Meet Our Staff

Pastor Grant Vander Hoek

Married to: Jill
Children: Nate, Ben, Noelle, and Sarah

 

My Roots…

Both my wife and I are born and bred British

Columbians; Jill is from Abbotsford and I was born and raised in Langley. We feel blessed that we get to live in BC, close to friends and family and the mountains of course.

 

My family…

Jill is my wife and an amazing partner in

ministry, Jill also plays a huge part in our

children's ministry at Mission Hills. All of our kids are in Elementary school and just finished up hockey season.

 

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My Hobbies…

In the summer, mountain biking; in the winter, hockey. In fall and spring, a little of both.

 

My Calling…

At about the age of 20, it was made abundantly clear to me that I was put on this planet to connect people to God. So, I went to school at TWU for my undergrad and Regent for my masters, graduating in 2005. In 2007, I was ordained in the Christian Reformed Church after finishing the denomination’s academic ministry requirements. All the schooling was tough slugging, but actually, being able to be a pastor makes it all worth it. There really is nothing better than connecting and helping people better connect with Jesus.

Marissa Brown - Worship & Youth Coordinator

Marissa Brown is a recent BA Worship Arts graduate from Columbia Bible College. Adopted from Baton Rouge, Louisiana & raised in Kamloops as the youngest of 7 children.

About me: I am a worship leader passionate about seeing others develop deeper connections with God. I first noticed the impact of musical worship when I was seven years old, as I saw my father with his arms lifted high singing. I had yet to see so much love, trust and a longing in a person, I heard it in his voice, this began my journey.

 

I have enjoyed giving others the resources needed to grow in their faith. I live my life knowing that I am a vessel to be used by God, trusting in Him completely, and knowing that my role in His narrative though small, is a calling I can not refuse. My experience in worship planning, leadership development, and administrative work, with the central point being youth, has led me to seek a position where I can pour into youth and show them the beauty in their creativity and curiosity.