Leaders @ Kitsilano Christian Community

When you come to Kits sometimes it is hard to tell who is in leadership because so many people are involved in the life of our community.   There are countless people involved in leadership with Sunday School, Youth Group, Worship, and Community Life.  We are grateful for all who contribute their time and gifts to this community!

Staff

Lisi Schrottner (she/her)- Interim Lead Pastor

Lisi joined Kitsilano Christian Community in summer 2022. She hails from the beautiful BC Interior, and has called Vancouver “home” for several years.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia Bible College (2014) and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of British Columbia (2020). She loves studying biblical history, languages, and ancient things found in caves. Just ask her about the Dead Sea Scrolls!

Lisi is passionate about bridging the world of biblical scholarship with the life of faith, and encouraging the church in thoughtful and generous faith. She finds great joy in curating meaningful and welcoming services for those who are drawn to the person of Jesus. She also loves cycling, reading, nature, and deep conversations over coffee or tea. 

Kelly Dycavinu (she/her) Youth Director

Kelly Dycavinu is a pastor, writer, and life-long learner based in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing (UBC), an MA in Theological Studies (Regent College), and is
currently working on a second master’s in Counselling Psychology (UBC).

Kelly is especially interested in ancient Near Eastern texts, classic literature, Greek mythology, folk and fairy tales, trickster narratives, biblical narratives, and creation accounts. How we view ourselves and others is influenced largely by the stories we hear/see and the stories we tell. The link between story and identity fascinates her.

Whatever the task at hand, Kelly takes an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates artistic practices. She loves to capture one’s imagination towards the possibilities and wonders of God’s work in the world, to explore all the multi-faceted ways our stories intersect with God’s.

She enjoys spending time with her two children and their friends, thrift store shopping for vintage/MCM treasures, listening to Ludovico Einaudi’s music, and playing frisbee with Sakona, her two-year-old Aussiedoodle.

Nadia VanderKuip (she/her) — Church Admin
Nadia VanderKuip (she/her) - Church Admin

A social introvert, Nadia can be lured out of doors to tend gardens of both the literal and figurative nature. She is a pastor at heart, but a nerd in thought. Nadia has spent most of her adult life in urban and international ministry, in Canada, the USA and Africa. She loves her family fiercely, always has a stack of books she is reading, believes in the theology of radical welcome and is reimagining faith all the time. 

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In regard to official leadership the governing structure of the church involves the Church Council which is comprised of people who oversee various areas of our life together and with the pastoral staff set the vision and direction of the church.  The Deacons look after pastoral care issues and support the church through prayer and practical care. 

Church Council

Moderator: Jenn Milley
Clerk: Diane Fulton
Finance: Nigel Barker
Deacon Rep: Paul Klintworth
Member at Large: Madeline Barbour
Member at Large: Bernadette D’Silva

Other Key Leaders

Giving Administrator: Victor Ewert
Prayer Chain: Lee Best                        Sunday School Coordinator: Winona Montgomery 

 

 

Deacons

Chair: Paul Klintworth

Lee Best                            
Jan Bingham
Thea Ewert
Siobhan Smoker
Sherry Lukits

 

Click here to read the Deacons’ covenants and email guidelines.