MEET OUR STAFF
DICK & JOAN DEWEERT
Dick and Joan are experienced in ministry, having pastored several large churches in the city of Lethbridge for many years. Under their ministry leadership, Streets Alive, a ministry to the poor and needy of the city, was born and a few years later they founded the Miracle Channel and led this ministry from 1994 until 2007. Under their leadership this ministry grew from a local television station to a national and international work which touched many lives.
After a hiatus from the ministry, they felt a call to begin God-centred worship services where Holy Spirit had freedom to move. With much encouragement from those around them and confirmation from Holy Spirit, they started Third Day Church (formerly Third Day Worship Centre) of Lethbridge, AB, with the blessing of Francis and Edith Armstrong.
VISIT DICK & JOAN AT THEIR WEBSITE: www.dickandjoan.com
With 25+ years in media and broadcasting, it's no wonder Gord heads up the media team for live streaming and television production. Pastor Gord also handles a lot of the administrative duties and helps lead the Man-Up Men's Prayer Group on Saturday mornings. Gord is married to Kim and together they have two children and three grandchildren.
Prior to coming to Third Day Church, David worked with Immigrant Services helping refugees. He holds diplomas in Criminal Justice & Counseling & Psychology. He pioneered The Burn 24/7 Lethbridge in 2016. He is the author of Who Am I/ Drugs to Dreams, & has been in leadership in local churches for 13 years. David is now our Family Pastor and has a passion to see people come into the reality of their renewed identity in Jesus, discovering the dream of God over their lives - their destiny - making them His answer to a broken world. He is married to Ashley and they have three beautiful children and live in Lethbridge.
PRAYER CENTRE COORDINATOR
Jill Matis is a widow with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. She holds a Bachelor of Theology degree and is ordained with Third Day Fellowship of Canada. She has had the privilege of working in various capacities with Dick and Joan for over 30 years.
RECEPTION & ACCOUNTING
Lena is responsible for the day to day operations in the front office. She has worked with Pastors Dick and Joan for 7-1/2 years.
She is the mother of 2 daughters and has one grandchild.
ACCOUNTING & COMMUNICATIONS
Joanne is responsible for finances and the digital communications at Third Day Church. She loves to be creative and have fun, and enjoys being able to do both at Third Day. She is married to Ken and together they have two daughters and seven grandchildren, who are the apples of her eye.
RYAN & ELISSA CALDWELL
WORSHIP & ADMINISTRATION
Ryan and Elissa Caldwell graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas in 1998, where they trained and studied in music and worship arts. They married that same year, moved to Lethbridge, and began full time ministry as worship pastors. Both have served in ministry for over 20 years each, leading worship in churches, prayer meetings, several conferences, and on live TV via The Miracle Channel. Ryan and Elissa both only have one desire, and that’s to help bring people into a place of undivided worship in corporate gatherings.
MEDIA PRODUCTION & EDITING
Tracey has been involved in media ministry for decades and brings with him a heart to serve God through video and television production. He is a video editor, camera operator, and technical director. Tracey is married and has two children.
Lisa Eirich is the staff member responsible for cleaning the church building. She is the mother of six children and lives on an acreage outside of Lethbridge.