Our staff is dedicated to loving people in our community and helping them find a relationship with God.
It’s not that often that you come across a pastor who has stayed with a congregation for so many years, and that’s a compliment both to Doug and our community here at Aldergrove Alliance. Starting way back in 1997, he and his wife, Tammy, took on the task of leading this Aldergrove Alliance Church. Doug has been married to Tammy for 29 years; they have three adult children, two of whom are married. Doug’s favorite role these days is being ‘Bubba’ to his grandson Jackson.
A self-proclaimed techno-phobe, Doug is not the guy to run to for help when the photocopier jams or you need to jump start a car. He is, however, exceptionally gifted with encouraging and ministering to those who serve with him and anyone he meets. But probably most endearing is his willingness to be transparent and vulnerable: to share his failures and weaknesses in a way that makes us realize that we are all just human.
Pastor Brian is full of adventure and has a caring heart for teens in our community and beyond. From enduring 24 hours on a bus full of teenagers to go to “Disney in a Day” to executing a full renovation of the church’s youth meeting space, Brian’s energy seems endless! At his core, he cares deeply about teens and speaking into the issues that most affect their lives, encouraging them into a deeper relationship with God. Brian and his wife Cindy, have two teen-aged kids of their own and also two foster children round out the family.
You know you’ve been at it for a long time when you can’t remember when you started. Such is the case with Heather who has been working with children her entire adult life and some years before that. But that’s what it’s like when you do something you love, and Heather loves teaching kids. I guess it’s this kind of devotion that keeps her a loyal (some would say “sick”) Canucks fan!
With four kids at home, what we want to know is how we can bottle up some of that energy and spread it around for the rest of us!
Don grew up in Spruce Grove Alberta, graduated from Canadian Bible College (now Ambrose University) and also received a Master of Arts degree in communications when he graduated from Wheaton Graduate School. He served on two pastoral teams before becoming a missionary to Latin America with the C&MA where he and his wife Marilyn served 3 four year terms in Costa Rica, Argentina and Venezuela. Don has since served as a prison chaplain for 6 years and for the past 4 years has been serving as a part-time chaplain in the community helping offenders adjust back into the community when they get out of prison.
Don and Marilyn have 2 children and 7 grandchildren that they enjoy very much. They have attended AAC for the past 11 years, serving as care group leaders and on the board and now as a part-time staff member for the past 2 years. Don’s passion is to come along side others and see God work and transform their lives through His power working in them.
Lois is at the office three mornings each week answering phones, creating bulletins, and generally keeping busy with office duties and helping the pastors. Lois has been married to Steve for 30 years (whew!), is mother to two adult married children and, best of all, gran to 2 awesome grandsons! She is passionate about helping others find freedom in Christ and to live the abundant life that He wants for each of us.
Jim is married to his wife, Evelyn and they have three married children and will soon have their ninth grandchild. Often they’re busy with family and friends, but they also enjoy some travel, walking, and gardening. He spends eight hours each week taking care of the church facility. He does a weekly cleaning and also fits in maintenance and small repairs. He is always willing to help where needed.