Jim and Jacqie Wiseman pastor Walls of Freedom Outreach, an outreach concept church in the core area of Winnipeg. We have been married for over 12 years. Walls of Freedom began operating as a small outreach in the core area of Winnipeg in the summer of 2007. Both Jim and Jacqie had been involved in a similar ministry in the north end of the city for a number of years. Jim was the founding director of Restoration House Outreach, which later became Springs Inner City, and continued there for 18 years; Jacqie volunteered there for 8 years before we moved to the core area to begin Walls of Freedom Outreach. So essentially we had already been doing this type of work long before Walls of Freedom became a reality. The change came as we saw the incredible need in the core area, equal to if not greater than the need in the north end where we had been located. Making the change came without question. Although we both saw the need for and loved the work at Springs Inner City we saw the need to extend the ministry into the core area. We left Springs Inner City in capable hands, and made the move while trying to cause as little disruption as possible to that ministry. Neither one of us looked back after the unmistakable call of God to inner city work that we each had independently received years earlier.
Rohan Stephenson is a part time Resource/Repairs and Maintenance Assistant since May 2013. Rohan had run a day care in his home. He previously worked as an in-home support worker for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Rohan is assisting with picking up and putting away resources from donors and from Winnipeg Harvest. He also does some of the cleaning. Rohan has an extensive library of skills to draw from. He and his wife Denise volunteered with us for a while, buit now live much further away and find it difficult to come on a regular basis, with 3 growing and active boys. They have three young children: Alexzandor, Jaxzyn and Campbell. They also have 3 of older children and 4 grandchildren.
Roseann Lang is a part time book keeper. She also volunteers at Sunday services, helping with running Power Point, serving food, or assisting with the kids lessons and crafts. Her husband Gord leads Praise and Worship twice a month.