What I do: With a significant portion of my role devoted to assisting Trinity Western University in developing worship leaders through their program, my role at Northview is to support the various venue leaders and teams as they function weekly, and to lead as time allows in a variety of venues. I also oversee the running of our recording studio, equipping others to make use of it, and utilizing it in support of creative projects from both Northview and TWU.

Wisdom or bit of advice: Journey with Christ with both heart AND head…

Spouse: Darlene

Children: Daniel and Jennifer

Education: Recently graduated with a Master of Worship Studies degree (M.W.S.) from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Jacksonville, FL. Also, I have a B.A. in Psychology and History from SFU, and did assorted Masters Level studies at ACTS Seminary and Regent College.

Hope and Vision for Northview: To see us grow in unity and our desire for God as a worshipping community of Christ, which exists to take His life and love to the world.

How I got involved with Northview: I was contacted by Northview while living and working in Worship Ministry in the UK, and planning to move back to Canada. God transplanted us into a wonderful setting for life and ministry.

A few of my favorite things: Family time; travel; theology; watching sports – Seahawks, Blue Jays, Canucks, Aston Villa (EPL), BC Lions; sampling ethnic foods… and music that speaks to the head and heart. I also enjoy running.

Favourite author: Mark Buchanan, CS Lewis, Robert Webber, Charles Dickens.

Favourite kind of music: Very eclectic selection on my iPod… from Switchfoot to Springsteen, to Chris Tomlin, to The Beatles… to Tchaikovsky…

I like this quote: “I know there’s a balance, I see it when I swing past.” John Mellencamp

Random thoughts: Ever wondered why they call it ‘history’??

Hometown: Born Vancouver – raised in Coquitlam.

jmarkin@northview.org

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