What I do: My role is called Pastor of Care. Some of the things that I do are visitations, counseling, care funding as well as overseeing ministries such as Care Courses, Memorial Care and Seasons (Seniors).

Spouse: My wonderful spouse’s name is Sandy whom I met at bible school in Saskatchewan. We have been married for 31 years. She currently works at Trinity Western University in the Wellness Center assisting international students in their transition to university.

Children: Nicole and her husband Scotty live here in Abbotsford and are raising three incredible boys. Rachelle (my middle daughter) is in the country of Cambodia working in business development for the at risk population there. Finally, my son Jesse is married to Bradyn and they live in Spruce Grove, Alberta with the task of keeping their young son warm in the freezing winters!

Education: I graduated from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School. Then after working several years went to Bethany Bible Institute intending to only go for one year but, however, felt a strong call to return to school and graduated after three years. While youth pastoring in Ontario I went to Ontario Bible College and Seminary.
How I got involved with Northview: After returning from Ontario we joined a small church that was just starting up called Northview. That was in 1983. We have been involved since that time starting as youth workers, care group leaders, Sunday school teachers, Children’s pastor, and now Care pastor.

A few of my favorite things: I love challenging situations. I enjoy working with my hands, doing things like renovating and carpentry. My leisurely past times are golfing, riding bike, playing tennis and hiking with Sandy and friends.

I like this quote: “At the heart of the problem is a problem of the heart.”- Unknown

vschellenberg@northview.org