Our Chaplains

Baptist Housing's Chaplains are trained Christian ministers who focus on nurturing spiritual wellness through Christ's love. Our Chaplains serve the Residents as part of our Care Team, as friends who listen and care with physical presence, and as counselors who provide information and encouragement to embrace life and its purpose and meaning.

Aaron at Carey Place Linwood Court

Your birthplace - Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Favourite chocolate bar - Mr. BIg.

Song that makes you happy - A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay; Your Love Never Fails by by Jesus Culture.

Best advice you ever received - Keep God in first place, your health second, spouse very very close to that second, kids third, work and ministry after. If you get these out of order, life begins to fall apart pretty fast.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - Psalm 23.

 

Brian at Marrion Village

Your birthplace - Inchon, South Korea.

Favourite chocolate bar - Oh, Henry.

Song that makes you happy - Lover's Concerto.

Best advice you ever received - Don't give up.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."- John 14:27.

 

Dave at Green Valley Estates & Sun Ridge Estates

Your birthplace - Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

Favourite chocolate bar - Eatmore.

Song that makes you happy - Happy by Pharrell Williams.

Best advice you ever received - Before replying, step back, take a breath.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

 

Daryl at Village at Smith Creek

Your birthplace - Portage la Prairie.

Favourite chocolate bar - Coffee Crisp.

Song that makes you happy - Vivaldi or anything classical.

Best advice you ever received - Marry her quick!

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." - Proverbs 16:9

 

Gwen at The Heights at Mt.View

Your birthplace - Hong Kong.

Favourite chocolate bar - My homemade gluten free & vegan bars!

Song that makes you happy - "Ground" composed by William Croft and "Merry Go Round of Life".

Best advice you ever received - What would Jesus do? - it's a humbling reminder.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." - 1 Corinthians 13:12

 

Jacki at Village at Mill Creek

Your birthplace - Penticton, British Columbia.

Favourite chocolate bar - Snickers.

Song that makes you happy - Good Good Father.

Best advice you ever received - Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "The Lord replied, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest... I am pleased with you and I know you by name." - Exodus 33:12-17

 

Jeanette at Grandview Towers

Your birthplace - Manila, Philippines.

Favourite chocolate bar - Hershey's and Lindt.

Song that makes you happy - Because He Lives.

Best advice you ever received - Life is not a race.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." - Psalm 27:4 

 

Kristen at Village at Smith Creek

Your birthplace - Ste Foy, Quebec.

Favourite chocolate bar - Purdy's hedgehogs.

Song that makes you happy - Never Once by Matt Redman.

Best advice you ever received - Go to seminary

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - Psalm 23

 

Claudia at Shannon Oaks & Clarendon Court

Your birthplace - La Paz, Bolivia.

Favourite chocolate bar - Kit Kat.

Song that makes you happy - Dance with me by Paul Wilbur.

Best advice you ever received - "When you need to make a big change, there will always be fear, but there is a point when your certainty is bigger than your fear; that is the time to act."  

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "the angel showed me the river of the water of life as clera as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not night the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever." - Revelation 22:1-5 

     

Gary at Shannon Oaks & Elgin Gardens 

Your birthplace - Tokyo, Japan.

Favourite chocolate bar - Skor.

Song that makes you happy - Una Paloma Blanca.

Best advice you ever received - Develop tough skin and a tender heart.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - 1 Peter 5:6-7   

  

Harry at Maple Towers 

Your birthplace - Morris, Manitoba.

Favourite chocolate bar - Kit Kat.

Song that makes you happy - Only by Grace - Graham Kendrick.

Best advice you ever received - God will never call me where His grace is not sufficient to meet my needs.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - John 16:33

 

Matt at Inglewood Care Centre

Your birthplace - Manhattan, Kansas, USA.

Favourite chocolate bar - Nestle Crunch.

Song that makes you happy - "Oh Happy Day" from Sister Act 2.

Best advice you ever received - Every time you feel hurt, offended, or rejected, you have to dare to say to yourself: "These feelings, strong as they may be, are not telling me the truth about myself. The truth, even though I cannot feel it right now, is that I am the chosen child of God, precious in God's eyes, called the Beloved from all eternity, and held safe in an everlasting belief." Henri Nouwen (Life of the Beloved).

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "But now, this is what the Lord says - he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine."- Isaiah 43:1

 

Misuk at Grandview Towers

Your birthplace - Seoul

Favourite chocolate bar - Not a big fan of chocolate bar.

Song that makes you happy - I will fly away.

Best advice you ever received - Be adventurous! Remember you are a follower of Jesus!

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God." - Psalm 43:5

                                                                                                                 

Noel at Evergreen Care

Your birthplace - Phillippines.

Favourite chocolate bar - Reese's Crunchy Peanut bar.

Song that makes you happy - Praise the Lord by The Imperials.

Best advice you ever received - Good or Bad, only God knows. He makes all things beautiful in His time.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand!" - Isaiah 41:10  

 

Randall at Hallmark

Your birthplace - Edmonton, Alberta.

Favourite chocolate bar - Mars Bars.

Song that makes you happy - Brown Eyed Girl.

Best advice you ever received - Just before my Seminary Graduation I met Doctor Sidlow Baxter. He said to me: 'Young man be a master of the Book,"as I said thank you and began walking away, he said, "Young man, also makes sure the book is a master of you."

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation." - Isaiah 12:2

 

Shannon at Sun Pointe Village

Your birthplace - Dallas, Texas.

Favourite chocolate bar - Crunchie.

Song that makes you happy - Happy Dance by Mercy Me.

Best advice you ever received - live one day at a time - the PRESENT is a gift...yesterday has past and who knows what happens tomorrow....

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - a verse that has always given me comfort is Matthew 6:24-25  "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sew or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"