Lead Pastor transition news

February 9, 2021

Dear Ellerslie Family,

On behalf of the Church Board of ERBC, I am delighted to announce that Pastor Dave Schmidt was called by the Ellerslie membership with a 98% positive vote in favour of Pastor Dave being Ellerslie’s next Lead Pastor.

Pastor Dave will formally assume the office of Lead Pastor on April 11, 2021.
At that time, Pastor Mel will take a well-deserved extended vacation.
More information about Pastor Mel’s role going forward, the search process for a new Associate Pastor position to take over Pastor Dave’s current role, and what to expect during this time of transition will be coming soon.

We are so grateful for God’s faithfulness through this difficult season of church life, and for your love and support as a congregation. Please keep our pastors, staff, church leadership, and church family in your prayers as we discover together what God has planned for Ellerslie in the future.

Curt Johnston

Board Chair


Note: Communication from the Church Board often comes by way of Steps and Strides, an occasional newsletter. We encourage all in the Ellerslie church family to subscribe. To sign up, please email the Church Office (office@erbc.ca).





Zoom Fehr-Well

You are cordially invited to a Zoom “Fehr-well” in honour of Mel and LaDonna Fehr, who have served our church so faithfully these past seven years. The Zoom event will include a number of video tributes from church leaders and others in the church family. We may consider an in-person event later this year if the public health conditions allow for that.

We invite you to show your appreciation to the Fehrs by contributing to a “love offering” that will be presented on April 11. These gifts are not charitable donations and must be made payable directly to Mel and LaDonna Fehr. Cards and gifts will be collected at the Church Office through Sunday, April 11th, at 12:00 noon.

April 11 | 6:30
online | zoom


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