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

John ColpittsJohn Colpitts
Youth Minister
Shelley MacDonald-LinShelley MacDonald-Lin
Associate Minister

Rod WilsonRod Wilson
Teaching Associate
Allison GriceAllison Grice
CapKids Program Director
Joelle CoyleJoelle Coyle
CapKids Assistant
Liz BaergLiz Baerg
Youth Ministry Associate
Suzanne Paterson Suzanne Paterson
Sunday Morning Coordinator
Lynda ShawLynda Shaw
Administrative Assistant

Leadership Team

Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is responsible for overall direction and governance CapChurch. We are led primarily by two teams :

Pastoral and ministry team with the responsibility of immediate ministries.
Elders team (leadership men and women) with the task of spiritual oversight and care of pastors and ministers.

Our Leadership Circle oversee pastoral staff, approves and monitors budget, deals with problems as they arise (and seeks to anticipate and avoid them whenever possible) and, most importantly, are responsible for the vision and direction of our church and its mission, vision, and values.

Each member of the various teams is selected for spiritual, personal, and relational maturity, along with special gifts or skills needed by the team. There is no prescribed term for service in any of our leadership teams. The ability to submit to one another and work towards a common good is considered a high value.

Ministry Leaders

But that is not all of our leaders. We also have ministry leaders (we use to call them Deacons) who oversee and lead ministries such as:

  • Finance
  • Compassionate assistance
  • Justice
  • Missions

Our leadership team is growing and organic. Our structure is pretty flat and pragmatic. If someone has an idea for doing something worthwhile, it is the job of leaders to encourage their success in carrying out the task. The pastors serve as elders of CapChurch though they normally do not lead the meetings.

The people of the CapChurch leadership team are:

Kim Pierrot | pastor & elder
Shelley MacDonald-Lin | associate minister
Rod Wilson | teaching associate
Sue Carabetta | minister of community development
Allison Grice | capkids program director
Joelle Coyle | capkids assistant
John Colpitts | youth minister
Liz Baerg | youth ministry associate
Charlotte Clark | senior youth leader
Suzanne Paterson | sunday morning coordinator
Lynda Shaw | administrative assistant to the pastoral team
Cathy Adams | bookkeeper
Jake Penner | elder emeritus
Brian Dean | elder (apprentice)
Lynne Smith | elder (sabbatical)
Andrea Smith | elder
Dan Thomson | elder (apprentice)
David Zimmerman | elder, chair
Andrea Smith | finance chair interim
Archie Robertson, Lynn Perez, Andrea Smith| Nashisa team
Lynn Perez | missions team chair

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

John Colpitts - Youth Minister

John Colpitts

Rod Wilson - Teaching Associate

Rod Wilson

Allison Grice - Capkids Program Director


Liz Baerg - Assistant Youth Leader

Liz Baerg

Joelle Coyle - Early Childhood Education

Joelle Coyle

Suzanne Paterson - Sunday Morning Coordinator

Suzanne Paterson

Lynda Shaw - Assistant to Pastoral Team

Lynda Shaw

Shelley Macdonald-Lin - Associate Minister

Shelley MacDonald-Lin