The DWCC is led by neighbours who live in our downtown parish. On occasion we will have someone on our leadership who doesn’t live downtown; they are likely an expert member of our board. This team is a mix of our board of directors and our staff.
Francis Oliver, President of the Board
Martin de la Orden, Treasurer of the Board
Nathanael Hope, Secretary of the Board
Tori Cameron, Chair of the Board
Bob Cameron, Executive Director, Ex-Officio Member
To reach a member of our board, please email [email protected].
Our staff take the lead from our board to help us create and support loving community at the neighbourhood level. We have had the privilege of having so many dynamic and innovative staff members over our ten year history.
Bob is a neighbour, a catalyst, a connector, and our visionary lead. He is a husband, a father of four adult daughters, and a known character in his neighbourhood. He’s a man full of inspiring ideas, a love for his neighbours, and a joy like no other. From alley parties to soccer in the park, breakfast club to walking his neighbourhood, Bob is always found in the crowd, bringing laughter to his friends. He is a catalyst of ideas, a connector of people, and he’s the visionary leader of the DWCC.
519-903-7629 [email protected]
Kristen is a neighbour, an advocate, a servant, and our pastoral lead. She is a mother of four and grandmother. Kristen has a heart for those who have experienced adversity and finds joy in encouraging others. Walking beside them on their healing journey and assisting in practical ways. She loves nature hikes and listening to experiences of people in the community, over a meal or a cup of coffee. As someone who loves to support and serve others, Kristen feels closest to God when being a part of uplifting others.
403-614-9586 [email protected]
After twenty three years in lower town Ottawa serving the marginalized, Timothy followed a call to serve in Windsor and in the DWCC parish. In February of 2022, Marianela and Timothy relocated to downtown Windsor, with Marianela serving at Matthew House Refugee Welcome Centre and Timothy joining the DWCC in the role of Community Engagement and Peer Support. Timothy brings extensive experience to the team that includes urban missions, street chaplaincy, peer support work, hospice for the marginalized, end of life service to the poor, working alongside those in recovery, and with a specialization in Grief Recovery Method.
613-286-3608 [email protected]
Loves to connect with people and has a passion for community. Loves to work with others with a special interest and passion in working with youth and teens. A resident in the downtown core that believes that when neighbours connect in friendship and unity, power of community can bring about positive change! Alex can be found in the downtown parks creating events with music and food, at the arenas for his kids hockey games or going for romantic strolls downtown with his lovely wife Mun-hee. Alex has a passion for discipleship and mentorship that is rooted in his love and dedication to God and for towards others he encounters.