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!
Gerry and Debbie have been part of the Eldership team for 15 years, and have been a part of Trinity for 22 years. They have four adult children and two (great) grandchildren. They bring warmth and humour into any situation, are incredibly servant hearted and genuinely love people.
Gerry is a man of many talents and great wit. Nothing makes him happier than being able to bring the joy of God, and laughter into any place, anytime. You will also often find him running up Mt. Finlayson or battling at the ping pong table. Debbie is a florist extraordinaire and laughs at all of Gerry’s jokes. We are so blessed to have them as part of our Trinity family.
Pam and Lennox have been part of the Trinity Family since 2007, and have been deacons since 2010. They married in 2008 and have three adult children between them.
Pam was a military ‘brat’ so has lived from coast-to-coast as a child. She came to the Lord about the same time she started attending Trinity and has never looked back. She is full of faith and a consummate lover of people. Pam is a trained bookkeeper and serves on the deacon team in the role of visionary administrator. We, at the office, are fortunate to have her here to guide the ship with her administrative genius!
Lennox grew up in Jamaica and came to Canada in 2006, becoming a citizen in 2014. He’s into heavy metal, and also light metal, as he is a sheet metal worker by trade, likes his music at full volume, dominates the ping-pong table and practices evangelism as a lifestyle. His passion for the Word of God is intense and he will read any bible translation as long as it’s the King James Version.
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!
Carole and her family hail from Quebec, and no, she is not related to our present Prime Minister. (At least not that she is aware of!) She has four adult children, two boys and two girls, and five grandkids (so far!) And if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she runs a full-time, partial French immersion, preschool called Appletree.
Carole has a real heart for people and many, in this church, have been ministered to by this amazing lady. She serves as a deacon and has been an active volunteer in the life of the church, and in our Sunday school program, for many years. If you are a parent in this church, chances are that Madame Trudeau has had significant input into the life of your child!
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!