January 2015 marked Marvin's 25th year of ministry at Elim. He served first as an assistant pastor and then in 1992 as the lead pastor. Marvin continues to lead the church with a strong desire to see Elim Church be all God intends it to be and to fully realize her mission; Honor God, Invite all people into a relationship with Christ, encourage life-giving relationships and to see each individual equipped to serve God and our fellow man. Marvin's primary role is to provide overall leadership to Elim and to teach and preach God's word. Graduating from Northwest Bible College (now Vanguard College) in 1979, Marvin has served churches in Winnipeg and Calgary and was the Western Canadian Representative for Crossroads Christian Communications. He continues to serve the larger church through involvement with National, District and Missions Ministries. Marvin has an MA in Leadership and Management with a major in Organizational Leadership from Briercrest Seminary.
Marvin is married to Sharlaine and together they have three young adult daughters.
Senior Associate and Music Pastor
Blaine became the Pastor of Music and Worship in August of 1996. Blaine holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary, with piano being his major instrument. Prior to Blaine and his wife, Anne’s arrival at Elim Tabernacle, they served congregations in Calgary, Hamilton and Kelowna. In 2013 Blaine assumed further responsibilities as Senior Associate, leading a team of Elim Pastors who oversee ministry delivery to adults
Blaine and Anne celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on August 25th. They have, four married children Kristin (Kevin) , Jenna (Kyle), Philip (Ashley) and Matthew (Jasmin) and are proud grandparents to Kayden, Haylie, Livia, Lincoln and Lennon.
Associate Pastor of Next Gen Ministries/Young Adults
Shawn Chapman is passionate about seeing this post modern generation know Absolute Truth.
As Associate Pastor - Next Gen, Shawn leads a team of Pastors who oversee ministry from birth to Young Adults. He gives specific oversight to the Young Adult ministry and desires to see young people reach their generation for Jesus.
Shawn and his wife Lisa have been married for 13 years and have a son Jachin and a daughter Anaya.
Associate Pastor of Operations
Russ joined our ministry team as Associate Pastor of Operations with 25 years of business & management experience both in the banking and retail industry. He has a passion for working with others to ensure ministry happens effectively & efficiently; to see others equipped to preach the Gospel and minister to our community. He works with our Administrative team to give leadership in the financial, social media, maintenance, and technical operation of the church facilities.
Russ is married to Launie for over 25 years, and they have two adult sons, Tyson (married to Lindsey) and Ashton.
Pastor Rob is serving the Elim kids and their families since July 2007. He values the opportunities to serve an incredible team of volunteers who are committed to seeing kids become spiritual champions. Pastor Rob is married to Sherilyn for over 26 years. They have four boys – Noah (7), Benjamin (12), Chad (20), and Jordan (24) and a daughter-in-law Heidi.
Check the website for Sunday morning, Cubbies, AWANA and special event information. Want more information or want to serve kids and their families? Please contact Pastor Rob.
Associate Children's Pastor
Pastor Angela McDonald has attend and been serving at Elim since September 2000. Pastor Angela gives leadership to an incredible team of people committed to the spiritual growth of children.
Angela is married to Darcy.
Murdoch Macfarlane serves to advance adult discipleship. His desire is to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, discover their spiritual gifts, and learn to put these gifts into practice. Murdoch came to this position 12 years ago, after retiring from a 30 year career in education as a school administrator.
Murdoch and Carol have been married 43 years and have 3 adult, married children and three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Student Ministries Pastor/Youth & Jr.High
Matthew Bombay is going into his 5th year at Elim Church. Matthew oversees the Youth and Jr. High Ministries. He is passionate about God, Golf and Diet Coke. Matthew and his beautiful wife, Taigan, have been married for 8 years, and have a son, Bennett.
Domenic joined our staff in the summer of 2014, taking over the role of Pastor of Media Ministries. He oversees a team of more than 40 volunteers who make Elim’s tech department thrive.
Previously working in the film industry on major projects like Suits and Total Recall, Domenic felt the call to Pastoral ministry in 2012 and gave his life to Christ. He loves to talk about Jesus, snowboarding and music. His desire is to see media used in church to enhance the way we worship and reach out to those around us.
Pastoral Care Pastor
Brent joined the pastoral staff in April 2015 and serves as the Pastoral Care Pastor. He gives oversight to the pastoral care and visitation ministires, New Dimensions (senior), SALT (singles) and Men's Ministries. He has been married to his wonderfully supportive wife Roxanne for 29 years. They have two young adult children- Brendan and Karissa. Together, they have been in ministry for the past 28 years, serving in various ministry roles in churches in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Pastor Brent has also served as a Prison Chaplain for 12 years. He is passionate about journeying with people in their quest to know God and grow into mature followers.
Community Engagement Pastor
Ralph joined the pastoral staff in June 2015. He graduated with his Bachelor of Ministry degree from Western Pentecostal Bble College and began pastoral ministry January 1, 1981. He has pastored in local churches in British Columbia and Alberta in lead, assistant and interim roles. He has also, together with his wife Carrie, served as a Global Worker with a focus on Central/Eastern Europe for over eight years. For the past 10 years he has directed CLIMB Intercultural Society, a Canadian registered charity with the main emphasis being support for Global Workers in 6 regions of the world. For the past 8 years, every fall, Ralph & Carrie have served Summit Pacific College as Missionaries in Residence. Ralph also served as adjunct faculty during this time. Ralph loves the Lord, his wife, his 4 children and thier spouses, his 7 grandchildren and people of every culture. His daily parayer is: Give me a passion for souls dear Lord.
Assistant Pastor Young Adults/Young Marrieds
Tyson joined the pastoral staff in May 2015, and serves primarily in the Young Adults ministry. Tyson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries from Horizon College and Seminary and has been serving in leadership with Youth and Young Adult ministries at Elim since 2008. As an assistant pastor in the Young Adults ministry, Tyson works with Pastor Shawn to help see young men and women come to know Christ. Our dream is to see the young adults of Saskatoon become people who are growing, generous, and grace-filled in their faith. Tyson has been married to his beautiful wife Lindsey since August 2012. He also enjoys playing and watching most sports, and probably cheers for a team you dislike.
Kevin joined our staff in July of 2004. For seven years he served corporations and not-for-profit organizations with financial consulting. He was previously on the church board before starting this position.
At 17 years of age, he felt a calling to support the ministry through administration. He says, "Corporations endeavor to create shareholder value, but we are in the business of partnering with God to create eternal value in His most prized possession - people."
Kevin and Jodi have been married for 17 years and have two girls.
Accounting and Administration
Gail works as the Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper in the church office. She inputs the weekly offerings into the computer, does a variety of accounting jobs, pays the bills for the church and works as Pastor Marvin's Assistant. Gail also books all the activities in our facility (weddings, funerals, meetings, etc).
There are many great challenges and interesting aspects to her job. Gail has been on staff at Elim for 27 years. She finds it a pleasure working with so many great people at Elim.
Peter and Gail have been married for 46 years and have three adult daughters and six grandchildren.
Larry joined the Elim staff in August 2001.
He has been married to Marion for 40 years and they have four adult children, three of whom are married, and have nine grandchildren.
Betty joined the administrative staff in the spring of 2014.
Betty has been married to Wayne for 35 years and they have four married children Denver(Lynnel), Jolene(Aaron), Brook(Stephanie) and Elya(Jared) and are proud grandparents to five grandchildren.
Music Administrative Assistant
Working under the Worship Arts Pastor, Anne looks after things like scheduling choir and musicians, organizing music, planning special music events and guest performances, and advertising and promotions.