Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team


With more than two decades of ministry experience, Sheldon and Candice carry wisdom, insight and maybe a few good stories along the way. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Sheldon has a deep connection to the island, its culture, and its people. His love of music was evident since childhood and grew into a passion for worship which has remained at the forefront of his ministry. He holds the attention of his audience with his preaching and teaching style. He has also been involved in several overseas missions. Candice is a gifted communicator and teacher, whether mentoring one on one, preaching on a Sunday morning or speaking at a conference. Most recently, Sheldon and Candice spent eight years planting and growing a church in Winnipeg’s north end which continues to thrive today. They have been married for 22 years and have two very cute kids. They relocated to the St. John’s area in August of 2017 with a vision to plant a life-giving church in CBS. Sheldon is also an Offshore Chaplain with Eastern Chaplaincy, serving on Hibernia, Hebron, and Sea Rose.

LAUREN MACGOWAN – Worship Director

Lauren, born in Ontario but raised in Newfoundland, has found a forever home on this beautiful island. Although her love for the ocean is vast, the warm, friendly people have won her heart. She came to Newfoundland as a young Pastor’s Kid and spent her life serving the Church. To Lauren, church was about “doing” rather than relationship, until March 2016 when Lauren attended a YWAM Discipleship Training School. Here she learned what it truly meant to follow and live like Jesus. It was there where she also grew in worship. Spontaneous praise and worship became a huge part of her ministry. From her beginnings at YWAM to her years spent worship leading thereafter, Lauren has learned to lead with passion and gentleness. When she worships, her highest priority is to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, creating times of intimate worship for all to partake in. Lauren is a 4th year undergraduate student at Memorial University with hopes to one day be a surgeon


Burlington is from Walpole Island First Nation, Ontario. His wife Cathy is from Miles Cove, Newfoundland. Through a crazy series of events they met and married in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They have two of the cutest kids on the planet – Judah and Sophie. During their time in Winnipeg, they served under the leadership of Pastors Sheldon and Candice. They relocated from Winnipeg to Newfoundland in 2017 where Burlington has been able to focus on his art while staying at home with the kids while Cathy works as a Registered Nurse (but dreams of creating delicious treats in her café by the ocean). Both personally and as a family, they have walked through many seasons of “impossible” and have come face to face with God’s power and His amazing grace. They are adding their faith to Pastors Sheldon and Candice and Revive Church. Burlington has graduated with a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Red River College and oversees Revive Kids, bringing 25 years of experience with teaching children. Cathy serves with the worship team and loves nothing more than worshipping in the presence of our God


Born and raised in Newfoundland, Christian and Melissa are forever attached to the island. Christian has a B.A in History and a Bachelor of Education and currently works as a Police dispatcher. Melissa has a diploma of Administration and works as Barista at a local coffee shop. They have four children and two wiener dogs and sometimes life can get little crazy. With that said, they have a heart for youth and being involved at Revive Church. As Youth Leaders they want to build relationships, friendships and a church community where youth feel welcomed, can be who they are, and thrive in their walk with God.

KEIR FISKE – Setup Coordinator

Being a mobile church has its share of challenges, and having the right person in charge of operations is a must! Keir has graciously accepted the position of “Set-Up Coordinator” at Revive and is in the process of building his team. Message us to join Keir’s team!!! Keir is a mechanically minded, motor bike loving, problem solving dude. If he had his heart’s desire he’d likely be spending his days restoring old classic cars and live in a junk yard fortress. However, God has given him a different road to pave. He is a project manager by day and a “Mr. Fix it all” by night. He is a lone island in a house full of women (his wife Charlotte and two teenage daughters Bronwyn and Gwen). To these ladies he is provider, protector, transportation provider, IT manager, maintenance man and spontaneous entertainer. If you ask him a question, you will get a straight answer. Simply, he is very honest. For Keir, Revive is the home he’s been waiting for since deciding to put his roots down in the cabin country of Brigus Junction just six years ago. After living and working all across Canada, nothing has pleased him more than staying put and being a part of this family of believers.