Leaders

A Plural Leadership: Elders

The congregation at Rideauview Bible Chapel is led by a team of Elders. They take responsibility for the church’s spiritual oversight, vision and direction. This includes overseeing the teaching, pastoral and evangelism activities.  The word ‘elder’ is a New Testament word used to describe the spiritual leadership of the local church. Below are photos of the elders with their wives who support them in this role.

Dave and Jill Black

dave-and-fillDave and Jill have been active at Rideauview for over 25 years. Dave is originally from Cochrane in northern Ontario. After finishing university in Toronto, Dave joined the federal government where he continues to work in the information technology sector. Jill grew up in Winchester Ontario. She currently works for Christian Horizons, an organization dedicated to the care of the disabled in group homes. Happily married in 1986, and passionate about their covenant commitments, they serve the Lord along with their two adult children.

 

David and Donna Boulard

David and Donna have been active at Rideauview Bible Chapel for over 17 years with various ministries including Sunday School, Awana, Seniors, College & Careers and serving in financial roles.  David and Donna obtained business degrees in Toronto and Fredericton respectively and went on to obtain their Chartered Accountant designations. David and Donna were married in 1986 and after moving to Ottawa, Donna remained at home to raise and homeschool their four children.  David is employed in the renewable energy industry and takes on many roles within the company. David & Donna continue to seek the Lord’s will for the next phase of their lives now that the children are adults, and seek to be a blessing and encouragement to others as they serve Him at Rideauview.

Tom and Nura Brown

Tom and Nura have been serving the Lord at Rideauview since 1990 in various ministries. Tom has served in Sunday school and as a youth leader. They both worked in Awana for nearly 20 years. They have a shared passion for working with young people and have been involved at Galilee Bible Camp since their children were young. Prior to joining the elders, Tom was a deacon for over 10 years.

Tom grew up in the west, born in Winnipeg but also living in Calgary and Edmonton. He holds a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology and currently works for Canada Post in Digital Services. Nura was born and raised in Ottawa. She is a Registered Pharmacy Technician at the Ottawa Hospital. They were married in 1997 and have two grown children and a teenage son still living at home.

 

Brian and Nancy Foreman

brian-and-nancyBrian grew up at Rideauview. After graduating from Carleton University in 1973, he studied for two years at Institut Emmaus, a Bible college in Switzerland. From there he served the Lord Jesus Christ in France for over 15 years. Since returning to Canada in November of 1992, Brian has worked in the federal government until his retirement in June 2016.  Originally from Chicago, after graduating from Hope College, Nancy studied for one year at Culver City Bible School in Los Angeles before joining Brian in the Lord’s work in France. In addition to being active at Rideauview, Nancy works in federal government as a plain language specialist. Brian and Nancy first met on a summer mission’s trip to France in 1971 with International Teams. They were married in 1979 and have 4 adult children, and 12 grandchildren.

 

A plural leadership: Deacons

In order to allow the elders to give themselves to prayer and the ministry of  the Word of God as a priority, (Acts 6:1-4), Rideauview has a team of deacons to manage the material assets of the church, including the distribution of funds to the Lord’s work and those in need, as well as looking after the building.

Our deacons are: Mike Beckwith, Vaughan Loucks,  Phil Priddle, John Unsworth and George Wilson.

 

College and Careers

As of September 2018 John and Kim Unsworth lead this group.

 

Youth Group

As of September 2018 the leaders are: Mike and Julie Kruzelnicki, Yolanda Bolk.

 

Missionary Committee

Together, they receive communication from missionaries and put together a monthly digest to inform the church on any missionary news. They also meet together to discuss financial needs and any changes to financial distribution to the missionaries. Current members are: Keith Blair, Benton Willard, Adam Milling and Shirley Finter as well as a number of others who help in various roles.