Find your purpose in God’s plan.

At Journey, we don’t just offer a great Sunday service that you can forget about during the rest of the week. We help you live the rewarding, fulfilling life that God has planned for you. 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 nudge you toward Christ we know that anyone can find their way.

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

Romans 12:5


These 4 values make up the DNA of who we are at Journey.

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.

Transforming lives, churches, and communities through Jesus Christ.

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.

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  • Disciple Making
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  • Servant Leadership
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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

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

Local and Global Impact 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 has served as a Pastor in Ontario for 20 years, and has recently returned home to the Fredericton area. Gary loves music, 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.

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