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. He is married to Jennifer and they have three grown children, two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter (Joshua, Vicky and Samiya, Jacob and Leidy and Jason). Brent has served the church in a variety of capacities throughout the years. He currently spends much of his time on pastoral care and visitation, as well as leading a life group.…

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…

Jennifer Charlton

“My name is Jennifer Charlton and I am passionate about the Lord and His working in us! I love His Word and I love His church! I came to know the Lord when I was fifteen and then was baptized a year later. When I came to London in 1974 to help start a new Christian school, I joined Village Green Community Church. I think I have done just about every job available in the church: Sunday school teacher, Sunday…

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…

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!

Ashley Zietsma

Hi, my name is Ashley Zietsma and I live on a hobby farm outside of Mount Brydges with my husband Chris, and our three kids Liam, Kylie, and Scarlett. I studied Biology, have an M.Sc. in Biotechnology, and have worked for the past 10 years as a Therapeutic Specialist in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout my time at Village Green, I have served in Kids Connection, on the worship team, and as a life group leader.Growing up in a Christian home…

Dave Hekman

I grew up in Toronto as the second youngest of five kids. I grew up in the CRC church but never really understood a walk with Christ until I was 16. I came to the realization that there has to be more to life than my own doings. This led me to Tyndale University College and Seminary where I received a degree in outdoor recreation. I am the proud father of four children and could not get through this without…
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