Lead Team

Please click on the name to be taken to each Lead Team member’s full bio.

  • Keith Jagger

    Lead & Teaching Pastor

    As Lead and Teaching Pastor of Grassroots church, I have the privileged perspective of seeing God’s handiwork in one of the most sterling communities of faith that I know.  Seriously, these people are the future of Christianity in the West. My passions centre around music, creation, Scripture, spirituality, scholarship, compassion, and mentoring. Day to day, […]

  • Scott Wiebe

    Pastoral Care, Trustee

    Scott was born and raised in Nepal and Port Rowan, Ontario. He moved to Thunder Bay in 1999 to attend Lakehead University, where he received his HBSc in Forestry and eventually a PhD in Forest Sciences. Scott cares about people. Like, a lot. He’s also big on understanding the Bible and just being in nature. […]

  • Derek Bravinder

    Ministry Team Coordinator, Trustee

    Derek was born and raised in Cokato, Minnesota. In 2006, he and his wife Tara decided to make Thunder Bay their home and have been active members of Grassroots Church ever since. They are both passionate about fostering healthy church community as one way that God’s healing work is accomplished and expressed in the world. Derek is […]

  • Brad Doff


    Brad was born and raised in the Toronto/Brampton area. He set the course for Thunder Bay in 1999 to attend university where he obtained his HBSc in Forestry, followed by an MES in Northern Environments and Cultures. Brad’s all about working to make vibrant, livable communities. Also, he’s got a knack for design and making […]

  • Angela Wiebe

    Children's Ministry Director

    Angela was born and raised in the Fort Frances/Rainy River District. She made her way to the big city in 2000 to attend university, where she received a BA in Visual Arts and a BEd. Angela is passionate, to put it lightly, about art. Walking into Grassroots church, your eyes will be drawn immediately to […]

  • Kirsten Irvine

    Tribes and Pastoral Care

    Kirsten was born and raised in Ottawa before moving to Thunder Bay in 2012. She is an amazing prayer warrior, loves praising God, and is passionate about food and dancing! Kirsten’s family is back in Ottawa and just the thought of visiting them – especially her nephew and niece – get her giddy! Part of Kirsten’s responsibilities […]

  • Keith Baxter


    A conversation about church with Keith will reveal that he is passionate to see the Church become an authentic, true and effective witness of Christ’s redemptive work in our world. Seriously. He challenges himself to continue to find ways in which he can contribute to this practically, hence his involvement with Grassroots’ Leadership. As a Lead Team […]

  • Steven Bill


    Steve Bill is the guy with two first names. He was raised in Thunder Bay but spent a number of years in the Arctic, Alberta, and the Bahamas before returning to Northwestern Ontario in 2009. He holds a BA in Theology from Prairie College and an MA in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Steve’s influenced […]