Meet Our Staff
JOSHUA BLAKELEY - MINISTRY COORDINATOR
LORI BLAKELEY - CARE COMMISSION
Mark Bottomley - Worship Leader
Mark has been leading the worship teams at New City Church since its inception in 2010.
He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor in Music and a Bachelor of Education in 1996 & 1998 respectively. He was a teacher in the private and public school systems in Calgary for 10 years. He has had a business in financial services as his full time career since 2008.
Mark and his wife, Lana, have been married since 2000 and have three children; James, Breanna, and Lauryn.
Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon de Jong - Children's Safety Coordinator
In her role as Children's Safety Coordinator, Shannon oversees the background checks and child safety training of our child care workers.
Shannon can be reached at 403.701.5227 / email@example.com
Kevin Schwittai - Ministry Intern for Youth
Kevin is the ministry intern for New City Church. In this role, Kevin works with the youth and young adults, and helps out wherever help is needed on Sunday mornings.
He is originally from Germany and became a follower of Christ in the summer of 2005. Kevin has been attending New City Church since 2014, where he met his wife, McKenzie.
In addition to his work with New City, Kevin works full time in the oil and gas industry and volunteers with Faith Beyond Belief, a local apologetics organization.
Kevin can be reached at 403.852.6817 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Van Hill - Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Van Hill has been the part-time Admin Assistant at New City since January 2014. In this role, Suzanne is responsible for putting together the worship folder & overhead slides for Sunday worship services and posting the Sermon audio & slides on our website. She also does the quarterly volunteer scheduling.
Suzanne is a true Calgarian - born & raised! She has been married to Calvin since September 2008. In the Fall of 2015 they welcomed home their first child - a 3yr old daughter from Vietnam.
Suzanne studied Interior Design at Mount Royal College (now University). She worked for 7 years as a design/salesperson at a high-end cabinetry shop. After a three month ‘sabbatical’ in Uganda volunteering at an orphanage, she started working as an assistant for a landscape designer, where she did admin, bookkeeping, drafting and outdoor labour.
Suzanne loves cooking, gardening, hiking and travelling.
Suzanne can be reached at 403.710.7528 / email@example.com
Twyla Wolfe - Bookkeeper
Twyla is the Bookkeeper for New City Church. Twyla handles all day to day financial aspects of the church including payroll, accounts receivable and payable as well as keeping track of the offerings for tax receipts.
Twyla, her husband Darrell and son Milo have been with New City Church since its inception in 2010. Her background is in administration and bookkeeping. In addition to her part-time work with New City, Twyla homeschooled her son Milo for six years and is enjoying working from home.
Twyla can be reached at 403.862.2916 / firstname.lastname@example.org