Director of Next Generation Ministries
Matt Wilkinson is the Director of Next Generation Ministries for the Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec which oversees CBOQ Kids, CBOQ Youth and Camp Kwasind. He is a strategic and visionary leader with a committed passion for the local church to effective engage the next generation with the person and message of Jesus Christ. Matt contributes to the world of youth ministry at both local and national levels. He is currently an Instructor at Tyndale University College, Co-Director of the annual Today’s Teens Conference (a youth and youth workers conference) and author of the book, Youth Ministry: Now & Not Yet. Matt holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University. He has furthered his educational endeavours through studies at Tyndale University College and Seminary, the Arrow Leadership program and a Master of Arts degree focused on Leadership and Evangelism at Wheaton College.
He is married to Charity and they live in Burlington, Ontario with their two children, Grace and Joshua. Matt is passionate about the Maple Leafs, Tim Hortons, camping ministry and creating random adventures.
Youth Ministries Associate
Since his baptism at the age of 16, Alvin has been involved in a variety of ministry settings (e.g. student leadership, university campus ministry and local youth ministry). With his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Western Ontario) and Masters of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministries (Tyndale College and Seminary), he joined CBOQ Youth in 2000 and ordained in 2004.
Alvin’s role at CBOQ is to serve youth leaders and churches as they pass on the truths of God, “the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” (Psalm 78:4b NIV)
Alvin attends Mimico Baptist Church with his wife, Natalie, and their two children.
Youth Administrative Assistant
Meghan is a passionate follower of Jesus, committed to the building of His kingdom. In the summer Meghan meshes mission and ministry at Camp Kwasind. During the off-season Meghan is usually hanging with Kingsway Youth where she is a small group leader; or teaching with Invicta Self-Defense. Meghan studied Fine Art at OCAD University, and is happily married to a cool guy named Jon.
Youth Education Intern
Julien Busse (pronounced “bus-sah”) grew up in the small town of Uxbridge but now calls the city of Hamilton home. Attending Redeemer University College, he graduated with a double major in Religion and Theology and Psychology with a minor in History. Currently working as the youth pastor of Dundas Baptist Church, Julien also has a background in residence life, event coordination, and camp ministry. It was through these settings that he has developed a passion for discipling young people towards Jesus and guiding them as they build bridges between who God has made then to be and their place in the world. Julien has a deep heart for community, restorative justice, and the local and global church, and is looking forward to learning more about how he can develop his ministry through the CBOQ internship.