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Elder's Information

Elder's Information

The Elders Board is elected from the membership of RockPointe Church for the purpose of working with the Lead Pastor to establish and implement the mission, vision and directional plan of the church. We believe that God has established the local church as a primary vehicle for establishing and furthering his Kingdom here on earth. As a local church, it is our highest priority to worship God and fulfill the Great Commission.

The governance and operation of RockPointe Church is structured around the principle that the Elders Board most effectively provides ‘oversight to the local church’ when it focuses on clearly defining the mission and vision of the church (the outcomes). Once these outcomes are understood, the Elders Board works with the Lead Pastor to establish measurable results that are quantifiable and achievable (e.g. growth in worship attendance, number of conversions, baptisms, growth in small groups, volunteer involvement levels, special projects and initiatives).

In turn, the ministry operating staff (the pastors, paid staff, ministry team leaders, lay workers) most effectively contribute to local church goals when they have both the responsibility and accountability to establish the means of ministry - program design, methods and procedures. People will be most committed to achieving the desired results if they have meaningful input and say in defining the means to achieve the vision or ‘how to get the job done’.

 

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Matt Boda
Lead Pastor

Our Lead Pastor was born in Philadelphia, but raised in Regina and is proudly Canadian. Matt has been married to Jamie for almost 34 years and together, they have five daughters, four sons-in-law and eight grandkids. He began following Christ at age 18 and has served in pastoral roles in Kelowna, Regina, Philadelphia, Calgary and Salem, Oregon. Matt loves hanging with family and friends, giving talks about the most important stuff in life, seeing leaders increase their influence and watching people grow. Reading, sports and the outdoors are also a big part of his life. Matt says he's working hard to live as a called rather than driven man in his pursuit to love God, live all his life in His grip and love those around him well.

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Brian Klammer
Elders Board Secretary, Bearspaw Site Elder

Brian grew up in a Christian family and is grateful for his parents' example of service, giving, faithfulness and prayer. He became a Christ follower as a child. Brian and his wife Carol have attended RockPointe Bearspaw since 2005, where they enjoy the teaching, worship, and sense of connection. Brian has been married to Carol for 34 years and they have two sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren on earth, and one already in heaven. He is a recently retired Professional Engineer, who worked 30+ years in energy industry project management. He enjoys camping, cycling, pickleball, and walks with Carol and their dog Buddy. To email Brian, please click here.

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Shauna Bygrave
Elders Board Chair, Bowridge Site Elder

Shauna was blessed to grow up in a Christian home in Edmonton. She made a decision to follow Christ and was baptized at age 12, but found it was really in her 20’s that she more fully understood what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus. She married her handsome husband Geoff in 2003 and has 3 boys - Samuel (12), Levi (9) and Julien (7). Shauna found RockPointe in 1999, shortly after finishing university and moving to Calgary. The family has attended both the Bowridge and Westhills sites. She loves to ride bikes, garden and read in her spare time, although spare time is hard to come by with 3 young boys. To email Shauna, please click here.

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Graham Wilson
Bearspaw Site Elder

Bio still to come. To email Graham, please click here.

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Dylan Squires
Bowridge Site Elder

Dylan grew up in a faith-filled family. His dad was a pastor and his mom was a key influence in his faith journey as well. A pivotal time in Dylan’s life was when he was baptized at the end of his grade 12 year. It was an important step for him in obedience and identity and he believes that choice set him on a positive trajectory. Moving to Calgary after highschool to attend Ambrose University, Dylan learned a great deal about opening himself up to the Lord and to allowing Him to mold and shape him like the potter shapes clay (Isaiah 64:8). While attending Ambrose, Dylan started going to Bearspaw with his brother, and that's where he met his wife Christine. Christine and Dylan have been married for three and a half years. They live in Cochrane (where Dylan works for the Town of Cochrane on their HR team) and they enjoy spending time with friends, playing volleyball, getting out to the mountains, and travelling. To email Dylan, please click here.

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Joy Berner
Bowridge Site Elder

Joy was raised in a Christian family and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour at nine years old. She grew up on a farm and her parent’s faith was very practical, helping and being helped by neighbours, giving even when it hurt. She has been attending RockPointe since 1998 (when it was called Bow Valley Alliance), and she’s always appreciated the warm family-like atmosphere, the upbeat worship, and the great preaching. Joy is currently Director of Operations at Garmin Canada. She has been married to her husband Lorenz for eight years and they live on an acreage between Cochrane and Calgary. Much of their time in the summer is spent working to complete the yard and gardening—they love to grow their own vegetables! For fun, Joy loves a wide range of outdoor fitness activities like running, hiking, kayaking, and biking. To email Joy, please click here.

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Dean Leischner
Westhills Site Elder, Property Stewardship

Dean had the blessing of being born and raised in a Christian home. His parents were/are active participants in their local church and encouraged Dean and his sister to do the same. At the age of 21, he got baptised at Centre Street Church, fully committing his life to the Lord, for His works and purpose. Dean has been married to his lovely wife Michelle for 20 years, and have a daughter Jordan (15), and a son Brayden (14). They enjoy camping as a family, as well as a variety of mountain-based activities. They started coming to RockPointe Church in 2013, and attend the Westhills site. To email Dean, please click here.

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Jim Postlethwaite
Bearspaw Site Elder

Born and raised in Calgary, Jim is married to Kathy, and they have six adult children and one 5-year-old granddaughter. Jim became a Christian in 1981 at 22 years of age and has been actively serving in ministry ever since. In 1989, he helped plant a church in NW Calgary and has been involved in numerous outreach events. Jim has a passion for children's ministry where he has served for 30 years as a volunteer and in a part-time staff position. He utilizes his love for acting to creatively teach and communicate Bible lessons. Jim's life pursuit is to help as many people as possible make a life changing decision for Jesus Christ, the same one he made as a young man. To email Jim, please click here.

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Bill Thornton
Bearspaw Site Elder

Bio still to come. To email Bill, please click here.

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Doreen Trinh
Bowridge Site Elder

Bio still to come. To email Doreen, please click here.

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Lynn Cozens
Westhills Site Elder

Lynn is a born and raised Calgarian who was privileged to grow up in a Christian home. She came to understand her need for Jesus at a very young age, but it wasn’t until her teenage years that her faith became her own. Lynn has been married to Bill for 31 years and they have been blessed with 2 girls – Brianna (21) and Larissa (17). She and her family began attending the Westhills expression of RockPointe in the fall of 2007. Lynn has worked for many years in the energy industry as a piping designer and more recently as quality control for project design. She enjoys hiking, biking, x-country skiing, walking with family and friends (and her dog Molly), camping, reading and playing games. To email Lynn, please click here.

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Richard Kruger
Treasurer, Westhills Site Elder

Richard is a native Calgarian and grew up in a Christian family where he accepted Jesus into his life at a young age. He married his high school sweetheart Lori, whom he met in church youth group and together they have been blessed with three children – Lily (18), Audrey (15), and Seth (13). The Kruger family has been a part of the RockPointe Westhills congregation since 2009 - shortly after moving to the SW community of Discovery Ridge. Richard is a Professional Geophysicist and has worked in the energy industry in Calgary for over 17 years. After leaving the energy industry, Richard has received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is currently a candidate in the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing sports like golf and hockey, and reading non-fiction. To email Richard, please click here.

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