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Communitas Supportive Care Society relies on dedicated, talented and caring board and staff members to give direction to our work. Our board members volunteer their energy and expertise to help us plan ahead and connect with our community.

Board of Directors

Kathy Doerksen

Kathy Doerksen, Board Chair
Team Leader with the BC Association of Community Response Networks

Abundant life means integrating family, friends, faith, fun and work to create a life that is rich and joyful.

John Weibe

John Wiebe, Vice-Chair

Abundant life means living in the grace and love of God, committed to His purpose, surrounded by family, friends, and community.

Jacquie Lepp

Jacquie Lepp, Secretary/Treasurer
CPA Accountant

Abundant life means a full life, which to me means balance–physical, emotional, spiritual and social. Our journeys’ are as unique as each one of us, yet there is a common goal–to live an abundant life that gives each one of us meaning and purpose.

Gary Falk

Gary Falk, Past Board Chair
Director of Risk Management for BC Ministry of Agriculture in Kelowna

Abundant life is life with meaning – contributing to make the world a better place by treating all people with the dignity they deserve.

Claire Neufeld

Clare Neufeld
Volunteer at Oceanside Emergency Social Services, former pilot, trucker, carpenter, board member and pastor

Abundant life means being free to live in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control.

Alan Cavin
Retired; Tutor at Literacy Nanaimo and spokesperson for Chalice Canada.

Abundant life is the  joy and peace that Jesus Christ brings into our lives as his friends and children of the Father.

Joyce Verwoerd
Registered Nurse

Abundant life is loving God, myself and others with the gifts and abilities God has given us.

Celestina Fazal

Celestina Fazal
Rental Properties Accountant at MCC Legacy

Abundant life means carrying the love of God in our hearts, sharing it with others, and watch it multiply and grow.

Peter Tyne

Peter Tyne
Retired technical manager and product improvement manager in the forest products industry

Abundant life means having the freedom to choose what I do every day.

Leadership Team

Karyn Santiago

Karyn Santiago
Chief Executive Officer

Abundant life means having opportunities to dream together, love one another, enjoy life and give back along the way.

Jacqui Toews

Jacqui Toews
Chief Program Officer

Abundant life is, living in and sharing God’s abundance.  Feeling valued, heard and able to contribute. 

Kelly Beaulieu

Kelly Beaulieu
Chief Financial Officer

Abundant life means serving, listening and being listened to, and knowing where to find help when you need it.


Matt Dirks
Chief Innovation Officer

Abundant life means…knowing you are worthy of love, experiencing hope and trust with the people important to you, and discovering joy in finding and living out your purpose.



Our members serve as advocates and ambassadors for Communitas. Members receive periodic newsletters and updates, and participate in our Annual General Meeting, helping give shape to what we do. By being connected, members affirm the value of our work and associate themselves with our mission to create places of belonging, growth and contribution in our communities.

To learn more about become a member, email or call 604.850.6608.

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