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Our Staff

 


RICH KOPANKE

SENIOR PASTOR - rich.kopanke@faithchurch.ca 

Passionate about helping people understand and respond to the "So what?" practicality of scripture, Rich has served here at Faith Church since 1997.  Rich also teaches occasionally at Emmanuel Bible College and is their Faculty Program Manager for Pastoral Students.  When not visiting folks or preparing sermons Rich and his wife, Inge, enjoy traveling and camping - their goal is to see all the National Parks in North America.  Rich is also an avid cabinet maker and nature photographer.

"This year please pray that God will quicken in our hearts a passionate love for Him and a desire to see our friends and family discover His love for themselves."





DEVIN RYCKMAN
ASSOCIATE PASTOR - devin.ryckman@faithchurch.ca

Devin just recently joined Faith Church serving now as our Associate Pastor. He and his wife Jennifer spent the last few years in Manitoba before moving to Kitchener. Devin's desire is to help people see Jesus and understand the Gospel. He helps us do that by creating community, as well fostering spiritual maturity among our high school students all the way up to our young families. Devin also works under our Senior Pastor in the areas of pastoral care, preaching and discipleship. If he isn't doing ministry you'll find him spending time with his family, going for day-trips, maybe exploring some walking trails, or reading!

"Join us in our prayers, that we can reveal the Greatness and Glory of Jesus for all of the people of Kitchener to see. Pray that we can, with power, lift up the Son of God as the world's one and only Savior!"

 





NANCY COLLINS 
DIRECTOR OF SENIOR CARE - nancy.collins@faithchurch.ca

Nancy supports and encourages those approaching their twilight years to continue to have joy, passion and a firm grasp on their eternity.  Weekly events are planned to encourage and support each other - Senior Ladies Bible Studies, Games Days, drives in the country, coffee and snacks with a speaker on a topic of interest to those 60 and more!

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."  Numbers 6:24-26




ANITA HEINITZ

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR - anita.heinitz@faithchurch.ca
 
Anita, along with her husband, Harry have been attending Faith Church for over 30 years.  They have three adult children and one son-in-law.  You can find Anita in the office every day of the week except Wednesday and she can answer most questions you have about Faith Church.  In her spare time, Anita enjoys board games, puzzles, gardening and watching her favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
 
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HARRY HEINITZ
BUILDING MAINTENANCE - hheinitz@rogers.com

Harry, along with his wife, Anita have been attending Faith Church for over 30 years.  They have three adult children and one son-in-law.  Harry enjoys fixing things that break around the church and keeping the facilities organized and clean.  In his spare time, Harry enjoys working on projects at home - both indoor and outdoor, playing baseball on the church team, and enjoying the outdoors in the summer months.



HAROLD SCHNELL
CHILDREN & JUNIOR HIGH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR - puppybus12@gmail.com

Harold is blessed to serve the Lord at Faith Church by leading and encouraging our children, junior highs and volunteers to pursue a closer relationship with Jesus, and by sharing God's love with children in our community.  He is husband to Hilda and father to Daniel.  Still a "kid at heart", Harold enjoys painting, art and games, asking God for new ideas, and being led by the Holy Spirit throughout each day.

He loves Psalm 91, which shares the blessings of spending time with God each day.

"Pray for a harvest of kids coming into God's kingdom, and that the children junior highs and volunteers may grow in their walk with Jesus and experience the abundant life God has for them through His Holy Spirit."