Rev. Michael Wittmeier has been the Director of Atlantic Kids since 2009, overseeing Children’s Ministry programming for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/Labrador. He was the Atlantic Kids Secretary for 3 years prior to being elected as director, and has also served in district and sectional committees and in the Youth Departments of the Atlantic and Central Canadian districts.
Mike was born and raised in Northwestern Ontario, the son of Rev. Robert & Ruth Wittmeier. He graduated in 1999 from Northeast Christian College (NCC). It was there that he met his wife Beth. Mike and Beth joined their ministerial callings when they were married in 2000 after having worked together in leadership roles at NCC. They have five children (Kylie, Jasmine, Brandon, Michaela, Christiana) and a golden retriever (Tanner).
Beth is an integral part of almost every program in Atlantic Kids. She is on the committee of the Atlantic Ladies Cherish conference and is a mentor in the Open Door conference. Beth is an anointed worship leader and gifted musician.
Prior to moving to New Brunswick in 2005 to pastor, their ministerial work started as a Youth Minister. Mike served in that role for 5 years in his hometown of Kenora, Ontario until moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba to be involved in the ministries of Bethel Community Church.
Family Ministries Coordinator
Melinda Keays has been an active part of Atlantic Kids events for many years. She was appointed Activities Coordinator in 2011. She plans and oversees the kids activities in Atlantic Kids camps, conventions and retreats.
Melinda began her ministry in Campbellton Community Church pastored by Rev. Mike & Laura Noel. Melinda has taught at Escuminac Intermediate School and now teaches at Fredericton Christian Academy. She attends Capital Community Church pastored by Rev. Raymond Woodward and Rev. Jack Leaman.
Junior Bible Quizzing Coordinators
Resource & Communications Coordinator
Kids Evangelism Coordinator