Leon (pronounced Len) loves His Lord, his family, the biblical narrative and his calling. He has been blessed with over thirty years in the ministry and a decade or so of schooling. For him the journey and the destination are one and the same thing.
Lead Pastor: Rev. Leon (Len) Van Dyke
YOUTH PASTOR: DENNIS MICHAELIS
Dennis provides leadership to the youth here at Bayside. Additionally, he leads the tech team and helps with the worship ministry.
worship director: emily du preez
Originally from Alberta, Emily and her husband Franco are excited to be a part of the Bayside family. Emily studied and graduated with a diploma in Worship Arts from Prairie College in Three Hills, and has been leading congregations in worship for over 10 years. She is passionate about leading worship and teaching others how to lead well, and is excited to see what God has in store for Bayside and her family.
childrens DIRECTOR: EMILY hollinshead
Emily has been helping out in children’s ministry pretty much since she herself aged out of kids’ programs. The eldest of six, she always felt drawn to working with children. Emily graduated from Seneca College in 2015 with an Early Childhood Education Diploma and from Tyndale University College with a Bachelor of Arts the following year. She and her husband Evan began attending Bayside shortly after moving to Parry Sound in 2018. Emily is excited to work with and alongside our church families to continue building a thriving and sound community for our kids!
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY WORKER: Maggie Hutchins
Maggie has been a part of the Bayside church family since her teen years. She was drawn to the church's youth program years ago, where she met her best friend and partner in life, Calvin. From a young age, Maggie has had a passion for working with children. She is a registered Early Childhood Educator and a mother to four incredible children: Blake, Seth, Ellie and Emma. Maggie is excited to join the Bayside team, partnering with Emily Hollinshead in guiding the children of the church in their walk with Jesus.
Office Administrator: Natalie Attrill
Natalie (Nat) is so happy & grateful for this role at Bayside Family Church. She hopes to be a radiant and loving example of the Lord, serving Him on the path He chose for her. She has been passionately working within the church in both worship & youth ministry and is currently studying to become a biblical counsellor. She very much loves her husband Wes, and her three children: Chloe, Cody, & Novalee. She feels incredibly blessed to be a member of the Bayside family and is thrilled for things to come.
marketing & social media: Hartley Duncan
Hartley and her husband, Ben, have been regular volunteers at Bayside for the past few years. Hartley has experience working for NGOs and in public libraries. She has a passion for storytelling and media, and thoroughly enjoys crafting videos and graphic design. She is happy to be a part of the team at Bayside and looks forward to assisting with communications - both digitally and in print. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, spending time outdoors, and travelling.