Our Staff

Das Sydney

Lead Minister: While Das has lived most of his life in Canada, his country of birth is India and he spent many of his early years in Africa. He is married to Angela, and they have three children and two lively grandchildren. His theology degree is from McMaster and his doctoral degree from Chicago. His faith is central to his life. He believes Christ calls us to be partners with him in His work around the world, to touch people's lives at their point of need, and to make real God's incredible love so plainly seen in Jesus Christ.
dsydney@highlandbaptist.ca / 519-745-9461 x 224

Carlo De Vito

Youth Pastor: Carlo has lived all over Canada, but living in Kitchener is a homecoming of sorts.  His music degree is from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he met his wife Joy.  After an MDiv from Regent College and 12 years of pastoral ministry, Carlo is now a full time husband and father of three, a full time student, and happy to be leading youth ministry at Highland Baptist Church.  cdevito@highlandbaptist.ca / 519-745-9461 x 227

Amanda McCulloch

Associate Pastor, Children's Ministries & Congregational Life: Amanda has been part of the staff at Highland since 2011. She loves finding meaningful ways for children to engage in worship, equipping parents to nurture their children’s faith, and facilitating opportunities for community and connection at Highland. Amanda is married to Adam, and they have two young daughters. amcculloch@highlandbaptist.ca / 519-745-9461 x 222

Carol & Norman Giesbrecht

Directors of Music: Carol and Norm have been involved in church music all their lives.  Carol started singing at 5 and Norm started playing in the church at 13.  Both have worked in the music and education world as teachers, conductors, accompanist and arrangers. Carol has been involved with several hymnal projects.  Norm is the owner of Tri-City Pianos.

Ruth Odia

Church Ministry Assistant: office@highlandbaptist.ca / 745-9461 x 221

Adam Yarascavitch

Custodian: Adam is fully committed to the welfare and cleanliness of our facilities. We are grateful for his work on behalf of a very busy church.