Meet our Staff

We are a church that wants to love, lift, and launch you into purpose. 

Jamie Shepherd

Lead Pastor

Jamie has been serving as Lead Pastor since September of 2014. His desire is to lead people into a meaningful relationship with Christ, in partnership with the Holy Spirit. He has been married to his wife, Pam, for twenty-one years, and has three children, Davis, Cole and Jinja. Jamie is a big fan of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs, and enjoys fishing in his spare time. 

Matt Wiebe

Youth & Young Adults Pastor

  Matt joined our Faith Welland Family in 2020 serving as our Youth and Young Adults Pastor. He, along with his wife Kayla are passionate to see discipled believers tap into the potential that God has placed over their lives. In his free time, you can find him sipping on iced coffees, exploring antique shops, and watching hockey games (Go Avs Go) with way too many snacks.”

Betty Boyd

Outreach Pastor

Betty Boyd has been on staff at Faith Welland for 22 years serving as the Outreach Pastor. Her role includes adult ministry in the community as well as SERVE 24/7 events. Betty is passionate about making memories with her grandkids and leaving a legacy of faith to her family and friends. She finds it important to reach individuals who may never consider entering a church and helping others to find their place to serve. In her spare time, Betty enjoys watching cheesy, happy ending movies, going for walks, crafting, and spending quality family time. 

Dave Tunikaitis

Connections Pastor

Dave Tunikaitis has been serving Faith Welland since 2016; he recently took on the portfolio of ‘Connections Pastor.’  His desire is to see people come into the fullness of everything God has created them to be, and to help people understand the principles found in the Bible.  To relax, Dave loves spending time with his family, and enjoys playing sports such as tennis and basketball.  

Mike Haines

Interim Worship Leader

Mike has been serving as Worship Leader at Faith Welland since September 2019. He has a passion to lead people into the presence of God through song and expressive worship. He has been married to his wife, Ellyse since 2005. They have two kids, Keeda and Jude. Mike is also passionate about people, all things music, and nachos!

Rylan Johnson

Program Coordinator

Rylan has been on staff at Faith Welland since the beginning of 2019. He known as the Program Coordinator at the McLaughlin St. Community House. Rylan is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and youth in the Welland community. He bases his ministry around the verse, Matthew 5:14. In his spare time, Rylan likes to cycle the back roads of Pelham, listen to country music, and spend quality time with his friends and family. 

Michael Charles

Haitian Church Pastor

Michael has attended Faith Welland faithfully since 2008. He currently serves as the Haitian Church Pastor. Michael is a servant at heart, and he is involved with services and Bible studies throughout the week. Michael is passionate about helping others to be more like Christ. He loves to listen to the stories of what God has done in the lives of the people around him. 

Summer Heath

Family Ministries Pastor

Summer joined the Faith Welland staff in 2019. She currently serves as the Family Ministries Pastor. Summer is passionate about teaching the next generation to love and lead others in their community to Christ. Summer is a firm believer that laughing and making slime makes everything better! She loves to spend her spare time talking to anyone who will listen, eating popcorn, and listening to music. When Summer grows up, she wants to be a baker or a professional tea drinker.  

Val Calcagno

Office Administrator

Val joined the Faith Welland staff in 2010 and serves as a full-time Office Administrator. Prior to Faith, Val sold sweaters for the retailer made famous by their iconic loon sweaters. Outside of work, Val enjoys being involved in life at Faith and serving in various ministry departments. She aspires to follow God’s calling in being the woman God has created her to be, and she loves to quilt. 

Amy Talosi 

Nursery Coordinator

Amy has been the Nursery Coordinator at Faith Welland since 2010. Amy is passionate about seeing children learn and grow in every aspect of their lives. She also desires to provide a safe and loving environment for parents to leave their children during service where they will feel the love of Christ. Amy is an avid New York Yankees fan and loves to see them play whenever she can! Amy also loves spending time with, and spoiling, her two nieces! Amy enjoys sorting and organizing anything and everything and is always ready and available to correct spelling and grammar, whether she's asked to do so or not.


380 S Pelham Rd, Welland, ON, L3B 5N8


(905) 735-6811

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