Board of Directors

John is married to his best friend Adelheid, is the father of two wonderful children and blessed with a kind son-in-law & daughter-in-law, grandfather of three granddaughters and three grandsons. He attends Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church, and serves as deacon with his wife. John is a founding director and has been actively involved on the Board since 1991. John has the spiritual gifts of administration and helps.

Norma joined the Board in 2013 but has been a long-time Bible study student with Solid Ground. She not only enjoys the in-depth study of God's Word but also the fellowship with the other students who attend. She and her husband, Bob, attend Grandview Church and are the proud parents of a son, a daughter and son-in-law and five very active grandchildren.

Lisa began studying at Solid Ground in 1996.She immediately became hooked on in-depth Bible study and the wonderful teaching that Solid Ground provides. She joined the Board in 2002, and is passionate about seeing others learn to dig deeply into God’s Word. Lisa has two beautiful daughters, and attends Lincoln Road Chapel with her husband Bill.

Catherine has been a true believer in Jesus Christ for over thirty years. Studying the Bible with Solid Ground, since 1999, has greatly deepened her knowledge and understanding of God’s word. During her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and gardening. She volunteers weekly at Solid Ground and also at her local church. She has been blessed to go on several youth –focussed missions’ trips. Catherine joined the Board in 2013.

Teach me Thy statutes. Make me understand the way of Thy precepts, so I will meditate on Thy wondrous works. Psalm 119:26b-27. Sharon has been involved in Bible studies with Solid Ground since 1986/7. She finds that the in-depth inductive Bible study keeps her on the ‘growing edge’ of her walk with God, and deepens the roots of her faith. Sharon, with her husband Wilf, attend First Baptist Church in Waterloo. They are blessed with three cherished children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and four precious grandsons. Sharon joined the Board in 2013.

Jessie’s personal relationship with the Lord started in October of 1992. She discovered Solid Ground in the summer of 1998 where the inductive method of Bible study was being taught, fueling her passion for studying God’s written Word. The varied Bible studies offered by Solid Ground have not only encouraged her, they have also helped strengthen her walk with the Lord. Jessie joined the SGM Board in the summer of 2006.

Jim has been passionate about God's Word since first becoming a believer and follower of Jesus Christ in 1996. His introduction to inductive Bible study through the ministry of Solid Ground opened new and amazing avenues for his personal journey of faith. Jim has been truly blessed by being married to his best friend (Carol), has two wonderful children (and two marvelous "children-in-law") and four beautiful grandchildren. Jim joined the Solid Ground board in 2015.

Having grown up in Winnipeg, Don moved to Kitchener to receive his training as an optometrist and, as he soon discovered, to meet his wife Moni.   The LORD has blessed them with the treasure of three children.   As a family, they love being actively involved in their local church, serving in the community, and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation outdoors.  Since Don started studying the Bible at Solid Ground in 2011, he has marveled at how God graciously adds depth and richness to our knowledge of Him through the discipline of studying and learning about God together.  Don desires to see others know and love God through His word.  He joined the Board in March 2017.