Our Staff


The leadership team of Spruce Hills Community Church cares for both the Paradise & Manuels campuses. The team is comprised of a pastoral team as outlined below, and a lead team of vision-minded individuals who are passionate about serving God, the church family, and the community.  

  • Matt & Kayla Joy

    Lead Pastors

    Matt & Kayla, with their children Kendrick & Kerri-Ella, began serving Spruce Hills Community Church in 2013.  While Matt serves full time as lead pastor and cares for the primary teaching at the Paradise Campus, Kayla serves as Director of Next Gen Ministries with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland & Labrador.  

    E: mjoy@sprucehills.ca

    T: @mattwcjoy

  • Dean & Kelly Brenton

    Manuels Campus

    Dean & Kelly, with their four girls, Jennifer, Bethany, Julia & Rebecca, serve in a volunteer pastoral capacity at Spruce Hills Community Church, Manuels Campus. Dean assists with the primary teaching at the Manuels Campus, and is the Executive Director of Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland & Labrador. Kelly is a Guidance Counsellor at St. Edward's School in Conception Bay South. 

    E: dbrenton@sprucehills.ca

    T: @deanbrenton

  • Cody & Erica Lush

    Next Gen Pastors

    Erica & Cody serve as Next Gen Pastors to Spruce Hills Community Church where they minister specifically to the children and youth of our campuses and communities.

    E: clush@sprucehills.ca