Board of Directors

John feels blessed to be married to his best friend Adelheid, has two wonderful children and blessed with a kind son-in-law & daughter-in-law, grandfather of six very special grandchildren. John and Adelheid are currently seeking God's leading to find a new church home but continue to serve as spiritual support for several elderly saints. John is a founding director and has been actively involved on the Board since 1991. John's desire is to serve God faithfully.

Lisa began studying at Solid Ground in 1996.She immediately became hooked on in-depth Bible study and the wonderful teaching that Solid Ground provides. She joined the Board in 2002, and is passionate about seeing others learn to dig deeply into God’s Word. Lisa and her husband Bill have two beautiful daughters. Lisa and Bill attend Radiant City Church in Kitchener.

Herman has learned to highly appreciate the Bible and to study it with an open heart. Solid Ground is a ministry helping people to learn more about God, about Jesus and about life by studying the scriptures together. Herman is a civil engineer, has biblical seminary training and has been involved in Solid Ground since the 1990’s. Herman is married to Elizabeth, they have four married children and ten grandchildren. He feels blessed and challenged to help others learn more about the love of God and to experience Jesus personally, as inspired and taught through the Bible.

Catherine has been a true believer in Jesus Christ for over thirty years. Studying the Bible with Solid Ground, since 1999, has greatly deepened her knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. During her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and gardening. She volunteers weekly at Solid Ground and also at her local church. She has been blessed to go on several youth –focused missions’ trips. Catherine joined the Board in 2013.

Jessie’s personal relationship with the Lord started in October of 1992. She discovered Solid Ground in the summer of 1998 where the inductive method of Bible study was being taught, fueling her passion for studying God’s written Word. The varied Bible studies offered by Solid Ground have not only encouraged her, they have also helped strengthen her walk with the Lord. Jessie joined the SGM Board in the summer of 2006.

Joann was introduced to the Inductive Bible study method in the early 1990’s and has been hooked ever since.  She truly believes “God says what He means and He means what He says” and that there is no better way to discover that than by digging deep into God’s Word.  She has a passion to see others discover the truth of God and deepen their relationship with Him through studying His Word . Joann and her wonderful husband Richard are blessed with one daughter. Joann looks forward to seeing the growth and development of God’s people through the work of Solid Ground Ministries and is excited to be part of  the Board.

Jim has been passionate about God's Word since first becoming a believer and follower of Jesus Christ in 1996. His introduction to inductive Bible study through the ministry of Solid Ground opened new and amazing avenues for his personal journey of faith. Jim has been truly blessed by being married to his best friend (Carol), has two wonderful children (and two marvelous "children-in-law") and four beautiful grandchildren. Jim joined the Solid Ground board in 2015.

Paul has been attending Solid Ground Ministries since 2017. He found the inductive Bible study method provides a more thorough understanding of God’s Word, which has strengthened his relationship with God. Most recently, Paul was blessed with the opportunity to share God’s Word on two separate occasions, as a short-term missionary at God’s Gift School in Uganda. Paul and his wife Brenda attend Riverside Christian Fellowship in Stratford.

Murray has been attending Bible studies at Solid ground since 2010. It has increased his understanding of Gods word under the teaching of John Gould and Ruth Warkentin. Murray has been married to his wife Jane since 1980. He has 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren.