Director of Child, Youth, and Family Ministries: Dan Leaver

Dan comes to us from Sarnia where he has served at Dunlop United Church as Youth and Young Families Minister for the past 7 years. He is a candidate for Diaconal Ministry in the program offered by the Centre for Christian Studies in Winnipeg, and hopes to be commissioned in the next two to three years.

Many of our youth and younger adults will know Dan through the SWELL program which has held worship services at Wesley-Knox for many years. Dan’s leadership has extended beyond Dunlop to camps and events involving multiple churches in the Sarnia area. Dan’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Windsor and studies at Lambton College where he earned a Child and Youth Worker Diploma. He also holds a certificate in Youth and Theology as a result of attending a Forum on Youth Ministry at the Princeton Theological Seminary. Dan finds joy in leading Sunday School, youth groups, confirmations and adult book studies and describes himself as an “accompanying leader”, helping others discern and dis-cover answers to their questions. Off the job, Dan is likely to be found fishing, sailing, playing tennis, or hockey. As part of his engagement at Wesley-Knox Dan will be moving to London.