Staff & Elders

Steve Kroeker

Lead Pastor

Steve joined the team at Living Hope in 2019 after 13 years of ministry in BC and Manitoba. He is married to Melissa and together they have 4 kids. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies) at Briercrest and a Master of Divinity at Western Seminary in Portland. His biggest influences have been Tim Keller, John Piper, and J.I. Packer. He has contributed articles for Desiring God and TGC Canada and wrote his first book in 2011. He loves sports, hiking, board games and travelling.  He is passionate about teaching the Bible so that  people will see the gospel and be transformed for the glory of God.

Dr. Paul Little

Senior Pastor Emeritus

Paul has served as the Senior Pastor of Living Hope for 32 years. Paul is a gifted preacher and leader. He and Cindy have two adult children and one grandson. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and hunting. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary.

Jeff Dykxhoorn

Adult Ministries Pastor

Jeff has been part of Living Hope for 25 years and serving on staff since 2010. His responsibilities include adult ministries, connections, finances, Human Resources and facility management. He and Sharron have been married 29 years and have two married children and one grandchild. He loves classic cars and especially working on his 1946 Ford. He lists his biggest influences as R.C. Sproul, Robbie Symons, Francis Chan and Tim Keller. Jeff is passionate about helping people feel welcome at Living Hope and seeing them get connected to our church family. 

Rob Brockman

Worship Pastor

Rob has been serving as Worship Pastor at Living Hope since 2012. Rob is married to Sienna, and they live together in a tiny cozy apartment in downtown Georgetown. Rob and Sienna love to open up their home to family and friends, and are passionate about building a community of hospitality and theologically mature men and women. Rob has his Bachelor of Religious Education (Pastoral Studies) from Tyndale College and Seminary in Toronto, and is working on his Masters of Divinity at Heritage Seminary in Cambridge. Rob is passionate about worship, missions, teaching God's Word, and shepherding God's people well.

Braden Slessor

Adult Discipleship Pastor

Braden has belonged to Living Hope since 2003 and on staff since 2015. He gives oversight to small groups and adult education. He is passionate about equipping people to follow Christ well and he loves to walk with people through the good and the hard stuff of life to help them spiritually mature. He is married to Leah and they have a golden doodle named Toby. He is a life-long, die-hard Leafs fan. His favourite theologians are John Piper, D.A. Carson, C.H. Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, and John Calvin. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Heritage Baptist College and is working on his Master of Divinity from Heritage Baptist Seminary.

Brian Russell

Pastor of Care & Counselling

Brian gives oversight to the Living Hope Centre for Care and Counselling (the house right beside the church building). He's been at Living Hope since 2018. Brian has been married to Sheri since 1992 and they have three adult daughters. He loves mountain biking, camping and canoeing (especially if all those happen at the same time). He is passionate about people’s growth and healing, their increasing intimacy with Jesus, and seeing people live in the freedom Jesus gives. Brian holds a Diploma in Christian Counselling and a Masters of Science in Community Counselling.

Diana Lamothe

Director of Support Services

Diana has been part of Living Hope since 1997, and on staff since 2014. Diana gives oversight to Support Services (finances, HR, building, and administration). She and Alain have been married for 23 years and have two teenaged kids. Alain and Diana also oversee missions at Living Hope.

Sue Brady


Sue has worked on staff for 22 years and attended Living Hope for 36 years. She and Peter have been married for 41 years and have two adult children and one grandson. Sue loves to work with figures and is highly detail oriented, which makes her a huge asset in administering the finances of the church. She loves to work behind the scenes and serve the church. She names R.C. Sproul, Billy Graham and Paul Little as her favourite Bible teachers. 

Leslie Livingstone


Leslie has been working at Living Hope for 16 years. She loves to welcome people who are new to Living Hope. She and Brian have been married for 39 years and have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Her favourite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.


Mark Hallman


Rory Sauve


Alain Lamothe


Paul Little

Senior Pastor

John Locke

Ron Norris

Gary Southworth

Craig Martin

Pierre Boileau

Jay Friesen

Steve Kroeker

Mark Schaafsma