Director and Bible School Principal
Matt first attended Capernwray Harbour, Bible School in B.C. as a first and second year student. He felt called to serve with Torchbearers and was directed to Capernwray Quebec. He has been serving here for over ten years in the roles of Resident Lecturer, Dean of Students and Bible School Principal.
Matt and Jess met at Capernwray Harbour and each felt called to Capernwray Quebec separately. Once here, they were soon engaged, married and had their four children.
Before attending Capernwray Harbour, Matt's trades included barbering as well as landscaping. He has since picked up carpentry while building his own house next door to Capernwray Quebec! He enjoys sports, music and writing.
Staffing and Ministry Resources, Bible School Registrar
Jessica comes from California, USA and was first a student here over 12 years ago. She continued training at Capernwray Harbour then returned to Capernwray Quebec where she felt the Lord was calling her to serve longterm. Over the years, Jessica has enjoyed serving in different ways, from domestics and kitchen help, student ministries, office and registrations, and now as staffing and ministry resources.
It is Jessica's desire to share life with people and see them enjoy the fullness of knowing, loving and serving God.
Matt and Jess have four children, all born and being raised in Chertsey, Quebec. They are looking forward to their turn to attend Bible School! They are the students' biggest fans!
Assistant to the Director
Andrew was born in South Dakota where he met Lisa, who would later become his wife. Andrew attended Timberline Torchbearers Centre in Colorado. Andrew is a carpenter by trade but uses his talent and skill as the Head of Maintenance here at Capernwray Quebec. Andrew, and his wife Lisa, have three young boys Isaiah, Ezra, and Judah.
Food Services and Hospitality Manager, Special Events Planner
Lisa was born in Germany where her parents served as missionaries, though she now calls both Colorado and South Dakota home. Lisa and her husband Andrew were high school sweethearts, and got married after her second year of University. Lisa received a degree in Communications, but chose afterwards to develop her love of food and cooking. She enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, and works to provide delicious food that students and guests will love. Lisa is also delighted to take care of her and Andrew's three young children Isaiah, Ezra, and Judah.
Dean of Students, Communications
Jay's first connection with Capernwray was in 2003 when he attended as a student and served on staff for a year. After Jay left, he and his wife Michelle wondered for the next 10 years when and how God would direct them back to the ministry of Capernwray. In the spring of 2014 God started to place Capernwray on their hearts and they began their journey back. Jay has had ministry experience with Urban Promise Toronto, The Scott Mission, and Spring Garden Church, and is excited to see how those experiences come together in his work here in Quebec. Jay and Michelle have three children who are enjoying life in Quebec!
Domestics & Hospitality Coordinator, Student Illness
Michelle spent a term at Capernwray in the spring of 2002 and a fondness and love for the ministry of Capernwray Quebec has remained with her throughout the years. Michelle is excited to be a part of the ministry here at Capernwray Quebec as well as to care for her and Jay's three children Rylie, Nathan, and Benjamin.
After graduating from high school, Julie left her home in Northwestern Ontario to attend a year of Bible School here at Capernwray Quebec where she really appreciated the time of intentionality digging into the Bible and her relationship with Jesus! Julie's desire for others to do the same along with her love of the kitchen brought her back as Capernwray's cook! She is excited about the opportunities to get to know and challenge people in their relationship with Jesus while being challenged herself...along with filling many plates and mouths!
Conferencing CoordinatorChris was born in Germany and lived there until the age of 5 when he moved to Vancouver Island in British Colombia, Canada. After the first year of his carpentry apprenticeship he decided to take the time and go to Bible School to gain a better understanding of his faith. So in early 2014 he attended Bible School at Harvest Haven, the Torchbearers centre in Malaysia, followed shortly by Bible School at Taurenhof, one of the Torchbearers centres in Austria. During this time Chris discovered a passion for the ministry and mission of Torchbearers which led him to later return to Taurenhof where he worked for a year, and then went on to serve on the Kingfisher project in Greece where he served on a sailboat for about 4 months. Continuing on from Greece, Chris is now serving as the Conferencing Coordinator here at Capernwray Québec where he is excited to continue to see lives changed through the message of Christ in you, the hope of glory!
Bible School & Staffing Assistant
Christiana comes from Ireland and first came in contact with Torchbearers when she attended a youth retreat at Bodenseehof in 2014. She loved the bible based teachings and took the opportunity to serve at another Torchbearers center this summer when she worked as a summer volunteer at Capernwray Quebec. She enjoyed her time and felt called by God to commit for longer. Now she cooks, cleans and types as a full time staff member, and is excited to see how God will use her in the next year.