Pastor Markus & Alina Rukkila
Markus and Alina Rukkila, moved to Sudbury in August 2010 to begin an English-speaking congregation in partnership with the local Finnish Pentecostal Church. Markus is a licensed-minister credential holder with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Regent College (Vancouver, BC). His interests include missional church development, discipleship, biblical studies, and music.
Alina completed her Masters of Social Work from Laurentian University in 2014 and is currently working with children of various ages. As well, she leads the Kid’s Church ministry at Siion Church. She has experience being involved in the leadership of short-term missions trips and youth mentoring in Finland, as well as experience in using the performing arts both as an expression of worship and in communicating the message of the Gospel.