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Judie Birnie
Administrative Assistant to Pastor John Mahaffey
Judie came on staff in April of 2002, and is presently the Administrative Assistant to Pastor John Mahaffey.  Her past experience in administration includes working with the Halton Board of Education as well as working as office manager for a local manufacturing company for over 11 years. For several years she served as vice-president of the Parents’ Council at Mount Albion School.  Judie was part of a musical family that traveled throughout southern Ontario and parts of the US, often ministering at MBC and Fair Havens Bible Conferences. In her spare time she plays the French horn in the church orchestra and coordinates the decorating committee. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Bob, and they have two great sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law and four "perfect” grandchildren.
Patti BenallickPatti Benallick

Patti is known by many people in our church because of her friendly voice in answering most of the phone calls that come to the office. Her involvement with us started when she volunteered from 2005 to 2007. Patti came on staff 4-days per week starting in March of 2007. Patti is involved in several ministries; most notably Grief Share and Alpha. Patti has 4 grown children and 10 grand children.

Felicia Cosma

Felicia joined our staff as bookkeeper in 2011. She attended the University of Oradea where she earned the Ontario equivalent of a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master degree in Business Management. From 1990 to 2007 she was employed by the Romanian Commercial Bank in Oradea. Upon arriving in Canada, Felicia upgraded her skills by taking courses in Recruitment & Selection, Compensation, and she graduated Accounting and Payroll Administration program. She is now a Certified Payroll Practitioner. Felicia is married to Ovidiu with one son.

Bryan CochraneBryan Cochrane


Bryan joined our team in May of 2000 with responsibility over the custodial and maintenance needs of our facilities. Before coming to us, Bryan spent 5 years as a custodian at Hamilton & District Christian High School. Over-and-above his full-time work on staff, Bryan is involved in our Tuesday evening Kids Klub ministry as well as the Nursery ministry. Bryan is married to Bettina and has 3 young children.

Lynda GarnerLynda Garner
Administrative Director - Academy of Music
Lynda has taught Secondary School Music and Business for the York Region Board of education for 36 years, initiating and writing courses in music. She has been involved with many music groups, singing with Cantabile Chorale of York Region, singing with and accompanying the York Troubadours, and playing with many musical theatre productions over the years.
Jannelle VynJannelle Vyn
Creative Design Assistant

Jannelle joined our staff in 2012 as an occasional support worker in the office. Before long, her bright smile, servant's heart, and quality work endeared her to the team so much so that she came on full-time. Jannelle has attended West Highland since 2009.