James and Maralee Mason moved to Barriere from Caronport, Saskatchewan at the beginning of February this year.
James has come to fill the position of Youth Pastor after having received his BA in Biblical Studies from Briercrest College last spring.
The Masons have two children, Isaac, four-years-old, and Emery, almost two.
As a recent graduate with a young family this is James’s first official job in a church, and the Masons say they are glad to have their first post at one so welcoming.
The couple say they are excited to begin helping out with things such as music and children’s ministries, as well as getting some youth meetings started. James and Maralee are looking forward to meeting the young people in Barriere and getting to know their concerns and aspirations.
Maralee says she is excited to see the community well equipped with programs for families with young children, and has enjoyed getting to meet many young moms. She is also interested in becoming acquainted with local craft fairs as she has enjoyed filling the hours when James was studying with jewellry making.
Both James and Maralee grew up in B.C. – in Rossland and Castlegar respectively, and they are very happy to be closer to home and away from the cold Saskatchewan wind.
The Masons expressed how warmly they have been welcomed, and they look forward to growing and becoming part of this beautiful community.