Rev. Jonathan Ellis, Lead Pastor
Jonathan is a follower of Christ, a husband (of Becky), and a father (of Esther and Adeline). He moved to Victoria in 1993 from South Africa. After graduating from the University of Victoria, he served several years as a teacher (privately through home-schooling, as a Teacher on Call for School District #63, and then at Pacific Christian School). Jonathan studied at Regent College and was ordained in the Anglican tradition. Prior to serving as Rector at Open Gate he was a Pastoral Apprentice at Church of Our Lord and The Table (Victoria, BC), worked as an Assistant Pastor at Church of the Ascension (Langley, BC), and then served as Lead Pastor and Planter of The Table Peninsula (Central Saanich, BC). Jonathan longs to equip Christ’s disciples at Open Gate for worship in spirit and truth and for our mission to connect with our neighbours to see the Westshore transformed socially, culturally, and spiritually by the gospel of God’s grace and love.