Kevin Ratzlaff (pastor) grew up in Red Deer, Alberta, enjoying family trips to the mountains, playing sports with friends, and many meaningful camp experiences. He and his wife Carol helped to start a church in Mount Vernon, WA, before moving to Brandon MB in 1997 to be the Creative Arts Pastor with Grand Valley Community Church. After a time in Saskatchewan working on a Masters degree, they returned to Brandon in 2012 to ‘church plant’ with many others at The Gate Church Community. They have 6 children and love the community of Brandon. Kevin has a heart for youth facing challenges and volunteers regularly as a leader at the YFC Drop-In Centre.
Gate Kids Director & Administrative Assistant
Wendy Bambridge grew up in rural Manitoba and has enjoyed living in such places as Ontario, Qatar, and Kenya! She became part of Gate Church Community in 2016 and has given excellent executive oversight to our summer camp staff and to our Gate Kids Ministry while teaming with Kevin to manage a variety of responsibilities out of our church office. She is terrific to work with, full of great ideas, bubbly enthusiasm, and a heart for God and people. She has a lot of family and friends in the Brandon area and enjoys building into the community in a variety of ways.
Aidan Smyth has been interning with Gate Church Community since September of 2020, providing leadership to a youth Community Group, to a Community Group of young adults, speaking on the occasional Sunday, and providing some administrative support work. He has a deep passion for the Kingdom of God and how that works out into real life. He and Melissa got married in February of 2021 and he is looking towards resuming his Bible School education in the fall of 2021. He has been wonderful to have with us!