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To follow Jesus out of the box and into the wild.

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Lea Wilkening, Pastor

Lea lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband, John, and sons, Jack and Josh.  She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Calvin Seminary, an Accounting degree from University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Improvisation Conservatory Program at Second City, Toronto. She has served justice and reconciliation ministries since her youth and started out community organizing at a young age. She thinks that when given the right tools and support, young people have the vision and capacity to lead the rest of us in the next era. She loves to laugh and thinks communities of faith have plenty of reasons for joy.


The Cottage is governed by a Board of committed volunteers passionate about their communities. We are actively recruiting for diverse leadership to set a better table. Join us!


We would like to thank the following artists for their free licensed work used on our site:

Kate Kalvach, Upsplash

Kristijan Arsov, Upsplash

Luke Pamer, Upsplash

Priscilla duPreez, Upsplash

Rosie Fraser, Upsplash

Valeriia Miller, Upsplash

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