Our Deacons & Team Leads

What do deacons do?

Serving the Elders & church family

Following the example in Acts 6, elders appoint deacons to assist them in serving and leading the church. While deacons don’t govern the church family as elders do, they serve in every capacity and function in Biblical leadership.

Husbands and wives serve in deaconship together, and those who are single serve too.

Dan and Danica Dixon - The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Dan & Danica
Dixon

Junior High & Ushers

Dan enjoys walking and can’t wait to see all that Heaven will be.  He is passionate about bible studies and seeing the revelation of God’s word touch people’s lives.  Danica loves to read. She would love to one day visit the Louvre and is passionate about seeing young people invested in church life.

Louise Ludick

Louise
Ludick

Hospitality

Louise is always up for adventure, she’s an avid paddle boarder and she would love to travel to Morocco and explore the desert one day.  She is passionate about seeing the Bride become secure in their authority and identity in Christ as we embrace our individual gifting’s and confidently use them to serve each other as we love and exalt Jesus.

Emma Laclerc - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Emma
Leclerc

Kids Church Coordinator

Emma loves people, nature, all things beautiful and a good book. She is passionate about truth and helping kids grow in the wonder and awe of God as well as discovering the joy of  understanding who they are  to and in Him.

Swapna - The Bridge - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Swapna
Samuel

Young AduLts

Swapna is a voracious reader (with an inclination towards apologetics). She would love to one day drive an F1 race car and she is passionate about seeing the church and this generation living fully on fire for God.

Jes Soligo - Church for All Nations in Pickering

Jes
Soligo

Worship Coordinator & Media/Music team

Jes loves all things creative from music to art to photography and travel.  She would one day like to visit Israel to see and experience some of the beautiful places the Bible talks about. She is passionate about leading people into encounters with God through worship.