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Board of Governance Member's Biography

Jeremy Snider – Chair

Jeremy Snider is a lifelong Kingston Area resident. He joined the board in 2023 and is the delegate and vice-chair. He met his future wife at a Polson Park young adults event and married her in 2014. He is a proud father of two children. He enjoys being a part of worship and feels called to be a leader within the Church. When not at Church he enjoys board games, sports, and being a human play structure for his kids

Wayne Pratt – Vice-Chair

Wayne Pratt is a greater Kingston resident living on the lake with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and is the proud father of Bethany Crausen. As a life coach with a passion for personal development, Wayne has been around Polson for the last twenty years and is proud to call it his church home. With his extensive experience and expertise, he empowers individuals to achieve their goals, overcome obstacles, and unlock their full potential. Wayne's compassionate guidance and unwavering support have helped countless people transform their lives and find fulfillment in various aspects, including career, relationships, and personal growth. Whether through one-on-one coaching sessions or group workshops, Wayne is dedicated to inspiring and motivating others on their journey of self-discovery and personal success.

Tiffany Verk – Treasurer

Tiffany joined Polson Parks youth group in 2004, where she met her husband. Her dedication to serving the Lord at Polson has grown over the years. She has actively participated in ministries such as Missions, Children's Worship, and Buildings and Grounds. Tiffany also served on the West End Daycare Board and was elected as Treasurer in 2020 due to her servant heart and financial expertise.

Outside of her involvement in ministry and work, Tiffany enjoys traveling, playing baseball, and renovation projects with her husband, Kaleb. They have a beloved fluffy cat named Arlo.

 

Sipho Ibeakanma – Board Member

Meet Sipho Ibeakanma, a dedicated member of our church community whose journey has been shaped by a deep commitment to faith. Sipho earned her psychology degree and Master of Divinity at Queen’s University, reflecting her passion for understanding the human mind and spirit. Alongside her loving and supportive husband, Dr. Charles Ibeakanma, they are raising their teenage son, Justin, while also managing group homes for adults living with mental illness. Her older children, Patson, Cleopatrah, and Cleopas, are now living independently.

Sipho, her professional work seamlessly intertwines with her ministry, providing her fulfillment and purpose.

She continually seeks to deepen her relationship with God, immersing herself in prayer and His word daily. Guided by the teachings of James 2:14, Sipho actively engages in the body of Christ, serving on the governess board, care ministry, and teller team within our church. Sipho delights in performing random acts of kindness in her spare time, a testament to her compassionate spirit. Her spiritual gift of "Mercy" shines through in all aspects of her life, reflecting Christ's love and grace to those around her.

 

Andrew Miller – Secretary

Andrew Miller’s roots run deep at Polson Park as he was born and raised in the church. He married his high school sweetheart, Nicole, in 2012. Together, they have two energetic young boys who keep them busy. Andrew has a passion for worship and has worked closely with church leadership to develop and cultivate a heart for worship in the lives of others. You can find Andrew leading his worship team on Sunday mornings.

 

Outside of his ministry involvement and work, Andrew enjoys birdwatching, reading, and leading an active lifestyle.

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