Our Staff

Peter Kenniphaas

Peter Kenniphaas

Lead Pastor

(705) 745-8564     peterkenniphaas@cogeco.net

Peter joined the Ferndale family in May 2008. He has been pastoring since 1989, both in British Columbia and Ontario. Peter is married to Barbara, and they have four children and five grandchildren. Peter’s passion is to see people come to know and love Jesus Christ and to see their lives transformed within the context of a loving, supportive, and safe community of believers.

jim welch

Jim Welch

Associate Pastor

(705) 745-8564     jwelch@cogeco.net

Jim was hired as Ferndale’s Associate Pastor in October 2006. As a long-time member of Ferndale, Jim has worked in a wide variety of ministry areas; this helps round out his position as Associate Pastor. Jim’s focus is in adult ministries, such as people connections, pastoral care, leadership, and oversight of the small group ministry. Jim is married to Penny, and they have two children.


Cheryl Riley

Children’s Director

(705) 745-8564    criley@cogeco.net

Cheryl joined the staff at Ferndale as the Director of Children’s Ministry in September 2007. She has a love for children and has enjoyed ministering to children for over twenty-five years. Cheryl’s desire is to support and work together with parents in raising their children to really know and love the Lord. Cheryl is married to Peter and they have three children.

Amy Salmans

Amy Salmans

Worship Director

(705) 745-8564    asalmans@cogeco.net

Amy began working as the Worship Director in 2018. She is a busy mom of three and married to Chris.

Adam Hannaford

Associate Pastor of Youth

(705) 745-8564 ferndalebc@cogeco.net

Adam joined the staff at Ferndale in August 2020. He is married to Rebekah.

Amy Jackson

Communications Coordinator

(705) 745-8564 ferndalebc@cogeco.net

Amy joined the staff at Ferndale in August 2020. She and Stephen have one young son, Lucas.