Dr. Paul Borden

Paul Borden was the Executive Minister of Growing Healthy Churches for more than a decade. During that time, the region saw over seventy percent of their two hundred established congregations go through systemic transformation, with a hundred new congregations and over 25,000 baptisms. Paul is now training pastors, consulting denominations and congregations, as well as conducting conferences with more than forty different denominational groups in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He has conducted over 500 formal church consultations and worked with over 1200 congregations in all kinds of settings. As the director of Church Health Initiative, he is currently implementing an effective strategy with denominations that is resulting in many congregations experiencing dynamic spiritual transformation. Many older established congregations that were once dying are now seeing health, growth and new disciples coming to faith in Jesus Christ.

Leann Woelk

Leann Woelk serves as the Children's Ministries Specialist for the ABNWT District. She is passionate about walking alongside leaders who desire to teach children about the fullness of their salvation and hearing the voice of God. She and her husband Kevin have 2 sons and a daughter in law and live in Spruce Grove, Alberta.

Gary Taitinger

Gary led in one of our growing metro churches for 36 years, then transitioned to be our District Superintendent in 2017. His hope is that your District team will be your single most helpful resource in leading and growing your church. His goal is that 80% of our churches will be experiencing incremental growth within the next three years.

Jeremy Gifford

Jeremy & his wife, Rachel live in Edmonton, where Jeremy previously served as the Youth & Communications Specialist at the ABNWT District of the PAOC. Jeremy now serves as Associate Pastor at North Pointe Community Church in Edmonton. He has a passion for raising up the next generation of leaders and creating an environment where all generations can experience Jesus.

Jeremiah Raible

Jeremiah works as an Effectiveness Coach with the ABNWT District of the PAOC. He is a passionate and creative leader who believes that the church is the hope of the world. He uses collaboration, innovation, and inspiration to challenge churches and their leadership to engage in the only mission Jesus ever sent his church on: making disciples.

John Albiston

John works as an Effectiveness Coach with the ABNWT District of the PAOC. He is a strategic thinker who has pastored urban and rural churches, traditional and on the cutting edge. He is a passionate evangelist who is committed to rapid church growth by creating churches that unchurched people love to attend. With his church planting, multi-service, multi-site, and church merger experience, he regularly trains leaders, coaches church planters, and helps other pastors lead their churches into new growth.