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Bruce was born and raised in Ottawa. Through the ministry of Canterbury High School's Christian club, he started following Jesus in his teen years. Ever since, student ministry has been very close to his heart. Joining the Navigators was a natural path for him as he entered Carleton University to study English Literature. Long story short: It was an amazing.
Shortly after graduating, Bruce dove into an internship with the Navigators in Ottawa. He was stretched in his faith, learned lots, and was able to participate in some of the amazing Kingdom work. After two great years, he transitioned from intern to staff. Two years after that, in the summer of 2018, he left his beloved hometown to lead the Navigators campus team at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Bruce is passionate about Jesus, climbing things, creative writing, board games, dancing, soccer, potatoes, and honest conversation. He is glad to be working alongside an awesome team with the Navigators in Ottawa.
Amanda (Mills) De Santis
Amanda grew up in Guelph as the oldest of 4 children. She moved to Hamilton to do her undergraduate degree in Linguistics at McMaster. During her undergrad years, she came to know Jesus personally, which changed the direction of her life. Instead of going into speech therapy, she followed God’s call to work with students at McMaster University. She has been working part time with the Navigators since she graduated in 2009. She loves working one on one with students and seeing them grow closer to God, no matter where their starting point is.
As well as the Navigators, she also works part time at a church as their administrator and is working on her Masters of Theological Studies at Divinity College. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family, sit down with a good book or play a game of ultimate frisbee.
Darci holds an Honours Biology/Psychology degree from McMaster University, and an Education degree from Brock University. After several years of teaching secondary school Science, she left the workforce to raise her young family.
First introduced to the Navigators as a second-year university student, Darci has been involved with the organization in some capacity for the past 17 years.
She is excited to live out Titus 2: 4 & 5 as she mentors young women on the campus.In her spare time, Darci enjoys reading, crocheting, and quality time with her family. Darci, her husband, Chris, and their three children live in Hamilton, Ontario.
Hamilton City Leader
Don met the Navigators in his third year at RMC. Navstaff Tom Taylor began to meet with him weekly and helped to build the basics into his life: learning how to pray, to read the Bible, to memorize verses and to share his faith. He saw the gap narrow between talking and living.
After graduation Don received training in how to lead a disciplemaking ministry and in 1983, he and Lynette came to Hamilton to help lead the campus work at McMaster. He has been here ever since, investing in young adults. His deepest desire is to equip the next generation of leaders.
Currently he is delighted to lead our ministry in Hamilton in a new city strategy, and help to build a staff team. Specifically, he leads a ministry to medical students and mentors young adults in life skills, biblical character qualities, and ministry skill. He also leads a home church. His three children are married and all are involved in various forms of ministry. Currently Don has five grandchildren. He can often be found either playing or coaching soccer. He gets the nickname 'maddog' honestly.
To know Christ... and to make Him known