our team

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John Stewart | LEAD PASTOR

John is married to Beverlie, and they have two grown and married children, Thaddeus (and Kristy) and Meredith (and Jon). John is the Lead Pastor at KGT and has been doing that role since he joined our staff back in 2012. John is responsible for giving leadership to the staff, board and congregation, as they attempt to see KGT reach the Stanley Park community, and beyond.

He loves Coca Cola, pizza, road trips, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and his wife (although not in that order) 🏒

Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 33:3


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enrico pellini | ASSISTANT PASTOR: Youth & Communications

Enrico grew up in Argentina and moved to Canada during his teenage years. Enrico leads the youth ministries at KGT, and is passionate about providing a safe space where students can grow in their relationship with Jesus. He us also involved with managing media at KGT and making sure the church communicates and reaches its members and the community effectively during the week.

Enrico likes to visit cafes, code, learn languages and meet new people! ☕

Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:17


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foyo juma | ASSISTANT PASTOR: worship & young adults

Foyo is a local of the Kitchener region with roots in Kenya, East Africa. Foyo is an Assistant Pastor at KGT, and is responsible for leading the Sunday worship experiences, and mentoring the Young Adult community.

Her desire is to see the church family grow in their unbridled passion for worshiping God, both on Sundays, and as a lifestyle throughout the week!  🎤

Favorite Bible verse: Psalms 37:34


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andrew oleynik | YOUNG MARRIEDS PASTOR

Andrew and Kristen have been married since 2012 and have recently moved to Kitchener. Andrew has worked in churches in Windsor ( his hometown) and is excited to see what God is going to do in this season at KGT. Andrew and Kristen believe that God is working in and through many of the Young Marrieds that have committed to KGT to bring a new season to the church!

When Andrew and Kristen are not at the church helping or at their career jobs, you can find them traveling, camping, canoeing, or hiking! 🛶

Favorite Bible verse: Mark 12:17


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veronica swiech | CHILDREN & JUNIOR HIGH INTERIM DIRECTOR

Veronica grew up in KW and has attended KGT for over a decade. She is the interim Children’s Director at KGT while Pastor Kayla is away on maternity leave. Veronica is responsible for overseeing the kids and junior high programs that run on Sunday morning, and throughout the week.

Veronica is passionate about making church a safe space for younger generations.

She loves art and animals (especially dogs!) 🐶

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 6:8


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sheri mueller | Administrative assistant

Sheri works in the church office as the admin assistant.  She grew up at KGT, and is thrilled to be a part of the staff team.  Sheri is spoiled by her husband Len, and has two “M&M’s” at home –  their kids, Mitchell & Meghan (who may not always be as sweet as the candy!)  

She loves time at the beach with family, and is content when she has a steeped tea in her hand! ⛱️

Favorite Bible verse:  Isaiah 40:31


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gabriela blasig | bookkeeper

Gabriela is the bookkeeper at KGT and has lived most of her life in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.  She has been married to Reinhart for almost 30 years and they have two adult children.

Gabriela is excited to be part of the team at KGT and looks forward to what the future has in store for the church.

She likes boating, relaxing by the beach, drinking coffee and baking. 🥧

Favorite Bible verse:  Romans 8:28