Ministry Coordinator & Marriage

About Gerry

I was born in Winkler, MB, where the sky touches the earth, the winters build character, and the sunsets are proof that God exists.

I have 2 adult daughters, Anjii and Christina, and their hubbies here on earth and one daughter, Niki, waiting in heaven. Collectively, they have produced the world's most beautiful granddaughter and 8 gentlemen grandsons. Recently our granddaughter gave birth to our first family member of the next generation!

What I Do
I support and coordinate the many who serve to ensure all the moving pieces are in place for our services, programs, and events. Sylvie and I also work with our dedicated Marriage Mentors to provide support and encouragement for AVC's couples and marriages .

Best Part of My Job
People! Whether those who freely give their time and talents to serve (and are the engine that drives AVC), the staff I have the privilege of working alongside, or other individuals I get to connect with through my job, it’s all about the people who comprise the Kingdom of God.

A Few of My Favourite Things
Our family, every minute I spend with Sylvie, creating photo-art, and road-trips with the sunroof wide open and playlists blasting.

About Sylvie

What I Do
 I have worked fulltime in the financial industry since I moved to BC, in 1979. I started with banking, where I held just about any position available, until I found my niche.  I am now working with a great team of Investment Advisors with a major brokerage house. I am involved with the administration of the accounts, being first contact with clients to ascertain their queries are addressed promptly and one of the two people registered to place trades once the advisors have made their recommendations. A very exciting and dynamic environment, that can be very rewarding and incredibly stressful all at the same time.

Home Town
A little town called St-Eustache, around 20 minutes north of Montréal, in the province of Québec.
Both my boys live here in BC:
Eric, and his beautiful mermaid Courtney live in Coquitlam;
Steven, and his wife Meagen live in Abbotsford.
No grandkids on our side yet – I am very thankful that Gerry chooses to share his. 😊
What I Love Doing at AVC
I love supporting Gerry and our amazing Sunday team to create an environment where worship flows and the Spirit moves.  Also, it is such a pleasure to get to know other people in our church – so many beautiful hearts for us to discover. ♥
A Few of My Favourite Things
Reading.  Watching movies cuddled on the couch with my guy.  And most favourite, road trips with Gerry:  We've done a tour of the prairies, a California-Montana-BC Interior loop, a CFL football trip, and lots of getaways around BC. In the future:   Oregon Coast? Another football trip?  Crank up the tunes and we're off!