Gavin is a compassionate listener and is passionate about leading others to enjoy their relationship with God more fully and being equipped to serve God more vibrantly. He brings 35 years of leadership experience at a denominational level, over 10 years of Bible College teaching experience and over 30 years of student leadership training experience. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from York University, a Diploma in Christian Studies from Regent College, a Master of Religion from Wycliffe College, training in spiritual formation from the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, and training in spiritual direction from Tyndale Seminary. Gavin lives in Kitchener, Ontario. 

Enrichment Opportunities

Spiritual Formation Workshops and Retreats

Involves teaching, exercises and training in practices that lead to greater intimacy with God and less resistance to his transforming work.

  • Who Is God: A Trinitarian Understanding of the God Who Loves You
  • Who Am I: The Truth About Your Identity and Worth
  • Salvation: Not Just for the Next Life
  • The God Who Speaks: Discerning His Voice
  • Becoming Like Jesus: Wishful Thinking or Reality?
  • Be Transformed: Exercises to Re-Form Your Soul 
  • The specifics will be tailored to the needs of the group as determined in advance with the group leaders.

Retreat in Daily Life

An opportunity for members of your congregation to explore one of the above themes over a 4-6 week period through a brief teaching, weekly readings, exercises and check-ins with a spiritual director.

Discernment Retreats for Church Leaders

A guided retreat leading participants through discernment exercises to gain clarity on decisions they face.

Spiritual Direction or Soul Care

Involves helping to discern how God is working in the life of the leader, listening to the Spirit’s prompting, and providing exercises and resources to guide the leader in their journey toward Christ-likeness. Spiritual Direction sessions may be conducted on-line or in-person.

Participant Testimony 

“Gavin has taught me spiritual practices that have grounded me and helped me depend on the guidance of the Spirit. He asks such good questions and he is the most humble person I have ever met. I think he is one of the greatest treasures we have in the EMCC.”

Matthew Brnjas, Disciple

Delivery Options  

  • Phone Consultation
  • Online Consultation: Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype
  • In Person
  • Willing to travel
  • Customized Retreats & Workshops from one hour to 3 days for individuals or any size of group


Phone: (519) 505-7805

To get in touch with Gavin by email, please use the form below.

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

Gavin’s Resource Recommendations

Becoming Like Christ by Richard Foster