Joel Symonds

APPRENTICE based in Ontario

The goal of this apprenticeship is to provide a year of learning, discernment and healing for Joel. This year will also provide space for Joel to explore other pathways and models of mission and explore ministry in different contexts.

Originally from Scarborough with 16 years spent living in Thunder Bay, Joel describes himself as half "cultured urbanite" and half "rugged bushman." He is a loving pastor and thoughtful leader, and finds himself most inspired when outdoors.

Get to know Joel in an interview!


About New Ventures Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeships offer the space for new leaders to pursue clarity about what Jesus has called them to be and become. There are three main questions that guide an Apprentice’s journey:

1. Who is God calling me to be?

2. To whom and where is he calling me to?

3. What is he calling me to do? 

More than providing space for personal reflection or formal training, New Ventures Apprenticeships help leaders take their next steps by learning through doing. Want to learn more? Contact us.