Spouse: Jody and I were married March 2, 1985! She is patient, loving, caring and makes up for all my shortcomings. And, she looks way to young to be married to me. Jody has her own hair salon in our home and loves the fact she can be creative and have fun with her customers.
Children: I have 2 incredible sons and a daughter in law. Brendon and Alysha were married July 20, 2013. On June 5, 2017, they gave us our first grandson, Bennett. Tyler is our youngest and is at UFV in Chilliwack on his way to becoming a LPN.
Education: I graduated from Briercrest Bible College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Religious Education. I am also waiting for Briercrest to grant me an honorary Doctorate.
What I do: I am the Pastor of Community at Northview. The Community Department oversees Membership, Baptisms, Reaffirmation, Hospitality Ministries and Community Groups. We have also taken on the challenge to rid our church of as much beige walls as we can. I have the privilege to work with an incredible team to serve Northview.
How I got involved with Northview: In 1992, I was working with Youth For Christ in London, ON. Jody decided to fly to Vancouver to visit her folks who were in Tswwassen at the time. Before she left, she asked what I could see myself doing in the future. One of the things that I mentioned was that it would be fun to work with Dave Currie again (who was a pastor at Northview at that time). I had met Dave while at Bible School and we kept in contact quite a lot. So, Jody flies to Vancouver and one of the things that she does is to visit with Dave and Donalyn Currie for coffee. Jody mentions to Dave our conversation before she left and Dave says, “That’s interesting. Our youth pastor just resigned”. Jody is very excited about this and calls me right away to send in my resume! I wasn’t willing immediately because we had only been in London for 2 years and ministry was just starting to get going. Well, after much prayer, I decided to send in my resume quite content to have a yes or no for an answer. Long story short, I was asked to come on board with Northview in August of 1992 and it’s been an incredible journey ever since.
A few of my favorite things: I love going on holidays with Jody. Anywhere hot will do. I love to work with my hands, especially renovation projects. I get bored when I don’t have something to work on. Ethnic foods thrill me. I love seeing those around me excelling.
Favorite kind of music: All kinds, but I’m really enjoying country music at the moment.
Various other Sentient Beings in the Household: Cedar is our very playful Mini-Australian Labradoodle. That’s a long title for, small, cute dog.
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba. Go Jets!