Network Update (July 2023)


Staff Transition Update

Len DenBraber will be leaving the BCYD effective July 28, 2023. We are grateful for his dedication and service.

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Lead Forward Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration for this year’s Lead Forward Conference is open! Visit our website to learn more about this year’s speakers and workshops, and our theme “Go and Compel”

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It is UCM’s vision that students in BC’s post secondary system would have the opportunity to be on-mission for Jesus during their school years and after they graduate. Sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date on what’s happening on our campuses and how you can partner with UCM.

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BCYD New Website

We launched our new website back in May and have continued to improve and update the website with more pages and information. Have you checked it out yet? Let us know what you think!



Master’s Degree Programs

Master’s Degree programs are now available at Summit Pacific College for Theology and Spiritual Leadership as well as Youth Ministry. Both programs offer an in person and online option. Applications are now available for the Fall 2023 Intake.

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Upcoming Events

Churches in Transition

Cariboo/Prince George Section:

  • Glad Tidings Tabernacle, Vanderhoof

Delta/Tri-Cities Section:

  • Vancouver Celebration Christian Fellowship, Surrey

Far North/Yukon Section:

  • Dawson City Christian Fellowship, Dawson City Yukon (Replant)
  • New Life Assembly, Tumbler Ridge

Fraser Valley Section:

  • Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford

Indigenous Section:

  • Bella Coola Pentecostal Assembly, Bella Coola
  • Kispiox Pentecostal Assembly, Kispiox
  • Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Alert Bay  

Kootenays Section:

  • Golden Pentecostal Church, Golden (Replant)
  • Snow Valley Christian Fellowship, Fernie
  • Saddleback Community Church, Nakusp
  • Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Salmo

North Vancouver Island Section:

  • Ocean View Christian Assembly, Port Alice

Northwest Section:

  • Cedarview Community Church, Port Clements
  • Bethel Assembly, Queen Charlotte
  • Hazelton Pentecostal Church, Hazelton
  • Mountain View Assembly, Smithers 
  • Kaien Community Church, Prince Rupert
  • Lakes Fellowship, Burns Lake
  • Houston Pentecostal Church, Houston

Okanagan Section:

  • Cherryville Gospel Church, Cherryville 

Vancouver Section:

  • Finnish Bethel Church, Vancouver
  • Vancouver Chinese Pentecostal Church, Vancouver 
  • Redemption Church, Vancouver

Ministry Transitions

  • Joey Booth was elected as the Lead Pastor at Hope Pentecostal Church. He began his role on June 24.
  • Monica Columbus resigned as the Children’s Pastor at Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford. She will conclude her role on August 15. Monica will remain at Christian Life Community Church in a new role.
  • Sarah Dueck was appointed as the Children’s Pastor at Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford. She will begin her role August 15.
  • Chad Langerud has resigned as Gather Pastor from Christian Life Assembly, Langley. He will conclude his role on August 31. Chad will begin his new role as Associate Pastor at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly in September.
  • Darrel Desrosiers was elected as the new Lead Pastor of North Douglas Church in Victoria. He will begin his ministry in September.
  • Bryce Lefebvre is transitioning from Youth Adults Pastor at Christian Life Assembly, Langley to Gather Pastor.
  • Jessica Sikora will start at Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford as the Treasure Quest Director.
  • Brendan Meade has been appointed as the High School Pastor at Christian Life Assembly, Langley. He began his role in June.
  • Matt Bender has been appointed as the Young Adult Pastor at Christian Life Assembly, Langley.

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