Our Staff Team

  • Jesse Hochstetler -  Family Ministries Pastor

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

  • Andrea Pilon - Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

    Andrea’s passion is leading our church into meaningful, engaged worship. She loves spending time with her family, 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.

  • Katelyn Condon - Children's Ministry Pastor

    Katelyn oversees our Children's Ministry from Nursery to Grade 5. She also dedicates her time running our Jr. High program, The Edge. If she’s not at Redwood, you’ll probably find her curled up with a good book in front of the fireplace at Starbucks. She loves having the opportunity to create fun and loving environments for kids & students to experience Jesus.

  • 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 building community through courses and Small Groups. In her spare time, Jackie loves spending time with Doug & their two boys travelling, camping, and singing along to their favourite tunes. 

  • Jeremy Franczak - Tech Director

    In the span of two and a half years, Jeremy went from first time attender, actively volunteering with the Worship and Tech teams, to leading our Tech Department. When Jeremy’s not hard at work making sure Sunday's look and sounds it’s best, he can be found perfecting a new recipe, playing guitar, or absorbing all things Stephen King.

  • Kim Horton - Office Manager

    Kim is a born and raised Thunder Bay girl. She has been a part of the Redwood Community for the past 23 years and part of our staff team since 2012. Kim is an administrative wizard who keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently. Kim very recently made the big move from Fort William to Port Arthur and the jury is still out on which side of town she likes better! She prefers tea over coffee and is rarely ever seen without a smile on her face!

  • 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 Sunday Worship team and leading the student band at United nights for our high school students. 

  • 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. 

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