Omri & Gwyneth Davies – Lead Pastor

Was ordained and became a lay Pastor of the church in 1994 . He left the business world officially in 1996 and then took on the full-time role as Lead Pastor. They count it a privilege to serve the Lord at Transformation. They have been blessed with five children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. When you hear them, you would without a doubt recognize that they are originally Welsh. They are motivated by the fact that they have proven over and over again in their life together, and in the church, that God’s blessing rests on your life, when you put into practice the command of Jesus,  “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt.6:33).  They have put it into practice, and have been able to overcome many difficult challenges in life. They are therefore driven to share this truth with everyone, so others can experience the life changing and transforming power of the Gospel in their lives too. They love Christ-centered corporate worship and have a passion to see everyone in their fellowship grow to maturity in Christ and to rise to their place of calling and ministry in the Body of Christ. They are committed to making room in Transformation Church for a full expression of the five-fold ministry gifts (Eph.4:11) and the release of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. (1Cor.12:7-11).

Rich & Val Davies – Associate Pastor

Grew up in the same Apostolic church in the 80s but, spent the 90s attending two different locations in Montreal. Years later Rich’s dad was named pastor of Val’s church and shortly after that, Rich moved to the UK to attend Bible College. During Christmas break of 99, while he was visiting home, Val & Rich reconnected, went out on a date and the rest as they say, is history. Now married for over 15 years with two wonderful kids, they have been involved in many aspects of ministry and church leadership over the past 20 years. Rich was ordained as Associate Pastor at Transformation Church in 2004 and preaches often and Val has been leading the worship team since 2002. They are both passionate and committed to preaching the gospel, equipping believers, then releasing them to live out the promises and vision that they have inherited from God.

Mark & Deanne Nowakowski – Youth Pastor

Are home grown West Islanders with one son and have been happily married and serving in ministry both for the past 20 years. Deanne works as an Esthetician, sings on the worship team and is an original Church member. Mark is an entrepreneur, Church Elder and a member on the Board of Directors of the Apostolic Church in Canada. Making an impact in their local community is an important part of their lives. Since 2016 they have been heading up the youth & young adult ministries. They’re the co-founders of Purse of Hope, a non-profit that started its first campaign in 2017 which donates to and supports women’s shelters and other social organizations that help women dealing with hardship in and around the Greater Montreal Area. They continue to help where they are able and show by example to those around them on how to live by faith.

Bob & Liz Tétreault – Church Elder

Are original members of Ascension Christian Fellowship, now called Transformation Church. As an Elder in the church Bob is actively involved in leading Bible studies, home groups and worship services. Liz is continuously involved in teaching Sunday school, helping to coordinate women’s
activities and is an active member of the worship team. They have both recently retired from long careers in the scientific world. Bob was a chemist in the microelectronics industry, while Liz was a pediatric nurse as well as a prenatal and CPR instructor. Throughout their lives their relationship with the Lord is best expressed in the following scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Prov 3: 5-6). Bob and Liz grew up in the West Island where they eventually raised their family. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children, and Grandpa and Nana to four fabulous grandchildren.

Sunday & Bupe Nyamweno – Church Elder

Sunday and Bupe are passionate about Jesus! Bupe continues to be a part of Children’s Ministry team and also volunteers to help others since 2012 at McGill’s Mentorship Program. Sunday is also passionnate about technology and heads up our Audio/Visual Ministry.

Diane Goodridge – Deaconess

Was born in London England and lived there and in Barbados during her early years. She and her family came to Canada in the 70’s where she attended our sister fellowship in Verdun with her mom and 7 siblings until our church was established here in the West Island. Diane is a founding member of our church along with her young son who enjoyed our Sunday school and youth group in his later years. In 2007 Diane received her certificate of completion for the International Ministries Course. After working in Finances for 30 plus years, she recently retired. Ordained as Deaconess, she has for the past decade served by heading the Ushers & Greeters Ministry to love those who come to worship with us here in the house of the Lord.

Sasha Gilkes

Has been serving in children’s ministries for 27 years. She is currently leading the Nursery Ministry where she cares for children from age 0-3 years old. Aside from her passion of working with infants, Sasha has also facilitated multiple educational groups for middle-aged children such as Sunday school and Pioneer Club! She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Tamara Bruce

Found her professional career as a teacher by giving her first big “yes”  to serving in children’s ministries in 2004 and joined Kids Church team in 2008. God used His word and His people in her life to affirm her giftings and encourage her to serve in various ministries that ultimately led her to teaching in professional life and church life.  It gives her such joy to have children participating in the telling of bible stories and understanding how they can apply it to their own lives. Watching children grow and starting to invest in others’ lives fills her cup until it overflows. The best kind of mess! Tamara is West Islander and gave her second big “yes” to Steve, her husband of 5 years. They keep each other on their toes and are really a team in all areas of life.

Judy Szabo

Has been serving in children ministries for over 20 years; she currently runs the “Transformers” class where she ministers to children from the ages of 6-12. She runs this ministry with a dynamic and dedicated team who share the same passion of seeing children turn to Christ and apply biblical principles in their everyday lives. She currently lives in the West Island of Montreal with her husband of over 30 years. She is the mother of 3 children and one puppy.

Helen Colantonio DiGennaro

A West islander for 34 years and has one daughter. She has been serving on the Women’s Ministry for 4 years now. Being born and raised in the faith she is a firm believer of the power of prayer and worship. Her personal desire is to follow the heart of God in all things. Her passion is to see each woman rise in their identity in Christ and  to reach their full potential in Him. Together, empowered in His love, move forward into a life where the supernatural becomes the natural way of life.

Terry Sever

Has been serving in Transformation Church for the past 10 years. She currently runs the Hospitality and the Outreach ministries. She has a passion for helping people and showing them the love of Christ through her caring actions. She is also Transformation Church’s representative for the West Island Network of Churches.

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