We are excited to introduce Kevan Gilbert as our nominee for Board Chair. Kevan has most recently helped facilitate our “Listening Forward” conversation at KGF, and we are grateful for his willingness to use his gifts to help further the mission of this church family. Get to know Kevan here, and join us at our Annual General Meeting Sunday March 4, 6:30pm in the HUB
Kevan and his wife Kendra (and their three-going-on-four kids, Adelaide, Benjamin and Theodore) have been part of the KGF community for the past five years. They’ve enjoying helping out teaching the 3s and 4s classes in kids ministry, and being part of a home group at KGF. After living in Burnaby for five years, they moved back to Kendra’s hometown in 2012, and built a house on her parent’s farm in Ellison.
Kevan works for a Vancouver-based firm called Domain7 as Director of Engagement Strategy, working remotely from his home office in Kelowna. At Domain7, Kevan’s creative strategy and facilitation work helps Domain7 and their clients establish out their vision and direction for projects big and small, working with clients like Regent College, UBC, MEC, TELUS and The World Bank. He’s specifically focused on helping organizations choose methods of collaborative design for healthier partnerships.
Before Domain7, Kevan was part of the communications and fundraising team at Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver, BC, and has previously been on the board of a Vancouver-based refugee resettlement non-profit society. He has a degree in Communications from Trinity Western University, and has also been a participant in the THNK School of Creative Leadership, an executive education program focused on design thinking for social innovation.
“I was raised in a Christian family, which creates an interesting mix of foundations and baggage. It took me a while to understand that my own mistakes and shame were exactly what Jesus was offering to take, rather than simply needing to keep up appearances. Today, for me, following Christ means a continual renewal of focus. It’s not static, it’s not about status, it’s about acknowledging my own weakness and need (to myself, to God, to others), and being willing to accept God’s constant gift of grace, and saying yes to being part of his work building the kingdom. And I’d be happy to dig more into our stories of faith together over coffee.”