About the Network 2017-11-13T16:34:59+00:00

The New Leaf Network is a collaborative network working to support church planters and starters across Canada. A variety of people from a variety of denominations have gathered together to see how a network of support can benefit everyone. The Network has an advisory team that curates networks of connection across Canada.

Jared Siebert
Jared SiebertNew Leaf Founder
Jared Siebert, currently serves as the National Director for Church Development for the Free Methodist Church in Canada and author of ‘Gutsy: (Mis)Adventures in Canadian Church Planting’. His main responsibility is to prepare the denomination to respond to the massive cultural change that churches are facing. He accomplishes this through the planting of new kinds of churches and by developing sustained health and contextual conversations at the local church level designed to bring churches face to face with their mission.
Elle Pyke
Elle PykeProject Manager
Elle is the Program Manager at The New Leaf Network and a Lay Minister with the Free Methodist Church of Canada. Elle has served on the board of number of organizations such as Women Powering Technology Global, TEDxWaterlooWomen and The Christian Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization. She hates writing bios, but loves spending time with friends and family, the great outdoors and all things New Leaf.
Amy Bratton
Amy BrattonContributing Editor
Amy Bratton is the Contributing Editor of the New Leaf Blog. When she is not networking with contributing bloggers she is a lay minister at Riversdale Neighbours Church in Saskatoon, SK. She writes and speaks about the history of Christian spirituality, with a focus on the early Methodist understanding of Christian maturity known as “perfect love.”
Dallas Friesen
Dallas FriesenAdvisory Team
Dallas Friesen resources churches and plants with the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. He and his wife, Leanne, served together for over a decade at Mount Hamilton Baptist Church in the neighbourhood they continue to live in with their two children, Josiah and Lucy.
Jon Hand
Jon HandAdvisory Team
Jon is Site Lead Pastor for a multi-site church in southern Ontario called The Meeting House. In the Summer of 2015 Jon and his family moved here from their home in the US where they had been church planting for the previous 8 years.
Jon serves on the Advisory Team for the New Leaf Network.
Greg Langman
Greg LangmanAdvisory Team
Greg Langman serves part time as a pastor with Moose Jaw Alliance Church and with the rest of his time provides coaching, leader development, discernment and assessment for New Venture leaders and local church leadership teams across the country. He serves as a volunteer with the New Leaf Network as a member of the advisory team, and works for Organizational Connections and Development for New Leaf. He also provides Transformational Coaches training, Grip-Birkman Coaches training and helps us build the network with organizations and denominations.

New Leaf Core Values

The New Leaf Network is a collaboration of churches, denominations and individuals across Canada. We are centred around core values, with a focus on diversity. Read the blog series on the core values of the New Leaf Network.