Bible Chapel

...making mature disciples of Jesus Christ

Leadership and Staff

Jonathan Ferrier (Pastor & Elder)

Jonathan has been the lead Pastor at Elim since 2006. His weeks are spent studying God's Word, preparing sermons, and using his gifts to minister to the chapel family and the Arkona community. He enjoys a dark-roast coffee while talking with just about anyone, whether that be in the office, at the coffee shop, or at home where he loves hanging with his wife, Janine, and his seven children (including two sets of identical twins). They gladly share their home with their growth group and many others who are invited in for a discussion or a meal.

Larry Teeple (Elder)

Larry is the longest serving of the elders and yet somehow has managed to remain calm and steady throughout the years. He serves wherever he is needed: sometimes visibly and often working quietly in the background. When not serving the church, he can be found helping people breathe at University Hospital. Larry loves his wife, Cheryl, as well as his four grown-and-married children, their spouses and his six grandchildren; but as deep as that love is, Larry loves Jesus and His Kingdom even more.

Steve Levitt (Elder & Sunday School Warden)

In 2003 Steve became convinced that his family should worship in the same town where they live. So he, his wife Kerry, and their three children pulled up roots at a much larger church to come and serve the body at Elim. In addition to running a growing business from their home, Steve makes time to be involved in many different aspects of ministry at Elim, but says that the men's Bible study group and the Sunday school ministry are where Jesus blesses him most. His family's favourite vacation spot is Joy Bible Camp in Bancroft.

Kevin Kaczmarczyk (Deacon Chairman)

Kevin is the husband to Pam and father to three children, one son and two daughters. When he is not making deliveries for a local hardware and building center, he enjoys serving around the community, including his role as volunteer fireman with the Arkona Fire Department. Kevin serves the Elim body in many ways including teaching Sunday school and looking after any chapel building issues.

Eugene Hartman (Deacon Co-Chairman)

Eugene joined Elim in 2013. He and his wife Karen and their 2 teenage children moved back to Ontario after having lived in both Nova Scotia and Alberta over the past decade. Eugene loves music and is actively involved in co leading the youth worship band as well as leading and participating in adult worship ministries. Praising God through the gift of music brings him great joy and peace. Despite a hectic travel schedule for work he also enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the beach and in their back yard in the Grand Bend area.

Ian Teetzel (Deacon Secretary)

Ian is husband to Brianne and a father of four daughters. When not farming (and sometimes during) he enjoys researching a wide variety of subjects on the internet and has a working knowledge of many topics. He can be found playing drums or guitar on Sunday, welcoming people into his home for visits or taking notes at the deacons' meeting. If you need some research done on any topic, Ian is your man.

Steve Pallant (Deacon)

Steve is husband to Michelle and a father to four children. Steve's hobbies include gardening and playing board games, both the garden and game collection are pretty large! Steve works in a manufacturing plant in Strathroy and sees his work place as the mission field where God has placed him. When Steve's not at work, in the garden, or in the midst of a game, he enjoys reserching and teaching biblical truths, serving others, and having people into their home.


Pamela Kaczmarczyk (Chapel Aministrator)

Pamela is happily married to her husband Kevin and mother to three children, one son and two daughters. Although she has a busy schedule, Pam loves the simple things in life such as gardening and a good cup of coffee.  When not serving at the church, she is busy scheduling staff for various departments at major local hospital.  Pam loves talking to people and tries to share the love of Christ through kind and caring interactions.

George and Ruth Chaffe (Custodians)

George and Ruth have kept our church impeccably clean for years now. When not cleaning the church, they enjoy being with their family. George also enjoys playing golf, spending time with God at his hunt camp and volunteering in the community. Ruth is often occupied by quilting and making cards.

Office Hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: Closed

*Office hours are flexible.

Please call before visiting.


8457 Townsend Line,

Arkona, Ontario

N0M 1B0

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Contact Information

E-Mail: admin@elimbiblechapel.com

Phone#: (519) 828-3076