Leaders & Staff
After a 25-year career in marketing and communications, Kent felt a strong call into vocational ministry and to complete a Masters degree in seminary. Kent has a deep love for God and His Word and a desire to encourage others in their own spiritual journeys. Everyone has a deeply personal story with its own joys and pain. Kent is always humbled to be able to enter the sacred spaces of people’s stories to meet them where they are and see how their story connects to God’s larger story. Over the past several years, God has been encouraging him to focus on the simple but powerful words of Psalm 46:10: Be still and know that I am God.Kent was born and raised in Edmonton, and he and his wife Michelle are the proud parents of Emily and Connor, two awesome young adults, as well as a lovely beagle named Sydney. The Dixon family love the mountains, are HUGE Disney and Marvel fans and love spending time with family and friends. Kent is also a lifelong fan of the Edmonton Oilers and can often be heard talking hockey during the regular season.
Born and raised in Kachin State, Myanmar, La Wom’s involvement in the church as a pastor begun in 2014, shortly after he completed studies at Providence Theological Seminary in Manitoba. Currently, he has the privilege of serving as a pastor to two churches: Braemar Baptist Church and Edmonton Kachin Baptist Church, a church plant of Braemar. His role as an associate pastor at Braemar is to provide ministry to children and youth.He is married and blessed with a lovely daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family at any time, but he loves Jesus more than anyone else. He believes “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
And, now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you, but to fear the LORD your God by walking in all HIS ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
As Braemar’s secretary and administrator, Shea-Lynn is usually the first point of contact most people have with the church. She works closely with the Braemar Deacons’ Board, overseeing the maintenance of the church facilities, coordinating rental agreements and supporting the pastoral staff.Shea-Lynn has an extensive background in music and it has been a big part of her life. After studying music in college and having several jobs unrelated to her field of study she moved to Edmonton from her hometown of Langley, BC in 2004. Shea-Lynn is married to Kevin and they have three energetic children: Aiden, Kaelynn, and Brooklynn. They enjoy camping as a family and being outdoors.Shea-Lynn’s life journey can be best explained by the popular Dixie Chicks song “taking the long way around” but with this comes seeing the amazing ways that God has plans so great for you that you don’t always take the most direct route in getting to your destination. She has a passion for the special needs community and for working with children and youth and has witnessed how God’s love and grace can transform parents, children, and others who are close to people who are different in this world.