Pastor Don Symons

Senior Pastor

Don graduated from the Electrical Engineering program at the University of Western Ontario. Don has owned his own business and been a sales executive at IBM. In 2001, Don and his family began attending Westney and in 2011 the church called Don to serve on it's pastoral staff.

Don enjoys photography, reading and racquetball, although has played less racquetball recently since both his sons can now beat him handily.

Don is married to Sandy and they have 4 children: Caleb, Rebekah, Bethany and Nathan.


Telephone: (905) 924-6062

Pastor Jim Rendle

Founding Pastor

Pastor Jim is the founding Pastor and began our church in 1990. He continues as Care Pastor on a part-time basis. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University, Wheaton College, and Dallas Theological Seminary. Besides hospital visitation, he teaches a weekly Bible Class and oversees services in two area nursing homes. Pastor Jim and Anna have three children, Donald, Hugh, and Cheryl; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 


Bob Donald

Youth Pastor

Bob and Janine Donald have attended Westney Heights with their family since about 1996. They have 5 children: Caleb, Mackenzie, Abigail, Elijah and Jack.

Bob worked in the graphic arts/printing business for 23 years, and after having been involved as a key volunteer in youth ministry, Westney called Bob to become the Youth Pastor in 2011.

Bob is a graduate of Prairie Bible College.


Telephone: (905) 686-7782 x102

Elicia Hannah

Kids Ministry Director

Elicia took over the position of Kids Ministry Director in the summer of 2015. She has a passion for children and has been serving in our Kids Ministry for 10 years. She is married to Greg and has 3 children of her own; Emma, Jackson and Elsie.


Dr. Craig Carter

Theologian in Residence

Craig began in this part-time staff position in January 2008. He is a graduate of Mount Allison University (B.A.), Acadia Divinity College (M.Div.) and the University of Toronto School of Theology (Ph.D.). He serves as Professor of Religious Studies at Tyndale University College in Toronto where he teaches courses in Theology and Ethics.  Craig preaches regularly, teaches an adult SS class and is available to the congregation for consultation on theological issues. He also researches theological issues of importance to the church and does occasional teaching on these issues. He is always ready to recommend good books to read! Craig is married to Bonnie and they have three adult children.


Bev Rendle

Church Secretary and Scheduling Coordinator

Bev has been part-time church secretary at Westney Heights Baptist Church since January, 1997, and is responsible for the weekly bulletin along with other administrative duties. In 2012, Bev also took over the responsibilities of Facilities Scheduling Coordinator.  Bev also sings on a worship team and in the choir, and acts as church clerk. Bev is married to Hugh; they have 2 grown children, and 2 grandchildren.


Telephone: (905) 686-7782 x100

Nicole Aikman-Smith


Nicole joined our staff in March of 2020. As book-keeper, she is responsible for day to day financial duties of Westney. Nicole and her husband Mark have 2 children; Mikayla and Maliek.


Telephone: (905) 686-7782 x103