Lead Pastor [email protected]
Jeremy Putz 780.466.7461 ext. 233
Crystal and I have been married for 13 years, and we have 4 awesome kids: Nolan, Maeva, Ruby and Jack. I’ve worked at Central since 2000 first as an intern, then as the worship pastor, and the last 9 years in my current role. My primary areas of focus are on leading the teaching ministry and the staff team, developing vision and direction together with the church board, and helping to give shape to prayer nights and retreat weekends. While every job has challenges, I love the fact that I get to put a huge amount of energy everyday into helping others develop deeper relationships with Jesus. That’s where it all begins, and I’m convinced there’s always more for each of us! It’s such a blessing to be a part of a church with an amazing history, a gifted and unified congregation and staff team, and a continuing heart to welcome all kinds of people into following Jesus together.
Site Pastor (Southeast) [email protected]
Jon Putz 780.466.7461 ext. 229
I’m the Site Pastor at our Southeast site. I love being able to meet new people and walk with those who I’ve known for years. I strongly believe that only when we actually follow Jesus together can we begin to experience the life and growth that He intends for us. I love seeing people take steps in their faith, and I dream of Central becoming more and more a place where people worship Jesus passionately, share their lives selflessly, and love their neighbours practically. I’m encouraged by what Jesus said in the book of Matthew (11:28-30, version: The Message): “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” A few other pieces of info about me… I’ve been married to Jill for 19 years, and we have three great kids: Raegan (12), Max (9), and Graham (7). If you come by the Southeast site, please take a minute to introduce yourself. I’d love to meet you!
Kids Ministries [email protected]
Alissa Sanders 780.466.7461 ext. 225
|I’m Alissa. I’ve been the Kids Ministries Coordinator at our SE site since it started. The best parts of my job are obviously volunteer scheduling and telling kids to wash their hands. If I had to pick a second favourite, I’d go with picking play-doh and cheerios out of the carpet.
But actually, I absolutely love my job. I get to hang out with incredible families, awesome kids who are learning what it looks like to love Jesus, and volunteers who are passionately investing in kids’ faith journeys. It is a privilege to get to be in relationship with people and I’m excited for all this year is going to hold.
I’ve been married to a pretty swell guy named Carey for the past 6 years. We’ve got a pretty awesome little family that loves boating and camping and all things summer. We love doing life with great friends, eating good food (preferably that I didn’t have to cook), and playing games.
Kids Ministries [email protected]
Sheri Sheel 780.466.7461 ext. 225
|Hi! My name is Sheri! I have been married to my husband, Tim, for 15 years! We have three awesome kids. Jayden is our oldest and he is 12, Kiera is our middle kid and she is 11 and Joel (last but not least) is 6. I have been a stay at home mom since Jayden was born which has been so fulfilling and so hard all at the same time:) Joel is going into grade 1 this year and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get more involved in church ministry. I love kids and I love Central’s kids ministry program. Our kids are learning to listen and hear from Jesus and are developing a real relationship with Him and that excites me. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with kids and families this year and I can’t wait to see what God is up to within our church!|
Worship Ministries [email protected]
|Hi, I’m Zack. I have been the Worship Coordinator for Central's Southeast Site for the past two years. My wife Michelle and I have been married for 10 years and have one beautiful daughter at home. Amelia is two and will be a big sister in December. There will be tears when we don’t name the baby ‘Ana’ - like Frozen. I love music and am passionate about worship. Worship is the only response to the enormity of God's love. ‘Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands.’ Psalm 63:3-4|
Executive Pastor [email protected]
Iain McAuliffe 780.466.7461 ext. 232
This year my wife Evelyn and I celebrated 25 years of marriage for which we are really thankful for all that God has taught us through these years. We have two sons, Jonathan aged 22 and Peter 19.
Emerging Generations Pastor [email protected]
Jud Stade 780.466.7461 ext. 231
Hey there, I'm Jud Stade. You may remember me from such motivational films as "A Day without Cereal," or "Under the Stairway to Heaven." I've been around Central for quite some time, since 2003 in fact. Much of that time was spent working with the students of Central but over the last few years I've been helping to lead our Emerging Generations Team as we work with Kids, Youth and Young Adults! It's exciting for our team to pray and dream about how we as a church can walk well with families through the whole journey from birth to adulthood. We've got a great team and it's an honour to be invited into the lives of so many families that call Central home!
Students & Young Adults Pastor [email protected]
Levi Nigh 780.466.7461
|My name is Levi Nigh and I am the Youth/Young Adult Pastor here at Central! I tried coming up with a funny opening line but I guess I am not very funny because I couldn't think of anything! Oh well… My wife and I moved to Edmonton in July of 2015. We met at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta and have been married for a bit over 2 years! Since my wife and I are not native to Edmonton, we have been blown away by the fact that Edmontonians are still loyal to the Edmonton Oilers and haven't made the obvious switch to the Calgary Flames. We are praying for you, Edmonton! In all seriousness though, we have loved being in Edmonton and have loved being involved in Central Student Ministries! Youth Ministry is near and dear to my heart and I love seeing youth come alive and become passionate about Christ and the work that he is doing! Young Christians are so on fire and it is great to get to come alongside that!|
Office Administrator [email protected]
Brianne Schultz 780.466.7461