About Us

Lakeside Church in Haliburton, Ontario is a contemporary, family-oriented church with ministries for all ages. We welcome you to join us for worship on Sunday morning, or for any of our weekday events or activities.

Ministry Staff

Rev. Paul Graham, Lead Pastor

Paul Graham

Paul grew up on a farm just outside of London, Ontario, and attended high school in Dorchester, the best outcome of which was meeting his future wife, Wendi. After university, a decade of building and running a dot-com technology start-up with his other partners gave way to his calling to full-time ministry in the local church.  Paul is head over heels in love with the local church, with a passion to see it growing, healthy, and laser focused on its mission to see God glorified in all ways among all people through Jesus Christ.


Wendy Ogilvie, Office Manager

Wendy joined Lakeside’s ministry family in 2009 and was a steady presence through times of transition. In addition to day-to-day office management, Wendy provides oversight support to ministries at Lakeside including ¬†Shepherd’s Table, communications, finance, and many more.

Elena Bjelis, Children’s Ministry

In 2013 the leadership of Lakeside set a course to recognize the high value and incredible importance of the children in our church. Elena was added to our ministry family to provide purposeful direction and execution of our children’s ministry with a focus on discipleship, strong families, high parent engagement, and mid-week programming. Elena also assists with facility and property management.