Originally from Saskatchewan, Al moved to Winnipeg over 30 years ago, and has been on staff at NSC since 1996. He’s had the joy of being married to Monica for almost 30 years, during which time they’ve seen the family grow from 3 children, to now include a son in law and more recently welcomed their first grandchild into the family.
Al has a variety of interests or hobbies including: reading alongside a good cup of coffee; actively keeping healthy by playing tennis, hockey, running, and also enjoys following the Riders and Leafs trusting that someday a championship will come; or enjoying a concert or live theatre.
At NSC, in leading the body, Al enjoys preaching and sharing the truth of God’s Word and it’s impact in our lives corporately and individually; sharing the gospel with those looking for truth as they seek to figure life out; along with having people come to grasp how rich the gospel is, being stunned by the wonder of what Christ has done for us, bringing us to an ever deeper joy.
His deep desire for NSC, is that we be a people who grasp the wonder of the gospel, that delight in and richly enjoy God, and who long to worship God and enjoy Him forever!
Andy originally hails from Bristol, England & came to faith while traveling on a working holiday in Adelaide Australia at age 23. Andy is happily married to Ingrid & together they have had the joy of raising 4 children. Andy & Ingrid were in membership & ministered with a number of churches in UK. Andy served as a pastor of 2 of these churches in London. The 6 Porters moved to Winnipeg in the fall of 2003 & have had the privilege of being a part of the NSC family since 2005. Andy began working with NSC in 2015 in full time capacity. Andy still prefers football with a round ball but is also happy to be known as both a Bomber fan & Jets fan. Andy enjoys spending time with his family, canoeing, camping, hiking, fishing & walking the dog.
Andy continues to be in awe and wonder that the Almighty God of all creation, who alone is perfectly holy and good, has chosen him to be one of His children. Andy loves to proclaim the truth of God's Word to others. He is especially excited about declaring & explaining the truth of the great news of God's grace in Christ to those who have not heard or understood it before. Andy works in a variety of roles at NSC, including evangelism & discipleship groups, our second stage men's recovery house, our food bank ministry, preaching and small group ministry.
Stephanie has been volunteering with the NSC Junior Youth ministry since January 2015 and worked as the Administrative Assistant from 2015 to 2016.
Due to her love of working with other great staff at NSC as well as her desire to make Jesus known to the Junior Youth, Stephanie stepped back into ministry in August 2019 as the part-time Junior Youth Ministries Director. She also works as a Human Resources Generalist 4 days a week.
Stephanie and her husband Lauren have been attending NSC since 2014 and are known for hosting epic board game nights at the church. She loves hiking, camping, crafting, singing or humming whatever song is stuck in her head and spending time with her family.
Joey started working at NSC in 2016. He does, well pretty much anything the church asks him to do! He'll answer your calls, greet you at the door, answer your emails, maintain the website, create videos, update the church's social media, school the pastors at basketball etc. He also serves NSC as one of its Jr. Youth Leader.
Joey is also a videographer & works in communication for Advancing Indigenous Missions.
Joey loves hanging out with his wife Morgan, basketball, making videos, going to the great outdoors & anything nerdy.
Oh and dogs. Joey loves dogs
Cody is the senior youth and young adult ministry director. He enjoys connecting with people relationally and typically through drinking quality coffee. He started attending NSC in spring 2011 and became staff in July 2019. He married his wife, and better half, Tessa, in August 2017 and enjoys the benefits of having a wife that's nearly the same height as him.
Cody has a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in sustainable development from the University of Manitoba.
Cody grew up in the tropical regions of southern Ontario and often misses fresh fruit like peaches, cherries and grapes. Other hobbies includes reading classic novels, holding an usually high amount of niche sports knowledge, and acquiring and growing more houseplants than his wife thinks he needs.