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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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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. Shauna is most excited about seeing what God has in store during this next season at RockPointe.  Shauna found RockPointe in 1999, shortly after finishing university and moving to Calgary, and has always appreciated the biblically grounded teaching, sense of community and outward focus. She married her handsome husband Geoff in 2003 and has 3 boys - Samuel, Levi and Julien. The family currently attends Bowridge on Saturday nights. She loves to ride bikes, garden and read in her spare time, although spare time is sometimes hard to come by with 3 young boys. To email Shauna, please click here.

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Graham Wilson
Bearspaw Site Elder

Graham was fortunate to be born and raised in a Christian home. He accepted Christ at an early age but it wasn't until his early adult life that he understood the need to fully submit to and follow Jesus which led to him to make the decision to be baptized. Graham has been married to his beautiful wife Emalia-Lou (Emy) for 10 years and they have attended RockPointe together since 2012. He enjoys cooking and many outdoor activities including the sport of traithlon which he and his wife take part in together. Graham is excited to see how God will continue to work His kingdom purposes through the body of RockPointe Church. To email Graham, please click here.

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Marlene Adrian
Bearspaw Site Elder

Marlene grew up in a Christian home in Calgary and received Christ as her Saviour at the age of 6 in an after-school club. She wanted to go into missions, so went to college at Nipawin Bible Institute for 3 years. This is where she began working with children and determined that she wanted to work with Child Evangelism Fellowship. After taking time to raise her support, she worked with CEF in Alberta for the next 30 years, as a local director, teacher trainer and administrator over those years. She spent 15 years in Three Hills, where she had the opportunity to teach some children's courses at Prairie College. During this time, she finished a Bachelor of Religious Education from Prairie and received an MA in Leadership and Ministry from Ambrose. In 2012, Marlene was asked to come to King's Fold Retreat and be a part of the community that ran the retreat centre. It has now been 10 years and she hopes to continue there until retirement. Marlene began attending RockPointe in the months after coming to King's Fold and got involved in Children's Ministry right away. She likes to garden (in pots), quilt and read, especially historical fiction as history fascinates her. To email Marlene, 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

Bill Thornton was raised in a Christian family, making a first decision to follow Christ at the age of 6, being baptized in water and in the spirit at a summer camp, and following God with varying levels of success through school, university, and life. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Laurie Anne, and they have been blessed with four children (all grown and married), and 10 grandchildren. After about 40 years in engineering, Bill went to Ambrose to complete a M. Div. and is now a licensed worker with the Alliance, and a chaplain at Foothills Medical Centre. Bill and Laurie Anne have been involved with RockPointe and one of its predecessors for nearly 30 years and currently attend at the Bearspaw site. To email Bill, please click here.

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Doreen Trinh
Bowridge Site Elder

Doreen was born into and baptized as an infant in a Presbyterian church. She was shown God's love and learned about His Word throughout childhood but it wasn't until she was 14 that she bowed down and declared "My Lord, and My God." Since that moment, God is ever-present in her life, speaking through His Word, trusted friends and a loving family. He opens door after door of opportunity to lean on, trust, and serve Him. Her family found RockPointe Church one year after moving to Calgary. The teaching, worship and the warmth felt in that first service at the Bowridge site was exactly what the family was looking for. Doreen serves as Elder Board Secretary, which fits nicely into her spiritual gifts of Administration and Helps. She is a team player and thrives on opportunities to work within a team setting in order to see a well-formed plan succeed and outcomes achieved. To email Doreen, please click here.

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Kate Dixon
Bowridge Site Elder

I had an English childhood, and a Canadian youth growing up in Lethbridge. I've lived in Cochrane since 2011 and have attended RockPointe since then. I became a believer in 2011 and have served with the tech team at Bearspaw and worship team at Bowridge since then. When I'm not working I enjoy gardening, camping, skiing and learning new things. To email Kate, please click here.

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Ross Holuk
Bowridge Site Elder

Ross grew up in Calgary in a loving home with his parents and three sisters. He attended the St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox church as a child. Ross was married to his wife Becky in 1991 after graduating as a Chemical Engineer. While working in New Jersey in 1998, Ross' life changed as he developed a personal relationship with Jesus. Ross and Becky joined RockPointe in 2004 and were soon baptized together at Bearspaw. They now attend Bowridge on Sunday mornings and have enjoyed being greeters in the past year. Ross has worked in the oil industry for over 35 years and enjoys hiking, skiing, hockey, tennis and being on his bike. Ross and Becky have a daughter Lydia and a son Samuel. To email Ross, 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, Audrey, and Seth. 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 15 years. After leaving the energy industry, Richard has received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has passed the Chartered Accountant Program (CPA) final exam (CFE). Richard is currently working in the finance group at Kids Cancer Care Foundation. 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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