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Staff

Allow us to introduce our pastoral staff to you. They have been called to provide spiritual leadership and to equip people for ministry here at Bakerview Church.

Duane Bradley (on leave) - Associate Pastor

Worship Arts - Contemporary Services

Fifteen years ago, if you had told Duane he would be a pastor, he would have chuckled.  Had you told him he’d be a worship pastor, he would have outright laughed at you.  Though he had some limited experience playing on worship teams at youth and during high school, there was very little in his life that would have pointed to this as being his current situation.

However, in 2003, God turned his life around.  

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Lesley Dick - Support Staff

Administrative Assistant

Lesley has been working in the Bakerview office since 2005. She loves her role meeting people and being a friendly face at the office window. 

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Linda Funk - Administrator

Linda joined our team here at Bakerview in October of 2001, following several years of ministry in the finance department at Columbia Bible College. By partnering together with our Board of Finance and Management, Linda provides leadership and oversight to Bakerview facilities and finances, as well as to our office and janitorial staff.

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Bruce Havery - Support Staff

Technology and Facilities Manager

Bruce is married to Heidi. He loves all kinds of music, usually playing it loud! 

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Harry Heidebrecht - Associate Pastor

Interim - Traditional Services

Harry is currently serving as an interim pastor in our Traditional Congregation.

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Carol Heynen - Support Staff

Liturgist - Liturgical Services

Carol joined the Bakerview staff in September 2012. Before coming to Bakerview she ministered to students at Columbia Bible College and Briercrest College and is passionate about creating space for people to meet with God. Carol enjoys the theatre and tries to get there as often as possible, either behind the scenes, performing on stage or sitting in the audience.

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Christine Kampen - Associate Pastor

Christine is new to the staff at Bakerview, beginning as associate pastor in August, 2017. She grew up in the Abbotsford area and graduated from Bible College in Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Theology degree. She was employed in various capacities prior to entering pastoral ministry. Christine served with Mennonite Central Committee at the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre, worked as a women’s support worker at the Abbotsford Transition House and was employed by Coast Hotels and Resorts in Vancouver and MCC in Abbotsford in various administration assistant capacities. Christine completed a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Formation at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana in 2010. Christine is glad to be serving at Bakerview!

Heidi Olfert - Support Staff

Administrative Assistant

Heidi has worked in the Bakerview office since 2005. She enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.

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Stephanie Sawatzky - Associate Pastor

Children’s Ministries

As the Associate Pastor of  Children's Ministries here at Bakerview Church, Stephanie partners with families to provide children with a Christian education that strives to bring children into a closer relationship with Jesus.

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Carla Thiessen - Associate Pastor

Youth Ministries

Carla joined the Bakerview team officially in January 2015. She is married to Brad and they have two children, son Peter and daughter Ruth.  Carla began her ministry as a youth leader and has grown to love the crazy group that attends. Carla loves to talk about Jesus. Her home is always open for coffee or hang outs, she enjoys going on day adventures with her family and friends and loves a good pun. 

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Ron Toews - Transitional - Lead Pastor

Transitional Pastor

Ron Toews has been farmer, pastor, prof, mediator and church leadership coach.  All those opportunities shape his current ministry as a transitional pastor, helping churches get “from here to there” on mission for Jesus.  Ron has pastored two urban churches, served two police services in chaplaincy ministry, and served in various denominational ministries.  He holds a D. Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield IL.   Married 40 years, Ron and his wife Dianne have been profoundly impacted by the sudden death of their son in 2007.   Mystery and grace, lament and insight, tears and shalom—these mark the pathway on which Ron’s new normal unfolds.