As a Baptist church we practice a form of self-governance called congregationalism. This basically means that our covenanted members—people who have professed their faith in Christ in word and through believers baptism, and who have committed themselves to our church community—are expected to participate in the life of the church, including in it’s running and leading. This can be done by serving in various capacities, by attending annual business meetings, and most importantly by listening to God’s Spirit together to discern His will for our church. To lead our church, our membership nominates a leadership board (which we call our “Board of Deacons”) to manage the church and make day-to-day decisions on the membership’s behalf, and also calls pastoral staff into ministry to oversee the church and who are to seek to “equip the saints for works of service, so the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:12)
CHURCH STAFF & BOARD OF DEACONS
Seán McGuire // Lead Pastor
After working in the field of Science Communication for a decade, Seán moved from Sudbury, ON to Hamilton in 2011 to purse postsecondary education and quickly fell in love with the city. After completing his Masters of Divinity from McMaster Divinity College, Seán was called into ministry at Wentworth in 2014. Seán married to his wife Jessica in 2017 and in 2018 they welcomed their first son, Liam, to the world. Seán enjoys bonfires, cycling, hiking, reading, and spending time with his family.
Marianne Dubruiel // Office Administrator
Board of Deacons
Angela Shimizu (Chair)
Sarah Blais (Secretary)