Our Staff Team

  • Reverend Milissa Ewing - Lead 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.ca

  • Reverend 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.ca

  • Reverend Joel Brigham - Family Pastor

    Joel leads Redwood Family Ministries from Nursery to Young Adults and specifically implements the High School & Young Adults ministries. He is super excited about seeing families follow Jesus and about this generation making a difference in this world.


    Joel grew up in Thunder Bay and attended Redwood as a youth where some very significant moments of his life and God’s guidance led him into full-time ministry. He is a graduate of Canadian Bible College, and is currently finishing his Master’s degree in a partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary and the Coalition for Youth Ministry Excellence. 


    He loves hanging out with his wife, Michelle, and his three kids, Maci, Jace, and Maudie. Joel also enjoys building stuff, running, biking and soccer, as well as playing all sorts of board games with friends.

    Email: joel@redwoodpark.ca

  • Katelyn Condon - Redwood Kids & Jr. High Pastor

    Katelyn oversees our Redwood Kids 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.ca

  • 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 overseeing the communications strategy and helping people connect & find their place within our Redwood community.

    Email: andrea@redwoodpark.ca

  • Jackie Thiessen - Director of Operations

    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.ca

  • Jeremy Franczak - Technical 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.ca

  • 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.ca

  • Mikayla Franczak - Ministry Assistant

    Mikayla joined our team in July 2021 to help make Sunday morning guest experiences run smoothly, get volunteers connected, and assist with some administrative duties. Redwood has been her home church since she was 3 years old and she has tried many different volunteer areas, loving every one of them and the community it creates within a church of this size. In her free time, Mikayla enjoys gardening, hiking, and all things arts & crafts.

    Email: mikayla@redwoodpark.ca

  • Ian Roulston - New Ventures Apprentice

    Ian is the New Venture’s Apprentice. His favourite scripture verse is 2 Corinthians 5:20, which reminds us that we are ambassadors of Christ, charged with the ministry of helping people come back into relationship with Him. Ian believes we owe people from all walks of life, particularly those the church has hurt or forgotten about, an authentic experience of Jesus.


    Ian is from Northern Ireland and began training as a High-School Teacher (specializing in Religious Education), before studying Theology, Ministry and Mission through Durham University and the Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership. Ian loves spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their son, Zion. In his down-time, you will likely find Ian hiking, camping and exploring North Western Ontario and the incredible things it has to offer!

    Email: ian@redwoodpark.ca

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