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Brandon Cousineau

Lead Pastor

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Aryn Shaw

Assistant Pastor


Daniella Coombe

Children's Pastor


Karen Legault

Church Administrator

Brandon began serving as the lead pastor of Encounter in April 2020. He is a passionate preacher and constantly exploring new ways to reach the people of Amherstburg. Brandon is happily married to his wife, Nancy, and is the father of two energetic boys, Logan & Elliot. He is a lover of good food and often draws on that affection in his sermon illustrations. Brandon is so excited to be a part of God's Kingdom work in the town of Amherstburg.

Aryn joined the team in October 2021 to lead the youth and worship ministries. He and his wife, Rachel, grew up in Amherstburg and are passionate about seeing this community come to faith in Christ! Before coming home, Aryn served in youth and worship ministry positions in Chatham, Ontario, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Aryn and Rachel have two daughters, Kinsley & Lucy, and love to connect with people and have family adventures!

Daniella has been leading in children's ministry since 2017 when she got her start as a summer student, and currently serves on staff as our Children’s Ministries Pastor. She is passionate about providing quality children's ministry for families in our community and is incredibly gifted in photography. Daniella walks closely with the Lord and is excited about the future of Encounter and to see families encounter the grace of Jesus. 

Karen has been serving on staff at Encounter since 2008. She loves to see how God changes people and ignites a passion in them to love and serve others as He commands us to! She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 26 years and have three wonderful children, Adam, Derek & Amanda. Karen loves sports, exercising, family time and playing with her dogs!


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