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
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 can have 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 can be found assisting
patients in the admitting department at Sarnia Bluewater
Health 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