Lorne and Kelly moved their family from a small town in Saskatchewan in August 1995 to plant and establish a church on Calgary’s west side.
That was 19 yrs ago. We weren’t too sure what to do but we did what we knew. We love our city, the presence of God, the word of God and we love the house of God.
C3 Calgary is full of fun loving, ordinary, interesting people from all ages, size & shape who gather regularly to remind ourselves that GOD is good and life is worth living well. We are a multi-generational, spirit filled, outward focused, rowdy bunch. Yes, we love being together and we are as happy as we look. The best is yet to come.
I admit …… I’m in love with my country and now, unashamed to say it! Truthfully this has been a journey and I’m grateful that God intersected us a few years ago when we became a part of the C3 family! You usually don’t know what God is up to but something is happening when all of a sudden, at the Calgary Stampede, tears start running down my cheeks when the Canada flag passes by while you are singing the anthem.
Lorne and I lead C3 Calgary West where we continue to push out the borders for Jesus! We are in our 7th year of finally seeing 7 acres come to completion. We are always excited for the adventure ahead….
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR INCREDIBLE “EH TEAM”!
Patti Fletcher and her husband Graham are co-senior ministers of C3 Church, in the downtown of Vancouver, BC.
“The contextual change of our church from an essentially young adults congregation to young marrieds with infants! Our young adults getting married and having babies (this year we will have 6 new born babies).
We are excited at the biological growth of the church and the development of 'community'! Our theme for 2014 is 'True Communion’!”
Ps Kim and David Olson of C3 Revelstoke and C3 Kelowna.
"My husband Dave and I have been pastoring for over 30 years. For 10 years we have been doing this under the covering of C3. We live part time in REVELSTOKE BC, the mountain paradise of western Canada. The rest of the time in Kelowna BC, walking distance to the beach and world famous for its great Okanagan wines.
Both churches have a passion to see the unchurched and previously church find God, and from that discovery find who they really are when they partner with God and His greater purpose for their lives. We have 7 adult children and 7 grand babies. Our desire is to journey life with others. Seeing small decision produce big results. Living each moment for a cause bigger than this moment. Choosing to believe our future is greater than our memories!"
Nell Vandewark has co-pastored alongside her husband, Rick for 33 years and lead C3 Edmonton, AB. She is the mother of 6 natural born children which has now grown to 10, as 3 are married and one will be married in November 2014. And proud grandmother of 4 lovely little girls.
Nell is fun-loving and passionate about Jesus and the church. She is a prayer warrior with a prophetic edge. She loves a good book, gardening and cooking recipes from around the world. Preaches when asked and serves wherever she can.
“The highlight for EW this year was Refresh. Our women's conference held in March, with over 100 ladies attending. We have also had great success with monthly gatherings covering book themes. A great way to bring ladies together, foster relationships, develop ourselves, all with great attendance.”
Angelica Fehr pastors C3 Saskatoon alongside her husband/favorite person, Brock, and is a mother to her other favorite person/baby girl- Zayne. She also owns two gift shops and spends her days pushing Zayne's stroller from business meetings to church coffee dates. Some of her talents include writing emails while feeding a baby and making boxed cake mix taste (almost) like home-made. Angelica can be lured almost anywhere with french macarons.
“My highlight for the year is obviously having Zayne enter my world on March 8th! Other highlights would be our baptism service in February & celebrating our 2 year anniversary as a church!”
Born & raised in Sydney, Australia Jess, Sam and Baby Noah Picken now live the city life, in downtown Toronto (AKA T-Dot). Jess & her husband moved to Canada in 2008 and are now the lead pastors of C3 Toronto. This huge leap of faith in church planting has been both exciting and stretching. The church has grown rapidly, new friendships have started and the unfolding of this story is nothing short of miraculous. However, Jess’ favourite thing to do is shower her baby boy Noah with kisses (Cheesy but true).
“We launched C3 Toronto just 18 months ago and what an incredible time it has been. We have seen salvations, baptisms, hearts inspired, visions ignited, wounds healed and friendships formed. We also launched our Everywoman vision this year and have had 2 great events so far. Obviously the top highlight for me though was the birth of my beautiful baby boy Noah on Christmas Day 2013”