Introducing our Flow Faculty
We like to think of them more like "Friendly guides"!
We've got passionate people committed to leading, sharing and supporting your learning journey all summer long!
Find Your Flow
Monday, May 29
As the Director of the FLOW Internship, Christa is working hard to assemble a terrific menu of Development Days and retreats all summer long. She'll kick us off in style and share her passion for why 'finding your flow' can fire you up for your every-day-ordinary life, experience the exhilaration of partnering with God, and how this can make all the difference.
Matt is a 27 year old who lives in Guelph with his wife Darcy and his Pug, Walter.
He currently works at Eagles Flight Creative Training, Inc. developing leaders across many industries. His professional background includes time in the insurance industry as well as working in church ministry.
Matt has been a grateful participant within many rich mentoring relationships over the years that have made a significant impact on his personal growth and development.
Some of his greatest areas of passion include reading novels, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Coffee, and discovering new cities.
Mark grew up in Taiwan and has enjoyed seeing many different cultures in the world. Seeing and understanding how others live triggered a fascination for people. Whether camp, youth group, teaching, or facilitating; Mark loves working with people. In 2016, Mark became certified as a Behavior Consultant through DISC personality profiling. He thinks that everyone should understand what drives their own behavior, and the behaviors of those they are closest with.
Go With God. Grow with God.
Monday, June 19
Natalie Frisk is the Curriculum Pastor at The Meeting House Church and has been on staff in various roles in youth ministry since 2008.
She's married to Sam, and mom to Erin (5).
She earned her Honours B.A. In English at Redeemer University College, and is working on her Masters of Theological Study at McMaster Divinity School with a Biblical Studies specialization.
Jon Hand is employed as the Director of Pastoral and Leadership Development for BIC Canada. He has been a church planter and pastoral to Millennials over the past 10 years. Currently, Jon’s role is to help train, support, and guide church leaders through the complexities of 21st century leadership. Jon’s passion is helping leaders become the best version of themselves by leading from their own ongoing inner transformation. Jon is married to Aimee and has three kids ages 14, 12, and 9.
Justin hails from Hamilton Ontario where he lives with his wife, Kali. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Redeemer University College and is finishing up a Masters of Theology from McMaster Divinity College. He currently works as a worship pastor at Reunion, a church plant located in Oakville. Justin has spent time leading worship at numerous conferences, touring nationally with Juno award winning band, The City Harmonic, and performing and recording with several local acts in the greater Toronto area.
My name is Darcie and I love deep chats, coffee shops, and all things creative. I’m practicing how to embrace the tension of being a nester and an adventurer. I love hanging out with youth, going on adventures, playing sports, working out, and learning to take care of my home. Currently, I work part-time as a social media director for a non-profit organization and I spend the rest of my time working as the youth pastor at Heise Hill Church! I’m passionate about people, about equipping local churches to thrive, and about all things to do with social networking and communications!
Mike Finnie is a pastor at The Meeting House Oakville, where he works with young adults and regular adults. Mike has a Masters in Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary. He is passionate about helping people encounter Jesus, experiencing the fullness of his love and living out their true identity in him. Mike loves to laugh, especially at his own jokes, even when he is by himself. He and his wife Danica live in Milton, Ontario.
Build a Better Story
Monday, july 10
Dream. Dare. Do.
Monday, August 14
Christa has taught this content to hundreds of people and has seen the impact of people treating their life like a great story to be co-authored with God.
You don't want to miss this engaging day with personal testimonies from 2 other young adults who have found the power of building a better story!
Once upon a time, Christin Taylor believed she was called to be a missionary to Hollywood. This wasn't such a crazy idea since she was a missionary kid and a film major. Then she moved to LA and shipwrecked. Hence the title of her first book, Shipwrecked in LA, a tale of finding your place in this world when your dreams crash. Christin has taught writing for the past 10 years, holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a newly accepted PhD student at University of Waterloo. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Sojourners. You can read more about her at www.christintaylor.com.
Micah obtained a Master’s of Popular Music Studies from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and has integrated a Christian perspective towards cultural discernment. He wants to help musicians connect with audiences in a sustainable way as well as helping audiences understand the music with which they are bombarded, and find music that has a meaningful impact.
My Big Sky with LorI Stephenson
Lori is a dynamic communicator who motivates and collaborates with individuals to achieve lasting change. She enables greatness and helps clients maximize their personal and professional effectiveness. As a facilitator, she connects with her audience and turns concepts into real and practical workplace and life solutions.
Check out her latest project geared to help young adults! http://mybigsky.ca
At 23 years of age, Nathan Tiangson is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies and a double minor in Human Resource Management and Legal Studies. He founded a social enterprise in Mississauga Ontario called Kindred Culture. Nathan has worked for multiple non-profit and charitable organizations and is dedicated to impacting people in a positive way. He is a devoted follower of Jesus with a heart for the creative arts, continued life learning, and community.
At 25 years of age, Rachel is on a mission to improve quality of life for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Health Science she went on to found her own company, Marlena Books, which creates specialized therapeutic recreation products for individuals with dementia. Rachel has raised over $50,000 in funding, launched a successful online store, and manages a team of 5 young adults.
Retreat: The Other Side of Privilege
JUne 19, 20
Embrace the Mystery
Retreat: July 10, 11
First Steps with First Nations
Retreat: July 21, 22
Alyssa Esparaz brings her passions for youth, justice and Jesus to Compassion Canada’s advocacy team as she works to inspire and equip the Church to live compassionate lifestyles. She is the host of Compassion’s youth curriculum, True Story: What God Wants Us To Do About Poverty. As a speaker and blogger, Alyssa passionately encourages her generation to bring Christ’s hope to the darkest places of the world. She is also working towards her International Development degree at the University of Toronto.
Last year she was a FLOW Intern herself!
Matthew Morales is an artist, writer, and graduate student. He currently studies in the Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies program at Conrad Grebel University College, and holds an undergraduate degree in art and art history, and communications.
His areas of research include ritual, collective trauma, and arts-based peacebuilding approaches.
Matthew’s writing can also be found in places like KAIROS Canada and GEEZ Magazine. He currently lives in a MoveIn patch in Kitchener, Ontario.
Start embracing the mystery now!
Elders & Guides from Six Nations
We will have the privilege to learn from people of the Six Nations Reservation near Brantford, Ontario throughout the entire weekend.