Our Team



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.

Wes Weiss


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.​​

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 wife Colleen 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.

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 3 yrs, Sylvie 14 months). 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 for the past 11 years. 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

Student Ministries Pastor

Emilio works with Darryl in our Student Ministries 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 for 10 years 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 one year ago from Yellowknife. They are a military family and have been for the last 16 years. 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 have recently moved back to Winnipeg after pastoring both in Saskatchewan and British Columbia for the past twenty-one years. 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.

Lauren Funk

Service Programming

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, 14, and Lane, 12.

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!​​

Julie Trommel

Director of Administration & Pastoral Care

Julie has roles in office administration and pastoral care at Oasis. She coordinates various volunteer teams and gets people connected to Serving Teams and 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. 

Tasha Allen

Administration & Children's Ministry Assistant

Tasha and her family moved to Winnipeg a year ago from Ontario. Her role as 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. There's nothing like seeing the world through the eyes of their 2 year old and 10 month old. What an adventure!

Colleen MacLaren

Director of Administration (on parental leave)

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, coordinates various volunteer teams, helps plan events, and gets people connected to Serving Teams and Life Groups. In her off time, Colleen enjoys reading as many books as she can, travelling the world with her awesome husband (fellow staff member, Adam), and spending time with their growing herd of dogs and foster dogs.

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.

Amanda Mitton

Host Teams Director

Amanda works part-time leading and serving our Host and Hospitality teams, including; parking attendants, Oasis Central, bookstore, the drinks station, ushers and greeters, and prayer team. She oversees the "first impression" of our community here at Oasis. Amanda and her husband, Devon enjoy spending time with their two children, often painting, writing, and "Play-Doh-ing." In her limited spare time, Amanda enjoys listening to new music and trying new baking recipes. ​​

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.

Talbot D'Ottavio

Student & Children's Ministry Assistant

Talbot helps with our student, children and facilities environments. He graduated from InsideOut and we haven't been able to get him to leave since. Talbot hopes to create environments where students and children can have their lives radically changed just like his was when he was a student at Oasis.



Kennedy Selley

Administrative Assistant

Kennedy is currently part-time at Oasis working in administration during the week and helping out in Waumba Land on Sunday mornings! She hopes to be a nurse in the future, potentially taking the LPN program at Assiniboine Community College. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, hang out with friends, play ringette and enjoy the outdoors. Kennedy and her family joined the Oasis family about a year ago and she could not be more grateful for the opportunity God has given her to be on staff and be part of this amazing community!

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 avenue. 

940 Elmhurst Road
Winnipeg, MB R3R 3X7

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