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, along with her husband Lennox, has been part of the Trinity Family since 2007, and has been a deacon 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!
Kristen has a versatile background with studies in various fields including significant medical training. She is currently on staff co-leading our young adults, helping with our youth and administrating our worship and children’s ministries!
She is passionate about being brave with her life and calling so that others are encouraged to live theirs. Kristen loves seeing the church functioning as a family, loving and caring for each other, with young and old alike being equipped and growing.
Trinity became ‘home’ for Mark and Tanya approximately three years ago, along with their youngest daughter, Bethany. They have three other daughters, Katie, Dakota, and Rebekah, who either attend Trinity, when they are not away at school or traveling the world, or are part of another church family.
Mark works primarily as a BC Transit driver and Tanya, now that her homeschooling journey with her girls is done, works primarily as a birth and postpartum doula, although they both have other side businesses and jobs, which keeps life interesting. Since becoming Christians in the late nineties, both Mark and Tanya have been involved in various ministries, such as young adults, leading home groups, men’s and women’s ministries, worship, an pastoring a local church for several years.
Next to Jesus, they are most passionate about their family. Also, seeing and being involved in people’s growing love for the Lord and his work excites them both, and they follow the Lord’s leading, however that may look at the time. Currently, Mark plays bass on the worship team, Tanya serves on a coffee team and with our tots and they are both Deacons. They love their church family and are eager to see more people believing and finding family at Trinity.
The Lisimaque family is made up of Nathanael, Catherine and their three amazing children. They have only been at Trinity for a few of years, but have quickly become a core and beloved part of our family. Nathanael and Catherine are both large-capacity, big-hearted and incredibly generous people! They are also both gifted school teachers, home-school parents and they not only lead a life group but oversee all the Trinity life groups as well. They all have a deep love for the Lord, and model so well what it is to be active members of the family of God, in local church. We are truly blessed to call them family!
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!