Our Leadership

Jon Korkidakis

Jon joined Village Green as Lead Pastor in April 2008. He was born in Athens, Greece but grew up in London. He is married to Darlene and they have two grown sons. Before coming to Village Green, Jon pastored Masonville Community Church, a church plant that specifically reached out to non-believers. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge specializing in biblical studies.

Julianne Breen

Julianne Breen is a graduate from Western University with a Bachelor of Music, Honours in Music Education as well as a Bachelor of Education. Along with her roles as Youth Coordinator and Worship Coordinator at Village Green, she is the Executive Director of Adullam Camp Ministries. She has a passion for music, teaching, discipleship, and building up strong Christian leaders!

Noreen Spruyt

Noreen is at the Hub of all Village Green activity! Everything related to facility, rentals, and Social Media passes through the office at VG. Originally from Mississauga with a brief four year stop in Thunder Bay to complete an Honours degree in Kinesiology. London has been home for the past 24 years. She has spent many years as a coordinator. She enjoys speaking in her spare time as a member of Toastmasters. Noreen is married to Richard and they have…

Dave Wilkinson

Dave has been part of the Village Green family for a few years, and now spends his days as our custodian, helping bring excellence to our church in everything that we do.

Ernest Yanful

Ernest lives in London and is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Ontario. He was born in Ghana and immigrated to Canada in 1981. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Windsor. After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Western in 1986, he worked for the University, Environment Canada in Saskatoon, and Noranda Technology Centre in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, before returning to London to join the faculty at Western in 1993.…

Brent Paul

Brent and his family have attended Village Green since 1979. He retired in 2004 after 30 years as a Teacher of the Deaf. He became an Elder in 2004 and now serves as Elder Emeritus. He is married to Jennifer, and they have three grown children, two daughters-in-law, one granddaughter and a grandson (Joshua, Vicky and Samiya, Jacob, Leidy and Oliver and their foster son Jason). Brent has served the church in a variety of capacities throughout the years. He currently spends much of…

Dale Mackness

I did not become a Christian until age 24 so I missed the joy and wonderful experience of growing up in an evangelical church. Janet and I were married just a few months after my conversion and I felt called to return to school to study theology a year later. I graduated from Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener at age 29 and became a pastor in Hamilton for 12 years followed by 9 years in London. We were blessed with 5…

Kathleen Hill

I started attending VG worship services in 2014 and I was immediately amazed by the clarity and depth of the teaching of Scripture and the warm welcome this community of believers expresses to all.  ‘Encouragers’ comes to mind when I reflect on the VG community and listen to others describe VG.   I was blessed to be able to share my testimony with VG at my baptism and I am grateful to be a member of this church.  I grew up…

Paulette Schiestel

During 15 years of attending VGC, I have served in various capacities and most recently the opportunity to co-lead the women’s bible study.  Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for a future that only He can see – Corrie ten Boom Life is a journey and one of my highlights is being Mum to my adopted daughter Cianna. I am passionate about sharing life with people from other countries both…

Jarred Curtis

I am married to Amanda and have two wonderful children. I have been at VG almost 10 years. I have previously served in various ministries including leading a life group and serving two terms on the Board of Directors. I am very excited to see where the church is going, spreading the gospel to our community and abroad!

Ralph Allen

Ralph was born and raised in New Brunswick but has spent the last 35 years in London. He is married to Krista and has four adult children. He has a diploma in electronics and spent 30 years in the transportation industry. Since retiring in 2019, he is at home walking the dog and chief cook and bottle washer. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast, pickleball master and has a passion for bible study.

Al Vanderlaan

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