LEADERSHIP

Jon Pasiuk 

Lead Pastor
(pictured with his wife, Stephanie, and kids Natalia and Josiah)
Where are you from Jon?
Born and raised in B.C., I spent most of the last decade in Chilliwack.
What brought you to Whistler?
By the time I finished High School I began to feel that God was calling me to work in the church. That took me to Briercrest and Trinity Western (shout out to all General Studies Undergrads!), then eventually on to an M.A. (Liberty Theological Seminary) and a M.Div (Briercrest Seminary). I learned a lot in my first few years of pastoral ministry and was mentored by some very fine people at The Life Centre and Northview Community Church in Abbotsford. In October 2014, God brought Stephanie, Natalia and myself to Whistler to serve his kingdom here and make this our new home. 
What are you about?
I want people to know Jesus- not to just believe that He exists or that He really did everything that the Bible says He did, but to know that everything Jesus is about is good news for us. I want people to know that every time we gather, worship, give, serve and say yes to Him and no to sin, we are doing what we were made to do. When Jesus is our master, we are in good hands and He will look after us far better than we ever can trying to manage on our own. 
What should people know about you?
I am a glutton for facts and information. I hate feeling ignorant and I would really like to have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything.
Where do you hang out?
I live in Creekside, so I can often be found at Fix Cafe at Nita lake lodge. I also enjoy Purebread, but maybe a bit too much and its for the better if I don’t go there too often.  
How to contact Jon:
jon@whistlerchurch/ (604) 798-3861
Kelvin Peters
Ministry Associate
(pictured with his wife, Heidi)
 
Where are you from Kelvin?
I was born and raised on the family farm north of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. I moved to Vancouver in 2014 and then up to Whistler in 2015. 
What brought you to Whistler?
Originally it was a job and snowboarding, but I soon realized God had other plans for my life; this included declaring Him as Lord over my life instead of myself, and discovering what a relationship with Him is about. I came to “the end of myself” and found faith in January of 2015.
What should people know about you?
I have a passion for the great outdoors which gets me out camping, running, snowboarding and travelling to many amazing spots in BC and overseas. I long to see more people discover what the Church is for and not merely what it is against. Life with Jesus is all the more full and abundant than without. Although I will fall short of His example over and over, I aim to incorporate Him into daily life no matter the task or activity. I love my wife Heidi, family, church family and friends because He loved me first. 
Where do you hang out?
Snowboarding Whistler/ Blackcomb, trail running, single track bike trails, a good assortment of coffee shops, rainbow park. 
How to contact Kelvin: 
kelvin@whistlerchurch.ca / 204-249-0700