Rev. Alton J. Ruff, B.A. M. Div.
Rev. Alton has been our pastor since September 2010. Alton hails from Stouffville, Ontario where he became a Christian through the ministry of a local Baptist congregation. Alton quickly developed a love for the Word and sensed a call to pastoral ministry. Alton entered Bible College straight out of High School, eventually graduating with degrees from Tyndale University College, Tyndale Seminary, and Knox College, University of Toronto. Over the years Alton has pastored in Stouffville, Oak Ridges, Beeton, and Toronto, Ontario. He has been glad to make the Midland area his home for the last 10 years. He lives in Victoria Harbour with his wife Nikki, and his two young sons: Samuel and Paxton.
Rev. Alton is friendly and approachable. He desires to know his congregation and all visitors personally. With humour and insight he is deeply committed to preaching the good news of Jesus Christ in a biblical and culturally relevant way. If you would like to contact him he is available by email, phone, or drop by Monday through Wednesday at Knox from 9am to 3pm.
Check out a short human interest piece on Rev. Alton in the April 8, 2016 edition of the Midland Mirror. http://www.simcoe.com/community-story/6441872-midland-pastor-a-man-of-many-interests/
Jolene Ens, Administrative Assistant
Our Administrative Assistant Jolene Ens has been in the Knox office since October 2008. She loves her job and is ready and willing to help out if you have any questions or concerns. She attends Covenant Church in Penetanguishene where she leads a worship team. She lives in Midland with her husband of 18 years, Jonathan, and two daughters, Sarah and Charlotte. Contact Jolene by email using the contact form, or call or drop by Tuesday through Friday from 9am to noon.
Custodian, Cliff Craig
When you enter a clean building on clear and salted walkways during the week or on Sunday morning you have this guy right here to thank. This is our hard working custodian Cliff Craig and he makes sure that you can enjoy all the ministries of the church in safety. He works weekends and early mornings when the snow falls. So if you see him please give him a big thumbs up and a hearty thank you.
The core leadership of our congregation is found in individuals appointed to term eldership. When our elders meet together they form the Session. Our Session works hard to manage day-to-day affairs of the church as well as lead the congregation forward.
Our current members of Session are:
Elke Bews, Nancy Charlesbois, Mary Lea Craig, Tony Gopie, Don Gordon, Juanita Wootton-Radko (Clerk), Marilyn Turner, Al Vermeulen
Teaching Elder: Rev. Alton J. Ruff, BRS., BA., M.DIV., General Assembly Certificate
Treasurer: Jim Whittier