Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Sam Devine

Lead Pastor

Sam Devine serves on the Albright team as our Lead Pastor.  Originally from Ireland, Sam made the move to Canada with his wife Judith and their two sons, in April 2010. They have enjoyed the adventure of adjusting to life in Winnipeg and believe that God has brought them here for His purposes.  Sam originally worked in a University laboratory in Belfast before studying and training for the ministry, and he has since served as a Youth Pastor in Belfast, Church Planter in Donegal and Pastor in Limerick.

Sam's passion is to see people begin their journey of faith in God, to belong to a caring church community, and to become the person God has created them to be. Part of his responsibility at Albright is to lead the process that helps people move along the pathway of grace, wherever they find themselves. Sam comments, "I believe Church should be a place where people can be accepted by grace and freed by truth."

Sam enjoys most sports especially soccer, tennis, pool and swimming. Those interests now include hockey and baseball! Walking, watching a movie or reading in one of the local coffee shops are some other ways he likes to relax. If you would like to chat with Sam drop by the office, or meet him for some freshly brewed coffee!

Rob Ford

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Rob joined the team at Albright in the fall of 2019 as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship.  Rob was born in Winnipeg but spent the last 20 years serving in various ministries across Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.  Rob and his wife Amanda have been blessed with 2 children; Lily and Jacob.  As a family they love to travel, spending time outdoors, hosting friends in their home, and going on adventures. 

As Associate Pastor of Discipleship Rob’s role is to lead Albright towards spiritual transformation by helping people take the next step on their spiritual journey.  Rob is passionate about equipping the church in its mission to make disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples. 

Sarah Millar

Family Ministry Director

Sarah joined the team at Albright in the spring of 2022 as the Family Ministry Director. She was born in Winnipeg and has been heavily involved in different children’s and family ministries for over 15 years.

Sarah’s main role is to advance Albright’s vision to see parents thrive in their role as the primary faith builders in their children’s lives, and to champion discipleship in the home by supporting, resourcing, and partnering with parents in their role. She believes spiritual healthy families are vital to the life of the church and is passionate about seeing both children and parents grow in their love of God, experience a vibrant, personal relationship with Him, and connect with one another in community.

Sarah and her husband Graham have been blessed with two children, Caitlín and Seán. She loves going on adventures with her family, vacations and traveling, entertaining people in their home and getting together with friends, making her own cards, invitations, and other graphic design fun, and playing the piano.

Kyle Smith

Youth Ministry Director

Kyle joined the Albright team as their Youth Director after moving from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with his wife Alyssa in August 2017.  Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kyle is excited to be back in his hometown and to glorify God anyway he can (Matthew 5:14-16).  In 2019, Kyle & Alyssa have been blessed with 3 beautiful boys. For the past decade, Kyle has been involved in youth ministry in many different capacities.  As a recipient of countless mentoring times and free meals, Kyle has a special love for mentoring and making disciples.  

Kyle's main role is to help youth grow closer to God and grow closer to others (Matthew 22:37-40). Helping youth grow closer to God & others is encouraged through energetic youth events, small groups, worship nights, youth retreats, and connecting with families.  Kyle’s favourite thing in the world is telling as many people about God & leading them closer to God.
 
In his free time, Kyle enjoys a variety of athletic endeavours, LEGO collecting, as well as dating his wife, and fathering his amazing kids.

Lorna Woroniak

Church Administrator

Albright is a big part of Lorna's family heritage, having grown up in the church. She has been on staff since 1993, working in the church office as church secretary and as Church Administrator. Lorna is one of the 'cheery voices on the other end of the phone', part of the team serving the needs of the congregation and providing information and resources to the community.

Lorna's main role at Albright is to manage the church's physical and financial resources.  A variety of daily tasks are a necessary part of keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Although 'business' describes her role, she enjoys having fun too—both in and out of the office! Singing, reading and vacationing recharge her batteries!

Andrea Wachal

Church Office Manager

Andrea (who doesn't mind if you call her Andie) joined our staff team in 2013 in the part-time role of Administrative Assistant.  As another one of the 'cheery voices on the other end of the phone' she provides the first line of contact with the church office, staff and ministries.  In addition to providing administrative support to staff and volunteers, her role includes preparing communication materials and resources to keep the church community informed and up to date.

Andie and her husband Matt enjoy time spent with their children Liam and Hannah, as well as family vacations and time at the cabin. To relax she enjoys sewing blankets, doing puzzles and reading, but is full of energy when cheering on the Jets! 

Our Board of Elders

Oscar Boloko
Chris Byrnes
Denis Chabbert
Graham Friesen
Rabindra (Sam) Samaroo
Othello Wesee