Margaret Ayala - Secretary

MargaretMargaret Ayala and her husband Glenn Ayala have three children: Mackenzie, Dylan and Logan. In 2004, Margaret moved from Mississauga where she worked as a legal secretary to Grimsby and joined the staff at Tintern as the church's Administrative Assistant. In addition to keeping everything organized, Margaret teaches children's classes at Tintern. When she finds some spare time, Margaret loves knitting.

You can reach Margaret through the church email.

Cindy Whitfield - Children's Minister

CindyCindy Whitfield has been working as Tintern's Children and Youth Minister since 2016. She began as a volunteer in our TRUTH youth programming while she completed her B.Ed at Brock University. Cindy now works part time as a teacher with the school board as well as serving at Tintern. 

Cindy and her husband Dana have two small children who certainly keep them busy! Her family loves laughing, sushi and traveling. While she has always had a passion for the spiritual formation of teens, having her small children has ignited a desire to ensure that even our littlest ones are being shown the amazing love of Jesus.

Noel Walker

NoelNoel has been working in full time ministry at Tintern for the past twelve years. After earning an undergraduate degree in Science and Education at Brock University, Noel taught at Great Lakes Christian High School for eleven years before beginning a second career in ministry at Tintern in 2006. Noel completed his Masters of Divinity at McMaster Divinity College in 2013 and his Doctor of Ministry at Lipscomb University in 2017. Joining Noel in ministry is his wife Julie who works part-time as a Nurse at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby. 

Noel and Julie have four boys (Devin, Jacob, Liam and Daniel) and live in Beamsville. When Noel isn't doing homework for school, he is cheering on the Niagara Ice Dogs or dreaming up a Stanley Cup parade route through Toronto. Noel can be emailed here.


Matthew Burrows - Associate Minister

MatthewMatthew is originally from Brampton, and came to become part of the Tintern family when he attended TRUTH in high school. He completes his Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry from Rochester College in the Fall of 2017. He is excited to join the Tintern team as the Associate Minister with focuses in Youth Ministry, College Ministry, and Worship Ministry. You can reach Matthew here.

Mission Updates

  • Ruth Zimmerman's July Report

    July 04, 2018
    To read Ruth's July report click on here.
  • Great Lakes Homestay Opportunity

    May 23, 2018
    Great Lakes Christian High School is seeking host families for fall 2018!

    They are looking for caring homestay families to host students studying at Great Lakes Christian High School.

    If you are interested please contact Shannon LaVictoire (Admissions Liaison) at 905-563-5374 ext 230 or

    Please click here to read the full ad.
  • Camp Omagh

    May 23, 2018
    Camp Omagh is looking for some volunteers. If you can help out please contact Jennifer Dale at or 226-868-4294.

    They are in need of a Caregiver/Nurse for Week 4 (August 12 to 18);
    They are in need of Five Kitchen Helpers for Family Week (August 5 to 11); and
    They are in need of Four Kitchen Helpers for Teen Week (August 19 to 26).
  • Latest update from Joel in Japan

    April 07, 2018
    Here's the latest newsletter from Joel! (Click here!)
  • Shawn LeBlanc Report

    January 11, 2018
    Click here to read Shawn's report.