Stephen Thompson has been the minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Montague for the last 6 years. When Stephen was 16 years old, he lived on the streets of Toronto as a homeless youth. At that time he was a drug addicted "street kid" whose life was going nowhere, until he had an encounter with God that completely changed him and sent him on a different path. Stephen has now been married to his wife, Carolyn, for 22 years and together they have four children, Mark (18), Sarah (16), David (13) and Jason (10). Stephen loves sharing his story with others and speaking of the incredible manner of which God can transform one’s life.
Andrew and Shirley Bryce have been in ministry together in Summerside, now in their 27th year.They have three adult children living in different parts of N. America and three grandchildren close by in St. John. N.B. and a daughter who graduates this year from high school. Shirley is in her second year of nursing at U.P.E.I. Her first 'patient' was her husband as Shirley suspended her studies to care for Andrew who went through two emergency brain surgeries due to a rogue sinus infection that put him off work for 8 months. Andrew will be speaking about a two year season of brokenness he now jokingly states as 'my broken head' season and the lessons of provision and blessing that came out of this time.
David MacKenzie is married to Cathy(30 yrs), and they have three daughters, Kara(26), Krista(24), and Katelyn(22). He has twenty years of pastoral experience and for the last four years has been serving as an elder at Long Creek Baptist Church. David and Cathy also owned and operated a successful chicken farm for 22 yrs giving David the opportunity to serve as a director for the Chicken Farmers of Canada for 16 yrs. Since selling the farm the MacKenzie's helped found an industrial door business with partners and are both financial coaches. David holds a Master's degree from Acadia Divinity College.
Cheryl Millman is the Executive Director of Open Door Ministries. She has been leading ODM through all of its various changes since 1998. Cheryl found her heart for ministry to the poor and marginalized through her volunteer work at The CoffeeHouse in the mid 90's and left the church pastoral setting in an effort to "go to them." She is a graduate of Charlottetown Rural High school, Tyndale College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Cheryl is an ordained deacon with the Church of the Nazarene. She and her husband Neal Live in Clyde River, PEI.
Ryan Barnhart: “Well I am 27 years old, wife of Ginger father of Evelyn, Henry and ? (July baby). I graduated Moody Bible Institute 2010 w/ B.A. Historical Theology, I am on the board of the Gospel Coalition Atlantic Canada as well as the Chaplain to the PEI Rocket. I enjoy wilderness canoeing and hiking, reading theology and the I am passionate about the Gospel.”
Abbie McCann and her husband, Andy, have recently moved from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Belfast, PEI. Having completed her Bachelor of Divinity in Northern Ireland she is set begin her Masters of Divinity course this June at Acadia University, NS. In the meantime, she has been stepping out in pastoral ministry here on the Island.