Pastoral Team Leader
Home Office: 519-344-4812
George and his wife Janet started River City Vineyard 27 years ago. George is the owner of Mag365 which distributes magnesium supplement products, and of ITL Solutions, a programming company specializing in Database design and business efficiencies. George has a large heart for the poor. This led him to start the Harbour Inn Homeless Shelter in 2006 in the basement of River City, and to have a food bank, free meals, community garden, and clothing give away run out of the building. George has four children and 3 grandchildren.
After an encounter with Jesus Will’s life changed course. He often says: “I don’t know where I’d be today if it wasn’t for that day when Jesus came into my life”. Will is married to Edie and they have four kids and six grand ones. He is retired from working in one of the “Valley Companies” as a Construction Manager. He serves as a Worship leader, speaks, (“Preaches”) and is part of the Healing Room Team. One of his favorite books is The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning who challenged him to dare to believe that "God Loves you as you are and not as you should be”.
Associate Pastor (Healing Room)
Betty Bouma was one of the founding members of River City Vineyard and now is an assisting pastor at this church. Having a heart to help the hurting, Betty has been involved in Chaplain work at the Sarnia Jail, grief mentoring with the Hospics, and is now, along with Marion Abram, the Director of the HOUSE OF HEALING, a healing ministry associated with the world wide Healing Rooms Association. Her personal mission statement to "Love God and Love People" is the driving force of her life, producing great challenges and great rewards.
Rob Esser runs Kidzone for our Sunday Morning Services. For the last 15 years he has taught kids 6-12 to become leaders and to follow christ. Rob has a heart for youth and wants them to make the best possible choices they can make.
Front Desk Administrator
Martha runs the front desk at River City. She has a heart to help people and make a difference. She loves to garden.
Building Janitorial Services and Maintenance
Craig joined on as a staff member in early 2014. Craig has a heart for evangelism. He is out regularly at fairs and other city events where he can share the love of God with anyone he is called to talk too. Craig loves to bring people to Jesus. He lives in Sarnia with his wife and youngest daughter. Craig also runs a kinship group on Thursday nights at River City in the cafe room.