Jamie Nelder

Lead Pastor

Jamie joined the Evangel family in April of 2017. He and his wife Norma, are parents to three adult children and love being grandparents to their 2 grandsons, Caius and Linus.

Born and raised in Sudbury, he is thrilled to be back home in the north. Hunting, fishing, camping ... OH MY! 

Jamie graduated from EPBC and has a passion to see God moving in people's lives and in helping individuals discover their calling and purpose in life.  There is no greater adventure than doing life with Jesus. 

Jamie likes to read, sail, fish and play music in his spare time.


Louise Heyer

Discipleship Pastor

Louise has been part of the pastoral staff of Evangel since 2004.  Louise was born in Quebec and raised in
southeastern Ontario. She met her husband Clarence at college in Saskatoon and they've been married for more than 30 years.  They are the proud parents of two adult daughters.

Louise and Clarence have been part of the Evangel family since they returned from 9 years of missionary work in Angola with Mission Aviation Fellowship.  Prior to that, they served at a Bible School mission in the northern Ontario community of Pickle Lake. 

Louise is an energetic and engaging speaker, and has a profound love for teaching God's Word.  She also loves
gardening, camping, walking her dog, entertaining and spending as much time as possible with her family.




Jessica joined the Evangel staff in June 2018. After years of saying she would never move that north, she fell in love with the beauty of God's creation that is Thunder Bay.

Jessica graduated from Master's College and Seminary in 2016 and is passionate about building up leaders and empowering people to be who God created them to be. 

Jess loves baking/cooking, reading, netflix binging and coffee [SPECIFICALLY PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES]. But most of all Jess loves being a dog mom to Pepper her Valley Bull dog. Don't ever tell her gold glitter isn't a colour because that's her favourite. 


Arleen Metcalf

Office Administrator

Arleen has a long history with Evangel Church and has been on staff since 2009. She was born and raised in the Thunder Bay area. She and her husband Murray are the parents of two adult children.

Arleen attended Central Pentecostal College (now called Horizon College & Seminary) in Saskatoon. 

Arleen has a servant’s heart and is involved in many ministries of Evangel Church including: youth, young adults and worship, all on top of her busy church administrative duties.

Arleen loves music, crafts, good books and of course, playing on her iPhone!


NOrma NElder

Womens director

Norma, proud wife of Pastor Jamie, is a Tetley Tea fanatic who loves empowering women. From Mother's of preschoolers to Ladies Bible Study Norma is an advocate and a mentor to those she comes in contact with. She can be found every morning reading her Bible and praying with her dog Kelso, who she insists is praying along with her. 

Norma went to Kawartha Lakes Bible College and has served many churches in many capacities over her years in ministry. 

Norma loves to watch TV shows, bake brownies and share pictures of her adorable grandsons, Caius and on facebook! 


David Powell

property manager

Dave is the most steadfast man you will ever meet. Dave began attending Evangel Church in February 2004. He joined our staff in Fall 2010. Evangel is truly blessed  by his keen eye to detail and his servant heart. Nothing gets by Dave. 

Dave is involved in many ministries around Evangel. As well, he works a full time job outside the Church. If you need ANYTHING David probably has it, from zip-ties to DVD series! Dave wears many hats, and wears them well.