Our congregation is led by five Shepherding couples. Alongside them, these are our church staff:
Jason Bandura (Minister)
A lifelong prairie boy, Jason has been on staff at Glen Elm since 2006. He and Shannon married in 1998, and have three young daughters. A “perfect day” for Jason would involve waking beside Shannon, to the sound of little girls’ giggles. Some outside playing on a warm summer day would lead into a BBQ visit with special friends. A few moments to read a great book and strum a guitar could round out the day before heading off to an evening Rider game at Taylor Field. A blow-out win over any key rival would cap off a fine day and send Jason home with a smile.
Bonnie Maw (Children’s & Family Minister)
Bonnie has been on staff since August 2014. BC born, BC/SK raised, replanted back from the NWT in 2002, and a member of the Glen Elm Church since that time. Bonnie married Lester in 1987 and is mother to an amazing pair of kids: a daughter and son and now a much loved son-in-law. A day of “rest” for Bonnie might start with a cup of coffee with her husband, and then move to an old piece of furniture and a can of paint. In the warmer months it might be some time spent gardening. A great day would be topped off by creating dinner with my daughter and sharing it with immediate and extended family.
Jonathan Slywka (Associate Minister)
Jonathan has always called Regina and this church his home. Jonathan has been married to Sarah since August 2010, and they welcomed little Annabelle into their family in March of 2015. As a family, they count it a tremendous blessing to be serving in this place and amongst these people. Having been trained as a geographer, Jonathan has always had a fascination with place, and he enjoys exploring new ones, especially when this can be done on his bicycle. Besides cycling, Jonathan loves to spend much of his time learning and telling God’s story – that great story of everything God has done, and is still doing, to redeem and renew his creation through Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit – and he finds it a joy to lead the people of Glen Elm to live all of life in the light of that story.