Treehouse Staff

 
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Lisa belanger, Manager

Lisa has been managing Treehouse since 2012 and volunteering in the Oxford Church children’sministries for 12 years. She considers it a privilege to be a support to the Treehouse families and to be a positive role model to the children in our care. It is her desire to give the children at Treehouse real opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ through the values of kindness, loving your neighbour, and compassion for others. She loves teaching the kids that they have the power to make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering their time and extending a helping hand. She also finds joy in providing a safe place for kids to just be kids and believes that all kids need lots of time for play, exploration and good old fashioned silly fun. 

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BREANNA BRANSON

Breanna has been working with kids since her days in high school, volunteering at Timberline Ranch.  It's always been important to her to show the kids great love, as an example of the great love given to us by God. She also likes to share her love of crafts, theatre and other fun and creative activities with the kids.  Breanna is always up for board games with the kids and loves to take trips with them to the library.

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ANDREA GOODWIN

Andrea loves spending time with family, playing board games, walking through forested areas and of course sunshine! What she loves most about her job is the opportunity to help children to become confident, respectful and caring young people, while sharing the love of God with them. On a daily basis, she is reminded of the beauty and brilliance of each child and how each one of them is extremely special.

One of her favorite bible verses is: Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

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MARK HOLMUND

Mark has been working at Treehouse since June of 2009.  He is a big fan of sports and keeping active.  Mark attended Douglas College, where he graduated with a diploma in Child and Youth Care Counselling. As a side note that is a little hard to explain, Mark once spent an entire week with paint in his ear.

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Melissa pragal

Melissa has been working at Treehouse for 2 years and really enjoys it. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology, and has a passion for helping kids to grow in a happy and safe environment. Her favourite thing about working with kids is getting to learn from them while also helping guide them in their every day life. She hopes to continue working with children in the future.