Staff Team

  • Brent Coulter 

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Brent joined the Pastoral Staff in 1994 upon graduating from Bible College, and served faithfully for many years as an associate Pastor under Pastors Earlby and Esther Coulter. He became the Lead Pastor at The City Church in November 2008. Brent is passionate and committed to see everyone live the abundant life that God has provided for them. His messages will inspire and challenge you to follow Jesus everyday.   

  • Nicole Coulter

    Operations/Design/Research/'Make All Things Look Good' Person

    Originally from Arizona, Nicole graduated from Bible College in 1993 where she met and soon after, married Brent Coulter. Nicole loves being a Mom! Nicole has served and functioned in the leadership of Youth and Kids Ministries at The City Church.  More recently she had oversight in the design and decoration of our new facility. Her current role is Operations consultant.

  • Earlby & Esther Coulter

    Teaching/Counseling/Theology - Pastor Emeritus

    Dr. Earlby Coulter & his wife, Esther, have over fifty years of experience in the ministry, and have been pastoring at The City Church since 1989. Earlby and Esther both graduated from Bible School in 1962, they were married and entered the ministry shortly thereafter. Pastor Coulter has three earned degrees, B.A., M.Div., and a Th.D. Dr. Coulter earned his degrees while working in various roles of full-time ministry.

  • Kristen Gannon

    'CityKids' & Events Director

    Kristen completed her program in Early Childhood Education at Sheridan College in 2004. She taught toddler through to kindie ages for over four years in a child care centre. Kristen is currently our Kids Ministry Director and she coordinates all of the ministry events at the church.

  • Ellen Cruz

    Worship & Creative Director

    Ellen recently completed her Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from Niagara University after receiving her HBA from the University of Toronto. Ellen currently oversees our Music/Worship Department both for Youth and Adults, and she also assists with the operation of many other areas of church life.

  • Tyler Fitch

    Student Ministries Director

    Tyler Fitch recently graduated from Bible College with a degree in Theology.  Tyler and His Wife Jane currently oversee 'City Youth' which includes Grades 6 through 12.  Tyler works in the Graphics department, he also plays guitar and sings on our Worship Team.

  • Sara Navarro

    Connections Coordinator

    Sara recently completed her HBA degree from the University of Toronto.  Sara oversees our volunteer teams and manages our City Groups. She helps connect church members and new visitors to all aspects of church life.  She also serves as a worship leader and is involved on our City Youth leadership team.

  • Lee Groen


    Lee Groen graduated from Fanshawe College in 1981 with an accounting degree. She was hired in 1992, and now currently acts as the accountant for The City Church. 

  • Shirley Cook

    Pastoral Assistant

    Graduating from Sheridan College in 1973 from the Executive Secretarial Program, Shirley is the Pastoral Assistant to Pastor Earlby Coulter. She came on staff in 1996 and now Shirley organizes and takes care of details for our executive pastors. She also coordinates all Baby Dedications and Weddings at The City Church.