Summer at the Acres 2022

Week 1 (July 3 - 8)

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Marc Gagnon

Keynote Speaker
Sunday 10 AM & Mon-Thurs 6:30 PM

If you told me that I would grow up to be a pastor, I probably would have laughed. Years later (I’m not even sure if I count as a grown up), that is the title next to my name. I love what I do. Every day, I get to journey with people … exploring life, Jesus, relationships, questions and how it plays into our humanity. I currently Pastor Lakeside Church in Guelph. Prior to Guelph, I lived in Toronto where I was born and raised. I am married to Tryphena and we have two young children. Being a father means my hobbies include drinking coffee, folding laundry, and napping on the floor (in that order). When I have spare time, I love to put on my tool belt. If you creep my Spotify account, you will find 90s hip hop, spontaneous worship songs that last 17 minutes, dancehall music, and country. None of that was a typo. Just thought you should know.

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Brooke Nichols

Worship
Sunday 10 AM & Mon-Thurs 6:30 PM

Brooke Nicholls is a Worship Leader and Songwriter from Toronto, ON, where she serves as a Worship Leader at Sanctus Church. When she's not at her home Church, she's leading worship at different Churches and Ministries across Canada and beyond. Brooke has been named the Female Vocalist of the Year for the last three years at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards and her new album, ‘Pursue’, was nominated for a 2020 Juno Award. Brooke released her first book in 2020 called, ‘Making Room’ which quickly became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. She is married to her guitar player Steve; together they love leading and pointing people to Jesus.

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Raja Stone

Seminar
Mon-Fri 10:45 AM

Raja is passionate about the Bible and what it has to say to us today. He loves that the first thing we learn about God is that He is creative, and that God's creation reflects this in diversity and nature's beauty. Raja believes that to fully engage God we need to use our heart, mind and spirit. Raja lives in Waterloo and is married to his wife and best friend Sarah. He is the father of three girls who are not allowed to date until they are married. Raja believes food can never be too spicy, that salt is not a spice, and that in heaven chicken wings will be served all the time.

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Daniel Dayton

Youth Ministry
Mon-Fri 10 AM

Dan is a County boy who has a heart to see God’s people sing His praises and to see student’s faith come to life. He is the Youth and Worship Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield, Ontario. Dan and his wife, Julie, have four children. He is currently working on his Masters through Northwest Baptist
Seminary.

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Carol Kenny

Kid's Blast
Mon-Fri 9 AM - 12 PM

I have been involved with Wesley Acres for several years. I have always had a passion for children's ministry at camp as that is where as a young child I gave my heart to the Lord. During the school year teach music part-time. I live north of Kingston on a farm where we raise cattle, make maple syrup and have a variety of other small endeavours.

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Monika Cook

Women's Ministry Mon-Fri 9:30 AM

Raised by a single mother and orphaned at 14, Monika testifies to God’s faithfulness in her life. With a lack of “family” the family of God has truly stepped in to demonstrate God’s love and provision to her through the years. As you spend time with Monika you will become acquainted with a person whose personal faith in Christ leads her to action. A graduate of Kingswood University, Monika serves as chaplain at Ongwanada, an organization supporting people with developmental disabilities and their
families. The founder of Circle of Friends, a performance group for people with developmental disabilities, Monika believes in providing opportunity for people with disabilities to shine. Monika is part of the Kingston Rotary Club, serves on an organizing committee for Kingstonian’s Who Care, and serves as Community Liaison, coordinating distribution for Lionhearts Inc., a Kingston based charity. Monika and her husband Jeff live on a farm In Kingston, Ontar Monika is no stranger to Wesley Acres, serving in the 90’s as Summer Camp Program Director and now Monika and her family enjoy Wesley Acres as lot lease holders.

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