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DEREK M. GEERLOF
Associate Professor of Theology
BA (Life Pacific College)
MA (Regent College)
MA (Ambrose Seminary)
I am thrilled and honoured to be the President of PLBC and to be a part of its mission to support the church by equipping women and men for Spirit-empowered ministry! Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, I moved to Los Angeles to attend our sister school, Life Pacific College, where I met my wife, Coleen. After graduating, we moved to the Vancouver area and I pastored in Foursquare churches for ten years, while serving as an adjunct faculty member at PLBC and volunteer chaplain with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 2004 we moved to Calgary where I joined the Calgary Police Service, serving for eleven years as both a Constable and a Detective. Prior to returning to PLBC I was Lecturer in Theology at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta. Coleen and I are the parents of two adult and one almost-adult children.
I am a historical theologian who studies movements of renewal and spiritual theology. I am also interested in the pentecostal/charismatic movement, as well as the emerging global pentecostalism which now accounts for more than a quarter of all world Christians. My primary research examines ways the Church has read and engaged Scripture for the purpose of formation and transformation. I am currently working on my PhD dissertation at Regent University School of Divinity, writing on Scriptural Interpretation and Formation in the Abbey of Saint-Victor in Paris, France.
Publications and Papers
“Meditatio and Memoria as Preparation for Contemplatio: Comparing Augustine and Hugh of Saint-Victor.” Patristic, Medieval, Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University, October 2017.
“The Birth of the Foursquare Gospel in Canada: Tracing the Roots of the First Foursquare Church in Vancouver, Canada.” The Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity 7:1 (2016): 41-56.
“Augustine and Pentecostals: Building a Hermeneutical Bridge Between Past and Present Experience in the Psalms.” Pneuma 37:2 (2015): 262-280.
“Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation,” by Stephen D. Long, The Pneuma Review, 2014.
“The Birth of the Foursquare Gospel in Canada: Tracing the Roots of the First Foursquare Church in Vancouver, Canada.” Society of Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, San Dimas, California, USA, March 2016.
“Augustine and Pentecostals: Building a Hermeneutical Bridge Between Past and Present Experience in the Psalms.” Society of Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Springfield, Missouri, USA, 2014.
Vice President Finance and Operations
AA (Christ For The Nations)
Missions Diploma (Caribbean Christ For The Nations)
BCA (Southwestern Assemblies of God College)
MA (Trinity Theological Seminary)
I have spent the last 32 years as a credentialed minister, currently with the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada. I enjoy working at PLBC and serving this community with the gifts God has given me. I love to teach and have taught classes such as Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Church History, Cross Cultural Studies, Acts, and Spiritual Warfare. In my spare time I enjoy woodworking, model trains, kayaking, and my family.
I was born in Wyoming and grew up the middle son of a crew member on a seismograph crew. This meant I lived in 12 towns before I was 13 years old. In 1968 we moved to Gaylord Michigan where against all odds we stayed until I graduated from high school in 1975. It was there I met my future wife, Sue. I joined the US Army. As a squad leader in a Combat engineering company I learned construction, demolition, logistics and administration. My Army enlistment ended in 1978 and we moved back to Michigan. We began our family, found employment, purchased a home, plugged into a local church and settled down. But the Spirit of God had other ideas and so in 1984 Sue and I, along with our three children, headed to Dallas Texas to begin the educational journey that would prepare us for ministry, although we had no idea what that would turn out to be.
This educational pursuit would take us to Dallas for an A.A in Practical Theology, to Waxahachie Texas for a BA in Pastoral Ministry, to Montego Bay Jamaica for a Missions Diploma (while teaching Bible courses and construction) and eventually to Surrey BC in 1989 where we joined the teaching faculty at a new Bible Institute, Christ For The Nations (Canada). After spending 9 years on staff serving in various roles I was asked to be president. I served as president for 16 years, and led a team that brought Provincial degree granting status, a name change and ABHE applicant status to Christ College. In 2014 the decision was made to close Christ College and join the staff at Pacific Life Bible College. I served as the Interim President at PLBC between October 2016 and August 2017.
Vice President Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology
BMin (Summit Pacific College)
MRE (Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary)
DAS (Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry)
PhD (Oxford Graduate School, American Centre for Religion/Society Studies)
My personal mission is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, a loving partner to my wife Joan, a nurturing mentor to emerging leaders, and an effective Christian educator of God’s people.
I have been engaged in a ministry of preaching, teaching, and disciple-making since the mid-1980s. I did not grow up in a Christian home, but was baptized in grade 11. I went to Bible college right after high-school and began serving my church as a part-time youth pastor in my third year. Since then I’ve pastored at three other congregations, during which I completed a master’s degree, a doctorate, and a graduate diploma in Anglican studies. I taught at various colleges while pastoring and began a full-time college teaching ministry in 2000.
I believe my primary calling is to be near the Lord and reflect his image. My next calling is to serve the church, which is Christ’s body. The church is diverse, including reformed, catholic, orthodox, neo-orthodox, evangelical, charismatic, Pentecostal, and liberal streams. I have been refreshed and challenged by each of these expressions and believe it is important to help others to see the riches.
I am ordained and serve in the Anglican Church of North America. My wife and I are involved in various ministries of teaching and leading in our local and national church. I preach and preside at services as often as I can.
I am currently working on a comparative theology of the Eucharistic. This book project is aimed at informed lay people interested in understanding the different approaches to the Lord’s Supper in the Church.
I am also exploring the concept of epektasis, the perpetual ascent of the soul after death. The idea proposes that because God is eternal and we are not, there will always be room for space in our souls to grow and be further conformed to the infinite God.
Publications and papers
“Speaking My Mind: The Radical Evangelical Prophet Tackles the Tough Issues Christians Are Afraid to Face.” Clarion Journal of Spiritual and Justice. June 9 2006.
“Fundamentalism and Complex Thinking: Do The Two Mix?” Journal of Social and Religious Research. (now the Journal For The Sociological Integration Of Religion And Society) Vol. 2. No. 1. Oxford Society of Scholars. Spring 2003.
“Fundamentalism and Complexity of Thought.” Paper presented to the Society of Scholars Meeting. Worcester College, University of Oxford. Oxford, England. January 2003.
“Religious Orientation and Complexity of Thought on Religious, Ethical, and Non-Existential Issues,” Oxford Graduate School, Tennessee. Dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Oxford Graduate School, Tennessee.
VP of Student Development
BA in Biblical and Theological Studies (Briercrest Bible College)
MA in Christian Studies: Leadership (ACTS Seminary – Trinity Western University)
PhD (candidate) in Educational Studies (Biola University)
I serve as Vice President of Student Development and as the Dean of Students at PLBC. These roles give me the privilege of walking alongside our students through this crucial developmental stage of life, as well as working with our Student Leadership Teams.
I am also delighted to serve as the Program Director of the BA in Pastoral Leadership where I have the opportunity to help train our next generation of pastoral leaders, and help them learn from my experiences. My experiences are many and varied. I served as a short-term missionary to the Philippines, as well as a pastor for 17 years, during which time I was the founder and executive director of Abiding Life Ministries Canada. This afforded me the opportunity to provide spiritual formation training to pastors and leaders in North America, Europe, and Africa. For the past nine years, I have been managing a jewellery store with my wife, which we continue to do as we believe it is crucial to maintain a presence in the marketplace and is vital to our spiritual development.
My greatest interest is teaching Spiritual Formation classes, taking both a cognitive and experiential approach, with a focus on failure and suffering as an extremely impactful transformative process (the concentration of my dissertation!). Some of the courses I teach at PLBC include: Spiritual Formation I, Spiritual Formation II, Life and Ministry in the Holy Spirit, Pastoral Epistles, Church Leadership and Administration, and Senior Seminar–capstone course
My areas of research focus on the salvation motif as a lived experience, and failure and suffering as a transformative educational process.
My greatest delight, however, are my children and traveling with my wife.
Diploma in Business Administration (University of Ottawa)
BASc (University of Waterloo)
I grew up in eastern Ontario and spent much of my youth playing hockey, soccer, and tennis. After graduating from the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering, I spent 19 years working in military, air traffic management and telecommunications systems, working in every area of the design and implementation process, including 5 years in engineering management. While working, I took evening courses and completed a Diploma in Business Administration. In 2005, I felt that God wanted me to attend seminary and take a master’s degree in apologetics. I had already taken a few courses and was teaching part-time at PLBC. After attending seminary full-time for 2 years, I was offered a position in the library at PLBC in 2007 and have been here ever since, shifting from the library in 2014 to the Registrar’s office. My M.T.S. course work is complete but I am still finishing my thesis.
I very much enjoy teaching Bible interpretation and apologetics and see both these disciplines as incredibly important for Christians today, both to comprehend what the Bible says and to understand why it must be given authority over our thought and worship practices. In teaching, I hope to foster in students a deep love for God’s Word, an appreciation of the majesty of God, and a realization of its relevance for every aspect of the Christian life.
I am an ordained minister with the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada and I teach and preach in the church whenever possible. As for my personal life, I love spending time with my wife and sons and enjoy reading, high intensity interval training, kettle-bell workouts, and swimming.
Professor of Biblical Studies
Director of Biblical Studies
BSc (University of Winnipeg)
BTh (Summit Pacific College)
MDiv (Regent College)
MA (Trinity Western University)
PhD (University of Manchester)
I am married and a father of three wonderful kids.
I love learning, teaching and pastoring. These three areas of my life have shaped what I do and my vision of ministry and education. I believe ministry and education should be: (1) integrative rather than divisive as they bring together every part of our person and our various activities of work and play; (2) transformative rather than static as they create space for self-discover and encountering God and others; (3) participatory rather than passive as they call our entire being to join in God’s creation and work; and (4) relational and communal rather than self-centered and isolating as they facilitate our journey (worship, walk, and work) together.
I work in the areas of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins. My research focuses on early Jewish and Christian scriptures—specifically the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament and especially the Gospels, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and biblical interpretation.
I enjoy drinking coffee and having conversations, and playing basketball and volleyball.
Publications and Conference Presentations
Co-edited with Daniel K. Falk and Andrew B. Perrin. Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Memory of Peter W. Flint. Early Judaism and Its Literature. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and Brill Academic Publishers, 2017.
Co-authored with Robert A. Kugler. The Text and Interpretation of Leviticus. The Text of the Bible at Qumran series. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 173. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017.
Co-edited with Kipp Davis, Peter W. Flint, and Dorothy M. Peters. The War Scroll, War and Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah 115. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016.
Co-edited with Jean Duhaime and Peter W. Flint. Celebrating the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Canadian Collection. Early Judaism and Its Literature 30. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and Brill Academic Publishers, 2011.
“Prophecy and Divination in the Gospel of Matthew: The Use of Dream-Visions and Fulfillment Quotations.” Pages 653–78 in Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Memory of Peter W. Flint. Edited by Andrew B. Perrin, Kyung S. Baek, and Daniel K. Falk. Early Judaism and Its Literature. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and Brill Academic Publishers, 2017.
“The Sword-in-the-Mouth of Jesus the King: Declarations of War and Peace in the Gospel of Matthew.” Pages 254–63 in The War Scroll, War and Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Edited by Kipp Davis, Kyung S. Baek, Peter W. Flint, and Dorothy M. Peters. Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah 115. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016.
“Photographing the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa): Collections, Techniques, and DJD 32.” Pages 105–18 in Celebrating the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Canadian Collection. Edited by Jean Duhaime, Peter Flint, and Kyung Baek. Early Judaism and Its Literature 30. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and Brill Academic Publishers, 2011.
Review of Armin Lange and Matthias Weigold, “Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Second Temple Jewish Literature.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 13 (2013).
Review of Timothy H. Lim and John J. Collins (eds.), “Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 134-138.
Review of Audrey Dawson, “Healing, Weakness and Power: Perspectives on Healing in the writings of Mark, Luke and Paul.” Canadian Theological Review 1 (2012): 87–91.
Review of D. A. Carson, “Christ and Culture Revisited.” Canadian Evangelical Review 37–38 (2010): 75–77.
“The Torah in the Gospel of Matthew.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Toronto (May 28, 2017).
“Matthew’s Use of Isaiah.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Calgary (May 29, 2016).
“The Sword-in-the-Mouth of Jesus the King: Declarations of War and Peace in the Gospel of Matthew.” Paper presented at War and Peace and the Struggle for Shalom Symposium for the Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre for Faith and Learning in Langley (Nov 14, 2015).
“The Patriarchs in the Gospel of Matthew.” Paper presented at the University of Manchester in Manchester (July 25, 2013).
“Matthew’s Fulfilment Quotations and the Use of Scripture.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Kitchener (May 28, 2012).
“Technology and Biblical Studies Panel (Student Session).” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Kitchener (May 27, 2012).
“The Abrahamic Covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Near Eastern Archeological Society in San Francisco (Nov 18, 2011).
“The Abrahamic Covenant and the Nations in Matthew 1:1–17.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Fredericton (May 31, 2011).
“Matthew’s Schema of Jewish Salvation History in Jesus’ Genealogy.” Paper presented at the annual Pacific Northwest meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature in Spokane (May 14, 2011).
“The Messianic (Eschatological) Banquet at Qumran and in the Gospel of Matthew.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Near Eastern Archeological Society in Atlanta (Nov 18, 2010).
“The Historical Jesus and 4Q521 (The Messianic Apocalypse).” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Near Eastern Archeological Society in New Orleans (Nov 20, 2009).
“Matthew 1:1 as the Title for the Gospel of Matthew: ‘The Book of Genesis’ and Jesus’ Designation as ‘The Son of Abraham’.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Ottawa (May 24, 2009).
“The Cave One Isaiah Scrolls (1QIsaa and 1QIsab): Their Early History and Photography.” Paper presented at the Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings for the California State University in Irvine (April 4, 2009).
“The Photographs of 1QIsaiaha and 1QIsaiahb: Collections, Techniques and DJD XXXII.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Saskatoon (May 29, 2004).
Director of Library Services
Director of General Studies Division
BA (University of Waterloo)
MDiv (Carey Theological College)
I was born and raised on the White Rock/South Surrey Peninsula, but I often felt more British than Canadian (my parents are British). One of the highlights of my life was a working holiday with my wife in a Victorian mansion just outside of Oxford in the United Kingdom. We have also discovered a common love of white water rafting, which we only do rarely while parenting our four children. Our long-term goals are to plant a church and begin a retreat centre ministry.
Growing up I always loved the Church, but had dreams of becoming Prime Minister of Canada or conducting at the Sydney Opera House. After beginning an undergraduate music degree in violin and piano performance while working as a worship leader, I fell back on something I was really good at – reading and writing. I became a high school English teacher and then a Bible college registrar. I am now the Librarian at PLBC which allows me to serve people through the medium of information that conveys the truth, beauty, and goodness of our triune God.
I am an ordained minister in the Anglican Mission in Canada, a liturgical, biblical, and charismatic partner in the Anglican Realignment movement. Any given Sunday you’re likely to find me either leading the service, assisting with Scripture readings and Communion, or playing a stringed instrument. Throughout the summer I serve the Vancouver Canadians as their team chaplain. I am grateful that my vocation to serve in Baseball Chaplaincy and Anglican Mission leadership co-exists with, and even complements, my occupation at PLBC’s Wolf Memorial Library. Wherever I am ministering, my desire is to encourage the fullest integration of intellect and spirituality.
Perhaps not surprisingly, librarianship is a key area of interest of mine, and I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science.
In keeping with my heart for integration of intellect and spirituality, at PLBC I have taught first year courses such as Personal Resource Management and Public Speaking, and upper level courses such as Theological Method. I develop other courses as needed, since I am also trained in pedagogy in the classroom and assessment for learning, as well as having some experience with online learning as a designer, instructor, and student.
Book Review: The Last Years of Paul by Armand Puig i Tarrech et al. The Christian Librarian 59/2 (2016): 162.
Book Review: Making a Point by David Crystal. The Christian Librarian 59/2 (2016): 295-296.
Book Review: Salvation with a Smile by Philip Sinitiere. The Christian Librarian 59/2 (2016): 305.
Book Review: Writing Theology Well by Lucretia Yaghjian. The Christian Librarian 59/2 (2016): 316.
Book Review: What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael Bird. The Christian Librarian 60/1 (2016): Article 86.
Book Review: God’s Glory Alone by David VanDrunen. The Christian Librarian 60/1 (2016): Article 44.
Book Review: Don’t Fire Your Church Members by Jonathan Leeman. The Christian Librarian 60/1 (2016): Article 29.
Director of Pacific Life Online
BTh (Pacific Life Bible College)
Having pastored for almost 40 years, it is safe to say that I love the Church and I love participating in raising future pastors and Church leaders. It has been a joy combine roles at PLBC with pastoring over the last couple of decades. Currently at the college I continue to provide administrative direction to Pacific Life Online as well as teach courses in Pastoral Ministry and the Theology of Spiritual Warfare. In the past I have also taught Synoptic Gospels and Foursquare Distinctives.
I was born in Comox, BC and grew up in the nearby community of Courtenay, coming to Christ at the age of eleven. In searching for a career, I attended and graduated from Atlantic Airline School and received my BC Forest Service Log Scaling License. Sensing a call to pastoral ministry, I graduated from Pacific Life Bible College in 1976, the same year I married Linda. We have pastored in many places including Sidney, Campbell River, Saskatoon and Victoria. I also served as the Foursquare Unit Supervisor for Saskatchewan. Linda and I began pastoring Living Way Foursquare Church in Maple Ridge in 1993, where we continue to pastor to this day. This little country church on the edge of town consists of a smaller fun group of people of all ages who are passionate about following Jesus.
Associate Professor of Counseling
Director of Counseling Program
Diploma Pastoral Studies (Eston College)
B.Th. in Theology (Briercrest Bible College)
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Oral Roberts University)
MA in Christian Counselling (Oral Roberts University)
More than the professional work I do, I mostly want to be known as a follower and a disciple of Jesus Christ. I surrendered my life to God as a young girl and have made it a life goal to love Jesus and others with each passing day. I love learning. I think that’s why I love teaching. It’s a conduit for empowering others.
I was born and raised in Belem Brazil and am the fifth of eight siblings. I have been married to Dr. Sheldon Juell from SK, Canada, since June 16, 1989. I met my husband in Brazil while he was working as a missionary with the MV Good Samaritan (YWAM). We have a beautiful daughter whose name is Amanda and who is in heaven with Jesus. My husband and I thoroughly enjoy all things outdoors: walks, hiking, camping, picnicking, and kayaking, amongst many other things.
I am trained both in the discipline of Counselling Psychology and Theology. I began my theological training at Full Gospel Bible Institute (Eston College) in Eston, SK. where I majored in Pastoral Studies. I then earned a Bachelor in Theology degree at Briercrest Bible College. My husband and I, after taking a year off to be involved in church planting with the Foursquare Church in Belem, Brazil, moved to Tulsa, OK, where I earned two Master of Arts degrees in the areas of Christian Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at Oral Roberts University. In June 1998, we moved to Pasadena, California to pursue my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to complete my program. However, I believe “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28, NIV). I still plan to obtain my PhD in a near future. In 2000 we moved to Vancouver, BC. where I began my professional work and ministry.
I have taught counselling courses at PLBC since 2002 and became the Director, Counselling Programs in 2007.
From 2006 to 2016, I helped to establish The Care Centre (TCC)—a professional Counselling Centre, which is a division of the Nightshift Street Ministries in Surrey BC. I also served as the TCC Director and Clinical Supervisor. In November 2013, I established my private practice called the Door of Hope Counselling Clinic Inc. located in Port Coquitlam, BC. where I serve as the Executive Director and Clinical Supervisor.
I am an approved clinical supervisor for various Canadian professional counselling associations. I supervise and oversee the clinical counselling work of diploma and masters level counsellors who are presently pursuing their licensing and credentials with their specific counselling associations. During my 20 years of professional clinical practice, I have obtained numerous certifications and specializations both in Canada and the USA including in the areas of developmental trauma and sexual addictions.
Presentations and Workshops
“Borderline Personality Disorder Patients in Recovery Programs.” Mercy Ministries, Langley BC. July 4, 2013.
“The Role of Faith and Spirituality in the Grieving Process.” Conquering Addictions Together Conference (CAT), Canadian Christian Addiction Ministry Providers (CCAMP) Conference, Northside Church, Coquitlam, BC. March 1-2, 2013.
“How To Develop A Balanced, Healthy Approach To Safe Relationships.” Valley Church, North Vancouver BC. July 5, 2003.
Itinerant Preacher at Jesus Rock of Ages Ministries (JRAM), Vancouver, BC. 2012 to Present.
Director of Music Ministry
Lincoln is the director of the Music Ministry Program at PLBC. He is also the Music Pastor at Hillside Community Church in Coquitlam, BC.
Dean of Women and Director of Campus Housing
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Practical Theology
MA (Trinity Theological Seminary)
BA (Southwestern Assemblies of God University)
Missiology Diploma (Caribbean Christ for the Nations)
AA (Christ for the Nations Institute)
I love to teach and have taught courses such as Gospels, Early Pauline Epistles, Prison Epistles, Romans, Acts, Christian Mind, Introduction to Apologetics, Contemporary Issues, Children’s Ministry, and Academic Writing. I also love working with students and student leadership teams in my role as Dean of Women and Director of Campus Housing.
I grew up in a small town in northern Michigan, and expected nothing other than living a comfortable North-American life style; however, the Lord had other ideas. After a few years of marriage and three children, my husband Gerald and I journeyed to Bible College in Texas. Before graduating, we had taken mission trips to Korea, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Jamaica. After graduating, we were invited by a pioneering team connected with Christ for the Nations to help plant a Bible School in Jamaica. My job was to establish an elementary school for the kids of our co-team members. Jamaica was a difficult place to work, but it was rewarding.
We thought we would stay in Jamaica for life. However, in 1989 we were invited to help another pioneering team connected with Christ for the Nations to plant a Bible College in Surrey, BC Canada. We thought that was the end our life of missions, but we quickly realized that Canada needed missionaries too – missionaries like us to come and trained missionaries from Canada called to go. We spent the next 25 years teaching and training men and women to serve the church in Canada and the world. We led student teams to Hong Kong, China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Belize, and Guatemala, with a major focus on Indonesia. It was difficult work, but also rewarding
My life verse is “Freely you have received; freely give,” (Matthew 10:8) because the Lord has given so much to me, I cannot help but serve him willingly and gladly. In pioneering work, there are many tasks and not many team members. Besides teaching, I’ve learned to operate websites, catalogue library books, and order toilet paper. Tasks associated with ministry are not always glamorous or easy, but if we rely on the Lord, He will accomplish the work: men and women will be biblically equipped for their families, neighborhood, churches, and beyond.