Staff

Pastor John Visser

Pastor John Visser

Senior Pastor

John Visser is the Senior Pastor of Maranatha. In addition to his various pastoral duties, he carries on an extensive counselling ministry, designed to help people discover and live out the freedom of life in Christ. He and his wife, Michelle have four children and 10 grandchildren.

Dave Botting

Dave Botting

Assistant Pastor

Dave Botting is the Assistant Pastor at Maranatha. Formerly a newspaper journalist, he has been working for the church since 1993, preaching, counselling and helping to develop ministries and leadership. Part of his role is to assist Pastor Visser, Staff and Council in developing policies and setting the overall direction of Maranatha.

Roberta Luttjeboer

Roberta Luttjeboer

Director of Worship

Roberta Luttjeboer has come on staff in August 2013. She has a passion to see the arts incorporated into the worship services and to see people become fully engaged.

Valerie Peters

Valerie Peters

Director of Discipleship

As well as providing direction and staff oversight for adult discipleship ministries and small group ministries at Maranatha, Valerie also provides staff oversight for the Pastoral Care Team and the Welcoming Ministries and is part of the Healing Ministry Team, walking alongside people in their journey of faith and healing.  Valerie’s passion is not only to see people come to know Jesus as Savior but also to help them grow to maturity, discover their gifts and take their place in the life of the church.

Shelley Schamehorn

Shelley Schamehorn

Children’s Ministries Assistant

Shelley was involved in children’s ministry as a volunteer before coming on staff part time in 2007. She oversees the Super Sprouts every Sunday and leads the Junior High Youth Group on Friday nights.

Mike Mathewson

Mike Mathewson

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Mike is pleased to serve the young people at Maranatha and in the Belleville community. He has been known to heartily enjoy teaching students how to excel on the ball hockey court, how to dominate a foozeball game, and of course, how to grow closer to God. His passion is to see young people changed by God’s work in their lives, and to teach them 1) to hear God’s voice, 2) to understand God’s truth, and 3) to work out their salvation. Mike is a graduate of Tyndale College in Toronto and did his Master’s work at ACTS Seminary in Langley, B.C., but is proud to call Belleville his home town with his wife Sharon and four children, Karys, Tessa, Stella and Sam.

Support Staff

Nancy Koopmans

Nancy Koopmans

Office Manager

Nancy manages the main church office, providing administrative support to staff and ministry leaders, working to keep the church office running smoothly, so that ministries and programs can run smoothly as well.

Hans and Maria DeVries

Hans and Maria DeVries

Caretakers

Hans and Maria are a great team, taking on the task of keeping Maranatha clean and comfortable for all of us. From shovelling snow to ensuring that the machinery is in order, to vacuuming and shining the floors, this couple pour their heart into helping Maranatha stay in shape.