Children's Ministry Director
Jenna was born and raised in Georgetown, attending Maple Avenue for most of her life. Through serving at the church, she felt God leading her into children’s ministry. With a passion for the next generation, Jenna’s prayer is to see children grow to love Jesus and live for Him. She has a Bachelors degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies and a diploma in Early Childhood Education from the University of Guelph. Furthering her love of children and teaching, she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.
She is happily married to her husband Benjamin. She enjoys learning, being outside in God’s creation, playing sports and tinkling the ivories every once in a while. Jenna is grateful to be apart of the MABC team and thoroughly enjoys working alongside people to serve the church and Halton Hills community.
Eric became a member of MABC in January 2017. Prior to joining MABC, Eric and his wife, Valerie, lived in Chicago from 2013-2016 where they were members of Holy Trinity Church. During their time in Chicago, Eric graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in preparation for pastoral ministry. Eric was also involved in helping lead a college and university ministry in their church, and worked for one year as a child care worker in a Chicago foster home with boys ages 9-12. Eric has a passion for students to know Christ and make disciples.
Eric and Valerie's future ministry plans are to move to Quebec to make disciples of Jesus with a goal to serve alongside French Quebec leaders in the planting of new churches in Montreal. As a ministry intern of MABC this year, Eric is involved in spanish ministry, mercy ministry, discipleship, and Bible teaching. Eric desires to see the members of Maple Avenue Baptist Church grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus and their fruitfulness in making disciples. God has graciously given Eric and Valerie two little children, Zachary (2 yrs), and Julia (5 mo.) who are both a handful and a joy.
Evangelist, Spanish Ministry
Conrado, along with his wife Juanita, helps bring the love of Christ to Spanish migrant workers in and around Georgetown through meals, teaching and sharing. Spanish Services are held on Saturdays at 7pm. (April to October).
Yuta Seki moved to Georgetown at the beginning of 2017 in order to serve as the youth minister at Maple Avenue Baptist Church. In his role, Yuta primarily oversees and leads the junior and senior high ministries, though he is involved in other pastoral work at MABC as well. Yuta’s passion is for students to understand and see the wonders of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the significance of God’s Word for their lives.
Having been born into and raised in a non-Christian home, Yuta did not grow up attending church or hearing the gospel. While in his final year of high school, some friends invited Yuta out to their youth group, and it was through that ministry that Yuta encountered both the loving warmth of the Christians there and the saving message of Christ. Within a few months of attending that youth group, Yuta was radically saved, and his life has never been the same since.
After a “gap year” of being discipled and serving in that same local church, Yuta decided to attend the Canadian Southern Baptist College in Cochrane, Alberta. A year after graduating with his undergrad, Yuta moved down to Los Angeles, California, in order to attend the Master’s Seminary. During those college and seminary years, Yuta served in various capacities at several local churches, much of that being in the youth ministry of those churches.
Yuta enjoys following southern hemisphere rugby (union); food and eating; travelling; and hanging out with family and friends. He is married to Alyssa, and they are expecting their first child in the summer of 2017.