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I grew up in Prince George but in 2004, my wife and I along with our three children (Kaelina, Samuel, and Joshua) moved to Edmonton so that I could attend Seminary and begin serving as a pastor. It has been a great blessing to serve alongside the committed and caring staff team at West Meadows, as we minister to those who are part of this church family as well as the surrounding community. When not at work, you may find me watching or attending local sporting events. I also love spending time with family, getting in some exercise, and going to movies.
Originally from Montana, my wife Kelsie and I moved to Edmonton in 2014 to become the Associate Pastor at West Meadows. We, along with our two boys Jackson and Cooper, feel blessed to call West Meadows our church family. You will often find me in a variety of roles within our programs, ministries and out of school care society. I love coming alongside people anywhere in their journey with God and helping them to connect. Most people at West Meadows know I am a fiend for good coffee. I love to connect over a great cup of coffee! When I am not at West Meadows you’ll find me spending time with my family and friends. Also, at heart I am a political news junkie and tech nerd.
I'm a born and bred Montana girl. I love the kids at West Meadows – they're all wonderfully unique and special. I truly enjoy getting to know them through the mid-week program, Boost, and teaching Sunday school. I married my husband, Luke, in 2007 and we spent our honeymoon in Alberta (ironic?). My other job is Mom to my kids, Jackson and Cooper. I love spending time with my family, whether reading books, playing legos, watching Bobcat football, or just laughing. When I get a free minute, you can find me in the sewing room, usually working on a quilt. If you want to win me over, my weakness is chocolate and the color pink.
I was born and raised in Edmonton. I'm married to my husband, Cary, and we have two daughters, Chloe and Morgan. I love the people I get to work with as well as reading, cake decorating, and drinking TEA! My favourite sport is swimming through my daughter's frequent swim meets and competitions.
I grew up in small-town Saskatchewan in a little town called Jansen. I'm the oldest of two farm girls and am now married to my husband Reg and we have two sons, Joey and Nicky. As the bookkeeper, I enjoy that everyday is different with changes in technology and there is always something new to learn. In my free time, I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time outside. Whenever I can, I enjoy spending time with my husband in the country at our recreation property. My favourite food is a good German potato salad and my favourite sports team is the Saskatchewan Rough Riders - "Best team in the league".
Marissa Van Loo
I have lived, worked, and gone to school in Edmonton for the since 2011. I originally grew up in the small town of Onoway in a family of seventy: two parents, three siblings, and the church that my parents pastored. Because of my church ministry background and schooling in music, I've have easily stepped into the worship coordinator position. Outside of church, I enjoy eating, reading, taking walks, and visiting friends and family.
I was born and raised in Edmonton and have one younger brother, Nathan. I love being a part of West Meadows in the exciting and fun atmosphere. I enjoy using the subtle implications of communication to impact people's lives through sports, work, and the way I interact with people on a daily basis. In my free time, I enjoy basketball, volleyball, coaching, and hanging out with friends and family.
I'm from Edmonton and have lived here all my life. I grew up with my Mom - Faye, Dad - Greg, and sister Alicia and I'm now married to my wife, Tianna. At West Meadows, I love that I get the privilege of working with youth in walking with them and challenging them to grow in their faith. Outside of work I enjoy to play hockey but when I'm not doing that, you may find me watching football or baseball. My favourite food is a tie between Pepperoni Pizza and Bacon Cheeseburgers and my favourite sport is hockey where the Edmonton Oilers mean more to me than I can express with words.