Our Staff

meet The Team

We are blessed to have amazing staff serving God at Grace Gospel Church.

They each serve our community with a passion for spreading the good news of Christ to our city.

Martin Goode

Senior Pastor

When I ventured across the country from the comforts of my family home to attend Bible College as a green 17-year-old, I could never have anticipated the faith-adventures God had in store for me—which have now included a brief stint in pastoral ministry in my then-home-church in Bridgewater Nova Scotia, to 12 years as an Associate Pastor in downtown Peoples Church of Montreal, to now having served over 20 years here at Grace Gospel Church.  I love our church as well as our denominational family, the Associated Gospel Churches.   My wife Rebecca and I raised our four children here, and have seen them venture into their chosen paths of education and career. Family life (now grown by two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter, and two grand-dogs!) brings many smiles and prayers for the extension of our faith to a new generation; and it has kept our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ grounded and growing.

Terry Miller

Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

Terry has been involved in youth ministry for the last 25 years. His creativity and love of Jesus and the Scriptures brings a unique dynamic to the youth ministry at Grace Gospel Church. He loves photography, videography, sports, his tools, the youth of our church and community and his family (but not in that order). He loves to see students come to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

If you have any questions about the youth ministry call the church or email Pastor Terry, he would love to speak with you.

Bruce Miller

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

Here at Grace, Kids and their families are important to us because we know they are important to God. We strive to offer a fun, safe place for Kids to learn about the Love God has for them and to have a great time when they are at church. We desire to be a place where kids and families matter and can be encouraged from God’s word and experience the support of a loving church family .

Please feel free to check out our many events and activities and all kids are welcome to join in the fun.

James Ball

Associate Pastor of  Outreach

James is passionate about outreach and evangelism and desires to see the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ shared freely within our community. It is his desire that believers be equipped to share the hope that they have in Christ, being prepared and empowered to express their testimony as God brings opportunities.

If you have any questions about outreach and evangelism call the church or email Pastor James who would love to speak with you.

Nathan Kowalski

Worship Director 

Nathan started playing guitar almost fifteen years ago, and has been a worship leader for over a decade. He loves crafting praise and worship sets that bring glory to God and enable people of all ages to engage with Him. Nathan shares a love of music with his wife, Alisha, and they are seeking to instill that love in their three daughters. He also works as a secondary school English and History teacher. Nathan enjoys driving new roads, discovering new bands, reading good books, and drinking a good cup of coffee.

Shannon Rakutt

Administrative Secretary

Shannon has a heart to serve the Lord which has led to her active participation in women's Bible study and discipleship, children's ministry and now ministry support. Shannon joined Grace Gospel in 2014  along with her two daughters and looks forward to using her gift of organizational prowess to support the many ministries at Grace.  Shannon finds joy in family time,  football and fresh air 

Patty LeSurf

Bookkeeper

Patty and her husband Ian have been active members of Grace Gospel Church since 2004.  Over the years Patty has been a part of various church ministries including, Women's Ministry, Children's Ministry, Worship team and various Bible studies. Grace Gospel church is their second home and family!  Having held the bookkeeper position for nearly a decade until 6 years ago, Patty is excited to come out of her recent retirement from her career as a service rep in the Industrial service industry and start pushing the buttons on the calculator once again. Patty's other hobbies and interests include, coming up with home improvement projects for Ian to do, travelling to their favourite vacation spot in Roatan, road trips in the MGB, and spending time with friends and family.