Meet Our Support Staff
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Brad grew up in Texas, moved to Grande Prairie with his Ontario-born wife, Tina, in 2017, and shortly after joined our support staff team. A little while later, he accepted the role of Executive Assistant/Office Manager in 2018. He's also a proud new dad to a sweet baby girl. Brad loves baseball and subs in regularly with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as a gift trumpet musician, so feel free to talk music and baseball with him anytime.
Ashley joined our staff team in 2015 bringing her background in marketing along with a drive to see the church be salt and light online. She loves the digital community and seeing the skeptic be introduced to Jesus. Ashley and her husband, Travis have lived in Grande Prairie for over 15 years, and are raising two teen daughters to walk in the way of love. Want to speak her love language? Talk Disney or Friends quotes.
Facility rental & Administrative support
Sharon has been serving with us at GPAC since 2014. She provides her keen administrative and detail oriented giftings to facility booking, Life Care Ministry, and many other supports in our office. Sharon’s lighthearted playfulness brings frequent laughter and joy to the team. Her passion for missions and music has given her great life experience - singing (choral and ensemble), travelling, and serving in various countries around the world. Her love languages include coffee, time with friends, being in nature, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.
Susan joined our team in 2017. She is the helpful voice on the phone and the bright smile as your enter the office. Susan brings a heart that yearns to help, a gift to analyze and improve processes, and a love of encouraging others with Scripture. Susan and her husband, Chris, are thrill seekers who love amusement parks, and yes, even sky diving!
Brenda joined our team in 2010 and is lovingly referred to as our hummingbird. Why? On the daily, she is constantly flitting from one end of the church to the other ensuring cleanliness is maintained year-round. She faithfully uses her gifts to quietly serve behind the scenes. Brenda and her husband, Ken, enjoy their country-living home, gardening, and are local honey-producing bee-keepers. Brenda also finds joy experimenting in the kitchen; her latest cooking curiosity is trying new Mennonite recipes; we, as a staff, particularly reap the tangible benefits of this pasttime.
Children's ministry administrative assistant
Jeanine grew up in Cleardale, AB and moved to Grande Prairie in 2004. She joined our GPAC Kids ministry team in 2018. Her creative eye and cheerful humour ease the craziness of ministry. Jeanine and her husband, Aaron, are raising their four children to know and follow Jesus. Fun fact about Jeanine: her arsenal of meme recall is both timely and on point.
Joy manages giving and budgets for the church with a beautiful balance of confidentiality and trust. Her name defines her personality and also means that she has Christmas paraphernalia in use all year round. She is genuinely joyful and trusts God to carry her through when things are tough. Joy and her family love the mountains and a great outdoor hike. She is also a skilled axe thrower... just ask any of our staff.
Randy is from Ontario and joined our staff in 2018. His background in carpentry and construction are a blessing to the church. He has a gift of service that is demonstrated each day. If a need comes up, he is quick to jump in. Randy brings laughter to the team with his gift of storytelling. Randy feels this quote perfectly describes his unique design, "It is a common thought that disorganized people are more creative. Scientists have even made claims about these people, saying they are also more productive."
Assistant technical director
Paul originally hails from the East Coast and joined the GPAC staff in 2018. He has become a crucial part of our technical team and helps to ensure that everything runs smoothly both on Sunday mornings and during the week in the office. He’s also a gifted musician and can often be seen drumming on our worship teams. Paul and his wife Melanie are enjoying doing life with their teenage boys.
Kayla moved to Grande Prairie as a newlywed and joined our staff team in October 2019. Her gift of words and background in communications is a welcomed addition to the team. She brings a calm, creative nature that longs to see others follow Jesus. Kayla's reflective insightfulness is the link that brings the truths shared on Sundays to our digital world throughout the week. A few of Kayla's favourite things: Home Sense, her husband, and diet coke (not necessarily in that order).