Our staff took time to say goodbye and hello. Amy Wiersma is finishing at the end of this week to return to Oregon for an exciting new ministry opportunity at a Christian Ranch. And we welcome Bethany Schmaling (Children's) and Kelsey Vanderham (Executive Administrator)
Staff @ KGF, from left to Right.
Mike Penninga (Senior Pastor)
Amy Wiersma (departing Support team)
Galen Bond (Technical Ministries Director)
Rolly Rangno (Worship Pastor)
Phill Whatman (Ministry Intern)
Judy von Hollen (Secretary)
Bethany Schmaling (Children's)
Kelsey Vanderham (Executive Administrator)
Wayne Laurie (Youth & Young Adults Support)
Jinger Goma (Associate Pastor)
Brian Penner (Life Group Support)
Missing - Julie Belgrove, Bookkeeping / Finance
Baby news! Matt & Louise Lozie have welcomed another baby girl, Fiona Joelle, on Tuesday Sept 24. 7 Lbs 8 oz. Everyone is doing well, including big sister Evelyn. Praying for this exciting new season!!
KGF is saying goodbye to one fantastic servant, Amy Wiersma (who, along with her husband Mark, are heading back to her home state of Oregon to work with a Christian retreat center) we say hello to another, Kelsey Vanderham. Kelsey will be joining our team to work as Executive Administrator. Here's a bit about Kelsey.
My name is Kelsey and I am delighted to accept this position at KGF! I have recently married my handsome husband Jordan and moved to Kelowna to join him in life, in the beautiful Okanagan. I was born and raised in Calgary, went to Capernwray Bible School in New Zealand and then attended UofC to obtain a degree in Psychology.
During my schooling, I began volunteering, interning and then working at my home church. My last year in Calgary was spent working as the Children’s Director; learning and growing within a ministry context. While the past few months have been filled with many changes,
I am excited for the new season of life God has placed me in!
KGF is excited to introduce Julie Belgrove as our new bookkeeper / finance person (10 hours per week). Here is a bit about Julie and her family.
I see God in everything, when I travel through the Rocky Mountains I marvel at His artistry. When life is good I usually comment “ He surely must love me”. When life is tough I thank Him for holding my hand. He is the reason for everything in my life. He loves me so much that He gave me a husband 27 years ago (Darrell) who loves me despite myself. He loves us so much that He gifted us with 3 incredible babies who have grown into loving, compassionate young adults. And now our family is growing as we anticipate the marriage of our oldest son Luke to Alison. Yep, He sure loves us!!!