Our Staff

Curtis Klassen

General Manager

Curtis joined our staff team in July of 2017. He comes to LBE with experience in youth and young adult ministry and has a broad range of gifts and abilities. He and his wife April live in the West End with their four year old son. He loves to share and hear stories, and deeply values relationships. Curtis wants to regularly encourage others to see the gifts God has given them in Christ centered ways, and enjoys asking questions and being challenged. He is excited to use his God given abilities as he leads the Living Bible Explorers team.

Cheryl Peters

Assistant Manager

Cheryl’s parents met while volunteering with the ministry in the 1970’s, and she began volunteering when she was 14. Cheryl graduated from Booth College with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2008 and joined the staff in the summer of 2012. Her husband Matt joined our staff team in 2014 and together they share a vision to mentor and disciple inner city youth.  CONTACT CHERYL

George Hill

Camp Construction Manager

George was first involved at age 21 as a volunteer with a boys’ club in 1977. He became our General Manager in 1993 and transitioned to the role of Camp Construction Manager in 2017. George is a hardworking, passionate leader who can often be seen sharing the vision of Living Bible Explorers and our Bible Camp, ministering to children and families, driving the bus and much more! He and his wife Carol have four children: Andy, Tim, Rebecca, and Ian.
CONTACT GEORGE

Jo-Anne Scott

Office Coordinator

Jo-Anne started volunteering at LBE 23 years ago. Jo-Anne’s husband Mervin, who sits on the board of LBE, was a boys club leader and together with their son, participated in Sunday evening Kid’s Church. Once their children were older, Jo-Anne started volunteering at the Spring and Fall Girls’ Camps. After 34 years of working in secular business, God led Jo-Anne to apply for the Office Coordinator position at LBE. Jo-Anne loves sharing the message of God’s love and grace with the children at LBE and with the families she visits weekly. CONTACT JO-ANNE

Mary Ann Funk

Children’s Program Coordinator

Mary Ann came on staff in January of 2010; she had just finished a year of ministry at the Dream Center in Los Angeles, California, working with inner city children. She graduated from Columbia Bible College with her degree in Early Childhood Education. Mary Ann loves working with children and has created many opportunities to mentor the girls and make sure each child feels special and cared for. CONTACT MARY ANN

Randal Moroski

Ministry Worker

Randal started volunteering in the spring of 1996. That fall he went on to lead a boys club, and in June of 1998, joined the staff full time. He has many gifts and skills that he has used at LBE over the years. Some of which include: puppetry, car mechanics, an ability to fix almost anything, bus driving, and sharing the Gospel with many families and children. Randal and his wife Venise live in the West End and have three children: Milan, Ezekiel, and Isabella. CONTACT RANDAL

Nikki Tamayo

Senior High Program Director

Nikki came on full time staff in September 2016 after working three summers with the Teen’s Ministry. Nikki graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Winnipeg in June 2016. Nikki has a heart to share the Gospel and is excited to be part of the work Jesus is going in the inner city. CONTACT NIKKI

Matthew Peters

Explore! Program Director

Matt began volunteering at LBE in 2012 and joined our staff full time in May 0f 2014. He has previously been the youth outreach worker at Mission Baptist Church and also led Camp Nutimik’s wilderness trips for many years. Matt has extensive wilderness knowledge and a lot of passion to reach the youth of Winnipeg’s inner city. This made him a natural fit to begin our newest outdoor wilderness adventure program called Explore! He and his wife Cheryl Peters (Assistant Manager) have invested in the lives of many of LBE’s children and teens.  CONTACT MATT

NicolaNicola Plett

Children’s Program Coordinator

Nicola joined our full time staff team in November 2015 after having worked with our Summer Day Camp team for the previous three years. Nicola graduated with her degree in Sociology from Providence University College in 2015 and was eager to put her education into practice at LBE. Nicola loves connecting with the children and youth and desires to see them thrive in their relationships with Christ. CONTACT NICOLA

Rachel Smith

Office Administrator 

Rachel began assisting in the Living Bible Explorers (LBE) office last spring. By November, 2016, Rachel joined our team, part time, as an office administrator. She is currently looking to increase her involvement in ministry to full time, and exploring what that might look like through further involvement in our weekly programs.

Rachel has her many years of experience as a church worker in the inner city and has volunteered at our retreats and summer camps. This has enabled her to build and establish relationships with many of the children and teens that attend LBE.

We praise God that, after years of travel, He has brought her back to minister in the inner city of Winnipeg. We look forward to seeing the many ways that God will use her here. CONTACT RACHEL

Mikayla Wiens

Volunteer Coordinator/Camp Director

Mikayla started volunteering at LBE when her youth group went to SOAR Heartland (an MB Mission inner city week long mission in Winnipeg) in 2012. She has been a faithful volunteer for many years and started working on summer staff in 2015 and has worked part time year round ever since. Mikayla is currently attending the University of Winnipeg on a part time basis as she works toward a degree in social sciences. Mikayla loves the children and youth of the inner city and loves to see them thrive in their relationships with Jesus both in the city, and out at camp. CONTACT MIKAYLA

Carol Hill

Food Coordinator

Carol Hill has been associated with LBE for forty years. In the last six months, seeing a need for someone to staff the kitchen for lunch Clubs and to help cook when needed, Carol stepped in to take on this position as a paid staff member.  Mother of four, wife to George Hill and a busy woman who loves to cook, this position is a great fit for her. CONTACT CAROL

Board Members

Gloria Fligg

Mervin Scott

George Edenhoffer

Ron Klassen

Naomi Negrych

 

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