First and foremost, we are a community of people who aim to love God, each other, and those around us (Mark 12:29-31). Worship, Community and Justice pretty much sums it up. Our mission statement says it like this:
“We exist to build a safe community that invites all peoples to worship Jesus as they embrace a kingdom lifestyle that extends God’s justice on the earth.”
For a more detailed description of what we mean by this, see our Core Practices.
We believe that everyone has a gift to give the body – a place they can contribute to the Kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 12 outlines many of these gifts and Paul takes care to mention that they are given for the good of the whole body. Leadership is one of the gifts given to encourage, envision and build-up the church.
Here are two attempts to describe our relational and leadership dynamics.
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The Pastoral Elders are responsible for the daily implementation of our vision. They are led by our Pastoral Executive Andy Wood. You’ll notice our pastoral team is comprised of married couples – however this doesn’t mean that one must be married to be a pastor in the Vineyard. It’s just our current reality. Usually one partner takes a more active role while the other functions as a Lay Elder (on the eldership team).
Meet our pastoral team (roles, responsibilities and some fun stuff too).
The Elders, along with the pastors, care for the vision and direction of the church. The Elders pictured below still need to be ratified by the membership at the next AGM (which is yet to be scheduled).
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors oversee all legal, financial and asset-based matters of WCV. Cornelius Martens (chair), Andrew Chan, Marlese Hazeu and Ben Kelly.
Ministry & Support Staff
Building & Grounds:
Manfred Peters (Building Manager)
Coordinators & Teams
Sunday Kid’s Church:
- Caterpillars (nursery): Christy Chan
- Butterflies (ages 2 – 4): Debra Kelly
- Dragonflies (pre K – Kindergarten): Tania Martens
- Elementary (grades 1 – 4): Gloria Fligg
Sunday AM Grades 5 – 8: Kristin Kennedy, Blair Barkley, Jeremy Epp
- JR Youth (Grades 5 – 8) Saturday PM: Jeff Leighton
- SR Youth (Grades 9 – 12) Thursday PM: James Ryan, Ethan Redekop
Ang Falk, Andy Wood, Violet Rademaker, Gloria Fligg
Worship Bands Coordinator:
Krista Heide (coordinator), Johanna Giesbrecht and Deyan Momtchilov (assistant coordinators)
FL Leadership Team