MissionFest Toronto

WEST Regional Conference

Upcoming Event



Mark Jurgeneit, YWAM Muskoka

Mark and Jerrilyn Jurgeneit are the co-leaders of Youth With   A Mission Muskoka.  They have been working with YWAM   for 10 years commencing in Kona, Hawaii and moving to Mangere, South Auckland to restart a YWAM campus in a predominantly Pacific Island and Maori community.[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Before joining YWAM Mark was a secondary school teacher and a real estate entrepreneur, looking for “diamond in the rough” properties for which he could design and build residential or vacation homes.  He is currently co-director of YWAM Muskoka, President of Margis Investments Ltd. (commercial/industrial ownership and management), a mortgage broker and completing his real estate licensing.  Mark has a passion to combine business and mission, using business as a vehicle to support missions, recognize business as a place that needs the gospel and to disciple youth to fulfill their God given destiny.[/read]

Jude Hodgson, Director of Communication and Operations, ICEJ

Jude has a sincere love of Israel and the Jewish people and   has served on the Board of Directors of the International   Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Canada Branch, as a member from 2005 and then Board Chair till 2010.Since September 2011 she has worked for ICEJ Canada as the [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Director of Communication and Operations. She also has focused on missions and communications in the field, as a consultant and speaker to various ministries and churches.[/read]

Dave Marttunen, Director of Fellowship International 

The traumatic loss of their 9 year old son Jonathan resulted   in Dave and Donna along with their daughters Sarah and   Ruth, living 3 months in Pakistan in 1992.  This experience morphed into an ongoing ministry of membercare, first to Pakistan, and then to Japan.  While living in Jo’burg[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] South Africa, in 2005, their membercare role expanded into the 20 fields operated by Fellowship International.  Dave took on the role of Director of Fellowship International in 2014.  Under his leadership the mission has refocused its vision and values and is now engaged in catalysing Disciple Making Movements on its fields.[/read]

John G. Denbok, Executive Director, SIM Canada

John is the Executive Director of SIM Canada, a century old catalyst for global mission bringing good news to hard places where people are living and dying without the gospel. A former businessman and entrepreneur, .[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] John is passionate about mobilizing the Church for missions and seeing all of its gifts used for the Kingdom. He has been leading mission organizations for 20 years.[/read]

Rev. Olu Jegede, Sr Pastor, Christian Centre Church

Rev. Olu Jegede and his wife, Jennifer, have been ministering at Christian Centre, an inner city church located in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood, since 1992. Beginning as a youth ministry volunteer, Olu eventually felt called to leave his career in IT, become a full-time pastor, and move into the local community. In addition to local missions, [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Olu is also passionate about global missions. In response to the devastating earthquake in 2010, he has been taking a missions team yearly to Haiti to help bring resources and the hope of the Gospel. Olu holds a Masters in Theology from Tyndale University as well as a BSc in Computer Science. He and Jennifer have four incredible children – Nicholas, Abigail, Elijah and Elizabeth.[/read]

Melani Pyke, Visual Artist

Ever since she was a young child, Melani has had a God-given gift for reaching the lost and hurting through her art. She has been creating prophetic paintings in oil and acrylic for 25 years which are enjoyed by collectors worldwide and serve as reminders of God’s love for us. Melani has completed paintings on each of the 150 Psalms, highlights from the life of Jesus, the book of Proverbs, and many others. Her painting Giving and Receiving was awarded Honourable Mention [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] in the 2018 Oakton Foundation International Visual Art Competion. Melani has completed dozens of wall murals, illustrated books, regularly exhibits her work throughout Niagara and the GTA, and teaches painting classes.

Melani also enjoys sharing the word of God through art by painting live during worship regularly at her home church and others, as well as competing in Art Battle live painting competitions, making it to the Canadian National tournament in July 2018.

Melani completed graphic design at Mohawk College as well as School of Illustration with YWAM, and has been on mission trips to BC Canada and Thailand. She currently lives in Crystal Beach Ontario with her husband and two daughters.[/read]

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Marie Ens, Founder Rescue Cambodia

Missionary Marie Ens left the prairies of Canada for the tropical land of Cambodia in 1960. After 40 years of service to the Cambodian people, she was ‘invited to retire’ when she reached the age of 66. Instead, she chose to return to Cambodia where she could live simply on her pension. Now at 83 years [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] of age, she has no plans to retire or return to Canada. She hopes to remain in Cambodia serving at Rescue Orphanage for many years to come. Marie has a deep passion for the people of Cambodia and is delighted to remain obedient to her calling to the end. [/read]

Children of Cambodia Dance Troup




Milton Area Restaurants & Fast Food

  • Kelsey’s – Chisholm Dr

  • Swiss Chalet – Market Dr

  • Mary Browns Chicken – Market Dr

  • Boston Pizza – Maple Ave (10 minute drive)

  • East Side Marios  – Main & Thompson

  • Downtown Milton  (Many others)

  • Tim Hortons

  • McDonalds

  • Wendy’s

  • Starbuck

  • Wendy’s

  • Harvey’s

  • Subways

Hotel Accommodations

Best Western | Milton, ON
161 CHISHOLM DR , MILTON, ON L9T4A6  | Phone: 905-875-3818

Preferred Guest Room Rates for MissionFest Toronto (Friday October 19, 2018)   

Queen Size standard room – $104.99 per night

Double room – $114.99 per night

King Size standard room – $124.99 per night

King Size suite – $139.99 per night


Book Room @ 905-875-3818

Home2 Suites by Hilton Milton Ontario
8490 Parkhill Dr, Milton, ON L9T 9B3

2 Queens – $149  |   1 King – $139

Please MENTION MISSIONFREST to get the conference rate

Book Room @ 905-875-3818


Join us in partnership as we pray for Mission(s) together

James 5:16 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 

Prayer is a key to ensuring the successful vision and purpose for MissionFest.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]The calling for every Christian in whatever sphere of influence that God has placed them; be it in the home, workplace, schools, creative arts, government, marketplace, church or in the various destinations of missions is to be fueled and connected through prayer.

NOTE: There will be ongoing prayer for the conference in a designated Prayer room /[/read]


FREE on-site parking


Attention All Volunteers
We welcome all volunteers through our Online Registration.  Thank you for your interest in volunteering for MissionFest.

The high needs areas for MissionFest conference have been for Ushers,

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]Parking Attendants & medical personal including First Aid workers.

MissionFest Toronto asks that you would read our statement of faith before filling out the volunteer registration. Below is the Department List with descriptions, skills and notes on each area.

Please read through and choose which departments you feel would best fit your skills and talents.

Volunteer Training Meetings are typically announced well in advance of the event.

Should you have any questions regarding volunteering please email our  us at volunteer@missionfest.org[/read]

 Contact Us to Volunteer or For More Info

What area of volunteer are you interest in or have served?
ReceptionUshersDonor CareParkingFirst Aid


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