Pastor Jane Porter is a new pastor, having been ordained in June of 2014. She is thrilled to be a part of the ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in Orillia.
Jane has a passion for preaching and for studying God’s Word. Her experience in raising three children with her husband Doug and her years of work in the film and television industry have developed in her a pastoral heart for a wide variety of people.
Having spent most of their adult life in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 9 years of this living in a housing co-operative, Jane and Doug come to Orillia with a vision of Christian living as a shared life together. “God continues to enter into the lives of people, healing them and growing them to serve him in their communities and in the larger world.”
Secretary Roely Cole has been on the job, answering the phone and preparing Sunday bulletins, two days a week since 1993. She is a life-long member of First CRC.
Leona Pittman is the most recent addition to our staff, becoming our custodian in the fall of 2015. But that’s not the only hat she wears: Leona also serves on the worship team, is a Friendship leader, and a deacon.