Francis Douville and his wife, Tina, joined Really Living (then Living Word) in December of 2009. Prior to coming to Hamilton, Francis served as an Associate Pastor at the Aldergrove Adventist Church (Church in the Valley) in British Columbia for six years.
Before becoming a minister, Francis worked for seven years as an athletic therapist in Montreal. In the summer of 2000 he began to feel that God was leading him to a different purpose, and so he made the decision to attend Canadian University College (now Burman University) where he completed his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies. Since becoming a pastor, Francis earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University.
In his spare time Francis enjoys golf, strategy board games, and watching the occasional Montreal Canadiens hockey game.
Youth Pastor & Community Services Coordinator
Prior to coming to Hamilton, Benton Lowe spent four years in Canada’s cold arctic territory of Nunavut where he served the community as a Bible teacher and outreach worker. Though Benton originally had desires to work in the kid’s television industry and pursue an education in children’s media, the call on his life to work with people and bring them closer to Jesus was much stronger and he felt more fulfilled giving his talents to God for His will. He changed his plans to attending Burman University in Alberta to study Pastoral Ministry.
With any free time Benton gets, he enjoys connecting with new people and collaborating on creative projects with friends. Benton is always creating and constantly brainstorming ways that he can combine his love for Jesus, puppetry, and digital media, to make content for kids.
Szasza Paz has been a part of the fabric of our church since it was first formed in 2000. She serves as the church’s administrative assistant, keeping the behind-the-scenes operations of Really Living running smoothly.
Szasza’s friendliness and warm personality contribute greatly to the atmosphere at Really Living. She is a much-valued member of the team!
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Nadia Ferreira fills the part-time role of Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Really Living with competence and enthusiasm.
Nadia is no stranger to the fast-paced, and energy-infused demands of life with kids. As a mom of three boys in a busy household, she has also served as a classroom teacher, Adventurer Club leader, and children’s ministry coordinator in her native Brazil, as well as an early childhood educator here in Canada. It runs in her blood. Coming from a long line of Adventist educators in her family, Nadia earned her Bachelor of Education degree in Brazil, then worked as a teacher in two Adventist schools before she and her family immigrated to Canada in 2012.
“We are blessed being part of the Really Living family now,” says Nadia. “Working with children, and especially leading them to God—it’s what I love to do and always wanted to be.”