Fellowship Pacific

The Team

The Team

 

  David Horita  Regional Director                                                         David has four passions in his life: his family, his dog Diesel, the church, and baseball. Most would say that the church generates more passion than does Diesel, but at times it is a tough call! He has been married for over thirty years to his wife Saint Jo-Anna, and has three adult sons. After completing his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he has served in both small and large churches, as well as planting a church in Surrey in 1990.  During those years he also received his Doctor of Ministry degree, and worked extensively on a variety of Fellowship Pacific Boards.   Throughout the last ten years, David has enjoyed working alongside others in the Fellowship Pacific Ministry Centre, applying much of his education and experience to developing church focused tools to help them achieve their unique vision within the Kingdom of God.

David Horita
Regional Director   
                                                 

David has four passions in his life: his family, his dog Diesel, the church, and baseball. Most would say that the church generates more passion than does Diesel, but at times it is a tough call! He has been married for over thirty years to his wife Saint Jo-Anna, and has three adult sons. After completing his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he has served in both small and large churches, as well as planting a church in Surrey in 1990.  During those years he also received his Doctor of Ministry degree, and worked extensively on a variety of Fellowship Pacific Boards. 

Throughout the last ten years, David has enjoyed working alongside others in the Fellowship Pacific Ministry Centre, applying much of his education and experience to developing church focused tools to help them achieve their unique vision within the Kingdom of God.

  Krista Penner  Team Leader Leadership Development Team  Krista Penner leads the Leadership Development Team and in this role has the privilege of teaching board governance and leadership principles in Fellowship Pacific churches across BC. Krista has a degree in the Humanities, and brings over 20 years of corporate experience to her role with Fellowship Pacific. Her portfolio also includes the management of the  Immerse Program .   While still working in the corporate sector, Krista’s call to vocational ministry first became evident when she began receiving invitations to speak at churches across Canada. Her role with Fellowship Pacific has expanded and changed but her passion for the mission and vision of the Fellowship has remained crystal clear.  Krista and her husband Jerome are members of  Maple Ridge Baptist Church  and they live in Mission, BC.  Together, they share the joy and challenge of watching their three young adult children launch into life.  Krista enjoys cooking for everyone in her life and quite often you will find her in her kitchen, wearing her apron, creating something that calls for a pound of butter!

Krista Penner
Team Leader
Leadership Development Team

Krista Penner leads the Leadership Development Team and in this role has the privilege of teaching board governance and leadership principles in Fellowship Pacific churches across BC. Krista has a degree in the Humanities, and brings over 20 years of corporate experience to her role with Fellowship Pacific. Her portfolio also includes the management of the Immerse Program

While still working in the corporate sector, Krista’s call to vocational ministry first became evident when she began receiving invitations to speak at churches across Canada. Her role with Fellowship Pacific has expanded and changed but her passion for the mission and vision of the Fellowship has remained crystal clear.

Krista and her husband Jerome are members of Maple Ridge Baptist Church and they live in Mission, BC.  Together, they share the joy and challenge of watching their three young adult children launch into life.  Krista enjoys cooking for everyone in her life and quite often you will find her in her kitchen, wearing her apron, creating something that calls for a pound of butter!

  Dan Cody  Team Leader Church Management Solutions  Dan has just come on board as the Church Management Solutions Team Lead.  Dan attended Northwest Bible College and has also completed a master’s degree in Washington State.  He hopes to bring to the team what he has learned as a pastor along with his experience in government and business to help churches build efficient management structures.   Dan has no dogs or cats or pets of any kind.  He and Leanne have lived in Maple Ridge all of their married life and have been connected to MRBC most of those years.  Their 3 sons and 1 daughter are exploring post high school education and/or careers.   Two are out of the house.   Two are still at home. Many of Dan’s friends have grandchildren.  Favorite pastimes include cycling, reading, board gaming with family and watching Global News every night at 11pm.  Dan is not a morning person but does like breakfast meetings.

Dan Cody
Team Leader
Church Management Solutions

Dan has just come on board as the Church Management Solutions Team Lead.  Dan attended Northwest Bible College and has also completed a master’s degree in Washington State.  He hopes to bring to the team what he has learned as a pastor along with his experience in government and business to help churches build efficient management structures. 

Dan has no dogs or cats or pets of any kind.  He and Leanne have lived in Maple Ridge all of their married life and have been connected to MRBC most of those years.  Their 3 sons and 1 daughter are exploring post high school education and/or careers.   Two are out of the house.   Two are still at home. Many of Dan’s friends have grandchildren.

Favorite pastimes include cycling, reading, board gaming with family and watching Global News every night at 11pm.  Dan is not a morning person but does like breakfast meetings.

 

  Bruce Christensen  Pastoral Care  Church Lifecycles Team  Bruce grew up in Hammond and had three brothers. He attended Hammond Elementary and then Maple Ridge High School. After graduation, he worked in an abattoir then apprenticed as an electrician. In 1967, he enrolled at Northwest Baptist Theological College and graduated in the spring of 1970. Bruce pastored churches in Barriere, Armstrong, Burnett in Maple Ridge and Dallas Barnhartvale in Kamloops. He served as Regional Director for the BC/Y Fellowship for fourteen years. Bruce retired from full-time ministry and in 2012 came back to the Ministry Centre half time with a focus being Pastoral Care.  Bruce married April in 1970 and together they enjoy three great sons and six wonderful grandchildren. Bruce and April live in Maple Ridge and attend  Burnett Fellowship .

Bruce Christensen
Pastoral Care
Church Lifecycles Team

Bruce grew up in Hammond and had three brothers. He attended Hammond Elementary and then Maple Ridge High School. After graduation, he worked in an abattoir then apprenticed as an electrician. In 1967, he enrolled at Northwest Baptist Theological College and graduated in the spring of 1970. Bruce pastored churches in Barriere, Armstrong, Burnett in Maple Ridge and Dallas Barnhartvale in Kamloops. He served as Regional Director for the BC/Y Fellowship for fourteen years. Bruce retired from full-time ministry and in 2012 came back to the Ministry Centre half time with a focus being Pastoral Care.

Bruce married April in 1970 and together they enjoy three great sons and six wonderful grandchildren. Bruce and April live in Maple Ridge and attend Burnett Fellowship.

  Lara McAllistar  Coaching and Consulting  Church Lifecycles Team  Lara joined the staff at the Ministry Centre in 2013. She is a Leadership Coach that specializes in working with pastors, leaders and churches as they strive to take the next steps in growing God's kingdom. Her role includes being on consultation teams, leading team building with the Birkman, and helping churches implement a successful and intentional discipleship plan.  Lara graduated from Northwest Baptist College in 1998 and married her husband Joel the same year. She and Joel have two teenagers, Elissa and Connor and a dog and two cats. Lara leads the Front Door Ministry teams at her home church,  Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church.

Lara McAllistar
Coaching and Consulting
Church Lifecycles Team

Lara joined the staff at the Ministry Centre in 2013. She is a Leadership Coach that specializes in working with pastors, leaders and churches as they strive to take the next steps in growing God's kingdom. Her role includes being on consultation teams, leading team building with the Birkman, and helping churches implement a successful and intentional discipleship plan.

Lara graduated from Northwest Baptist College in 1998 and married her husband Joel the same year. She and Joel have two teenagers, Elissa and Connor and a dog and two cats. Lara leads the Front Door Ministry teams at her home church, Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church.

  Todd Chapman  Church Planting & Multi-Ethnic Ministries  Church Lifecycles Team  Todd has served our Fellowship Pacific churches through the Ministry Centre since 2012. In his role with the Church Lifecyles Team, he primarily works in the areas of church planting and multi-ethnic ministry.  Todd has had the privilege to grow up and experience church ministry oversees and locally. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from TWU and a Masters of Religious Education from Northwest Baptist Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 15 years, pastoring churches in Mission, Smithers and Abbotsford.  Todd is married to Karen, and they have three children, Delaney, Macaulay and Theo. They attend and serve at  Immanuel Fellowship Baptist  in Abbotsford.

Todd Chapman
Church Planting & Multi-Ethnic Ministries
Church Lifecycles Team

Todd has served our Fellowship Pacific churches through the Ministry Centre since 2012. In his role with the Church Lifecyles Team, he primarily works in the areas of church planting and multi-ethnic ministry.

Todd has had the privilege to grow up and experience church ministry oversees and locally. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from TWU and a Masters of Religious Education from Northwest Baptist Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 15 years, pastoring churches in Mission, Smithers and Abbotsford.

Todd is married to Karen, and they have three children, Delaney, Macaulay and Theo. They attend and serve at Immanuel Fellowship Baptist in Abbotsford.

 

  Collette Bullock  Office Manager and Finance Church Management Solutions Team  Collette joined the Ministry Centre team in 2008 after being sold on the vision of the Fellowship by David Horita and Lorrie Wasyliw during a very intense interview. She believes in the local church and feels honoured to be serving alongside such a great team.   Collette graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of General Studies degree with a focus on business. She worked in the corporate world for many years in a variety of roles. These experiences have well equipped her for her role at the Ministry Centre where she oversees the finances, plans events such as Impact and enjoys writing the stories that come out of our churches. She is also available to help church administrators, treasurers and bookkeepers as needed.   Collette has been married to her husband Peter for over 35 years and together they enjoy travelling, beach walking, the occasional game of golf and hanging out with family and friends. They attend  Northwest Langley Baptist Church  where Collette oversees Outreach Ministries and sings on the worship team.   

Collette Bullock
Office Manager and Finance
Church Management Solutions Team

Collette joined the Ministry Centre team in 2008 after being sold on the vision of the Fellowship by David Horita and Lorrie Wasyliw during a very intense interview. She believes in the local church and feels honoured to be serving alongside such a great team. 

Collette graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of General Studies degree with a focus on business. She worked in the corporate world for many years in a variety of roles. These experiences have well equipped her for her role at the Ministry Centre where she oversees the finances, plans events such as Impact and enjoys writing the stories that come out of our churches. She is also available to help church administrators, treasurers and bookkeepers as needed. 

Collette has been married to her husband Peter for over 35 years and together they enjoy travelling, beach walking, the occasional game of golf and hanging out with family and friends. They attend Northwest Langley Baptist Church where Collette oversees Outreach Ministries and sings on the worship team.   

  Doug Fordham  Church Constitutions and Bylaws Church Management Solutions Team  Doug has been part of the Ministry Centre team since 1995. He has a deep desire to help develop financially healthy churches characterized by a culture of generosity with the practical outcome of making a significant, God-honoring impact in their communities.  Doug is a CPA (CA) and for over forty years has been helping churches manage their finances and other resources that God has entrusted to them. For all that time he has been the treasurer of and served in leadership of his own church. Doug has specialized in the area of Canadian income tax regulations relating to registered charities, as well as the BC Societies Act and its implications for churches in BC. Helping churches develop good, workable and understandable bylaws is one of the areas he currently focuses on.  He and his wife Sharyn live in Abbotsford, BC and attend  Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church . Doug and Sharyn have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Doug Fordham
Church Constitutions and Bylaws
Church Management Solutions Team

Doug has been part of the Ministry Centre team since 1995. He has a deep desire to help develop financially healthy churches characterized by a culture of generosity with the practical outcome of making a significant, God-honoring impact in their communities.

Doug is a CPA (CA) and for over forty years has been helping churches manage their finances and other resources that God has entrusted to them. For all that time he has been the treasurer of and served in leadership of his own church. Doug has specialized in the area of Canadian income tax regulations relating to registered charities, as well as the BC Societies Act and its implications for churches in BC. Helping churches develop good, workable and understandable bylaws is one of the areas he currently focuses on.

He and his wife Sharyn live in Abbotsford, BC and attend Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church. Doug and Sharyn have two grown children and two grandchildren.

  Samantha Lorette  Marketing and Communications  Church Management Solutions Team  Sam joined the team in July 2017 and oversees all the communications and marketing at the Ministry Centre. She attended school at BCIT and Emily Carr University for Communication and Graphic Design. She brings with her passion to work in ministry and help churches grow in the areas of communications, marketing and design.   Sam lives in Ladner with her husband Justin, their three cats, Dennis, Dwayne and Dasha and their dog, Bo (who occasionally visits the office and is in training to be the potential office mascot). They attend  Village Church  in Surrey and both serve on the Media Team as photographers. In their free time they like to explore, whether it is the outdoors, places to eat or places to try new coffee.         

Samantha Lorette
Marketing and Communications
Church Management Solutions Team

Sam joined the team in July 2017 and oversees all the communications and marketing at the Ministry Centre. She attended school at BCIT and Emily Carr University for Communication and Graphic Design. She brings with her passion to work in ministry and help churches grow in the areas of communications, marketing and design. 

Sam lives in Ladner with her husband Justin, their three cats, Dennis, Dwayne and Dasha and their dog, Bo (who occasionally visits the office and is in training to be the potential office mascot). They attend Village Church in Surrey and both serve on the Media Team as photographers. In their free time they like to explore, whether it is the outdoors, places to eat or places to try new coffee.

 

 

 

 

  Genevieve Smith  Administrative Assistant Leadership Development Team  Genevieve is the newest addition to the Fellowship Pacific Team. She is working alongside Krista Penner in Leadership Development as her Administrative Assistant. Genevieve grew up in Richmond, B.C. with two older brothers and the cutest dog in the world, Charlotte. She has spent a significant amount of her adult life serving at camp. She loves to work with hurting people, and is passionate about caring for the people God has created.  Genevieve spends a lot of her free time volunteering, and getting food with friends. She has been attending  Village Church  and serves on the Young Adults Prayer Team, and as an usher. She has completed the Kaleo Program, through Briercrest College and Seminary and Camp Qwanoes, and is currently in school with the hopes of becoming a social worker.   

Genevieve Smith
Administrative Assistant
Leadership Development Team

Genevieve is the newest addition to the Fellowship Pacific Team. She is working alongside Krista Penner in Leadership Development as her Administrative Assistant. Genevieve grew up in Richmond, B.C. with two older brothers and the cutest dog in the world, Charlotte. She has spent a significant amount of her adult life serving at camp. She loves to work with hurting people, and is passionate about caring for the people God has created.

Genevieve spends a lot of her free time volunteering, and getting food with friends. She has been attending Village Church and serves on the Young Adults Prayer Team, and as an usher. She has completed the Kaleo Program, through Briercrest College and Seminary and Camp Qwanoes, and is currently in school with the hopes of becoming a social worker.

 

 

 

Board Members

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Brent Chapman - President

SouthRidge Fellowship Church, Langley

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Jeremy Johnson

Village Church, Surrey

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Ben Hall

 

Shuswap Community Church, Salmon Arm

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Larry Lagerstrom

Redemption Community Church, Surrey 

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Brian Joyce

Chaplain, Prince George Youth Custody Center

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Dennis Bunio

Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, Abbotsford

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Kelly Nicolls

Princeton Fellowship Baptist Church, Princeton

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Janet Bovin

South Delta Baptist Church, Delta 

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Rick Burdett

South Delta Baptist Church, Delta

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Steve Campbell

Dallas Barnhartvale Baptist Church, Kamloops