Peter Wiebe is our lead pastor, with his wife Ruth. Originally from Manitoba, they have been part of the Windsor Vineyard since 1988, serving on the worship team and in various leadership roles. By profession Peter plays cello in the Windsor Symphony, and is their former Associate Conductor. Ruth gives oversight to our children's programs. She is also a professional musician, playing and teaching violin and piano.
Peter loves studying the Scriptures with a special interest in the original languages. He enjoys the music of Bach and... the Beatles! (They're actually before his time if you do the math...) Ruth is a passionate educator, and did the lion's share of homeschooling their six children. Ruth and Peter also have four grandchildren. One more thing, Ruth and Peter would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who wants to have them over for dinner (post-restrictions, of course!)
Mark Hawkins is our youth pastor. He and his wife Leanne serve on the leadership team, the Advisory Board. Mark also preaches and leads worship regularly. Mark has been with the Vineyard since of the age of 12. He is also a math teacher at Kingsville Secondary School. Leanne is a creative type, and loves painting. The Hawkinses live in Kingsville with their four children.
Andy Bothamley is our primary worship leader. He and his wife Caroline also serve on the Advisory Board. Andy looks after the church's finances, while Caroline works with Ruth teaching our kids. Caroline also leads the Thursday night women's group. By profession, Andy is VP of Finance and Operations at United Way Windsor-Essex County, while Caroline works as a Charge Nurse at Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare. The Bothamleys joined us from the UK in 2001, and since then have added three boys to our church family.
Donna Ofner takes care of our building and looks after the office. She originally comes from Azilda, Ontario (google it!), but happily for us made her way south. For many years she has helped successfully manage a local family business. Donna lives in Windsor with her two boys. Ask her about her Wiener Schnitzel recipe!
Janet Hocevar leads the our Wednesday night small group. She is also one of our regular preachers on Sunday mornings. She works as an administrator for Vision Realty, and does great work in her garden! She and her husband Dave live in Windsor, and have two children and two grandchildren.
Ryan O'Connor leads our Monday online small group, which was online long before COVID-19 (Just sayin...!). Ryan serves our church with invaluable tech help behind the scenes, and is busy on the worship team as leader, bass player and drummer. (But usually not all at the same time!) He and his wife Brook and daughter Meaghan live in Essex. Ryan owns a tech company called South Point Communications.