Nestled among gentle hills, lakes and several mountain ranges in BC's interior Okanagan valley, Vernon is a wonderful locale to live and minister among followers of Jesus.
East Hill Community is one of five CRC thriving and striving congregations in the BC Southern Interior. Vernon is home to outstanding, accredited Christian elementary and secondary schools. Locally, Okanagan College and nearby University of BC-Okanagan which also hosts a CRC Chaplaincy, provide post-secondary excellence with international reputation.
The cultural and economic history of the area lend a surprising diversity for a small city and surrounding towns of 60 thousand people. Nearby Kelowna and area, comprises nearly 200 thousand people, and extends all the benefits of a larger service center, including international airport (YLW), to our community 40 minutes away.
Our congregation is blessed by a notable intergenerational make up and enlivened by a spirited mix of worship, ministry and community engagement. After a blessedly brief period of vacancy, we will be welcoming our new Worship/Youth pastor September 1.
We identify as a loving community of believers and followers of our risen Lord in faithful service among our neighbors near and far. Having completed a Community Opportunity Scan (Diaconal Ministries Canada) in 2013, we enjoy a strong connection to our neighborhood which we are anxious to build upon.
We seek a Lead Pastor, gifted in preaching and disciplining believers and seekers. Enabling leadership, organizational development and financial management skills and experience will find fertile ground here.
Pastor Search Team Contact: John Richey, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cell/Text 1 250 549-0743