At Oceanside since: 2019
Areas of Leadership:
Discipleship, life groups, spiritual formation, spiritual care, outreach/hospitality, administration
Favourite thing about living here:
The rhythms of a slower pace of life. I love living in either really big cities or really tiny towns, and Parksville certainly fits the criteria of the latter. Knowing your neighbours, being in for the long haul with your church community, making friends at the beach, and being on a first name basis with baristas sure make a place feel like home.
Favourite thing about working here:
I'll let you in on a secret: my first impressions of people are usually spot on, and since I'm brand new to this church, I've gotta say that my first impression is that of genuine love, faithfulness, and joy. Case in point: my very first day at Oceanside, everyone surprised me with a homemade birthday cake, kindly noticing that my birthday was coming up.
When I'm not working:
Learning a new piece of music or composing at the piano, cycling, paddle boarding, cooking & gardening, spending time on the phone with my family, reading a terrific book, and having friends in for dinner.
Favourite Local Eats:
Again, newbie on the block here, but I've gotta say that this little Pho place I had lunch at my first trip to Parksville would have to be my favourite. Basically, any restaurant that serves food I don't know how to make at home!