Debbie has been on staff at East Gate Alliance since 2007 as the Director of Children and Family Ministries. She oversees the children and family ministries for both East Gate and the Ottawa Mandarin Alliance Church, and feels that joint ministry is a blessing! She enjoys serving and working alongside the families and volunteers from both congregations.

Debbie previously worked for 16 years with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board as an Educational Assistant for children with special needs. In 2006, Debbie felt God calling her into ministry, and over the next two years she transitioned from the education sector into children’s ministry. She completed an online program through Valley Forge Christian College, and obtained a Children’s Ministry Certificate.

Debbie has always had a passion and love for children, and desires to see families be units within which Christ is modeled and taught. She sees churches and families working together for one purpose — to raise up children to know and love Christ.

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