Pastor Bo

Bo Neal

Lead Pastor

Bo served as part of the initial core group that launched Southwinds Church and has been the Lead Pastor since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from the Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary and College. Pastor Bo and his wife, Rachel, and their three children enjoy the outdoors.

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Elaine Shaneyfelt

Minister of Outreach/Administration

Elaine has called Calgary home since 2016. She earned her Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama and served as a social worker for 16 years. Elaine received her Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Elaine enjoys hiking in beautiful K-country.

Elaine can be reached at:

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Christy Nova

Southwinds Kids Minister

Christy grew up in Calgary and is proud to call the city home. She received her Bachelor of Education from Alberta Bible College and has worked with children most of her career. Christy has been married to Rex since 2011 and they have one daughter. In 2023, the Nova family returned to Calgary after living in rural Manitoba for two years. Christy and her family love to travel and see new places.

Christy can be reached at:

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Natalie Gonynor

Ministry Intern

Natalie was born and raised in Massachusetts. She visited Calgary for the first time in June 2019 and officially made Calgary home in January 2021. She is married to Jackie. Natalie received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Natalie enjoys crocheting, board games, and a good bowl of ice cream!

Natalie can be reached at:

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Rafael Aguilar Araujo

Church Planter/Pastor

Rafael is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Sarah is a native Calgarian. Rafael and Sarah have been married since 2008 and have two daughters, Isabella and Katarina, and a newborn son, Lucas.

Rafael is doing a church planting residency with Southwinds Church and will be replanting Junction Church in southeast Calgary. For more information about Junction Church

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