Deve has been in pastoral ministry since 2002 and has both a Masters in Christian Leadership from Briercrest Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Global and Leadership Perspectives from Portland Seminary. He is passionate about helping people understand God’s everyday mission for their lives, locally and globally.  Deve is presently the Lead Pastor at Sarnia EMC in Ontario.

Read Deve’s full story here.

Enrichment Opportunities 

  • Making Kingdom transitions from: Programs to People; Giving to Generosity; Telling to Listening; Planning to Preparing; Reacting to Responding; Rest to Relationship. 
  • Who is God inviting you to engage?
  • Where is God inviting you to engage?
  • How is the life of Jesus working in and through you or your group?
  • What  biblical story is informing your engagement?
  • Are we occupying the majority of our efforts to the maintenance of the 8%-10% Canandian evangelical community in Canada?
  • How do we follow Jesus’ example as he calls us to “go” serve the needs of the “sick” not the “well”?
  • Engaging the younger generations who care less about “what” we believe and are more concerned with “what are we doing” with what we believe. 
  • Growing in our understanding of mission as the primary call of God through which the church gains and retains purpose. 
  • Developing a posture of servanthood among the community we are in.

Participant Testimony

Deve’s message is simple: We are on mission locally and globally, full time! He is great at engaging people “in the pew.” To be honest, he is my Hero-Pastor! 

Jim Noble, Shelter Canada

Delivery Options 

  • Phone Consultation
  • Online Consultation: Email, Skype or Facetime
  • In Person
  • Willing to travel


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NOTE: All details for securing the services of this facilitator are to be arranged directly with their contact information above.

Deve’s Recommended Resources

The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss, by James Kemp: “In this story, Horton….hears a sound that none of the other animals can hear. Their ears are not sensitive enough to hear the cries of the Whos in Whoville. The Who’s entire world…exists on a tiny speck of dust too small for the elephant to even see. But Horton can hear them loud and clear, and he makes it his mission to protect his tiny friends. After all, Horton says that a person is a person, no matter how small.”