Pastor Seth grew up in Iowa but quickly made the transition to calling Saskatchewan home. He proudly wears the green and white and sends Rider gear to every new niece and nephew in his family. Seth enjoys playing video games when he's not watching CFL or reading up on the Riders. Seth believes in God's power to restore and heal broken lives and relationships.
Seth grew up attending church but it wasn't until he was hospitalized during boot camp that he encountered Jesus through the pages of his little Gideon Bible. God's transformation of his life helps Seth to know that God can transform anyone. Seth is a mini-van dad, toting his kids and former foster kids all over town. He believes in casual Friday every day and owns multiple pairs of the same style blue jeans.
PASTOR STACIA MICHAEL
Pastor Stacia grew up in western North Dakota as the eldest of four siblings. Her first job was at her dad's lumberyard, a place where she ended up learning much about doing ministry. She attended Sioux Falls Seminary intending to become a missionary but God called her instead to work at home with his beloved bride, the church. It was also at SFS where Stacia and Seth met and began to consider this "new" idea of co-pastoring.
Stacia enjoys board games, classic movies, oxford commas, and random trivia. While she prefers McDonald's coffee over Tim Horton's, Stacia loves living in Canada. Her mom used to believe God couldn't call her anywhere colder than North Dakota - ha! Seth and Stacia have two daughters through guardianship, another daughter in heaven, a son and a particularly ornery cat, the Duchess.
PASTOR LINEA LANOIE
Pastor Linea grew up in Prince Albert attending the Covenant church and spent several years as a Covenant missionary in Congo. After retiring from her dental practice, Linea completed her Master of Divinity studies. She now serves as a full-time volunteer associate pastor of Gateway.
Linea operates The Gate, an outreach ministry of Gateway. In partnership with the health region, The Gate provides a drop-in space for clients dealing with HIV and Hep C in Prince Albert's downtown core. Linea facilitates a weekly sharing circle at The Gate that is impacting lives. In addition to her full-time work at The Gate, Linea also works with Gateway's Kids' Klub program and preaches regularly.
Gateway Covenant Church is a congregational church. This means that all members of the church participate in decision-making at regular meetings. The members elect a Leadership Council to provide ongoing leadership on behalf of the congregation throughout the year in-between meetings. Gateway elects six people, both men and women, to the Leadership Council in rotating terms.
MARY JANE GRAHAM - TREASURER
Mary Jane is a life-long Covenanter and member of Gateway. She is a great-grandmother who regularly hosts her entire family for meals. Mary Jane also served in Women Ministries for our Canada conference in past years. She is our own personal archive of the history of the Covenant church in Prince Albert and across Canada.
Four members of our Leadership Council are appointed to oversee specific areas of ministry at Gateway: Discipleship, Spiritual Care, Missional Care, and Stewardship and Properties. These elected leaders then work with a team of volunteers to keep the ministries of the church functioning and adapting. Along with the pastoral staff, these teams make sure that we continue living our mission to welcome all as we encourage one another to know and follow Jesus Christ a and serve our community in His name.