Leadership

Elders
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John Wall

John has been pastoring and teaching the local church for over 20 years. He has a passion & gifting for clear, practical teaching. John has been an elder and staff member in Lebenswasser since September 2015. John and his wife Lorna are the parents of our late Senior Pastor Steve Wall, and they have one other grown son, Harrison.

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Jacob Kornelsen

Senior Pastor

Jacob has a passion to fulfill the vision and mission for Lebenswasser: to love God and serve people and to lead people to be fully devoted followers of Christ. His goal is to empower leaders to lead with excellence. Jacob and his wife Kristy were part of the group that founded Lebenswasser in 2007 and have led our Children’s Ministry from the beginning. Jacob has been an Elder since 2007 and has served as chairman of the elder board since 2019. Jacob received the calling to lead Lebenswasser in 2020 and took on the responsibility of Senior Pastor in September of the same year. They have 4 children, Cindy and Jacob Wiebe, Mekayla and Stanton Rempel, Alyssa, and Jordan, and 1 grandchild.

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Albert Froese

Albert and his wife Teresa joined Lebenswasser shortly after it started and have been attending since May 2008. Albert has been an elder in Lebenswasser since February 2018. Albert and Teresa have 3 children.

Staff
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Jacob Kornelsen

Senior Pastor

Jacob has a passion to fulfill the vision and mission for Lebenswasser: to love God and serve people and to lead people to be fully devoted followers of Christ. His goal is to empower leaders to lead with excellence. Jacob and his wife Kristy were part of the group that founded Lebenswasser in 2007 and have led our Children’s Ministry from the beginning. Jacob has been an Elder since 2007 and has served as chairman of the elder board since 2019. Jacob received the calling to lead Lebenswasser in 2020 and took on the responsibility of Senior Pastor in September of the same year. They have 4 children, Cindy and Jacob Wiebe, Mekayla and Stanton Rempel, Alyssa, and Jordan, and 1 grandchild.

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John Wall

Associate Pastor

John has been pastoring and teaching the local church for over 20 years. He has a passion & gifting for clear, practical teaching. John has been an elder and staff member in Lebenswasser since September 2015. John and his wife Lorna are the parents of our late Senior Pastor Steve Wall, and they have one other grown son, Harrison.

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Jacob Wiebe

Youth & Worship Pastor

Jacob is a Youth Pastor and Worship Pastor at Lebenswasser. Jacob and his wife Cindy have been part of the Lebenwasser family since their early teen years.  Jacob has served on the worship team since 2010. He has been the LW Aunbädunk Worship Pastor and Youth Pastor since July 2019 and came on board as a full-time staff member in October 2019. Jacob and Cindy have one daughter, Selah Victoria.

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Kenneth Giesbrecht

Digital Missions Leader

Kenneth leads our digital missions efforts and oversees all of our tech teams. Kenneth is passionate about reaching people for Christ through digital media, one of those avenues being the weekly Deepa videos. Kenneth has been on staff since July 2018.

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Wynonah Loewen

Administrative Assistant

Wynonah is a part of the LW Jugent leadership team, where she manages the volunteers for youth services and leads the youth worship team. She is also a part of leading LW Aunbädunk and manages all church volunteers for Sunday morning services. Wynonah’s parents were part of the group that founded Lebenswasser in 2007 when she was 12.

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Rebeca Giesbrecht

LW Kjinja Ministry Leader

Rebeca is passionate about helping kids understand God in a fun and meaningful way. She joined our staff in June of 2021 to live out this passion through leading the LW Kjinja ministry.  

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Justina Braun

Administrative & Financial Assistant

Justina joined staff in January 2019 as Pastor Steve’s personal assistant. She now oversees office finances, metrics and inventory. She also serves as a Host Coordinator for our weekly services and as a Lead Coordinator for weddings and funerals.

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Martha Klassen

Receptionist & Graphic Designer

Martha is our receptionist. She designs our church graphics and LW handbooks. Using her gift in music, she plays various roles in LW Aunbädunk, which she has been part of since 2010. Martha joined staff in January 2020. 

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Debbie Wall

Office Manager / Human Resources

Debbie, and her late husband Steve, were part of the group that founded Lebenswasser in 2007 and she has been involved in church ministry since then. She joined staff in August 2020 as HR and runs the day-to-day tasks in the office. Debbie has 4 children, Caleb, Brianna, Matthew and Kylee.

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Myron Loewen

Online Courses Ministry Leader

Myron joined staff in 2021 to lead our Online Courses Ministry. He coordinates the video classes and audiobooks that we share on our LW App, which provide practical, biblical principles for day-to-day life. Myron, and his wife Arlene, are part of the group that founded LW in 2007. They have 2 children, Wynonah, and Micah & Ashley.

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Justin Loewen 

Videographer & Editor

Justin is involved in filming and editing our Online Courses and invests into our media interns by providing them with training and mentorship. He is also passionate about worship and is a Lead vocal in LW Aunbädunk and is part of the Youth Worship Team Leadership. Justin has attended LW Church since 2016 and joined staff January 2020. 

In Remembrance
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Pastor Steve Wall

Senior Pastor (2017 - 2019)

Steve Wall was the Senior Pastor at Lebenswasser Church from October 2017 until he passed away on July 23, 2019 at the age of 33 in an airplane accident. Steve & his wife Debbie were part of the group that founded Lebenswasser in 2007.  Steve led the executive team since February 2014 and he was also the chairman of the Elder board.

Under his leadership the church grew exponentially. He was a visionary, a pioneer and had an incredible passion for reaching Low German speaking Mennonites around the globe for Christ. He was key in the implementation of Live streaming and Digital Ministries. Through our ministry on Youtube, Facebook and the LW App, the good news of Jesus has garnered over 2.5 Million views during the time he led the church.

Steve was also a songwriter & worship leader at Lebenswasser. He led the team to translate and record worship songs in Low German that get released under LW Aunbädunk. The translated worship songs are played and used in church services all throughout North and South America.

Steve and his wife, Debbie had 4 children, Caleb, Brianna, Matthew and Kylee.

Steve Wall, being true to the calling God had on his life impacted tens of thousands of people around the globe and his leadership will continue to be felt at Lebenswasser and inspire tens of thousands more!