Pastor Don Ingersoll is in his third year as our Lead Pastor and he and his wife Janet are very excited to be back in Sussex. Although Don and Janet have served three churches during their 39 years of ministry, all of them have been here in Southern New Brunswick. They devoted 18 years to the ministry at Kings Valley Wesleyan church in Quispamisis, most of them as lead pastor. During that time they raised their two children Brad and Lindsay, and were grateful to see the fellowship there grow to an attendance of over 600, as well as the completion of a brand new 900 seat Worship Centre.
They also served a total of 9 years in full and part time positions at Kingswood University in the Admissions, Development and Music Departments. During some of this time they served part time here at Sussex Wesleyan too. Two terms of service at the Moncton Wesleyan Church involved the leadership of the Living Christmas Tree, an annual event that ended in 2012 with a record attendance of over 13000 people.
In addition to theses ministries, Don was instrumental in the purchase and establishment of the camping ministries on Catons Island, a Wesleyan camp that still works with hundreds of students each summer. In their years of ministry they have enjoyed serving the church directing denominational youth events, involved as director of rallies at major church functions, and directing worship, speaking and ministering in music at camps and conferences with the Wesleyan Church, Promise Keepers, and the Gideon’s.
These days Don and Janet enjoy spending time with their family and grand kids Colton and Cailyn, and lead and active life boating, gardening, camping, cutting their own firewood and hunting. Their favorite spot besides Beulah Camp would be Bar Harbour Maine, but they also love to cruise and travel together, and are never more content then when they are near the water with a good book. They are filled with optimism for the future of Sussex Wesleyan, love living here in New Brunswick, and are trusting the Lord for their most fruitful years of ministry together in the years ahead.