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Darren Platt

Senior Pastor

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780.478.1553 Ext. 24

Darren grew up in northeast Edmonton and became a Christian at the age of 18. He attended SHBC for seven years while completing his formal forestry education at NAIT and the University of Alberta. After graduation, he moved to northern Alberta to work in the forest industry for 12 years as a registered professional forester. In 2001 he and his family moved back to Edmonton and in 2004 he graduated with his Master of Divinity from Taylor Seminary. He began at SHBC in 2004 as Pastor of Adult Ministries and answered God's call to serve as the Senior Pastor in June 2007.

Darren and his wife Juanita are happily married and live in the McLeod/Steele Heights community with their four children.



Ben Kroeker

Student/Young Adult Pastor

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780.478.1553 Ext. 23

Ben was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. After a year internship in youth ministry at his home church, he decided to further his ministry education at Ambrose University College and made the move to Calgary in 2004. After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor in youth ministry, he took on a part time youth position at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Calgary. During this time Ben also worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op. In December 2015, the position at St. Andrew’s ended and he began to look for time youth ministry. In May 2017 Ben accepted the Student Ministries Pastor position at Steele Heights. Ben married his wife, Lindsay, in 2014 and in October 2016 they had their first child, Matthew.



Bonnie Coram

 Family Pastor

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780.478.1553 Ext. 22

Bonnie grew up in Nova Scotia and earned a Bachelor's degree in Child Studies at Mount St. Vincent University. After moving to Toronto to work in childcare and experiencing God’s call during a Sunday worship service, she invited Christ to be Lord of her life. It was at the young adults group there she met Chris and they were married in 1989. After arriving in Edmonton in 1993, she and her family began attending Steele Heights Baptist Church and she served as a leader in children's clubs, then as Children’s Ministries Coordinator. Her next step was to take courses in Children's Ministry and Evangelism. She was called to serve as Children’s Ministries Pastor from January 2002 to March 2015. Bonnie has a passion for helping build strong families by having Christ be the centre of the home and by parents taking spiritual leadership of the family. She is currently serving as Family Pastor and is upgrading her education in Pastoral Ministry at Taylor Seminary. Bonnie, her husband Chris and their youngest of three children live in the McLeod Community.



Antoinette Moore

Children's Ministries Director

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780.478.1553 Ext. 31

Antoinette grew up in the McLeod Community, and gave her life to Christ at the age of 26.  She has recently ended her 23 year service with Sobeys as an Assistant Deli Manager. Antoinette has spent the last 5 years serving as a leader in our children’s ministry, Power Up. She is excited to join the SHBC staff serving The Lord and His children.

Antoinette is married to Ben and they have two beautiful children.




Laura Mackie

Office/Financial Administrator

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780.478.1553 Ext. 21

Laura was born in North Vancouver, BC and raised by her mom.  For many years they traveled through Europe & Asia and Laura learned a lot about life and gained a sense of adventure from their travels.  Laura accepted Christ as a teenager and has grown in her faith over the years.  Laura served in administrative positions in BC and Alberta for churches, an evangelist, school boards and Capital Health.  These experiences taught her many facets of administration and how to deal with the public.  Laura is married to Monte and they have two amazing daughters.


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Kathy Neufeld


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780.478.1553 Ext. 36

Kathy was born in Winnipeg and her family moved to Melville, Sask. when she was 4.  Kathy learned to put her trust in Jesus at the age of 13.  After high school, she moved to Edmonton to attend Taylor University and NAIT. While she was working at NABC as the accountant, she met her husband, John and they were married a year later while he was still a student. Kathy was able to work at the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary at the NAB international office in Oakbrook Terrace.  John & Kathy moved back to Edmonton and have served at many churches over the years.  Kathy has usually had jobs in accounting with employers such as CRA, Town of Athabasca and the City of Edmonton.  She enjoys sports, working out at the Y and the great outdoors.  She is very happy to be serving part time at Steele Heights Baptist Church as the bookkeeper. John and Kathy have 2 wonderful daughters, 2 fun-loving sons-in-law and 4 gorgeous, entertaining granddaughters.