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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 and his wife have attended RockPointe Bearspaw since 2005, where they enjoy the teaching, worship, and sense of connection. Brian has been married to Carol for 32 years and they have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. He is a Professional Engineer, working in project management in the energy industry. He enjoys camping, cycling, and walks with Carol and their dog Buddy.

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Andrew Tritter
Elders Board Chair, Bowridge Site Elder

Andrew and his wife Lindsey have three amazing and unique children - Grace, Benjamin, and Luke. As a couple, they have been part of RockPointe for over 25 years and continue to value the relationships they have built and the opportunities they have to serve. A few of the key ministries Andrew has been involved in include the Elders Board, children’s, youth and prayer ministries. He has worked with ConocoPhillips for over 20 years and enjoys a variety of sports including fly fishing, golf, soccer and hockey. One of the many things Andrew loves about the local church is the way God has designed it to be a place of diversity, loving and supportive, where everyone is accepted and can use their specific gifts for His purposes.

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Norma Reynolds
Westhills Site Elder

Norma grew up in rural Saskatchewan in a loving but unchurched family. As a child and teenager she had no exposure to the Lord, the church or faith. She was introduced to Christ through a dear friend and work colleague, who invited her to Christian Business & Professional Women's Club dinners, and through her witness and the testimony of other women the Holy Spirit captured Norma’s heart and she made the decision to invite Christ to be her Lord and Saviour on January 26, 1989. In 2015, she retired from her 38-year career in the public sector of Saskatchewan and subsequently moved to Calgary in January 2016 to be close to family (children and grandchildren). On her first Sunday in Calgary, she attended RockPointe Westhills with a friend and instantly felt welcomed. She appreciated the preaching, the worship, the focus on prayer and felt this was a church led by the Holy Spirit. Norma is a single woman with two adult children and four grandchildren. She recently retired from a part time instructor role at Bow Valley College. She is involved in seniors ministry and prayer ministry at Westhills. Her hobbies are fitness related, reading, cooking, entertaining and of course spending as much time as possible with the grandkids.

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Dylan Squires
Bearspaw 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.

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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.

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Dean Leischner
Westhills Site Elder

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.

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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.

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Pat Jackson
Bearspaw Site Elder

Pat grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta in a Christian home. At a young age, he decided to accept Jesus into his life, and he was baptized as a teenager. In university his faith grew and he started to experience more of what God designed us for – living and sharing life together in community. Pat met his beautiful wife Mel at church in Sherwood Park, and eventually convinced her to marry him in 1988. They have two adult sons (Tyson and Travis) and a daughter-in-law (Danae). He completed his engineering degree at the University of Alberta and moved to Calgary shortly after to pursue his career. Pat and Mel came to RockPointe in 2015. They have quickly integrated into RPC and love their small groups and worship times together at the Bearspaw site. In his spare time, Pat enjoys hiking, reading, running and an occasional bad game of golf.

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Allan Willms
Treasurer and Bearspaw Site Elder

Allan and his high school sweetheart Sarah have three amazing boys - Benjamin, Bradley and Caleb. The Willms family has been part of RockPointe since 2012 after moving to Cochrane from Vancouver Island. Playing his role in the body of Christ, over the years Allan has been involved in worship, the Elders Board, small groups and men’s ministry. He is currently employed by the Bodtker Group of Companies as the Vice President and COO. Allan enjoys family vacations, playing sports, and tinkering with an older sports car that “mostly” runs. He devoted himself to following Christ after the birth of his firstborn son Benjamin in 1997.

   

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