Meet our Staff

Chris Allen - Lead Pastor

Lea Wilkening - Community Engagement Ministries

Elaine Van Laare - Director of Children's Ministries

Cindy Schreutelkamp - Director of Youth Ministries

Melissa Brooker - Church Secretary

Ellie Nyholt - Facilities and Finance Administrator

Hank Vandersar - Maintenance Supervisor

 Every member of our team is passionate about ClearView's vision of "equipping 

everyone to take their next steps in following Jesus Christ."


Chris Allen

Lead Pastor

On July 9, 2017 we were happy to welcome Pastor Chris, his wife Anna, and their boys, Keane, Finley, and Aston to our church family. They came to us from Mill Creek, WA where Chris served as the Lead Pastor at Mill Creek Community Church.

Pastor Chris received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary. He also received a Bachelors of Arts in General Ministry from Lincoln Christian University. 

Chris reads a lot of NT Wright. His favorite theological phrase is "inaugurated eschatology" (look it up). He loves preaching, discipleship, listening to progressive blue grass, and watching soccer.

Feel free to call 905-829-2242 or email him at   with any questions or prayer concerns.








Lea Wilkening

Community Engagement Ministries

Lea joined ClearView's staff in August of 2015 after 16 years in Finance. Having been led to Christ with the help of a faithful community church in her youth and reflecting on the impact that church had on her life and other lives in her community, she felt the Lord's calling to love others the way she has been loved and to share the vision of a beautiful life with Christ.  

 She enjoys seeing how the various work environments and experiences God has blessed her with has equipped her to find comfort in this new role and she feels it is an opportunity of a lifetime to match a career with a calling.

 Lea shares life's crazy adventures with her loving husband, John, and their two funny boys, Jack and Josh. When she's not trying to make one of her family members laugh, she's trying to make someone else laugh. Sometimes she's successful.

If you are interested in learning more about Community Engagement at ClearView or just want to chat with Lea, contact her at (905) 829-2242 ext. 227 or at


Elaine VanL

Elaine Van Laare

Director of Children’s Ministries

Elaine jumped on board ClearView’s staff team in the fall of 2011 as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Elaine is responsible for Jump!, the Sunday morning children’s ministry, the weekly girls and boys clubs as well as the summer kid’s camp.

Elaine is a teacher by trade, a mom by nature and a friend at heart. In all these things, Elaine is passionate about telling others about Jesus Christ. Elaine lives in Oakville with her husband Brent, and her three children Lauren, Brandon, and Tyler.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding any of ClearView’s children’s ministries, please contact Elaine at (905) 829-2242 ext. 235 or at






Cindy Schreutelkamp

Director of Youth Ministries

Cindy joined the ClearView team in July 2011 and is thrilled to have the privilege of leading youth. She has an incredible heart for teenagers and has been volunteering with youth in many different capacities at ClearView for quite a number of years. She loves going on mission trips, serving others, playing jokes on people and being creative.

Cindy is very focused on introducing young people to the joys of having a relationship with Jesus Christ, and encouraging them to make a difference in the world. Cindy leads a team of volunteers in coordinating our Junior and Senior youth groups, as well as our College and Careers group. Cindy and her family are avid campers at any Provincial Park, where they enjoy biking, kayaking, hiking and swimming. Her favorite thing to do is to listen to loud music, from rock to classical to worship. Cindy has been blessed with 4 wonderful children: Kyle, Rebecca, Zachary and Hannah.

If you would like to contact Cindy, please do so at (905) 829-2242 ext. 234 or



 Melissa Brooker

Office Administrator

Melissa is responsible for our Communication and Administration. She is also the face that will greet you  during office hours. 

Contact Melissa at (905) 829 2242 or email


Ellie Nyholt





Ellie Nyholt

Facilities and Finance Administrator

Ellie transitioned from her role as volunteer to join the ClearView staff in an official capacity in 2013 with a focus on managing facilities usage, including rentals to outside organizations and bookkeeping. She is unwavering in her belief that God is honored when we use the gifts that he has so richly blessed each one of us with for His glory. Ellie finds it a thrill to get feedback from renters who have had a positive experience for their big event, who love what our building has to offer, and who ask if they may return next year. She also finds it very satisfying to reconcile a bank statement on the first run through!

Ellie has four amazing men in her life; her husband John, and three adult sons. Ellie and John love to travel, camp, bike and ski, and hope to do more of all of that, and then some, once John takes his retirement.

Please contact Ellie at 905.829.2242 x233 or for any rental inquiries.










Hank VanderSar

Maintenance Supervisor

Hank, a retired Mechanical Engineer, joined the staff in 2008. With a varied career in design, projects, maintenance and facility management, plus a talent for fixing things, he enjoys his role of maintaining the church facility for members and renters alike. This includes dealing with contractors, suppliers and others who may  need technical support or direction. Hank met and married his spouse of 43 years, Charlotte, at ClearView Church, then called Clarkson Church, and last attended as a member in 1972. They have two sons, two grandchildren and presently worship in Etobicoke.

You may contact Hank by speaking with Ellie Nyholt, ClearView’s facilities and finance administrator at 905.829.2242 x233 or