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Kathy Doerksen

Kathy Doerksen

Board Chair

Retired, 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 Wiebe

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.

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Jacqui Lepp


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.

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Gary Falk

Past Board Chair

Retired, 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.

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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.

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Alan Cavin

Retired from Communitas, 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.

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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.

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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

Chief Executive Officer

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

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Jacqui Toews

Chief Program Officer

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

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Wilfred Wong

Chief Financial Officer

Abundant Life means loving God, loving people, pursuing and fulfilling God’s calling in our lives.

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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.

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