Welcoming our New Orillia Campus Pastor Jeremy MacDonald!


Connexus is excited to officially welcome Jeremy MacDonald as our new Orillia Campus Pastor starting May 15th, 2016!

Jeremy is moving to Orillia from Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife Chantal and his son Ryker. Chantal is a high school teacher and they’ve recently been settling into life as new parents. Jeremy is a proven ministry leader and we couldn’t be more excited to have him as a part of the Connexus community.

He graduated from Briercrest College and Seminary in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry and has served on staff at both Moncton Wesleyan Church and The Point Church.

Jeremy is often described as an excited, positive, and organized person. He seeks adventure, whether it’s living out of a tent for a month and a half while traveling across the US and Canada, or renting an airplane in an elaborate plan to propose to Chantal. He also likes calm things too, like geeky board games and photography. But most of all, he’s passionate about sharing the life changing relationship of Jesus with those in the Orillia community, and can’t wait to start at Connexus.

Our Lead Pastor, Jeff Brodie, has really enjoyed his temporary role as the interim Campus Pastor in Orillia, and we are excited to have Jeremy's dedicated leadership in the Orillia community. Jeff will be working with Jeremy as he transitions on to our staff team.

Please pray for the MacDonald’s as they make the transition to Orillia. We are looking forward to having Jeremy’s leadership as a part of the Connexus staff team.



  1. Edna Park says, April 3, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    We are so happy for the MacDonald’s on their new adventure, but so sad to see them leaving us at the Point Church.

    We will miss him and especially on watching Ryker grow up, but thank goodness for Social Media, we can keep in touch.

    You are getting yourself a gem of a man, a wonderful speaker, and all around good lad.

    Congratulations to you and the MacDonald’s.

  2. Brian & Karleen CUNNINGTON says, April 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

    God’s blessing on Jeremy, Chantal and Ryker as they transition into a new community — may they find a welcoming environment as they enter the Connexus family.

    Thanks also to Sarah for her many contributions to life at Connexus, not the least of which is her warm and inviting welcome on Sunday mornings.

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