Staff

 
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John Bryan - Spiritual Life Director

John is from Stoney Creek, Ontario and joined the SLC team in August 2009 and became the Spiritual Life Director in June of 2014. He attended York University for one year before transferring to Tyndale University College and Seminary where he graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education in youth ministry. After graduating, John served as the youth pastor at Winona Gospel Church for 13 years in Stoney Creek. He is married and the proud father of two exceptional boys, wildly proud of his Northern Irish heritage, passionate about following Christ, and after meeting Bono of U2 in person, has yet to receive a call to just “hang out”. John is so excited to serve in the Spiritual Life Centre and still believes that when a teen’s path intersects with the life of Jesus, it’s the best thing!

 
 
 
 
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Alicia Janzen

Alicia grew up in St. Catharines with her parents and her younger sister.  She’s a graduate of Eden. Shortly after high school, during some disillusioned years, Alicia completed the Esthetics program at Sheridan College and worked in a salon. Before long, feeling the need for change and beginning to understand how God and faith fit into her life, she was a part of the Take Flight team for two years as a participant and a leader. Alicia has her BA in Counseling/Caregiving from Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC after three years of learning and growing with some of the most amazing people on the planet. Alicia has been in the SLC since 2003 living life with students, planning missions trips and retreats and loving it.

 
 
 
 
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Meghan Plett

Meghan grew up in Owen Sound and left to pursue a degree in Secondary English Education.  She then worked in Amsterdam for a year at a Christian Youth Hostel where she had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world.  Following that, she moved to Calgary to complete a MA in Counseling.  After working at the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre for a few years, Meghan moved to St. Catharines in 2010 to work at Eden. Meghan loves connecting with students and encouraging them to pursue the abundant life Jesus offers them.

 
 
 
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Ethan Braun

Ethan grew up in Jordan Station and is a graduate of Eden High School. After High School Ethan spent time travelling across Canada and serving in his home church. He is a recent graduate of Brock University where he studied Psychology. He currently volunteers as a Director of a High School youth program in St. Catharines. This experience with youth ignited his passion for calling high school students to live for Christ and love others as Jesus did. Ethan loves longboarding, travelling, hikes, and pizza. He looks forward to giving back to the Eden community and getting to know the students at Eden.

 
 
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Jessica Klassen

Jessica is from Niagara on the Lake and graduated from Eden high school in 2010. After high school Jessica took part in a one year program called Outtatown where she spent 3 months traveling across Canada and 3 months living in Guatemala serving and training on mission. From there her passion for ministry continued and she moved to British Columbia and attended Columbia Bible college. She graduated with a double diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Youth work and has felt privileged to serve in the SLC. Jessica is happily married to her Husband Josh and enjoys serving alongside him in his youth ministry roll at Cornerstone Community Church. Jessica loves all things outdoors, spontaneous travelling, playing board games and finding treasures to refurnish when she goes thrifting.