Alissa began her ministry at Hamilton Mennonite Church in November 2010. During her studies at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, IN), she had opportunities to serve congregations in Goshen, IN and Abbotsford, BC. Before coming to Hamilton she served as Associate Pastor at Calgary First Mennonite Church, where she enjoyed preaching, leading worship, and walking alongside people of all ages on the journey of faith. Alissa is passionate about the Church and its calling to embody Christ’s work of peace in a hurting world. She is also passionate about the global church, about creativity and authenticity in worship, and bringing all generations together in the quest to live counter-culturally as Jesus’ followers. Alissa’s other delights in life include music, travel, languages, and storytelling in many forms.