Pastor Joel and his wife Sonja have impacted many different ministries at Northside since God placed them there in 2005. Pastor Joel’s highest calling is to his family and can often be seen on the weekends at a local park chasing his five munchkins around a playground or soccer field. He loves playing soccer as well as golf and football.

Pastor Joel grew up in New York but has made Coquitlam his home since graduating from Trinity Western University in 2004. A year later, he and his wife Sonja made Northside Church their home. After 10 years of construction management, he decided to follow his calling into full time pastoral ministry. He manages the day to day operations of the church, oversees all Core Ministries of Northside and directly leads Prayer Ministry, Men’s Ministry and Ring of Fire, a monthly ministry meeting focused on learning and activating the spiritual gifts, extended worship and prayer time. As a leader, he is specifically gifted in preaching, prophecy and leadership.

He values above all the love of God and the impact of His love upon each and every person’s story. Always welcoming, he is a light to all who know him here at Northside. If you see him around the Tri-Cities, say hi or bring him his favourite coffee (JJ Bean, French Press, Black).