About Us

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.

Leadership

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.

Our Leadership Team consists of the Board of Directors Pastoral Elders and Lay Elders. The Leadership team meets as a whole on occasion to pray, listen and discuss matters of vision and direction. Each part of the team has it’s own role to play.

 

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Pastoral Elders:

The Pastoral Elders are responsible for the daily implementation of our vision.   You’ll notice our pastoral team can be 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).

Our pastoral team are : Mauritz van den Heever and Violet Rademaker.  Estelle van den Heever – Lay Elder.

 

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Lay Elders:

The Elders (both Lay and Pastoral) are primarily tasked with overseeing the pastoral care and spiritual health of the community. They serve for terms of 3 years with the option of extending once.

Lindsay and Lois Ward, Dave & Barb Johns, Deyan & Deanna Momtchilov. 

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Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors is the legal entity which oversees everything related to WCV as a charity. Specifically, this means governance, macro vision, human resource, finances, assets, and any legal matters that arise. They serve for terms of 3 years with the option of extending.

Deyan Momtchilov, Lillian Poetker, and newest member Esther Hillonov (to be ratified AGM 2024).

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Ministry & Support Staff:

Director of Administration & Operations – Andrew Chan

Pastor to Children and Youth – Lani Wiens

Building Systems Manager – Manfred Peters

Custodial Ambassador – Tamara Lacroix (on leave until Jan 2024)

Security Ambassador & Maintenance Tech – Ed South

Assistant to the Pastor of Children and Youth – Maggie Cheung

Youth Leader – Brett Bredin

Coordinators & Teams:

Sunday Morning Kid’s Church:

  • Early Years (birth – 5 yrs old): Tania Martens 
    • Early years toddlers – up to 3 yrs old. 
    • Early years Pre-school – 4 & 5 yrs old.
  • Elementary (grades 1 – 6): Lani Wiens
  • Youth (grades 6-12): Lani Wiens

Youth Activities:

  • Youth (Grades 6 – 12): Lani Wiens, Brett Bredin & Maggie Cheung
  • Bible Quizzing (Grades 7-12): Lani Wiens

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Prayer Oversight:

Violet Rademaker, Dennis Poetker, Kelly Wiens, Katrin Loewen, Gay Stewart

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Worship Bands Coordinator: 

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Creative Coordinator: 

 

  (currently vacant)

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Vineyard Himalaya Liaison: 

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Street Parish / Mercy Coordinator: 

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CarePortal Co-ordinator: 

Lillian Poetker

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