Edward Brouwer, Pastor.
Edward has served as Providence’s pastor since 2014. Edward hales from Alberta Canada and graduated from the University of Alberta. He has made his home in the U.S. since 1997 after serving on the mission field. He has been married to his wife Glenda for 30 years and they have three adult children: Natalie, Rachel (Julian Bacon) and Matthew (Clair). He and Glenda settled in North Carolina, serving at Christ Community Montreat. Edward received his MDIV from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2011 and was officially ordained in 2012. Edward and the Elders are responsible for discerning and communicating Providence’s vision, while caring for and equipping people for the work of the Gospel in their lives.
Renee has served as pianist and music director at Providence since its founding in 2007. She enjoys parenting her four children alongside her husband of 24 years (Elder Luke Allsbrook), teaching piano, substitute teaching, and working with Junaluska Elementary’s after school Bible Club. Renee has released an album of original songs, “Call it Joy,” many of which Providence has incorporated into its worship services.
Linda Wilson, Administrative Assistant
Linda has served as Administrative Asst. to Pastor Brouwer since December 2020. While originally from Colorado, Linda has lived in Waynesville, NC since 2014. She has 1 son. Linda enjoys hiking, traveling and enjoys serving her church and community.
Mandy Mills, Childcare
Mandy joined the Providence team in August. She is currently the full-time director of Haywood Community College’s Childcare Center and has held that position since 2015 . Mandy has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Special Education from Western Carolina University. Mandy is a longtime Haywood County resident. Mandy is very excited to help with some fun, hands on, toddler friendly Bible lessons and crafts and we know her extensive childcare background and experience will be a source of inspiration and learning for all of our volunteers too.
Bruce Kingshill, Treasurer & Elder
Bruce and his wife Susan are founding members of Providence Church. Bruce is a CPA in Waynesville and Susan a retired school teacher. They keep busy with 2 married daughters and grandkids!
Bob Dresdow, Elder
Bob & his wife, Barb moved to the mountains from Atlanta, GA about 9 years ago and soon joined Providence church. They have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Bob is serving his 2nd term as an elder. The Lord brought Bob into a personal relationship with Christ at the age of 19 and changed the whole direction of his life. He earnestly desires that all people grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. Christ is our only Hope and Peace in this life and the next.
Phil Inglis, Elder
Phil is an Elder, charter member, and Mission Committee Chair. He is married to Patricia. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
Luke Allsbrook, Elder
Luke Allsbrook was born in North Carolina and grew up in Augusta, Georgia. He met his wife of 25 years at Indiana University where they both attended as undergraduates. They have resided in Waynesville for 15 years and have four children, the oldest of which is in his second year of college. Luke is a charter member of Providence and has served on the session for three previous terms. He makes his living as a professional artist.
Jason Edwards, Elder
Wil Roberts, Elder
Will Roberts was born and raised in Haywood County and works for a local credit union. He is a charter member of Providence and previously served Providence as a deacon. He is married to Christina Roberts who also is a Haywood County native and teaches in the local public school system. In his first term as Elder, Will looks forward to how God will use him and Providence to glorify God’s name. Will loves to camp and is an Eagle Scout.