Since 2000, Rob Cripps has been in full-time pastoral ministry as a Youth Pastor, Church Planter and Lead Pastor of a multi-site congregation. Rob successfully led The Summit Church and Westmount Park Church through a merger, which is now Capstone Community Bible Church where he has served since 2008. Rob has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Briercrest Bible College, a Masters of Theology from McMaster Divinity College, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Practical Theology at McMaster Divinity College, with an
emphasis on ecclesial reconciliation. Rob is a sought after speaker and has spoken at a wide variety of seminars and conferences. After experiencing a church split early in ministry, Rob became passionate about reconciliation ministry. Rob is a Certified Christian Conciliator™ through the Institute for Christian Conciliation.™ In 2018, Rob co-founded Pathway Conciliation (pathwayconciliation.com) and is now ministering to families, churches and organizations through his conciliation ministry.
In 2007 I began working as a Regional Manager for a Christian international relief and development organization in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. It was there that I saw first hand the utter devastation that unresolved conflict can have on nations, tribes, communities, families, and individuals. A passion for peacemaking was sparked as I saw the power of Jesus Christ and His Word usher in lasting peace and reconciliation to complex and longstanding conflicts. Upon returning to Canada I became a Certified Christian Conciliator™ through the Institute for Christian Conciliation™ and co-founded Pathway Conciliation. I hold a B.A. and a Master's degree and am currently completing my Doctoral studies at York University. My academic background combined with my cross-cultural experiences of conflict have sharpened my vision as a Conciliator to equip, train, and launch effective peacemakers who will help transform how we collectively handle conflict throughout Toronto, Canada, and globally. If you find yourself caught in the painful cycle of a destructive conflict, it would be my privilege to walk together with you through your conflict to experience the transformative power of biblical peacemaking.