Jeff Strong


Jeff Strong is the Senior Pastor of Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church in Nelson, British Columbia.

Jeff holds an honours degree in psychology from Redeemer University College in Ancaster Ontario, and a Masters of Theological Studies from McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton Ontario. His passion is to help people discern and follow Jesus’ call on their lives through biblical teaching and discipleship.  Jeff blogs regularly at and you can follow him on Twitter (@meredisciple).  Jeff can also be reached via email at

Rick Penner


Rick Penner is the Student Ministries Pastor at Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church. Rick oversees our Schlam (grades 5-7), Core (grades 8-12) and Young Adult programs.  You can contact Rick via email at