Maria Togade-Paredes

early childhood coordinator

I was born and raised in the Philippines but moved and considered Edmonton home since 1994. Our family of five started attending Ellerslie in 2007. As a Mom of three young boys at the time, our youngest having special needs, I often found myself serving and volunteering in the Sunday school classrooms.

Having an Office Administration background and a love and passion for working with children, I first joined the staff at Ellerslie in 2016 as the Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant and am excited to now be the Early Childhood Coordinator! I love ekids because it's a place where every child feels welcomed, supported, loved, and included. Above all, we are excited to foster God's love and lead children into knowing about salvation through Jesus Christ.

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new  every morning; great is your faithfulness."

Lamentations 3:22-23