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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Jackie Giang

Ministry Intern

Jackie was born and raised in Calgary. He is married to Natalie. Jackie is currently working on completing his Bachelor’s in Christian Ministries at the Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary and College.

Jackie can be reached at

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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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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

Rafael can be reached at