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Meet Our Pastors

Peter McIntosh

Lead Pastor -

Peter McIntosh is the lead pastor at Bethel as of May 2016. He is passionate about seeing God’s people come alive in their faith and share that faith with everyone they know. Peter believes that the presence of God is the distinguishing mark of the church and one encounter with Jesus can change your life. He is full of vision and dreams for the church and he is excited to be part of what the Holy Spirit is doing at Bethel in the city of Ottawa and beyond. Before coming to Ottawa, Peter and worked as Regional Directors in South East Asia for the PAOC. Peter is known to love lucky charms cereal, chocolate covered jube jubes and anything that looks like a pastry. He and Sandra have one daughter, Ashton, and an awesome son in law, Simon, and a beautiful grand daughter, Winter.

Sandra McIntosh

Connections Pastor -

Pastor Sandra has a passion to see everyone know Jesus and loves connecting people and encouraging the next generation. Most of her life she has pastored young adults, she directed and founded an internship training school in Bangkok Thailand for and worked for 5 years with victims of Human Trafficking. She loves to see all believers live their lives with passion and believes there is nothing more beautiful than an alive, vibrant, healthy church. She is the Connections Pastor at Bethel. She loves to worship, preach and encourage but loves taking the Treasure outside the walls. She loves gummy candy, chocolate and really wants a dog, but can't have one.

Rob Olson

Church Ministries Pastor -

Pastor Rob and his family come to us from Saskatoon, Sk. Having a B.A. in pastoral ministries from Horizon College and Seminary, Rob is passionate about God and the church. Over the past 6 years he and his family were Children’s Pastors in Saskatoon and Global Workers to Peru. He is extremely excited to take on the role of Ministries Pastor at Bethel and to be a part of the awesome way God plans to use his church to reach the people of Ottawa. Rob loves long walks on the beach on moonlit nights, reading poetry in the rain, rainbows, ponies, and the days of yore. He also thinks he’s pretty funny so make sure you laugh at his jokes or he gets a little grumpy.

Sheril Shaw

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor -

Sheril is a graduate of Humber College and Algonquin College where she completed her studies in Child and Youth Care Worker, Early Childhood Education and Event Management. Although, Sheril’s early path lead her to working with Children, Youth and their families and then a complete switch to Event planning all the whilst still involved in music. Sheril now finds herself right in God’s perfect will for her life and she is fully surrendered to seeing where God takes her from here. After many years of seeking God’s purpose for her life and discovering that no matter what, giving God the glory through worship is her true purpose, She has now surrendered to that calling. Sheril has been leading worship since her teen years in the Pentecostal church of God Assembly. She discovered that worship is not just what she does but who she is and she continues to seek to cultivate an atmosphere of Freedom and full surrender through worship. Sheril began attending Bethel Ottawa September 2018 where she now serves as the Worship Director. Sheril is excited to be serving here at Bethel in her second year after serving her first year as the interim Creative Arts and Worship Director. Sheril is in full anticipation of what God is doing and is going to continue to do in and through the Creative department and his church as a whole. And looks forward to the impact Bethel will be and continue to be in the Ottawa area, Canada, and the World. Praise is not what we do, but it is who we are. Let’s continue to praise him together.

Sarah Colantonio

Kid's Ministry Pastor -

Sarah has a passion for children (her mini bff’s,) to see them know and experience God in tangible ways and to encourage them to walk out the purposes God has placed on their lives! She is so excited to see how God is going to use the kids here at Bethel. Sarah has her studies in ECE, and also studied at the Impact School of Missions in Thailand. Sarah has been working in children’s & family ministry for 10 years. She’s a lover of Jesus, all things matcha, reading, laughing with friends, making people feel loved and confetti poppers!

Pauline Williams

Visitation Pastor -

Pastor Pauline is a graduate of International Bible College Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. She has served in various churches both in the Caribbean and in Canada. Pauline has a passion for supporting/celebrating people in their pain, loss, anxieties, triumphs, joys and victories as they journey through life. Her servant heart stands out to those she interacts with. As a lover and disciple of Jesus, she has been actively engaged in caring for seniors for many years and she is now very excited to serve at Bethel as the Visitation & Seniors Pastor. Pauline is married to Morris for 29 years and they have one daughter, Natalie.

Ezra Beeksma

Young Adults Pastor -

When Pastor Ezra was 7 years old her parents felt called to move around the province explaining it as a God-tour. For over 10 years her family moved where God called them to be. Later, when she was in grade 10, she heard the call of God to ‘pastor young people.’ God later confirmed that call through her youth pastor. She then began her own God-tour where she went where God called. She felt called to attend Master’s College and Seminary to prepare for the call God had placed on her life. She graduated MCS in 2020 with a Bachelor of Theology specializing in Youth/Young Adult ministry. She has a passion for loving God and people. Through the journey God has her on she's excited to have landed with Bethel’s Young Adults, The Movement! God has a powerful plan to use The Movement for radical things and she's believing for BIG things for every young adult with whom she comes in contact. She loves all things creative such as writing, poetry, painting and journaling. If you want to see her get excited talk about coffee or the gym with her! She loves getting to know people, so just say hi!

Mathias Felmina

Student Ministries Pastor -

Mathios graduated in business administration and marketing at St. Lawrence college. He is one of Bethel's own and has been attending Bethel for 6 years. His heart has always been with and for the Youth. He’s been the Youth Pastor at Lighthouse youth group and has served with passion and love for 4yrs. He is now thrilled to see Bethel Youth and the junior highs know their identity in Christ and experience God’s presence in tangible ways and to cultivate the gifts God has placed in them so they can walk in purpose.