2023 Annual General Meeting.

A Year In Review

Our vision has always been fuelled by a growing, generous, and mission-filled team of incredible volunteers.

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 1:00pm
AGM 2023

Nominees to the Board

Blair (Lorraine) Whitmarsh

Blair and his wife Lorraine have attended CLA for 27 years. Over their years at CLA they have served in Kids Ministry on Sunday mornings and led a Life Group. Blair and Lorraine love spending time with their 3 adult (married) daughters and their 6 grandchildren. Blair is employed at Trinity Western University as the Dean and Professor of Human Kinetics and Athletics and previously held a position in public service. His life verse is Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” NKJV.  It is a passage that outlines how Blair tries to live his life and it has carried him through good and challenging times.

Ian (Danielle) Martens

Ian and his wife Danielle have been attending CLA for 13 years, along with their 3 children, Bentley (11), Willow (9) and Lou (7). Ian has previously served as a Board Member and Building Committee Chair and is currently involved in the CLA Affordable Housing Project. As a family, the Martens love to travel, play sports and games, and just be together. Ian works as a Development Consultant and his life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” NKJV.

Elaine (Dick) Barendregt

Elaine has attended CLA for 48 years and Dick for 30 years. They host a Life Group at their home and Elaine serves as the Governance Committee Chair, a Board Member, as well as serves on the Finance Committee. Dick and Elaine have two adult children, Rio and Leah, and as a family they love to play games and go for hikes. Elaine works as the Senior Accountant at The Great Commission Foundation.  Elaine’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight”. She remembers learning this verse as a song when she was a young child. It was deeply embedded on her heart back then and is still a verse that she often recites and meditates on.

Catherine (Glenn) de la Rambelje

Cathy and Glenn have attended CLA for 5 ½ years. During this time, Cathy has served on the Finance Committee, led the Marriage Ministry, Pre-marriage mentoring, First Impressions, various Kids Ministry events and as a Board Member & Treasurer/Finance Chair. Glenn and Cathy have four adult children, Mallory (married to Elvis), Brendan, Cheryl (married to Logan) and Sarah. This year they happily welcomed their first grandchild Zikora.  As a family they love to spend time together, play games, travel/vacation and go to church together.  Cathy is the Director of Finance and Operations for the Evangelical Free Church of Canada. She loves that 90% of her work revolves around missions and ministry. Cathy’s life verse is Psalm 143:8 “Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life”. In her words, “I love to pray this every morning; giving my day to the Lord, thanking Him for His unfailing love, asking Him to empower me to do His will, and to trust Him, that as I journey through this broken world, He will, by His Spirit, sustain, guide, and protect me and my family.”

Debbie (Derrick) Mohamed

Debbie and her family have attended CLA for 7 years. Debbie and Derrick have hosted Life Groups, volunteered at Guest Services and various special events, attended prayer meetings and Debbie currently sits on the Board and heads up the Refugee Committee. They have one adult son, Josiah, and as a family they love to travel and spend time by the lake or the ocean. Debbie is the Director of Student Academic Services, MA Leadership at Trinity Western University. Her life verse is Matthew 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”.  This verse helps Debbie to keep everything she does in perspective. In her own words “My Lord and building His kingdom comes first”.
Meeting Documentation

To prepare for the 2023 AGM please download the files below. The files attached have been uploaded by CLA and are safe to download.

Audited Statement

Pastors Reports & Financial Summary

Proposed CLA Constitution & Bylaws