Pastor Graham Beer
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
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
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.
Pastor Brendyn Dyck
Director of Prayer and Worship Ministries
Brendyn grew up attending Word of Life, and became part of the Word of Life staff in 2017. He is passionate about theology, the Presence of God and the wonder of the Gospel.
Brendyn and his wi—… He wears tight pants, Blundstone’s and lots of denim, plays guitar, and once had a man bun. He aspires to make up for the hair loss with a nice big beard. The beard’s been in the works since ’94.
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.
Director of Children's Ministry
Nicole joined the Word of Life staff team in 2019. She has a love for children and seeing them learn more about God and what His word teaches. She is very excited about the continued growth of the KidLife Ministry.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys hanging out at home with her husband and two children. Some of her hobbies include reading, creative writing, baking, and playing board games. She also loves the Toronto Blue Jays and, perhaps naively, believes that they will one day win the World Series again.
Media and Special Events Coordinator
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 Media Director and Special Events Coordinator are a joy second only to her love of being a Mom and Pastors Wife.