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.

Norma joined the Board in 2013 but has been a long-time Bible study student with Solid Ground. She not only enjoys the in-depth study of God's Word but also the fellowship with the other students who attend. She and her husband, Bob are the proud parents of a son, a daughter and son-in-law and five very active grandchildren.

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.

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.

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.

Joan was appointed as a Board member in 2018.  She has been a student of Solid Ground since the beginning, and loves the in-depth study of God's word.  Joan is married to Robert, and they attend Bethel Chapel.  They have two daughters (one in heaven), three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  Joan enjoys mentoring and encouraging younger women in their walk with the Lord.

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.