Mike and Donna_Aug 2013 croppedRev. Michael Vlahos, Lead Pastor

Mike was born and raised in the Halifax, NS.  He and his spouse Donna were married in 1990 and have spent most of their married lives in the city.  In the early 90’s they lived in Calgary, AB for three years.  In 2008 they moved to Vancouver, BC where Mike completed his theological studies at Regent College (MDiv).  Mike has served as the pastor of South End since November of 2011 and was ordained into the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada at South End in November of 2013.  He has also studied biology at Dalhousie Univ. (BSc) and commerce at St Mary’s Univ. (BComm).   In their spare time Mike and Donna enjoy cooking, walks, picnics, and movies.   Mike also enjoys spending time outdoors—especially camping, canoeing, hiking, and fly-fishing for speckled brook trout.

Rev. Sarah Clapham,

Youth and Young Families Pastor

Sarah is a graduate of Crandell University (BA) and Acadia Divinity College (MDiv) and is a proud mother of her two sons Gabriel and Daniel.   Sarah’s family has had a long connection with South End and she comes to this role with a variety of skills and experiences from varied ministry positions in chaplaincy and with children and youth.   She along with her spouse Rev. Warren Clapham (a padre in the Canadian Navy) are a welcome addition to South End and are keen to meet you if you have children and youth in your home.

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Steffan George-Wegner, Music Director

Steffan studied and sharpened his gift and skills on piano in his native province of British Columbia.  He is an accomplished and sought after solo pianist, accompanist, piano teacher, choir director and conductor of worship.   Steffan is gifted with a passion for music which he blends into artistic and technical brilliance.  One of the many highlights within our weekly worship services is the special selection Steffan prepares and delivers during the time of our offering which is a much anticipated piece by the congregation for the way it engages the listener in prayerful reflection and meditation in our worship.

Jan and grandson Gabriel editedJanice Wile, Administrative Assistant

Jan grew up in Truro, NS where she came to know the Lord while attending Camp Pagweak.  After graduating from high school, Jan moved to Halifax to attend N.S.I.T. where she met her husband Dan.  Jan has worked in the field of Dentistry for over 20 years primarily as an accredited Dental Assistant.  Active in the Girl Guiding movement for 25 years, Jan went beyond her years as a member to serve as a Leader, District Commissioner and on the Provincial Executive Council.

Jan and Dan joined South End in 1981 and have raised two children (Evan and Sarah) while remaining active in many aspects of the church family.  Jan completed the Lay Pastors training program with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches and holds an Association Church License with our Halifax Region United Baptist Assoc.  Beyond her work as administrator, Jan sings in the choir and chairs two other committees.    In their spare time, Jan and Dan enjoy taking road trips (to visit their children and grandchildren), camping trips (especially to Keji), and their Golden Retriever (Jack).