CityLights - Staff

Our TEAM


  • Lead Pastor Clayton Milgate

    Pastor Clayton was born in Calgary, Alberta and lived mostly in the central Alberta area. Being raised on a farm brought a variety of experiences with farm animals and operating machinery. One of Pastor Clayton's interests was playing hockey in Alberta and Saskatchewan. One of the reasons for going to Briercrest was the lure of hockey. Pastor Clayton played for the Cougars Hockey U18 team and also the College Clippers hockey team, while in Briercrest. While at Briercrest, Pastor Clayton went into Business Ministry degree with the goal of becoming an accountant. This did end up changing into a pursuit of becoming a Pastor. 


    Pastor Clayton and Susan met at Briercrest Bible College.  Clayton and Susan were married in 1995 and continue in Bible College at Vangaurd College in Edmonton. After graduating and completing an internship at Southside Church in Edmonton, they began their call into full-time ministry in 1996 at Gospel Centre in Edmonton. After a couple years in 1998, the young Milgate family moved to pastor in Camrose at CityLights Church. After 22+ years in Camrose at CityLights Church, the Milgate's have four kids. Their time at CityLights Church has been filled with exciting growth and changes including relocating the church to a beautiful building in the centre of the city. 


    Our vision is that ALL will hear the great news - Jesus Christ crucified, buried, resurrected and sits at the right hand of the Heavenly Father. Jesus loves us and wants to forgive us of all our sins. Jesus is waiting for us to ask for forgiveness and to decide to follow Him. 

    Romans 10:9-11

    9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

    1 John 1:9

    9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


    Milgate family enjoys camping, hockey, figure skating, reading, coffee, prime rib, traveling, being with other people and spending time with family.   


    COFFEE IS ALWAYS ON! COME BY THE CHURCH DURING THE WEEK.



    Email: citylightschurch@hotmail.com

  • Executive director (children)

    Susan milgate

    Susan has worked in the church in the our children's department for 22 years. She has a real love for kids, parents and volunteers. She has an incredible gift of bringing people together to work for the highest purpose.


    Susan gives direction to all our children's programming which happens during the week and weekend. Susan loves working with our daycare staff during the week as we serve our community in meeting needs. Working with such a skilled and proficient staff make First Steps Learning Centre an A+ daycare in our great city. 

  • Admin assistant verda Forsyth

    Verda started working for us in an official capacity in 2020. Verda keeps things tidy and organized in our office. She does our books, facility bookings, banking, payroll and lots of other things. We are very fortunate to have Verda and all the experience she brings from working Bible Colleges, Businesses and Christian School. 


    Email: verdaforsyth@gmail.com

  • Caretaker

    garnett kellert

    Garnett started working for us in 2014. When you come to CLC you will see his rich smile and willingness to help in any way possible. Garnett keeps our facility looking great and operational for all its purposes and needs.  Garnett has a true willingness to serve in any way he can. 

    Email: gakellert@gmail.com

  • Program Director Kerri Franz

    My name is Kerri Franz. I am proud to say I have been with FSLC since before it opened. October 6,

    2015 was my first official day with the Centre. I was hired as the Assistant Director and earned the title

    of Program Director.

    I have been in the childcare field a majority of my adult career. I graduated from Red Deer College in

    1993 earning my Early Childhood Development Diploma and have loved every minute in this field. I

    have worked in every age group in daycare. As an Educational assistant for grades 5 and 6. And

    followed the age progression of caregiving right to long term care. I completed the health care aide

    course becoming a geriatric psychiatric nursing assistant. I always knew I would work with either

    children or the elderly. Doing both career choices has been a huge accomplishment. Truly blessed to

    have been able to follow my passions.

    My proudest achievement is being a Mom of 2 incredible boys. Josh (18) and Caden (15). My hobbies

    are whatever they are doing. We are always together. All things Family time!! I have enjoyed being a

    part of their school careers. I have volunteered in many school activities, fundraisers, helped manage

    Josh’s hockey teams. We enjoy camping, fires in our yard, playing games, photography and travelling

    with Grandpa are our most favorite things to do. I enjoy crafting, drawing, watching my Boys doing their

    activities. There is no better feeling then watching my children follow their own passions!

    Bust most importantly….. Go Oilers!!

  • Tessa Lindballe childcare

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  • sarah Anderson childcare

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  • Christina Egert

    Childcare

    Hey! I'm Christina. I was born in Camrose and have lived near by all my life! Camrose is home to me! 

    I started working at First Steps in June of 2018, but took that 2018/2019 school year off to finish my Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta. I returned in summer 2019 and have been here since! 


    Summer is my favouite season because that means I get to be warm and enjoy the sun shine, as well as going roller skating and bike riding! I strongly dislike walking for fun and running (so if I'm out on a walk with the kids, or running in the yard with them, I must love them or something ;) therefore, I'm partial to the other activities in my free time!


    If I'm at home, I'll either be working outside, browsing on pinterest, playing my switch, casually playing piano, watching Netflix, or watching a wide range of youtube videos. 


    I absolutely adore seeing your kiddos learn new things, make progress, and grow on a daily basis! The pride that shines from their face (and the pride pooling in my eyes) when they worked hard to do something challenging, or did something new, is priceless! 

  • Clarissa Gusnokski childcare

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  • Janae Milgate childcare

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  • gabriella neufeld childcare


  • shayna macahonic childcare

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  • Abigail Milgate childcare

    When did you start working at First Steps Learning Centre?

    I started working at First Steps Learning Centre June 2020

    2. Where did you grow up? Where have you lived?

    I grew up in Lacombe Alberta but currently live in Camrose. I lived in Lacombe for 19 years, 1 -year in Russia, and 2 years in Camrose. 

    3. Education/Aspirations

    I am currently in my 4th year of Bachelor of Music and will be taking 2-years of a Bachelor of Education so I can teach music in an Elementary school. I started at RDC for 1 year and transferred to Augustana for 3 years.  

    4. Hobbies/Interests

    I love music (the violin), fall, baseball, shopping, and being with my family.  My favorite teams include the Blue Jays, Stampeders, Flames

    5. Community Involvement

    I am involved in CityLights Church Young Adults and Sangkor.

  • samantha cardinal childcare

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  • mandy desrosiers childcare

    1. When did you start working at First Steps Learning Centre?

    The end of February 2020

    2. Where did you grow up? Where have you lived?

    I grew up in New Norway AB,   I lived in Wetaskiwin, Red Deer Edmonton, Fort McMurray. 

    3. Education/Aspirations

    I have been working in the childcare field for many years, teaching Sunday school, becoming

    a foster parent, and now a Mom. 

    I went to Keyano College, then Red Deer College.

    4. Hobbies/Interests

    I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, We love swimming, skating, sledding in

    the winter and bike rides.   I love making crafts and working on my computer. 

    5. Community Involvement

    I have taught Sunday school since I was 16. I help out at Neighbors outreach in Wetaskiwin with my Mom, when I get a chance.

  • kendra court

    childcare

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  • Carlie young childcare


  • amber bonter

    childcare

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