Our vision is to create a church that unchurched people love.


Dan Brubacher

Executive Director
of Operations & Finance

Joseph Swan

Executive Director of Digital & Creative / Orillia Campus Pastor

Jackie Dykxhoorn

Associate Connections Director

Shawna Lester

Children's Ministry Director 


Victoria Cochrane

Associate Children's Ministry Director

Deniel Sewell

Student Ministry Director

Max Kennedy

Production & IT Director

Justin Piercy

Digital Strategy Director

Sydney Jackson

Associate Digital Ministry Director

Connexus - 2020


We're based out of central Ontario and have campus locations in Barrie and Orillia. If you're located in one of these communities, the best way to plug in is to join our Facebook groups.


Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus.

Our vision is to create a church unchurched people love.

Aren’t sure you believe in Jesus but you want to know more? Perfect. We started this church for you.

Connexus - 2020


If you love Jesus, are passionate about creating a church unchurched people love to attend, have a 'make it happen' approach to work and possess proven leadership skills, Connexus is looking for leaders like you.

But wait, you say. You haven’t been to seminary. No worries. We actually find some of our strongest leaders come straight from the marketplace. And you thought God couldn’t use you…

Interested? Click on the positions descriptions below or send us your resume.

We’re always interested in recruiting top leaders.


Every organization and every church has a culture.

Here are the six values we want to describe and prescribe the culture we create at Connexus, along with a set of questions we ask to ensure we’re personally embracing the values.

Build Alignment
Am I advancing our mission, vision and strategy?

Pursue Health
Am I living in a way today that will help me thrive tomorrow?

Make It Happen
Am I willing to do whatever it takes no matter what the obstacle?

Battle Mediocrity
Am I allowing what is good to stand in the way of what could be great?

Choose Trust
Am I believing the best about others?

Take the Low Place
Am I serving others or do I expect to be served?


Here are our core beliefs about God, Jesus and the Christian faith:

About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

About God
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.

About Humanity
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

About Salvation
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.


Are you a graduating high school student looking for real world experience in a fast-paced organization before heading to college or university?

Then talk to us about the Leadership Development Program.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a 9 month full-time scholarship program designed to be a leadership journey that combines hands-on experience in a key area of ministry with practical leadership training.

The program is specialized to mentor, develop, and teach leadership skills to students who have recently graduated from high school. You’ll receive valuable leadership coaching, spiritual discipleship, discover your gifts and how you can leverage them to become the confident leader God has called you to be.

Throughout the program, you will experience what it’s like to be part of a staff team, accomplish training projects, and receive mentorship from gifted and seasoned leaders.

Apply early in your final year of high school so you don’t miss out.