Find your purpose in God’s plan.

Journey is a community of followers of Jesus in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  We are made up of people at various stages of our faith journeys, and everyone is loved and belongs.  We believe in living our day-to-day lives to show Jesus’ strength and goodness with every step.

Journey is about helping everyone find out how they fit into God’s plan. Sometimes life gets tough, but with a strong church community to help, we know that anyone can find their way.  We want you live the rewarding, fulfilling life that God has planned for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about Jesus, try Alpha, a seven week film series that explores the basics of Christianity, in a casual atmosphere.  Contact us for more information, check out the next Alpha, or read more at

So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Romans 12:5

Our Values


You belong. No matter your past, beliefs, political views, you belong…period.


We believe that faith in Jesus and his good news can transform lives. We desire to live in a way that love is always first, and His grace extends to everyone who believes.


Character, heart, identity. Jesus loves us too much to leave us where we are. He wants to restore us into who he created us to be.


Purpose, personality, skill, passion. God created us for good works to build his Kingdom.

our mission

Loving others on the journey to becoming fully engaged followers of Jesus.

At Journey Church, we teach that a victorious Christian life is possible for all believers through the forgiveness of sins and the filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives. As we develop a relationship with Christ, we change the world.

Local and Global Engagement

As followers and disciples of Christ we have a responsibility to impact all of the world. (Matthew 28:18-20)

At Journey we believe that all outreach is local!  During Covid-19 we are assisting our community by providing meals, and helping with grocery delivery.  We serve our community primarily through our Life Groups.  We also have special Serving Teams who gather around a specific task, like delivering food within our community.

We also take mission teams to Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and other locations where God calls us. Our focus in these nations is to build relationships and community while pouring out the love and joy of Christ to others. We do this by serving others, feeding people, investing in orphaned and abandoned kids, and so much more.

Join us in a Life Group.  Our goal is to get out of the church building and into the world that He has called us to serve….just like Jesus modelled for us!

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Get Involved

Scott Wood

Missions & Outreach Pastor

Scott's leadership challenges us to reach out to those in the community, meet their needs, and share God's love in real and practical ways. Besides the great joy of being a grandfather and helping others flourish, Scott loves family and sports. Just ask him a sports trivia question - he will know the answer!

Worship Songs We Love

Listening to worship music can change the course of your day.  Listen to a few of our favourite songs, on our Spotify Playlist.  These are songs that we regularly sing on Sundays at our worship gatherings.  Spotify has a free version.

Click above for our Playlist

RightNow Media

RightNow Media is like the Netflix of Christian Bible studies. With access to 10,000+ Bible Study videos, from 150 leading Christian publishers and ministries, you’ll find valuable tools for your Life Groups, personal development, and areas of life training like marriage and parenting.  And because Journey Church is a subscriber, the content is free to you!

New to Right Now?  Click here to sign up, at no charge.

Click above to access the Right Now Media Library

Meet Our Team

Matthew Maxwell

Lead Pastor

Matt has been helping others experience the transforming love of Jesus at Journey since he began here in 2010. He and his wife Suzanne are often found at the gym or the rink watching their 3 children compete. Matt smiles at the thought of chocolate, coffee, the outdoors and his alphabetized library.

Matt Palmer

Connections and Worship Arts Pastor

Matt's passion and gift for music is evident in the energetic and meaningful worship experience that he leads. Matt has been working with Journey since 2007, helping people connect with each other and serve others with passion. He loves his God, his wife Laura and their 5 children, sports, hunting, food and coffee.

Luke Budreau

Next Generations Pastor (Children, Students, Young Adults)

Luke's passion is to come alongside children, students and parents to help them realize their full potential and purpose in God's Kingdom. Luke and his wife Vanessa moved to Fredericton from the USA, and live happily with their pug Baloo. He loves nothing more than God, his family, and a lazy Saturday with a bowl of chips and some good company.

Scott Wood

Missions & Outreach Pastor

Scott's leadership challenges us to reach out to those in the community, meet their needs, and share God's love in real and practical ways. Besides the great joy of being a grandfather and helping others flourish, Scott loves family and sports. Just ask him a sports trivia question - he will know the answer!

Joni Torunski

Office Manager

Joni has a passion for people, and heads up our First Impressions Ministry. Come to Journey and you will be greeted by her and her many volunteers. Aside from being a mother of three and a grandmother, she loves skiing, cycling, four-wheeling and being the "mother" to the staff.

Gary Sharpe

Communications Pastor

Gary started out his career as a UNB Civil Engineer, and was called into ministry at the age of 30. He has since served as a Pastor in Waterloo Region, Ontario. In 2018 he returned home to his roots in Keswick Ridge. Gary attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He loves music, mentoring, writing and website design. When not working he loves restoring old houses, traveling and road trips. His favourite food combo is peanut butter and chocolate.

Janice Queale

Care Pastor

Janice's passion is to lovingly connect with Seniors so that they are effectively ministered to by showing the love of Christ through presence, God's Word, prayer, encouragement, care and acts of service. Janice and her husband Clif are proud of their four adult children (and spouses) and five grandchildren. She finds great joy in God, her husband, family, church, friends, baking, gym workouts and music.

Jamie Cambers

Systems Pastor

Jamie has 10 years of vocational ministry leading student, staff, worship, and creative ministries. He has a penchant for hockey and the Calgary Flames and is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves comics, board game, and movies. Jamie serves with his wife, Catherine, their two sons, and are a proud foster family.

Leadership Quick Connections

If you’re wondering who to contact at Journey, here is the scoop!

Taking the next step in my spiritual journey – Pastor Matt Palmer

Thinking about Baptism – Pastor Matt Maxwell

Dedicating my Child – Pastor Luke

Becoming a Member of Journey – Pastor Matt Maxwell

Joining a Life Group – Pastor Scott Wood

Joining a Young Adults Life Group – Pastor Luke Budreau

Joining our next “Alpha” (Basics of Christianity) – Pastor Matt Palmer

Receiving our weekly e-newsletter “5 Things” – Joni

Updating my address, Booking/Renting a Room – Joni

Receiving Tithing Envelopes or Monthly Debit Forms – Joni

Scheduling an appointment with our Lead Pastor – Joni

Scheduling a Wedding – Joni

Serving in NextGen (Children, Students) – Pastor Luke

Serving in Music (Singing, Band) – Pastor Gary

Serving in Tech (Lighting, Sound, Video) – Pastor Luke

Questions about my Tax Receipt – Peter

Serving in First Impressions (Ushers, Greeters, Cafe, Welcome Centre) – Joni

Serving in Communications (Reporting on Events, Photography, Video Editing, Website, Social Media) – Pastor Gary

Serving in Local and Global Engagement (Preparing/Delivering Meals) – Pastor Scott

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