Our Team

Staff​

 

Dustin Funk

Lead Pastor

Dustin serves as the lead pastor at Oasis. He has been at Oasis since the start and hopes to pastor this church for the rest of his life. Dustin's background includes a Diploma in Theology, a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Providence College. When Dustin's not playing with his two boys or spending quality time with his wife Lauren, he loves settling down with a good book, a conversation over a cup of coffee or enjoying just about any form of hockey.

Adam MacLaren

Executive Pastor

Adam oversees operations at Oasis with a focus on business, creative, and communications. Adam takes great joy in the day to day workings of the church as well as crafting the way worship is experienced at Oasis. Adam directs a skilled team of volunteers in running things behind the scenes each week, leading people to an intimate worship experience. Adam and his family enjoy travelling and time around the house.

Troy Selley

Adult Ministries Pastor

Troy is our Adult Ministries Pastor at Oasis. He holds a Master of Divinity
degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, and brings a
wealth of experience in pastoral ministry, church planting, and missions work. Troy and his wife CoraLee, along with their three children, keep busy with organized sports as well as snowboarding, fishing and camping. Troy enjoys a good sci-fi movie, wrenching on cars, and weekly lunch dates with CoraLee.

Julie Trommel

Community Care Pastor

Julie and her volunteers care for our community through prayer, hospital visits, and providing meals. She is also involved in preparing candidates for baptism, connecting couples with pre-marriage mentors, and in helping with life groups. Julie loves hearing people's stories and has a heart to encourage others.

 

Julie is a wife and a mother of 2 children. She loves both hosting friends and spending time with her family. She is also a former professional volleyball player and still has a passion for sport, fitness, and health.

Samuel Bernard

Life Groups Pastor

Samuel (AKA Sammy) is originally from Haiti, he is the youngest of 6. Samuel is a graduate from Millar College of the Bible with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. Samuel is married to Leah and they have two sweet girls (Evangeline and Sylvie). Samuel loves hanging out with people, but most importantly he is passionate to see them grow into who God made them to be. Samuel loves playing/watching soccer and basketball. Samuel would love to meet you! Set up a time to get to know each other and go for coffee.

Darryl Janzen

Student Ministries Pastor

Darryl has overseen all of our student ministries at Oasis since 2008. He has a great desire to see students and young adults develop and grow a faith of their own, lead boldly, and grow into godly men and women. He loves board game nights with friends and his wonderful wife, eating taco salad, and he lives and breathes football.​

Emilio Abiusi

High School Pastor

Emilio leads our High School Ministry at Oasis. He believes in the potential of the next generation and seeks to see young people become all God has made them to be. He loves being loud and has conversational knowledge of football and cars.

Patty Kambas

Children's Ministries Pastor

Patty is that bubbly personality that you will see around UpStreet Sunday mornings if you have kids. Patty has overseen all of our kid's environments at Oasis since 2010 with a passion for introducing children to Jesus. Much of Patty's spare time is spent with her life group friends. She is an avid tennis fan and enjoys specific NFL teams although she does not know why.

Rebecca Oakes

Children's Ministries Pre-school Pastor

Rebecca and her family moved to Winnipeg from Yellowknife. They are a military family and have been since 2004. Rebecca's background is nursing but she found a passion working with children that have various disabilities during her time in Yellowknife. She believes there is nothing like enriching a child's life and helping them achieve all that they can which makes her a great fit as our pastor of pre-schoolers and their families.

Ramona Maurer

Children's Ministries Assistant

Ramona and her family moved back to Winnipeg after pastoring both in Saskatchewan and British Columbia since 1999. While her husband is a full-time student at Providence, she will be assisting the children’s ministry staff here at Oasis. She is passionate about families loving Jesus! Her heart it to encourage others and to see the Bible lived out practically. She enjoys time with her three children and husband, family, friends and getting to know her neighbours. She is filled up in both majestic mountain hikes and quiet prairie roads, sunshine, music, reading, jogging, baking, and listening to good teaching.

Amanda Jang

Executive Administrative Assistant

Amanda grew up in Vancouver and moved to Winnipeg in 2020 with her husband. She finds joy in serving others and bringing out the light in each person. You will often find her laughing at just about anything. Amanda enjoys time spent with nature whether it is running, hiking, camping, or taking photos.

Wes Weiss

Service Programming & Pastor

Wes heads up the Service Programming team and a host of other executive details at Oasis. He has been at Oasis since the humble beginnings. He has a passion for music and has a strong desire to serve with excellence in all areas of church life. Wes and his wife Jaynee enjoy playing sports, working outside in the yard and spending time with their three boys.​​

Lauren Funk

Service Programming Assistant

Lauren works in our Service Programming department helping craft our weekend experiences. She has a passion for music and appreciates all varieties. She has previously been a piano teacher and studied classical voice while in university. Besides music, Lauren also loves reading a great book, cooking up a good meal, and running outdoors with a great podcast.​ Lauren and her husband Dustin have 2 boys – Lincoln and Lane.

Jeremy Wat

Creative Arts Pastor

Jeremy is an expert storyteller utilizing multiple skills and forms to communicate Oasis' messages and teachings with our community both inside and outside the church. His motivation is, "Love what you do, and it will love you back." He also enjoys illustrating, watching films, and coffee with close friends. Jeremy and his wife Carla really enjoy time together along with their two children.

Nicole Janzen

Graphic Designer

Nicole is originally from rural Alberta and has her graphic design diploma from the Vancouver College of Art and Design. She assists Jeremy in the Creative Arts area at Oasis and loves being able to use her God-given gifts to further His kingdom. Nicole enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and family, exploring the outdoors, playing board games with friends and taking photos as much as she can!​​

Colleen MacLaren

Director of Administration

Colleen works as the Director of Administration and has a passion for making things organized and efficient. In addition to helping out in the kid's areas on Sunday mornings, Colleen manages the Oasis office, helps plan events, and gets people connected at Oasis. In her off time, Colleen enjoys reading as many books as she can, travelling the world with her family, and spending time with their numerous dogs.

Tasha Allen

Administration & Children's Ministry Assistant

Tasha and her family moved to Winnipeg from Ontario in 2019. Her role in administration and children's ministry excites her because she has a love for organizing, being part of a team, and a desire for helping foster an enriching learning environment for all the children who walk through Oasis' door. Tasha and her husband James, along with their two boys, Archer & Hendrix, like to keep busy by being outside and exploring nature. What an adventure!

Tyson EisBrenner

Production Manager

Tyson oversees the technical production of Sunday morning services. With a team of skilled volunteers, he helps craft a creative, worshipful environment where people can feel comfortable and welcome. Tyson has a passion for music, particularly anything with a groove and a B3 organ. He also loves family game night, trying to beat his kids at Dutch Blitz.

Jeff Rhode

Production Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Dan Otsuji

Host Teams Assistant

Dan works part-time with Amanda leading our hundreds of host team volunteers. When he is not working at Oasis, Dan works as a pilot. He enjoys camping with his family during the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

Tim Heinrichs

Facility Manager

Tim grew up in southern Manitoba near Kleefeld. On the family farm, Tim learned to have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude which he has found helpful in the various roles he's served over the years. Whether on the plant floor or in the office, Tim always enjoys learning new things. His new challenge is the maintenance of the facility and grounds here at Oasis. Tim likes to spend time with his wife Eleonore, travel, garden, watch movies, and play video games as time allows.

Vincenzo Russo

Pastor of Italian Ministry

Vincenzo leads Oasis' ministry to Italian speaking people in our community. Vincenzo and his wife Marcella enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Vincenzo loves reading, the opera, and fine Italian cuisine.

 

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we are located west of ikea, down sterling lyon parkway / wilkes ave.

940 Elmhurst Road
Winnipeg, MB R3R 3X7

Sundays 9:30am (ASL), 11:15am, 3pm (online-only) & 7pm (online-only)

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our mission is to lead people in a growing relationship with

Jesus Christ

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