MEET OUR TEAM

The Youth Ministries Rep/Lead Team exist to assist the Youth Ministries Director in caring for, equipping and serving those who lead and/or help give leadership to Youth Ministries in our local churches across the EOD of the PAOC.

  • Jeremy Albrecht

    DIRECTOR

    Jeremy is a child of God, husband to Melissa, and father to Jake, Lydia and Sophie. In the summer of 2015 Jeremy transitioned from his role as Lead Student Ministries Pastor at Woodvale Church in Ottawa to join the Eastern Ontario District office as the Youth and Specialized Ministry Director. He is a committed Toronto Maple Leaf fan and bleeds blue and white. Besides hockey, hanging with his fam and the odd home reno project his other passion is pursuing his dream to write a book one day entitled, "101 Ways to Cook Ground Beef". But his greatest passion after God and his family is to raise up a generation of leaders who listen for God and do what He says! Jeremy and his family now reside in Peterborough, ON.


    Contact Jeremy: jalbrecht@eod.paoc.org

    Follow Jeremy: @jeremyalbrecht

  • Jessica Scarr

    YOUTH EVENT FACILITATOR

    Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Master's College & Seminary in 2018 and currently serves as the Youth Event Facilitator. Some of her many loves include her three nieces, gospel music, and iced coffee year-round.  She is crazy about Jesus and passionate about coming alongside teenagers to see them grow in relationship with God and radically love their communities! Jessica currently lives in Port Hope, ON. 


    Contact Jessica: jscarr@eod.paoc.org

    Follow Jessica: @jessicascarr

  • Mitch Pitt

    CAPITAL

    Mitch graduated from Masters College and Seminary in 2011 and jumped right into full time ministry at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Ottawa; where he has served as the StudentMin Pastor. He has been married for 11 years and has 2 young sons. One of the key things he has learned so far is that those after God's heart tend to find it, no matter the obstacles that are thrown in the way. 


    Contact Mitch: mpitt@bethel.ca

    Follow Mitch: @pitts29

  • John-Mark Giancola

    KAWARTHA

    John-Mark is a Masters College and Seminary grad and is the Student Ministries Pastor at Calvary PTBO with his wife Natalie. They have been married since 2014 and have a 2 year old son, Levi, that keeps them moving. Together, they desire to be apart of raising the next generation of leaders and seeing those around them reach their God given potential! You can find John-Mark playing sports or cheering on the greatest NHL team in the world, Go Leafs Go! 


    Contact John-Mark: johnmarkg@calvaryptbo.church

    Follow John-Mark: @jmgiancola

  • Andrew Jones

    LAKESHORE

    Andrew Jones was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. From a young age he felt the call of God on his life for Christian ministry. He attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now known as Master’s College and Seminary), where he completed a Bachelor of Theology degree. He has pastored in a couple of churches in the GTA (for 18 years), prior to joining the CLC pastoral staff. Andrew is a big sports fan (especially the NY Giants) and enjoys playing sports as well! He is most passionate about worship, and seeing people come together to worship God with one voice and sound. Andrew and his beautiful wife Laura have three school aged children named Ethan, Elijah and Hannah. His family is his pride and joy!


    Contact Andrew: andrew@christianlifecentre.ca

    Follow Andrew: @andrewkgjones

  • Drew Campbell

    LANARK SEAWAY

    Drew serves as the Assistant Pastor at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Smiths Falls, Ontario. He began working at Bethel in June 2015, and oversees the Youth and Children’s Ministries. He enjoys helping young people take small steps of faith to bring them closer to becoming mature followers of Jesus. Drew went to Horizon College and Seminary in Saskatoon and has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries. He spent 6 years working as a chaplain at the University of Saskatchewan. Drew is married to Heather and has three young children. He enjoys coaching football at the local high-school. 


    Contact Drew: pastordrew@bethelsmithsfalls.com

  • Steffan Watson

    TORONTO

    Steffan was born in Toronto, grew up in Pickering and now resides in Stouffville, which is about 20 minutes north of Toronto. Steffan has been happily married since 2013 to his wife Jaime. Together they enjoy eating chilli, laughing at old pictures of themselves and trying to figure out where to go on vacation next. Steffan serves primarily as the Sr. High & Young Adults Pastor at Stouffville Pentecostal Church. In addition he also provides leadership to the sound and media departments. Steffan’s desire is to see young people experience the life changing power of the Holy Spirit through an authentic relationship with Jesus. Steffan enjoys connecting with leaders and learning how to better connect the gospel with the world we live in as well as arguing about why MJ is better than Lebron. In his spare time Steffan enjoys pretending he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, listening to podcasts and reading.


    Contact Steffan: swatson@spcfamily.ca

    Follow Steffan:  @SteffanWatson23

  • Matt Schmid

    MEMBER AT LARGE

    Matt serves at Woodvale Church in Ottawa as the Lead Student Ministries Pastor.  He graduated from Master’s College and Seminary in ’09, and pastored in Scarborough for five years before moving to Ottawa in ’14.  Matt is married to his wife Yvonne, and they have one son, named Ezekiel. Matt gets most passionate about partnering with student leaders as they discover and experiment the unique giftings that God has blessed them with.  Matt is high energy (like as much a jr. high!), and is very passionate about fitness, with an obsession with olympic-style weightlifting! 


    Contact Matt: mschmid@woodvale.ca

    Follow Matt:  @mattschmid1

  • ABBEY FERREIRA

    MEMBER AT LARGE

    Abbey Ferreira studied for her bachelor of theology at Master’s College and Seminary, and then jumped into full time ministry in 2012 just outside of Sudbury, where she continued her studies online. Abbey married her best friend Jon Ferreira in 2014 and life and ministry have taken them all over since then, from Youth Pastoring in Brampton and Etobicoke all the way to Phoenix, Arizona!  Abbey and Jon landed back in Ontario last year, and Abbey is now on staff at King Street Community Church as the Student Ministries Pastor, and is excited to be a part of leading students in their pursuit of Jesus throughout the Durham Region.  Outside of ministry and a passion for students, Abbey loves being a mom to their year-old daughter Alayah, DIY projects, all things Star Wars and coffee, all the coffee!  


    Contact Abbey: abbey@kingstreet.org

    Follow Abbey: @abbey__ferreira

  • Ashley Livingston

    YOUTH EVENT FACILITATOR

    (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

    Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Master’s College & Seminary in 2013 and currently serves as the Youth Event Facilitator at the Eastern Ontario District Office. Ashley has a heart for youth and considers it a privilege to help plan conventions, conferences and camps where youth can have amazing encounters with God just like she did as a teen. She loves travelling, home decorating, shopping  and hanging out with friends. Ashley and her husband Matt reside in Cobourg, ON.


    Contact Ashley: alivingston@eod.paoc.org

    Follow Ashley: @AshKLivingston