Grace Chapel is lead by a dedicated group of Elders. These Elders are people from our congregation, and our Lead Pastor is a part of this team. The Elders meet at least twice a month to pray, listen, discuss and give direction to Grace Chapel. This group of Elders changes over time with new people joining, and others leaving this responsibility.
In addition to the Elders, we have a number of Pastoral Staff who work collaboratively with the Elders. Each of these Pastoral Staff have a particular area of focus.
- Lead Pastor
Ross a native Montrealer and his wife Pat landed here in Nova Scotia in 2017. Prior to this time, Ross pastored churches in Nyon Switzerland, and Oakville Ontario. After finishing his undergraduate degree in Industrial Relations at McGill University, Ross studied counselling at what is now Tyndale Seminary. Ross is excited to see people grow in their faith, and understanding of the great love of God. Ross enjoys travel, sports, and adventure, and would welcome the opportunity to spend some time with you. Ross and Pat have 2 adult sons who live in British Columbia.
- Youth Pastor
Pelham hails from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia but thinks Halifax is great too. He enjoys a good story, a new trail, trivia nights, community events, basketball, and Frisbee. His favourite candy bar, dessert, and condiment are Big Turks, pavlovas, and horseradish respectively. He shares his life with his wonderful wife Allison, with whom he operates an AirBnB in the neigbourhood. You've probably also met his golden retrievers Image and Heidi walking around Birdland. Pelham has been at Grace Chapel since 2015 and is thankful for the rich and diverse community here. If you have a good idea for a game to play at youth group, let him know.