LEADERSHIP

Pastors & Staff

Learn a little bit about us - we can't wait to learn a bit about you too!

Steve Dozeman

LEAD PASTOR

WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR MINISTRY?

I am a big believer in the local church. To see the local church passionately following Jesus and inviting others to do the same is a game changer. Jesus continues to transform lives, bring restoration and healing and hope - and His primary means to accomplish this is the Church. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

Sitting down as a family and reading stories to our kids before bed. We worked our way through The Chronicles of Narnia last year and are currently going through The Wingfeather Saga. I highly recommend it!

WHO IS SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE AND WHY?

Frank Wevers. Frank was my mentor and friend and I served as an intern and then associate pastor for a total of 10 years with him. He faithfully served the church for decades while always encouraging the church to grow closer to the heart of Jesus. He came through vocational ministry still loving the church, and still being loved by his wife and kids. I aspire to the same! 

IF YOU COULD PHYSICALLY TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD AT THIS MOMENT, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

Jerusalem! I have had numerous opportunities to travel there and study and work and meet some remarkable people. No matter how many times I traveled to Jerusalem there remains so much to learn and experience. Of course I also love to bring other people there with me and show them the world of the Scriptures in new and profound ways.

Rachel Brouwer

HOSPITALITY & OUTREACH DIRECTOR

WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR MINISTRY?

To empower, equip & encourage our faith community to create a place of belonging where they can invite others to find & follow Jesus.

WHAT'S THE BEST SHOW YOU'VE WATCHED ON NETFLIX?

I think at this point I've basically watched every European/Nordic crime noir show there is! I think my favourites would have to be Broadchurch or The Bridge.

WHO IS SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE AND WHY?

Nelson Mandela. I read his book Long Walk to Freedom a few years ago and I admire his perseverence and tenacity in the face of adversity. Not to mention his ability to work for justice, forgive and unite a country.

IF YOU COULD HAVE WITNESSED ONE EVENT IN HISTORY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Easy - I would have loved to see Martin Luther King Jr. give his iconic I Have A Dream speech at the Washington Mall. I can only imagine the hope in the air and feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself.

Mark Bosma

FACILITIES DIRECTOR

WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR MINISTRY?

To prepare, maintain & develop our space to create an inviting place for all who enter our doors.

WHAT'S THE BEST SHOW YOU'VE WATCHED ON NETFLIX?

I would say Modern Family - I know, not the most spiritual, but the script is hilarious and the spin on real life parenting is very relatable! (Note: this will change once Seinfeld is added!)

WHAT ARE YOU HAPPIEST DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING?

I love spending time outdoors in the summer. The best?  A good cup of coffee, first thing in the morning - on a quiet campsite or on a deck at a cottage - and no phone notifications going off!

IF YOU COULD HAVE A YEAR IN ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD, ALL EXPENSES PAID, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

Israel *mic drop* I was fortunate enough to spend 12 days there many years ago on a work assignment. It gave me a small taste of what an amazingly beautiful country it is. I'd love to have the time to “walk in Jesus’ steps”, go to all the historical sites (Biblical and non-Biblical), visit the beaches in Eilat, go to cafes in the Old City, and of course, floating in the Dead Sea!

Deb Luimes

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR MINISTRY?

To empower, equip & encourage our faith community to invite others to find & follow Jesus.

WHAT'S SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I have an identical twin sister - I mean IDENTICAL. We live in different countries but when I visit her I have random people greet me or remind me about a meeting next week. I just nod and pretend I'm her. We also decided to get the same eye glasses just to mess with our Mom.

WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE COMEDIAN?

Brian Regan hands down! Although, Jim Gaffigan is a close second. His content is clean and his body language, gestures and facial expressions just crack me up. I've watched him so many times that I often quote him. Do yourself a favour and go watch his I Walked on the Moon show and have a good laugh.

IF YOU COULD HAVE THREE WISHES, WHAT WOULD YOU WISH FOR?

Wish #1 - to have five wishes
Wish #2 - to have everyone know and follow Jesus which in turn would bring world peace and everlasting life for all
Wish #3 - to be able to speak all the languages in the world (just because that would be cool and it's preparation for heaven)
Wish #4 - to be able to dance any style because I love movement and I'm terrible at it
Wish #5 - to have two more wishes...