Leadership Team


Mario Caracciolo - Lead Pastor

Mario has been in pastoral ministry since 2001.  He is a graduate of Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (B.Th.), and Wycliffe College (UofT) (Master of Theological Studies).  A worship leader at heart, Mario is passionate about seeing all nations and cultures pursuing God's presence.  Over the years he's been involved in several church planting projects in Costa Rica, Crimea, and Italy.  He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Worship & Creative Arts program at Master's College & Seminary. Mario and his wife Jackie have been married for 17 years, and are parents to Alessia Grace.  Mario's odd mix of interests include; his recent discovery of motorcycle riding, Latin Jazz, and Chelsea Football Club!  


Laura Bogner - Associate Pastor (Outreach & Family)

Laura Bogner has been at Southside Worship Center since 2011. Laura loves to serve in many capacities including youth, young adults, outreach and administration. For many years Laura led Children’s Ministries at Southside as well as Agincourt Pentecostal Church and Highway Gospel Church. Her love for reaching children in her community has taken her into many public schools where she continues to partner with local schools and agencies in the Durham Region. She is a mentor and loves to minister with the KIDMIN Team (Kids in Ministry) at camps and churches throughout Ontario and Nunavut.

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Sarah Laplante - Children's Pastor

Sarah joined our staff in 2017. She has completed her certificate in Church Leadership at Master's College and Seminary. Sarah's passion is to help kids understand God's love, grow in relationship with Him, and then prepare them to be an example to others. Sarah and her husband TJ have been married for over 20 years and are parents to three wonderful young adults. Her other interests include long walks with her dog and playing board games.


Bose Odueke - Pastoral Care

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