Linda and I lived in Mission until we left for University in 1981, and pastoral ministry in Manitoba and in Yarrow. We returned to Mission to the Lead Pastor position at CVMC in 2000. We have four children Leanne & Colin Reimer, Jonathan, Julie, and Paul. We enjoy the opportunity to give back to the community where we were taught and encouraged by our own families and friends. In this fast paced culture I see that God is asking us as a congregation to be genuine and available for His direction. I see that God has a tremendous love that He is asking the church to reveal to the community in authentic and caring ways in order that the true message of the Bible might be heard clearly.
As Family Ministries Pastor Doug brings many years of experience in working with minions (children and youth). He is the fearless leader of AWANA, is the mastermind behind our Bible Adventures program, and is always trying to figure out new ways to conquer the world for Jesus. Doug also uses his passion for basketball to connect into the community and inspire young minions to love the game and gain new skills. Doug & Jenny also enjoy counselling soon-to-be-marrieds and preparing them for their futures together. Young Families are where they invest their time to raise up the next generation of world changers (not moon stealers)!
We met at Columbia Bible College a couple years into the Outdoor Leadership program. Both of us entered into the program because of a love for the outdoors and for an exciting adventure. As we grew closer together and progressed through Bible College we found our passion in leadership ministry. Leslie came from a background of service in youth ministry for years and I was focused in worship ministry at Living Hope Christian Fellowship. This eventually grew to both of us serving with the youth group at Living Hope and we found huge passion in influencing and discipling students. We are pleased to be at Cedar Valley to work for the youth ministry and inspire a community of faith and outreach!
My husband Terry and I came to CVMC after moving to Mission in 2011 before the birth of our son. Our son was born nine weeks premature and we were shown the love of Jesus by a community we did not even know and who did not know us and we have been at CVMC ever since. We now have two beautiful children who keep us hopping. We are thrilled to be serving as a part of the CVMC team.
Before serving at CVMC, I worked as an administrator for the Federal Government after graduating from SFU with a degree in history and English.
My vision for CVMC is to see the love of Jesus that we as believers know impact our community as we build relationships with those we encounter in our daily interactions with people in our neighborhoods, places of work, grocery stores, parent groups, seniors homes and every other place we go.