Sweis Ubels - Pastor
Born and raised in The Netherlands, Sweis immigrated to Alberta, Canada to be the farmer he always wanted to be. In 2000 he received what he perceived to be a call into pastoral ministry. After some hesitation, he sold the farm and began studies at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta.
He pastored Manor Gospel Church, near Three Hills, for 9 years. Then, in 2011 he, together with his wife Caroline and their two youngest daughters, moved to Middleton.
Sweis is passionate about the Church, about the Church being a light in the community, and about the people of God being changed into the image of their Creator while using their God-given abilities to serve their King!
Sweis loves to bike around town, visiting over a cup of coffee, exploring lakes and rivers in a kayak, and finding geocaches. And, since September 2016 he is thrilled to be a grandparent!
Kyla Whalen- Ministry Assistant
Kyla Whalen was born in Halifax and resided in the HRM until she was 19, relocating to the beautiful Annapolis Valley.
Kyla has been an active member of Emmanuel CCC for the past 6 years and is a loving wife and mother. Having lived in Middleton since 2009 she has been involved in various aspects of this community. Kyla has sensed the Lord calling her into ministry and so is thrilled to be stepping into this Ministry Assistant position.
Being gifted in the areas of encouragement and counselling, Kyla is passionate about seeing people experience the same healing and freedom in Christ that she has. Having battled through many personal obstacles, she knows first hand the love of the Father and His healing touch. Kyla is confident that the Lord works in and through every situation which enables her to help those who are struggling. Kyla loves people of all ages and is passionate that everyone she encounters knows their worth in Christ.
Worship holds a very high priority in Kyla’s life. Her passion for worship is expressed through music, dance, art and prayer. Kyla has many interests and loves — her family being at the top of that list. In her leisure time she enjoys being in creation, bird watching, gardening, and hiking. Kyla loves life and this love shines through every activity. She looks forward to serving the Lord in this position.