We have a great team at Arlington Woods! Below, you can find out a little about each of them along with their contact information. For after-hours emergencies, please contact Pastor Mike or Pastor Lynda.
Mike Hogeboom, Lead Pastor
Pastor Mike is our friendly, out-going lead pastor. He has a great sense of humour, a real heart for our community, and loves making new friends and seeing people come to a growing, thriving, faith in Jesus. Mike and his wife, Julie, have three grown children and several little grandchildren.
Lynda Sinclair, Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Administration
Pastor Lynda has had the privilege of being on staff at Arlington Woods for over 20 years, half of which have been in a pastoral role. She loves people, so leading our pastoral care team is a true joy. Lynda is married to Merle, her greatest encourager and best friend, and is blessed with a wonderful family that includes 6 amazing grandchildren. She loves spending her spare time in the great outdoors or curled up with a good book with her cat close by.
Ben Spears, Associate Pastor of Family Ministries
Pastor Ben has been at Arlington Woods since 2014 and has over 15 years of experience as a youth pastor. In his role at Arlington Woods, he oversees ministries to children, youth, young adults, and families. He loves working with students of all ages and supporting parents in their role as spiritual role models for their kids. Ben and his wife, Tanya, have two young children, Elliott and Éowyn (yes, that's from 'Lord of the Rings'). He loves a good story and believes Proverbs 22:6 refers to Star Wars.
Bryan Versluis, Associate Pastor of Worship
Pastor Bryan brings a passion and excitement for worship to Arlington Woods that he wants to share with others. He believes that worship goes beyond just the songs we sing on Sundays, but that we can worship God through our words and actions every day. In Bryan's role at Arlington Woods, he leads and oversees our music teams and coordinates other aspects of our worship experience (from sound and projection to our welcome centre). In his off time he can be found playing guitar, listening to music or enjoying a good story like C.S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia or J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Alanna Babcock, Office Administrator
Alanna is a compassionate, empathetic, and enthusiastic person who always has a smile and a positive attitude. She is an outdoor and cycling enthusiast, who also enjoys learning about history and languages.
Kevin Sinclair, Custodian
Kevin takes care of cleaning and maintaining our building for church events and for other groups who rent our space.
In office: Monday-Friday 613-596-9390 x223