Our Staff Team

  • Milissa Ewing - Executive Pastor

    Milissa is passionate about seeing men & women grow into the people God made them to be and seeing God move in and through the church to transform our city, region and world.


    Milissa is a graduate of The University of British Columbia, Arrow Leadership, and finishing her studies at Tyndale Seminary. She loves spending time with her husband, Jay, and two daughters. In her free time, you will find Milissa painting, reading, trail running, skiing, swimming in lakes, or cycling.

    Email: milissa@redwoodpark.org

  • Jay Ewing - Pastor of Spiritual Formation

    Jay provides spiritual guidance and soul care for the Redwood Park community. He is passionate about seeing people come to know Christ and be spiritually formed into whole and healthy followers of Jesus.


    Jay is a graduate of Ambrose University and Regent College. He has also been trained in Spiritual Direction through the Academy of Spiritual Formation and the School of Spiritual Direction. He loves spending time with his wife, Milissa, and two daughters. In his free time, you will find Jay rock climbing, trail running, skiing, swimming in lakes, or cycling.

    Email: jay@redwoodpark.org

  • Jesse Hochstetler -  Adult Ministries Pastor

    Jesse is originally from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. He loves his wife, Adrienne, and his three beautiful daughters, Lucy, Penelope, and Annie.  He's a huge fan of loud music, biking, blacksmithing, and bonfires in the fall. Jesse’s energy and passion for life & ministry is contagious to everyone around him! 

    Email: jesse@redwoodpark.org

  • Andrea Pilon - Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

    Andrea’s passion is leading our church into meaningful, engaged worship. Life is full and exciting with her husband Jon and their two kids, Lucas & Madison. She loves 90’s R&B music, and is a self-diagnosed “foodie”.  When she’s not singing and leading our worship teams, she is helping people connect and find their place within our Redwood community.

    Email: andrea@redwoodpark.org

  • Katelyn Condon - Family Ministries Pastor

    Katelyn oversees our Children's and Jr. High ministries from Nursery to Grade 8.  She loves having the opportunity to create fun and loving environments for kids & students to experience Jesus. If she’s not at Redwood, you’ll probably find her curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee with her giant dog Guinness.

    Email: katelyn@redwoodpark.org

  • Jackie Thiessen - Director of Community, Learning & Development

    Born and raised on Canada’s west coast, Jackie moved to Thunder Bay with her husband Doug in 2007 and quickly fell in love with Redwood Park Church. Jackie joined our team in June 2019 and has been an integral part of implementing policies, training volunteers, and program development. In her spare time, Jackie loves spending time with Doug & their two boys travelling, camping, and singing along to their favourite tunes. 

    Email: jackie@redwoodpark.org

  • Jeremy Franczak - Tech Director

    Born and raised in Red Lake, Ontario, Jeremy joined the staff team in late 2018. As Technical Director, he is always striving to push himself and his team forward to ensure each Sunday service looks and sounds it's very best. When Jeremy’s not hard at work researching the next piece of tech gear, he can be found perfecting a new recipe, playing guitar, or absorbing all things Stephen King.

    Email: jeremy@redwoodpark.org

  • Kim Horton - Office Manager

    Kim is a born and raised Thunder Bay girl. She has been a part of the Redwood Community since 1996 and part of our staff team since 2012. Kim is an administrative wizard who keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently. In her free time, Kim loves to read, bake and build Lego.  She prefers tea over coffee and is rarely ever seen without a smile on her face!

    Email: office@redwoodpark.org

  • Kate Henderson - Worship & Creative Arts Intern

    Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Kate has been attending Redwood since she was in the womb. She is happiest when playing & listening to music or enjoying a good book. You can find Kate playing numerous instruments and singing with our worship team. Kate is in the second year of her internship and is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow. 

    Email: kate@redwoodpark.org

  • Ashlin Maenpaa - Communications Intern

    Ashlin is a Thunder Bay girl who loves cats, tea, and playing piano! She’s a very quiet, yet friendly, and joyful person! You’ll often find her playing synth on Sunday mornings and is the creative mind behind our social media platforms. 

    Email: ashlin@redwoodpark.org

Governing Board

The direction and runnings of Redwood Park Church are overseen by a Governing Board/Board of Elders. Board members encourage in-person or email communication from our congregation about church or personal matters at board@redwoodpark.org. Current board members are:


Jim Tiller – Chair

Helen Siren - Treasurer

Liz Straiton – Secretary

Larry Block

Rob Freeman

Betty Kroeker

Vannessa Strachan

Doug Thiessen