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Gwen 2017

Gwen Bilodeau - Executive Administrator/Compassion Ministry

I work with the staff to facilitate the daily operations of VAC.
In the area of Compassion and Care, I work with a team to address the practical needs in our church and community.
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Melissa Bongalis - VAC Kids

Melissa works with Pastor Carmen Kinniburgh and the VAC Kids Team.
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Dwayne Boyd - Interim Lead Pastor

My role during this season is to oversee Weekend Services, Church Administration, Ministry Direction, Staff and act as a liaison between the VAC community, staff, transition team and District Office. My heart is to see our staff and church community connect with the deeper life of Christ and to see them step into areas of gifting that they have been given or entrusted with. As we move forward, I'm calling our VAC family to pray for our transition team and to remain deeply committed to the call in Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV that states, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another...."
In the journey together....

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Stephen Christensen - Custodian

My job is to provide effective maintenance and housekeeping service to the facility, preparing it for ministry.

Jocelyne Dinwoodie - Receptionist

"Vernon Alliance Church, Jocelyne speaking..."
I'm that voice on the phone and the face at the front desk.  I offer administrative support to the staff, update our bulletin & ministry pages on the website weekly and create/update the ministry brochures.
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Chett Fitchett - Pastor of Student Ministries & Young Adults

My focus is on introducing young people to Jesus. These years are so critical, and while they are fun and exciting they are often not simple or easy. I am there to wrestle with the big questions, be there during the painful moments, and cheer you on as we seek to grasp how long, wide, deep, and high is God’s love for us.
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Staff - Bonnie Fretz

Bonnie Fretz - Office Manager

I help with day to day administration such as facility bookings, membership and baptism, calendar events, and much more! Contact Bonnie

Diane Guzy - Pastor of VAC Tots

I enjoy and am blessed to be helping children from nursery through to preschool discover Jesus and His love and become His followers.  I desire that during their time at VAC, they would experience love and fun.
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Raedene Hayes - Reign Student Ministries

Raedene works with Pastor Chett and the Reign Student Ministries Leadership Team.
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 Vicki Houghton - Compassion & Care Ministries

I am part of a team that wants to provide practical venues of healing, growth and recovery to VAC and the community.
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Mike Hoyland - Facilities Manager

My job is to manage our facilities team to provide effective maintenance and housekeeping service to the facility, preparing it for ministry.
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Trudy Kemper - Financial Secretary

I am responsible for looking after all financial matters that affect VAC, which is all aspects of offering, payroll and paying bills.  Other duties include preparing reports for our Board of Elders to help them make their decisions, preparing reports for the District and National Offices, Charities Return, helping in the budget process, GST, income tax receipts and assisting our Treasurer.
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Carmen Kinniburgh - VAC Kids Pastor

I am so thrilled to be a part of a team that develops programs and ministry for kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5, and their families.  My greatest desire in this area is to facilitate a caring and welcoming environment at VAC Kids for leaders and children to discover Jesus and become His followers.  I am passionate about developing curriculum that best serves our children and their families, connecting with and supporting parents as the primary spiritual leaders in the child's life, as well as leadership development and building into the lives of our volunteers.
Pastor Carmen is currently on sabbatical - please contact Matt

Jeremy Kinniburgh - Pastor of Discipleship

I have the privilege of bringing leadership to our Prayer Ministries, Community Life and Connections Ministries.  I am so excited for what God is doing in Vernon and I look forward to partnering with the staff, the church and the community for the next season of life at VAC.
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Tyler Lewis - Technical Director

My role is to help with providing technical, computer and creative support to the ministry departments within the VAC family.  This includes video production, sound and media support, and communicating with departments for all technical needs.

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Bob MacLeod - Custodian

My job is to provide effective maintenance and housekeeping service to the facility, preparing it for ministry.


Marni Rogers - Connection & Hospitality Administrator

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Staff - Kim Severson

Kim Severson - Visual Artist & Creative Arts Administrator

I work alongside our Worship Arts Director and my role encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities. As the Visual Artist, I design and create all weekend sermon series, special event and ministry specific branding, along with any other needs requested by our departments. I also create and update all visual aspects of our social media presence. As the Worship Arts Administrator, I assist with weekend & seasonal service planning/prep as a part of our Design Team, along with providing administrative & organizational support.
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 Will Wiens - Pastor of Church Life

My role is to provide pastoral care in a variety of venues of our church life. Specifically, I direct people through the important processes of baptism & membership, support them through the opposite spectrums of weddings and funerals, provide marriage preparation and enrichment opportunities, serve as guide and chaplain to Common Threads, to visit and care for the sick, and to shepherd the Senior Adults.
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Elaina 2019

Elaina Young - Student Ministries and Young Adults Administrator

I work closely with Chett to help plan Reign and to help make Student Ministries the best it can be for our students. I also run our social media accounts and parent newsletter, along with other admin duties. As a bonus, I have the huge honour of overseeing all things worship for student ministries. This means I get to work with our talented musicians, plan worship each week, and do what I love all for the glory of the King!
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Matthew Young - VAC Kids

I get the wonderful opportunity to work along side the VAC kids team and support Pastor Carmen. My joy comes from helping kids discover Jesus and seeing them grow in their own relationship with their Saviour and forever friend.
Contact Matt