Leadership

 

dsc_9785_30748910282_oDale Harris, Lead Pastor

Dale has been lead pastor at the FreeWay since 2009.
“I was born in London Ontario and moved to the Edmonton Alberta area when I was eight years old.  I studied English and Art at the University of Alberta, and graduated with an education degree in 1997.  My wife Dani and I were married in 1994 and we’re proud parents of 3 wonderful children.  I was called out of my teaching career to study at Briercrest Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry in 2009.  I’m excited to be ministering the Word of God at the FreeWay Free Methodist Church in Oshawa.  My interests include music, song writing, reading, writing, playing squash, and watching “Corner Gas” with my family.”

 

dani fotoDani Harris, Assistant Pastor

“Dani Harris is currently working on her Masters of Divinity with a specialty in Marriage and Family Counselling through Briercrest Seminary in Caronport Saskatchewan. She serves in a volunteer capacity as an assistant pastor at the FreeWay. She enjoys working with the youth group, serving on the preaching team, leading the ministry team, and basically helping out where needed. Balancing ministry, studies, part-time vocational work as an occupational therapist, and most importantly, being mom to three amazing teenagers and wife to pastor Dale keeps her on her toes. She looks forward to welcoming you to the FreeWay, should you decide to visit on a Sunday morning! ”

 

tylerTyler Lane, Associate Pastor of Outreach

Tyler has been involved with the FreeWay as a lay leader since it’s very beginning. Born and raised in Bowmanville Ontario, Tyler has a particular heart for the eastern GTA and the Durham Region. Tyler and Jenny were married in 2005 and together have three pretty amazing kids. Tyler has recently transitioned out of the workplace, leaving a career in IT as a Systems Administrator, to focus on responding to God’s call on his life. Previously, Tyler has served the FreeWay as Board Chair, Delegate, worship leader and member of the preaching team. Having recently been appointed to the FreeWay as a Ministerial Candidate in the Free Methodist Church, Tyler is currently focusing his studies at Tyndale Seminary.

As Pastor of Outreach, Tyler seeks to help our church family find and cultivate a passion for our surrounding community. He intends to help cultivate and grow a culture of believers who intentionally live out the Kingdom of God in the surrounding community. Tyler believes that the call of Jesus for us to “go, and make disciples” is not an abstract thought, or a nice idea. It is a command from our Lord to live out our relationship with him, and with each other as a testimony to God’s love, mercy and grace available to all through faith in Christ. If you have a passion to see the Kingdom of God break through in the Oshawa area, or if you have ideas as to how we can better serve our community for Jesus, Tyler would love to hear from you!