Our pastors and staff team.
ray [at] eastridge.ca | (905) 640-3911 ext. 22
After graduating from Tyndale Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012, Ray joined the pastoral team at EastRidge. He started as the Youth & Young Adults Pastor, transitioned to Associate Pastor in 2016, and became the Lead Pastor in October 2019.
Ray is married to Wai-Lam, and together, they have two daughters. Ray believes that through the preaching of the love and grace of Jesus, people will be set free from condemnation, guilt, addictions, and illnesses and be able to live a victorious life in Christ. During his spare time, he enjoys playing competitive volleyball and BBQing for family and friends.
sam [at] eastridge.ca | (905) 640-3911 ext. 25
Sam graduated from Tyndale Seminary with a Masters of Theological Studies in 2011 and will be completing his Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) at Tyndale Seminary in 2021. Sam started at EastRidge in 2021 as an Associate Pastor.
Sam is married to Ashley and have three kids. They moved to Stouffville in 2011. Both Sam and Ashley have a deep love for their neighbourhood. Sam’s passion is to help people discover who God is leading them to be and to grow in their God given gifts by following the example of Jesus. Sam loves to play music, watch movies and get home renovations 98% done.
Katie graduated in 2019 from Tyndale University with a health and human service degree, and a minor in psychology. In October 2019 she married a fellow Tyndale graduate and Newfoundlander Russell Porter. They moved to Labrador Canada where he serves as a pastor in a small Inuit community called Postville. She hopes to pursue social work in her career, while she serves in ministry with her husband.
Katie loves movie nights, iced coffee, animals and she is a huge Fall season fan. Katie loves working with children and hopes through ministry she can plant seeds of love for Christ in their hearts. Within the Social Work field, she has a specific heart for those suffering with substance abuse and addictions, and hopes to help them overcome these struggles and work toward health and wellness in their lives.