Paul Lafrance, most commonly known as the “Deck Guy” both in the Reality TV macrocosm as well as in the average North American home, is also a musician and songwriter, the founder and head designer of the international design company, Paul Lafrance Design. Paul is the host of HGTV’s Decked Out, Disaster Decks, Custom Built, Deck Wars, a judge on Canada’s Handyman Challenge, and co-host on the HGTV hit show, Home to Win. He has just released a new digital online series called Backyard Revolution. Since 1997, he’s been designing and installing everything from custom built homes, interior transformations, and corporate projects, but is best known for his cutting-edge backyard retreats. Paul and his wife, Janna, live with their four teenage daughters on the shores of Georgian Bay. “I’m passionate about helping people find their own personal place to rest in a world that’s gone crazy.” – Paul Lafrance http://paullafrancedesign.com http://BackyardRevolutionTV.com
Growing up in a loving Christian home, Sarah invited Jesus into her heart at a young age. Her parents were foster parents and one particular year they brought home 3 boys from Maskwacis First Nation. She immediately fell in love with them and got to know the First Nation community. At 16 years of age she asked God to give her a purpose for her life. She enrolled in nursing but shortly after, switched focuses to serve as a Youth Unlimited Engagement Leader to the First Nation community of Maskwacis. Her heart is alive knowing she is making a difference in the lives of youth living on the reserve.
Growing up as a pastor’s kid, the church was a part of Vijay’s life from the beginning. It was there that he met his Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ. The church provided Vijay opportunities to form friendships that have lasted for decades, learn about his spiritual gifts and abilities, and receive guidance from the generation ahead of him. However, during his university years and subsequent corporate work experience, Vijay discovered that for most people, the church was an obstruction (not a pathway) to finding God. He heard story after story of individuals who were sincerely seeking God but encountered hypocrisy, hurt, irrelevance and boredom. Truthfully, this discovery wrecked him. Vijay resolved that if he ever had a chance to be a part of a church community that was able to authentically (though not perfectly) introduce people to Jesus, he would jump in with both feet. God provided that opportunity here at The Well. http://thewell.ca