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).





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