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Marilyn Sutcliffe

As Office Co-ordinator, Marilyn ensures the efficient and effective operation of the church office. She is the initial point of contact for many people, including the congregation, visitors, those interested in renting space, inquiries relating to upcoming events at the church, baptisms, weddings etc.

Email Marilyn: office@nbuc.ca



Duane Whittey


Duane Whittey, Director of Resource Management

Duane has assisted churches in the area of capital stewardship campaigns for almost 20 years. He has worked with churches of all sizes (from 65 to 5000 people), consulted on the construction of new facilities, and has also served as a Pastor of Administration. His passion is to see communities of believers come together, own a vision and invest strategically in ministry for significant impact and to ultimately see more people come to Christ.

Email Duane: dwhittey@nbuc.ca



Sandy Rainey, Lead Minister Administrator


Sandy comes to NBUC with a wealth of experience and abilities.  She graduated with honours double major in Physical Education and Sociology.  She has worked in the corporate world most recently as an Operations Manager in charge of Health and Safety.  In 2010, Sandy (and her husband Gene) made the decision to operate a home based child care business so she could be home with her children Travis and Kendall.


Email Sandy: srainey@nbuc.ca



Steve Allin - Director, Worship Arts and Executive Director, The Journey Neighbourhood Centre


Steve provides leadership to our worship arts ministry teams which strives to help people experience God in worship, and to grow in their relationship with God, by using the arts to enhance NBUC Worship services.


In Steve's capacity as Executive Director he has overall strategic and operational responsibility for The Journey Neighbourhood Centre (The Journey).  The Journey exists to bring transformation to the Ardglen/Orenda neighbourhood in Brampton by bringing hope to its residents and helping children, youth and families to take positive steps in their lives.  You can find out more about The Journey at:  http://www.thejourneyneighbourhoodcentre.ca/.


Email Steve: sallin@nbuc.ca



Jose Shapero


Jose Shapero, Music Director

Jose leads our adult music ministry, helping people to grow as followers of Jesus and in their relationship with God through music in worship.

Mr. Shapero graduated from the University of Toronto with Bachelor and Masters degrees in cello and piano. He is Principal Cellist with the Oakville Symphony Orchesta. Jose has recorded for commercials and television shows including the CBC series, Street Legal.

Email Jose: office@nbuc.ca



Jennifer Stinson, Children's Ministry Lead

Jennifer Stinson is our Children’s Ministry Lead and feels incredibly blessed to be part of the team at NBUC.  Oldest child, loving wife, devoted mom, former pop-culture maven, Jennifer wants to live in a world full of music where everyone assumes goodwill, books come bundled with hand-knitted socks and herbal tea, and a force field exists around her computer keyboard that repels sticky toddler fingers. Jennifer is passionate about creating safe and welcoming communities and is convinced that nothing can separate us, or our children, from the love of God.


Email Jennifer: jstinson@nbuc.ca



Brian Pengelly, Youth Ministry Lead

Brian Pengelly has been working with teens for over two decades now. In that time he has been a youth pastor, a counsellor, a camp director, and worked at a youth detention center. Brian is passionate about sharing God’s love with teenagers, and dives into Jr. High Lock-ins like other people dive into chocolate cake, though definitely won’t say no to chocolate cake either! Brian is an avid gamer and proud geek, and lives in Etobicoke with his wife Anna, two cats and way too many comic books. You can contact him at bpengelly@nbuc.ca.