Transitions February 2015
Ken Graham began as pastor at Gospel Fellowship Church, Foam Lake, Sask., Oct. 15, 2014. He graduated from Nipawin (Sask.) Bible College; Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Alta.; and Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Ga., with an MMin, DMin and ThD. He has pastored churches from Alberta to Manitoba with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Ken and Marion have 3 married adult children.
Mike Olynyk began as pastor of student ministries at South Abbotsford (B.C.) Church in December 2014. He has a BRE from Ambrose University College, Calgary, and previously served as half-time youth pastor at Jericho Ridge Community Church, Langley, B.C. Mike and Kim have 2 daughters, Raelyn and Makenna. Until October 2014, Jon Wiebe served as South Abbotsford youth pastor, beginning as an intern in 2006.
Stephanie Jantzen joined Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., as marketing and communications manager in fall 2014. Stephanie has pursued her passion to connect with audiences and bring ideas to life as a non-profit communications specialist, associate pastor and science instructor. Stephanie holds a BSc from Concordia University and an MDiv from ACTS Seminary.
Lead pastor since 2001, Ted Klassen resigned from Culloden Church, Vancouver, effective June 28, 2015.
Founding church planter Bindu Sidhu resigned as pastor at The Life Centre effective Jan. 31, 2015.