Our Staff Team

  • Rev. 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

  • Rev. 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

  • Rev. Shawn Baran - Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts

    Shawn is passionate about the Arts and how they can be a vessel of beauty and grace in a loud and dissonant world. How music, film, poetry and painting can draw people into a posture of curiosity and seeking; opening hearts and minds to the work of God, and so often challenging assumptions to point beyond the individual to more expansive, divine realities.

    Shawn is a graduate of Rocky Mountain College. He loves being with his wife, Sara, and three kids. For recreation, you will find Shawn quietly reading in a corner with a fresh, hot coffee, seeing a film at the local cinema, playing video games, or walking in the stillness of the night with the melodic yearnings of dream pop music scoring the movement of the stars above.

    Email: shawn@redwoodpark.ca

  • Rev. 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 has a Master's of Arts degree with a focus on Youth and Young Adult ministry from Sioux Falls Seminary in conjunction with 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

  • 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

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:

Helen Siren - Chair/Treasurer

Liz Straiton – Secretary

Larry Block

Rob Freeman

Betty Kroeker

Vannessa Strachand

Mark Moulson