About Us

Our Staff

Duane Guthrie

Lead Pastor

After spending 15 years in business, Pastor Duane began service with Canadian Baptist Ministries and served, with his wife Carin, in both Bolivia and The Philippines. Returning to Canada in 2018, Duane and Carin felt a calling to begin pastoral ministry, a journey that led them here to Community Church in March 2020, beginning ministry just days before the COVID-19 lockdown. Pastor Duane considers it a joy and a privilege to serve in this city and with this community of believers. Duane hails from Vancouver Island and has fallen in love with Alberta. He is also looking forward to the day when we can once again gather!

Jen Wood

Director of Children’s Ministry

Jen was raised in Redwater, a small town just thirty minutes north of Fort Saskatchewan. She holds a Bachelor of Education with an emphasis on Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics. In addition to being a teacher, Jen is also a wife and mother to two beautiful littles. Jen is passionate about teaching and creating space for kids of all backgrounds and abilities to flourish. Her favourite part of teaching and ministry is helping kids to realize their potential where others have previously overlooked it. 

Hannah McKail


While Hannah didn’t plan on becoming a church administrator, she is a big believer in blooming wherever God plants you, which happened to be here with our church since 2019. As the admin, she’s the one to talk to if you want to volunteer, need to find the small group study kits or need to add to the Friday update but you might also see her involved with Children’s ministries on Sundays as a volunteer. In the rest of her life, Hannah is married to her fantastic husband of ten years, homeschools her sons, loves to creating art and somewhat successfully attempts to make her very large garden grow.