About

About CapChurch

Capilano Christian Community is a gathering of people who long to follow Christ with passion and to embrace our neighbour with compassion. We are committed to becoming more like Jesus as individuals and as a gathered church. We seek to ‘reflect the Lord’s glory’ wherever He calls us to serve: in our North Shore neighbourhoods, in our homes and in our workplaces.

CapChurch Values & Beliefs

The biblical priorities discussed here are the foundational values upon which CapChurch is built. These values function much like the internal structure of a building; while not necessarily visible from the outside, they determine the shape and character of church life. Ministries and programs arise out of such priorities, so by articulating them we are, in a sense, writing our history in advance.

Our statement of belief expresses our unity with every church that serves Jesus Christ and acknowledges the authority of the Scriptures. Capilano Christian Community, while being inter-denominational, is not an independent church. We recognize our dependency on Jesus Christ and our interdependency with all Christian fellowships in our Lower Mainland area. We participate in co-operation with all North Shore churches and our pastors meet often to pray and participate in the sovereign working of God in our area…read more

CapChurch Values & Beliefs

Pastoral & Ministry Team

kimKim Pierrot
Pastor
kim@capchurch.ca

John ColpittsJohn Colpitts
Youth Minister
john@capchurch.ca
Shelley MacDonald-LinShelley MacDonald-Lin
Associate Minister
shelley@capchurch.ca

Rod WilsonRod Wilson
Teaching Associate
rod@capchurch.ca
Allison GriceAllison Grice
CapKids Program Director
allison@capchurch.ca
Joelle CoyleJoelle Coyle
CapKids Assistant
joelle@capchurch.ca
Liz BaergLiz Baerg
Youth Ministry Associate
liz@capchurch.ca
Suzanne Paterson Suzanne Paterson
Sunday Morning Coordinator
suzanne@capchurch.ca
Lynda ShawLynda Shaw
Administrative Assistant
life@capchurch.ca

Cap Leadership Teams

People matter at CapChurch. Our community has a long history of believing that relationships are primary, and trust is essential. Systems cannot replace relationships, and structures are not a substitute for trust. Because of this, our governance structures are simple, defined more by personhood and plurality than by power or position.

Leadership Circle

At Cap, the task of leading the church is shared between two groups of people. Firstly, Cap Elders have a dual role: they “oversee” the church and the Lead Pastor, and they also “come under” them through prayer and care. Secondly, the Pastoral Team are the ones responsible for the care and leadership of the church on a day-to-day basis. The Lead Pastor also serves as an elder, and leads the Pastoral Team.

Several times a year, both these leadership groups meet together to discern and assess the ongoing mission and vision of our church.

For more information about who these teams are and what they do, see here

Ministry Leaders

However, leadership does not come exclusively from the Elders or the Pastoral Team, nor are they the only ones doing “ministry!” There are many outside of our core Leadership Circle who form part of our overall Leadership Team at CapChurch. They serve in ministries such as finance, worship leading, missions and in various support roles that are essential for the functioning of the church.

The leadership team at CapChurch is:

Pastoral Team
Kim Pierrot | pastor & elder
John Colpitts | youth minister
Shelley MacDonald-Lin | worship minister
Rod Wilson | teaching associate

Support Staff
Allison Grice | capkids program director
Joelle Coyle | capkids assistant
Isa Purcell| youth ministry intern
Katrina Nadworny | cap littles
Suzanne Paterson | sunday morning hospitality
Lynda Shaw | administrative assistant to the pastoral team
Cathy Adams | bookkeeper

Elders
Jake Penner | elder emeritus
Brian Dean | elder
Lynne Smith | elder
Andrea Smith | elder
Dan Thomson | elder
David Zimmerman | elder, chair

Ministry Leaders
Archie Robertson, Lynn Perez, Andrea Smith| Nashisa team
Lynn Perez | missions team chair
Bryson Milley | finance chair
Andrew Chong, Becca Birkner| worship music coordinators

CapChurch History

Capilano Christian Community – aka Cap began in 1974 with Bob Roxburgh (from Killarney Park Mennonite Brethren) as pastor with 4 elders and 23 members. The early church was characterized by informality in our services, relational intimacy between people and with God, honest sharing and authentic response to needs…read more

Kim Pierrot - Pastor

Kim Pierrot

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John Colpitts - Youth Minister

John Colpitts

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Rod Wilson - Teaching Associate

Rod Wilson

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Allison Grice - Capkids Program Director

 

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Liz Baerg - Assistant Youth Leader

Liz Baerg

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Joelle Coyle - Early Childhood Education

Joelle Coyle

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Suzanne Paterson - Sunday Morning Coordinator

Suzanne Paterson

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Lynda Shaw - Assistant to Pastoral Team

Lynda Shaw

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Shelley Macdonald-Lin - Associate Minister

Shelley MacDonald-Lin

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