Elders Team


Bob Howard


Bob and his wife, Lorraine, have been attending Grandview since 1972, the year they were married. Their four children grew up in Grandview, but now live in other cities. Over the years he has served in a variety of roles including small group ministry and adult education. Bob is an actuary. He retired from Mutual Life/Sun Life after 40 years of service, but he continues to work as a consultant and as a volunteer.


Steve Blakely


Steve and his wife Libby have been attending Grandview since 2003. Steve has been blessed with a step-son, Warren, who has brought much joy to his life. Over the years, Steve has served as the team lead for communications, the team lead for Alpha, and a member of the weekly corporate prayer team. Steve worked 18 years in the I.T. industry as a business development executive prior to starting Parenting with Leadership in 2011. Steve is an author and consultant to parents, providing solutions for challenges with children and teens. His interests include reading, sports, apologetics, and hikes with the family dog.


Gary Brazeau


Gary and his wife Helga have been attending Grandview since 1996 and have two adult children. “God was gracious to us”, says Gary, “by bringing us to faith in 1980 and taking us from a very dark lifestyle. God has blessed us with an amazing life in Him and has allowed us many opportunities to serve Him and His church.” Over the years Gary has served in a variety of roles including elder, teacher and usher. Gary has retired from a career of 30 years in Materials Management. The Brazeau’s enjoy the outdoors and can often be found biking, hiking or cross country skiing.


Ron Sheilds


Ron and his wife, Janeen, have been attending Grandview since December, 1998. They have been married 41 years and have 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Over the past 12 years Ron has served with Men's Ministry, directed the AWANA children's program, hosted a new believer's bible study, served on the Elder's Board for a 4 year term and presently leads an usher team. He recently retired from the Investment Department of SunLife.


Stan Fowler

Stan Fowler and his wife, Donna, have been members at Grandview since 1993, when they moved here from Toronto. They have been married for 47 years, and they have four children and six grandchildren. Stan is a professor of theology at Heritage Seminary, and he served two pastorates prior to his full-time academic career. He has served as an elder during most of his years at Grandview. If you wonder why you haven't seen him at church recently, it is likely because he is preaching at other churches.


Dale McQuiggin

Dale and his wife Kristen have been attending Grandview since 1997 and have two adult children. Dale has served at Grandview in Baptisms, Life Groups, on the elder's board and on various various search teams over the years. Dale is employed as a Business Development Manager in the software industry. His interests include sports, reading, walking and enjoying time with family and friends.


Tony DiGiacomo

Tony and his wife Bethany joined the Grandview family in 2007 and live in historic downtown Kitchener with their beloved dog, Ms. Madelyn. As a musician and Service Director, Tony has spend most of his ministry life at Grandview serving the Worship & Creative Arts department. Armed with his unique sense of humour, he is always working on a project somewhere within the community at Grandview and has a passion for mentoring and coaching young leaders. Professionally, Tony enjoys a career in the food industry as a Sr. Category Manager for Loblaw Companies Ltd.


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