Mark and Jen, with the help of their three great kids, lead the team that lead here at Trinity Church. They are only the fifth couple to do so in our 50 year history.
Mark and Jen came to Trinity in May 2014, via Nanaimo’s Oceanside Church, where they were a part of the leadership for seven years. Prior to that, they lived in South Africa.
They possess great passion and energy, and have a strong desire to see that everyone at Trinity is living their God-given destiny and dreams, which, in turn, will ensure the church will fulfill its destiny, individually, collectively, city-wide and to the nations. They love family, friends, camping, kayaking and have even been known to be drawn to some crazy pastimes like skydiving, bungee jumping and triathlons!
Darryl and Delpheen (Del) lived in the West Kootenays for a number of years before moving to Victoria 2 1/2 yrs ago. When they became a part of Trinity shortly thereafter they had no idea the journey God was embarking them on! Their hearts have grown with the love of God for their church family as well as Victoria.
Ted and Wendy are a vital part of our deacon team and have been part of this local church for over 30 years. They have three married daughters who have blessed them with six grandchildren (so far!) Despite their youthful appearance, they have been married for approximately four decades, and are happily retired – yet you wouldn’t believe it when you see them in action!
Adjectives to describe Ted and Wendy include; faithful, committed, encouragers, passionate, prophetic and prayerful. There are very few people here at Trinity who haven’t been, in some way, impacted by this amazing couple. Put them behind the wheel of their camper, point them in any direction, and they’ll be happy!
Karen has been a part of Trinity Church for approximately 15+ years. She is a ‘certifiable’ local girl as she was born and raised in the Saanich area. After high school she attended Vancouver Island University, in Nanaimo, for Interior Design and then, several years later, completed the Fine Furniture and Joinery course at Camosun College. Needless to say Karen is very ‘crafty’, in a positive way! We, at the church office, are the fortunate recipients of her gifting and talents, as she works with us in a creative and administrative capacity.
She loves the Lord, travel and creativity!
Ivor and Jakki eat, live, and breathe Trinity Church. They first joined as young people with Harold Bredeson and John Stone as their leaders, and then moved on to teach at the All Africa Bible College in Durban, South Africa for a decade, while being supported by Trinity. They returned to Canada, and then took on the leadership of Trinity – for 19 years, up to 2014. They now continue to do short term missional work as part of the Apostolic Team that we relate to, through this church.
They have 3 married children, Keir, Heather and Fern, who have collectively given Ivor and Jakki 8 grandchildren. Prior to leading Trinity, Ivor was an engineer, and Jakki was a nurse. The majority of their lives however, were always spent on ‘Kingdom’ enterprises.
Ivor and Jakki have and continue to leave an indelible mark on this local church and their lives model what it is to be courageous, committed, faithful, and Christlike. Their full impact on Trinity may never be fully realized by we who know them, but God does, and we look forward to seeing their awesome heavenly mansion when we all get to glory, one day! But until then, make sure to connect with them soon, for a coffee, and to hear some of their great stories!