Rev. Don Read
Pastor Don has been serving congregations for the past 24 years with the Mennonite Church of Canada (8 years); the Christian and Missionary Alliance (15 years) and most recently with the Canadian National Baptist Convention.
Don is passionate about helping individuals discover their God-given life mission and building close-knit ministry teams. Don’s primary area of gifting is teaching – preaching, leadership, and connecting the Word of God to everyday life.
Don would describe himself as an “intuitive leader” and is likely to be his best in situations where important things such as vision, values, purpose and relationships are involved. He is very sociable and enjoys the uniqueness of each human being. Don has been actively involved in leadership development for over 20 years and is passionate about helping teams grow the quality of their relationships as well as help churches become effective in reproducing themselves.
He also has extensive experience working in the area of recovery; offering pastoral support, as well as a public speaker. Don has had the privilege of serving on various community based organizations in both the public and non-profit sectors.
Pastor Don and Sharon are the parents of three grown children, two daughters and a son. They currently are serving Thames Christian Fellowship in Chatham Kent, Ontario.