Meet Our Leadership


The Bible teaches that churches are to be led and cared for by qualified pastors. You can read about what qualifies a man to become a pastor in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Our pastors are Alex Kloosterman, and Rylan Auger. They exercise spiritual oversight and provide pastoral care to our congregation.



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Alex is married to Rebecca and is the father of Grace and Ruth. He helped start the Gathering in 2009, then lived in Barbados for almost 3 years, and moved back to Peterborough in 2012. He serves as Lead Pastor of the Gathering, and attends Toronto Baptist Seminary where he is pursuing his Master of Divinity.

Email: | Twitter: @alexkloosterman

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Rylan Auger is married to Carleigh and is the father of Eleanor, Calvin, and Aileen. They live in downtown Peterborough. He has been part of the Gathering since 2010 and served as a Pastoral Intern for four years. He is a graduate of Trent University, and currently studying at Toronto Baptist Seminary in the M.Div. program. Rylan is the Gathering's Student Ministry Coordinator.

Email: | Twitter: @rylanauger



Benjamin is married to Mel and is the father of Azi, Hudson, and Talia.  He has been part of the Gathering since 2014 and served in the Pastoral internship.  He is pursuing his Bachelor of Theological Studies from Toronto Baptist Seminary.




The Bible teaches that pastors are to be assisted and complemented by qualified deacons. You can read about what qualifies a man to become a deacon in 1 Timothy 3:8–13. Our deacon is Jason Ufkes. He helps free up the pastors to devote themselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.


Jason is married to Sally and is the father of Alice and Charlie. They live in the north end of Peterborough. He has been a member of the Gathering since the beginning and has proven himself a faithful servant of Christ.







Katie is married to Justin and is the mother of Finn, Levi, and Mae. They live in the west end of Peterborough. She has been leading us in muscial worship for years. Her love for Christ and the church and the use of her gifts has been a great blessing to the body.

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