Meet the Staff
Ron & Mary MacLean
Ron MacLean has been our Senior Pastor and team leader ever since he and his wife, Mary, moved here from Vancouver in 1979. Mary MacLean has also led the worship ministry at Gateway for 12 years and has been the Artistic Director for Bethlehem LIVE!. Ron & Mary have four daughters, two sons-in-law, three adopted sons and wives, and two grandchildren! Mary loves song-writing, and Ron’s newest favourite pastime is grandchildren!
Ron can be reached at email@example.com
Office 204.989.6580, ext.211
Mary can be reached at 204.989.6580
Peter Todd is the Pastoral Team Leader at our Panet campus. He began attending Gateway in 1992, and was soon hired as a teacher in The King’s School, a Christian school that Gateway has operated since 1983. He joined the church staff in 1995 as the pastor overseeing the church plant that later became our South Osborne congregation. Peter is married to Julia, who oversees Gateway’s EAL classes, and they have four daughters. He loves playing jazz, as well as supporting Newcastle United (Let’s Go Magpies!). Feel free to visit his website at www.petermtodd.com.
Peter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 204.989.6580, ext.204
Norm Zazulak is the Pastoral Team Leader at our South Osborne campus, his gifts and passions relating to family, the prophetic, and indigenous peoples. He joined our staff as Gateway’s Youth Pastor when he began attending Gateway in 2003. He is married to Niki and they have three sons. He insists that his favourite movie of all time is Norm of the North. Not sure why.
Norm can be reached at email@example.com
Ken Peters is an Associate Pastor at our Panet campus, his responsibilities including pastoral visitation, outreach and missions. He began attending Gateway in 1986 and has been on staff since 1992. Ken is married to Fiona and they have two daughters, one son and one son-in-law. He loves reading and he loves to write.
Ken can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 204.989.6580, ext.210
Aaron Wiebe is an Associate Pastor at our South Osborne campus. He has been attending Gateway since January 2000 and joined our staff in 2007 as the new leader of our South Osborne congregation. Aaron has also been instrumental in establishing pastoral ministries at Gateway such as our Set Free Weekends and Stephen Ministry, as well as providing IT expertise. Aaron is married to Wilma and they have four children. His favourite hobby is gourmet cooking.
Aaron can be reached at email@example.com
Chris Vale is an Associate Pastor at our Panet campus, pastorally involved in overseeing the youth ministry, young adults, and young families, while also serving in other areas of the Church. Chris and his family moved to Winnipeg from northeast England in 2019 after God clearly and profoundly spoke to them about moving to Winnipeg. Chris is passionate about unity in the church and is excited about what God is going to do in and through Gateway, as well as across the city of Winnipeg. Chris is married to Meg and they have three children. Chris originally trained as a professional piano player before God steered him into church ministry, which he has been involved in since 2003.
Cydney Forsyth is Gateway’s Junior High Leader, and also oversees Fusion (Sunday Youth classes) at our Panet campus. She began attending Gateway in 2014 and came on staff in July 2018. Coffee is one of her favourite things, but she also loves to play piano, to dance, and to read and to write.
Fiona Peters is the Gateway KIDS Pastor and Family Ministries Facilitator at our Panet campus, and our Plan to Protect Administrator (as well as our official office proofreader)! She began attending Gateway when she was a toddler back in 1972, and ended up on staff 30 years later in 2002! Fiona is married to Ken and they have two daughters, one son and one son-in-law. She loves to read.
Fiona can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 204.989.6580, ext.202
Niki Zazulak is the Gateway KIDS Ministry Coordinator at our South Osborne campus and has been attending Gateway since 2003. She began working at Gateway’s Panet campus as the Gateway KIDS Early Years Coordinator at the end of 2004, and then she and her family moved to our South Osborne campus in 2014 as her husband Norm began pastoring there together with Aaron Wiebe. She loves children and is passionate about sharing life with parents of young children. She is married to Norm and they have three sons, and she also loves gardening and cooking!
Lucy Todd is the Gateway KIDS Early Years Coordinator at our Panet campus. She has been attending Gateway all her life (since 1997), and has been on staff since December 2016 overseeing Sunday morning classes and curriculum for infants to age five. She is in university and is thoroughly enjoy studying chemistry!
Lucy can be reached at email@example.com
Office: 204.989.6580, ext.206
Kevin Sawatzky is our Pastor of Administration, overseeing Gateway’s finances and Human Resources, as well as creating and implementing church policies and ensuring the church operates in accordance with charitable law. He has been attending Gateway since 2003 and joined our staff in 2006. Kevin is married to Ivy and they have three children. In the summer, he enjoys golfing and camping, and in the winter, he enjoys curling and cheering for the Jets! …Go Jets Go!
Kevin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 204-989-6580, ext. 205
Betty Alexander is the Panet Administrator for Gateway’s Panet congregation. She began attending Gateway in 2015 and joined our admin staff in December 2017. Betty oversees the preparation and logistics for all Sunday services, Prayer Summits, and special events at the Panet location, while also assisting the various volunteer ministry teams and coordinating the admin for all Panet adult-ministry-related meetings. Betty is married to Art, and they have six children and three grandchildren. Betty is a writer, a music enthusiast, and recently discovered skills and a passion for refinishing furniture. She is happy and content out in her garage with sander in hand.
Betty can be reached at
Office: 204.989.6580 ext. 209
Elizabeth Frank has been our Gateway Bookkeeper since 2013, having attended Gateway since 1985. She is married to Andrew and has two sons, and loves working on jigsaw puzzles (“That is my idea of a relaxing time!”).
Elizabeth can be reached at email@example.com
Office: 204.989.6580, ext.208
Amy Braun is the Central Administrator and Receptionist at our Gateway Church office. She began attending Gateway in 1997 and came on staff in 2017. She loves music, and is currently learning to play the bass guitar.
Amy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 204-989-6580, ext.201
Jonathan Schroeder is Gateway’s Property Manager for our Panet location. He began attending Gateway in 2001 and has been on staff since 2015. Jon is married to Natalie and enjoys both playing and watching hockey.
Jon can be reached at email@example.com
Randy Braun is our Chief Cable Puller (aka, Gateway's I.T. Network Administrator and the Chief Sound Technician at our Panet campus). He began attending Gateway in 2006 and joined our staff in 2016. Randy is married to Janine. He says that kids used to mistake him for Mr. Bean on a regular basis. “Even total strangers would stop me on the street and say, ‘Has anyone told you that you look a lot like Mr. Bean?’”
Randy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org