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 About              WOL Staff         Leadership Team      Our Beliefs

Pastor Graham Beer

Lead Pastor


Graham joined the Word of Life team in the summer of 2008. He began his ministry here as the Pastor of Discipleship and in 2009 moved into the Lead Pastor role. Graham's primary role is the teaching ministry at Word of Life and to lead its people into greater spiritual formation.


Graham and his wife, Lisa, have three children. Graham is an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and has set money aside to fly to Toronto for their next Stanley Cup parade. He has been saving for a long time.

Pastor Chris Cormie

Interim Pastor


Chris began his ministry here at Word of Life in the summer of 2013. Chris has a passion for mentoring youth and influencing them to live a victorious and grace-filled walk with Christ.


Chris and his wife, Leann, have three children. Chris loves to BBQ and prefers to do it old school using a Kamado Grill. He considers himself a foodie and has never met a restaurant he didn't like...especially if you are buying! Unfortunately he is a fan of the Boston Bruins.

Pastor Henry Klippenstein

Visitation Pastor


Henry has been here from the beginning. He was an original charter member of Word of Life when it formed in 1962. Henry is a faithful visitor to those who are sick or who find themselves in need of urgent care.


Henry and his wife, Anne, have four children and nine grandchildren. Henry is an ardent ping pong player and ready for a match at any time.

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Pastor Stuart Burnett

Youth Pastor


Pastor Stuart joined the Word of Life staff in December 2021.  He is currently serving as our Interim Youth Pastor and enjoying connecting with the Jr. high, Sr. high, and Young Adults of Niverville.

Jenn Hyde

Director of Administration and Church Operations


Jenn became part of the Word of Life staff in 2009. Her love of organization and numbers helps to keep the office running smoothly.


Jenn and her husband, Kevin, have three children, a dog and a cat. Being a daughter of the King, a wife and a mom are her three greatest joys in life. She also loves to read, puzzle, laugh, play board games and relax by the pool.

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Lisa Beer

Administrative Assistant


Lisa joined the WOL staff team in September 2017. She offers a love for finding the creative elements in video, creating atmosphere, and making people feel at home.


While busy with a family of 5, her staff roles as Secretary are a joy second only to her love of being a Mom and Pastors Wife.

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Cara Forytarz

KidLife Coordinator


Cara joined the WOL staff team in September 2021.  She is a wife and mom of two children.  She is excited to see children grow in the Lord and engage in bible teaching and worship through the KidLife program.

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