Our Staff

Our Staff

Staff for Grace Evangelical Missionary Church includes Lead Pastor, Jeff Knott, Pastor of Congregational Care, Donna Schultz, Worship Coordinator, Roxy Smith, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Esperanza Sztrimbely, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper, Kim Rogerson, and custodian, Dave Budreau. Together we are the motley crew who handles day-to-day care of people, paper and property that encompasses the church in Port Hope, Ontario under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and always with the mindset that in serving, we serve our Lord Jesus Christ. We like to think that we bring hope to the people of Port Hope with the good news that there is reconciliation to God through salvation in our Lord Jesus and hope for today as well as for eternity as the Holy Spirit works in us to enable us to do His good will.

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” 1 Peter 3:15 NIV

Pastor of Congregational Care

Pastor Donna Schultz

Pastor Donna Schultz is Pastor of Congregational Care at Grace Church in Port Hope, ON since 2017. Donna loves to celebrate life with joyous laughter and doses of good cheer along side her husband, adult children and grandchildren. Donna knows of no greater thrill in life than witnessing men and women becoming followers of Christ. As followers of Christ she believes we are to rejoice with one another in the jubilant seasons and to companion one another in the tougher…
Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Esperanza Sztrimbely

Esperanza Sztrimbely has been the Children’s Ministry Coordinator since 2016. She is certified in Plan to Protect, the highest standard of abuse prevention (www.plantoprotect.com). Esperanza is both the Administrator/Leader and the Train the Trainer whereby she trains volunteers in the Plan to Protect program. Esperanza has a passion to teach children about the Bible in fun, creative ways.
Worship Leader

Roxy Smith

Roxy Smith has been the Worship Leader since 2017. Roxanne is an Award Winning Canadian Singer Songwriter. She is known for her deep roots in Southern Gospel & the Contemporary Christian Artist Field. For the past 20 years, Roxanne has been playing her piano, singing, and leading teams for ministry into passionate worship for Christ. Many times Roxanne is invited to speak to men and women, and shares her testimony about her music ministry and how she has managed to…
Administrative Assistant

Kim Rogerson

Kim Rogerson has been the Administrative Assistant since 2011. Kim’s passions include church, laughing and not needing a reason, her crazy family, chocolate, backgammon, and a good book!