What is a chaplain?
In the BC & Yukon District Network, we are blessed with a number of institutional and community Chaplains who serve in a variety of capacities. From ministering to students and staff in a Christian School to Seniors’ homes and palliative care, to being present with hurting people through community programs, to serving in hospitals and correctional centres we are able to have a significant part in meeting people in the midst of their deepest and most pressing need.
Chaplains are truly on the ‘front lines’ of ministry opportunities, not just presenting the love of God, but living it out incarnationally in real, practical, meaningful ways. Real ministry in ‘real time’.
What can I do?
Pray with and for us as we minister not only to needy patients, students, residents and inmates, but also especially as we work with the staff of our institutions who must function in what are often very difficult and stressful circumstances, and who also need to know the love of the Father.
Because of the unique nature of our work, Chaplains often feel somewhat disconnected and isolated. Why not consider having your church ‘adopt’ one of our chaplains for a year (or more) and commit to praying for and blessing their ministry.
The strength of most Chaplaincy programs is in our volunteers. If you know of a Chaplain in your area, you might want to consider coming alongside them in their work. This really is a tremendous opportunity for you and/or other members of your church to reach out to your community with the love of God.
Very few offenders remain ‘inmates’ forever. They return to live in communities in every corner of the province. Upon release, these people are perhaps at their greatest need for support and ministry. A perfect opportunity to have effective involvement in someone’s life and future.
|John & Shirley Abraham||Abbotsford, BC||[email protected]||604.864.8468|
|Wilma Gaetz||Kelowna, BC||[email protected]||250.763.9882|
|Fred Ilyin (New Manna Ministries)||Vernon, BC||[email protected]||350.549.1703|
|Jim & Christine Kelly||Abbotsford, BC||[email protected]||604.815.7483|
|Elmer Martin||Chilliwack, BC||[email protected]||604.702.4408|
|Rob McIntyre||Abbotsford, BC||[email protected]||604.851.7228|
|James Richmond||Victoria, BC||[email protected]||250.479.4652|
Grand Forks, BC
Mark Crocker (ERDO & STM Network)
|Fred Nerling||Abbotsford, BC||[email protected]||604.504.1557|
|Darrell Peregrym||Surrey, BC||[email protected]||604.572.4306|
|Reuben Schmunk||Kelowna, BC||[email protected]||250.860.0464|
|Ken Smith||Surrey, BC||[email protected]||604.598.9113|
|Todd McQuarrie||Langley, BC||[email protected]||604.532.9644|
|William Absolom||Canadian Bible Society||Vancouver BC||604-872-6691|
|Patrick Bjurling||Breathe||Surrey BC||778-574-6645|
|Mike Brownlee||Metro Kids Society||Vancouver BC||778-878-4463|
|Bryan Colbourne||Chilliwack BC||604-824-2945|
|Brent Cantelon||Langley BC|
|Matt Duffy||Freedom in the Truth Ministries||Kelowna BC||250-878-0588|
|Liliana Fewell||School of Prayer Ministries||Kelowna BC||250-860-7676|
|Reinhold & Elsie Herms||Chilliwack BC||604-858-8455|
|Mary Moore||Home Front Evangelism||Langley BC||604-888-7100|
|Robert Moore||Home Front Evangelism||Surrey BC||604-888-7100|
|Peter Paluch||Langley BC||604-574-9084|
|Keith Parks||SEEDS||Surrey BC||778-908-2522|
|Don Richmond||Hockey Ministries||Kelowna BC||250-808-5653|
|Tim Schindel||Leading Influence Ministries||Victoria BC||250-886-7126|
|Hans Tokke||Alder Foundation-Urban||New York NY|
Start a conversation
Are you looking to get connected with a chaplain or related ministry? Maybe you’d like to be apart of our Chaplaincy Marketplace. Send us a message to get started.