Staff

Jay Guptill

Lead Pastor

Jay has been serving as Lead Pastor at Hillside since the summer of 2007. He is a passionate Christ follower and seeks to lead people to Christ centred living. Jay is married to Sharon and they are blessed with five sons, three daughters-in-law a grandson and granddaughter. The Guptill family has been blessed to minister in both Canada and the United States as well as serving in various roles of leadership, speaking and worship/music. Jay is a multi-sport athlete with hockey as his favourite winter sport and golf as his favourite summer sport. He also loves the sweet and salty things of life- anything milk chocolate and time by the ocean.

Michael Zottarelli

Pastor of Community Connections

Michael joined us in summer 2015 as the coordinator and facilitator at our Parkway Campus. He also serves on the Missions Leadership Team and with community outreach efforts. Being called into the ministry at the age of 12 while living in Indonesia, he strives to see people move from victims to victors over the struggles of their life through the power of Jesus Christ. With a passion for being active, Michael is a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer, plays soccer and enjoys kayaking with his wife Ashley whenever Nova Scotian weather permits.

Sharon Guptill

Worship and Spiritual Formations Pastor

Sharon has been at Hillside since 2007 with her husband Jay. She joined the staff in 2011 as Worship and Spiritual Formation Pastor. She loves being a part of helping people move toward Christ Centred Living. She is passionate about Kingdom building and loves ministry. Her husband and family of 5 boys, three daughters-in-law and two grand babies are her pride and joy. She enjoys travelling, music, and her cottage (you might want to ask her about it sometime).

Ben Grosvenor

Youth Pastor

Ben joined the Hillside team in the summer of 2016 as the youth pastor. He has always had a deep passion for the emerging generation and its potential to impact the world in the name of Jesus Christ. His greatest enjoyment is when he gets to serve alongside youth in making a difference in the life of the church and its surrounding communities. Ben loves the summer months and all of the activities that comes with it, including golf, tennis, frisbee, running, cycling, and long walks on the beach.

Fatima Whelan

Children's Director

Fatima joined the Hillside team in the summer of 2016 as Children’s Director. She finds great joy in inspiring children to explore and grow in their faith and she believes in the difference children can make in the world when guided by their relationship with God. In her spare time, Fatima enjoys singing and performing with her chorus, live theatre, a nice meal out on the town, and watching a good game of soccer.

Stephanie Adshade

Office Administrator

Stephanie has been a part of the Hillside family since 2006 and came on staff as the Office Administrator in 2012. Stephanie is married to Dave and they have two pretty awesome children, Katie and Andrew. Stephanie enjoys working with youth, loves music and beach glass!