Senior Pastor Search Committee
Thank you for your prayers and support as we received several nominations for the Senior Pastor Search Committee (SPSC). The team will lead the design and execution of a Senior Pastor search process and also be available for attendees to be engaged in the process. Your prayers are appreciated specifically for these people as they give their time and use their God-given gifts on the committee:
Margie Stinton (Chair) has served Bethany in a variety of ministries including Women Together, the Women’s Advisory Committee, the Nursery and as chairperson of the Transition Advisory Committee. Margie is trained as an RN and was employed as Pastoral Care Coordinator for 7 years; she and her husband Don co-lead a Connecting Group. Margie directed camp at Alberta Pioneer for 20 years, she currently is the Vice-chair of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Board of Directors and the mother of four adult daughters and grandmother to 9 grandchildren.
Barry Lappin and his wife Connie have been attending Bethany since 2003. Barry has been involved with the worship team, Alpha course, ESL and co-leading connecting groups. Barry has participated as a Board member for a number of non-profit organizations including Chairman for World Missions Fellowship Canada.
Rob Ypma is a Human Resources professional who has found his passion in Employee and Leadership Development and Team Effectiveness. He’s currently consulting in this space and teaching part-time with SAIT’s School of Business. He and his wife, Whitney, have an energetic 5 year old boy and a feisty 2 year old girl. Over the years, Rob has served in a number of ministry capacities, and his favourites have been leading small groups and a young adult ministry.
Annie Taylor - Developing a closer friendship with Jesus has been a gift that I treasure and am grateful for. Over the years, I’ve had opportunities to serve in various church ministries including the following: Alpha, Children’s Ministry, Nursery, Small Group Facilitation, Camp Counselling, Youth Ministry, and Prayer teams. I am married to Patrick and we have 4 sons: Levi, Ben, Luke, and Jacob (aged 2-10). I am a teacher by vocation, and am currently homeschooling our boys.
Vanessa Kordupel moved from Northern Ontario to work as a campus minister with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship 7 years ago. She has been serving at Bethany as a greeter, on the host team, and in the nursery, as well as attends a connecting group. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, making new friends, catching a good hockey game with her family, and spending time with her adorable niece and nephew.
Carmen Dool has attended Bethany since 1996, serving in numerous ministries including Women Together, AWANA, greeter, and coordinator of the Audio / Visual Support Team since 2000. She has participated in choir, cook teams, and a Connecting Group over the years and recently served on the Women and Men in Ministry and Leadership Study Group. Carmen has her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and is currently working at Samaritan’s Purse Canada. She’s married to Dwayne and has two adult sons.
Chris Lock and wife Carolyn have attended Bethany since 1973 except for time spent in the US from 1983-87. Small group leader and deacon for many years. Directed Camp Okotoks and served on the camp board for 20 years or so. President of Sojourners Camp and Wilderness Society. Chair at Servants Anonymous Society from 2001-2005. Passionate about the future of Bethany Chapel and us realizing our potential and calling.
Kevin McDonald and his wife Sherry have attended Bethany for 37 years. In addition to serving as an Elder, Kevin leads a Connecting Group, sings on the Worship Team and previously served on the Transition Advisory Committee. He is a retired Chartered Professional Accountant with experience in the areas of finance and human resources, including the design, implementation and management of many searches. Kevin and Sherry serve as volunteer hosts at the Focus On The Family Retreat Centre in Priddis. They have three children (two are married) and two grandchildren.