Staff

Robin

Robin Jacobson

As our Minister since Feb 1, 2001, Robin is responsible for the Worship, administration of the Sacraments and Pastoral care of the congregation. He also serves on our presbytery’s Long-Range-Planning Committee as well as on our BC Conference Interviewing Board. He is originally from South Africa where he was ordained in the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa. He describes himself as someone who is orthodox though never conservative, believing in Jesus Christ as the One through whom God works for the complete restoration of all Creation, yet also drawing from us our greatest curiosity and respect for fresh and unique appreciation & insights of God’s grace.

"I am constantly blessed by Jesus’ love for me and all of God’s creation. I am also constantly amazed at His gracious Presence and on-going activity in our world – as well as by how seriously He takes us, how much He believes in us! I feel my calling is to remain in that state of blessing as I allow others to join me in this journey of awesome wonder".

Linda

Linda Jacobson

Linda is our Ministry Coordinator/ Church Administrator. Her job is to oversee/co-ordinate the many various activities and functions that go with extremely busy congregational life. Despite all of that she somehow manages to remain a calm and warmly welcoming presence, always ready with a smile and a welcoming cup of tea or coffee. Linda is a trained Prayer-Counselor and is married to Robin, our Minister. They have three adult daughters.

Magdalena

Magdalena Terblanche

Magdalena is our Children’s Ministry leader who oversees and leads the nursery and Sunday school classes. She and a team of helpers teach on Sunday mornings during the service. She is a trained teacher from South Africa and specialized in teaching children in elementary grades.

She enjoys taking children on a faith journey where they learn and explore the Good News of God’s love, mercy and blessings in their lives and the world.

Youth Leader – Morgan Spence

Morgan is our Youth Ministry leader who teaches and over sees the preteens and the youth group. Morgan has joined our staff team after recently returning home from the completion of bible college and Kaléo leadership program. Currently, she is studying Psychology at SFU. Morgan has also been heavily involved with Camp and Youth Ministry since 2013. She has a heart for the youth and kids of our church, and loves not only teaching them, but also walking along side them as they discover more about who God is, and to get to know Him better. Morgan’s goal for taking this position is to see the youth come to know Jesus, and help them explore what it truly means to be a follower of Christ, and having some fun while doing it.