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Annual General Meeting 2024
Monday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
Banquet Hall

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2024 Board Nominee Profiles

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[Choose those] who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom.  We will give them this responsibility.
Acts 6:3

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If anyone desires to serve, they desire an excellent task.  
They are worthy of respect. 
I Timothy  3:1, 8

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CHARLENE THOMAS

Charlene is a believer in Jesus Christ and a member of the church family of Calvary Temple. She is a lawyer with a not for profit organization that gives legal information to individuals and groups on all areas of the law.  Charlene has been a CT nursery worker, Guardians, worked in Youth Zone, Lil K, youth ministry, information desk and WHY Book work over many years.  She has chosen to let  her name stand because she has a strong desire to see Pentecost in all areas of Calvary Temple.  She believes God has given her legal and administrative skills that could be of use to Calvary Temple and desire to give back to my church in this way. Charlene has pertinent legal and ministry knowledge that can assist the board and the church that she love very much.

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KEN ALDER

My wife Kathleen and I have been married for 31 years and have two daughters, Rachel & Elise and an energetic labradoodle.  I have spent most of my career in the window and door industry.  For the past 23 years, I have been a part owner of a small business in the same field. Since my youth, I have been involved in various ministries. More recently, I have been involved with Big City Avenue and have served several terms on the board of Calvary Temple. When I prayed about letting my name stand for consideration for the board, I felt a peace and a feeling that God can still use me in this capacity. I believe I can bring some business, board, ministry and life experience to add to the current board, as our church moves forward with expectant hope

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DEBBIE BRAND

I am married to Trevor Brand and we have one married son, two grandsons and a granddaughter on the way.

I have a small home based ceramic business that I enjoy very much as I make people happy with my creations. Presently I am volunteering in the sound ministry and previously I have been involved in Sunday School, youth and camp ministries.

 

I let my name stand for the board as I see such potential and excitement as we move forward under new leadership and I’d like to help in any way I can. I believe as a board member I could be useful as someone who would help with planning as I strive to follow God’s leading wherever He leads us.

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KYLE SCHELLENBERG

I am happily married to Michele for 27 years with three children, Javan (16), Yana (13), and Atira (9). We use sign language to communicate in our home.  I’ve worked at Canada Life for 33 years in a variety of roles including Group Underwriter, and for the last year as a licensed Health & Wealth Consultant.  Over the years at CT I’ve been involved in Christian Service Brigade leadership, but my primary focus is on Deaf ministry and supporting our pastor and fellowship through voice/sign interpretation, preaching, and being a liaison to CT’s lead pastor and staff.   I have a deep love and loyalty to CT and I want to see our church thrive. Being on the Board is an effective way of contributing to that future success and I’m willing and joyful to give my time for this work.  From two past Board terms in various roles and committees, I believe the Lord has shown me (despite my own doubts at times) the ability to collaborate and build up others, while providing a calm, level voice to the team as we navigate the challenges of keeping a strong and healthy church.

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LOVEMORE SAVANHU

I am married to Mirriam and I have 3 boys and a girl.  I currently work as an accountant.  At Calvary temple I have served as a Prison Team lead, on the Praise and Worship team, at Godzone and as a past Board member.  What I could bring to the CT board is my God given spiritual wisdom and encouragement to the pastor and fellow members.  I feel that I can use my gift as a board member to support the Vision of the church. 

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SUSAN WOLFE

I am married to James Wolfe and I am blessed to have two successful boys and an adorable grand-daughter. I was employed as a Payroll Administrator and a Spiritual Health Care Coordinator for the Province of Manitoba. I am currently retired. I am currently Leading the Alpha course and GriefShare program, coordinating the WHY Book/Prayer Drive for Winnipeg and am a member of both the Choir and Prayer Team. In the past, I have also served as a Red Rock Senior Girls Camp Councillor, New Immigrant's Program Coordinator, CT Small Group overseer for St Vital and the President of the CT Asian fellowship.

 

Calvary Temple has been a blessing to me for over 30 years and I want to be available for God's plan to serve Him wherever He leads me. With all my involvement in various ministries I feel that my being a board member would bring a positive perspective to Calvary Temple's future plans. 

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WANDA CHARLES

I have asked the Lord to show me how I can serve Him and I am so blessed to have this opportunity. I have two wonderful children and two delightful grandchildren. I came to the Lord in 2010 after taking the Alpha course at Calvary Temple and was baptized by Pastor Martin in 2011. I lead the Ladies Bible Study at Calvary Temple and my husband Phillip and I are greeters and have led a small group Bible study at CT and in our home for about 14 years. I’ve participated in the Why Book distribution and prayer drives and support Union Gospel Mission and Adult and Teen Challenge.

 

I retired in 2021 after 27 years as a professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba and hold an MBA, LLB and PhD. I bring the following experience and expertise to the board. I am past director of the Assiniboine Credit Union, Canadian Executive Services Organization and the Winnipeg Art Gallery Board of Governors. I am currently a board member of First Peoples Economic Growth Fund, expert advisory panel member for the National Indigenous Economic Development Board and author of two books. Most recently, I co-edited a third book - Engraved on Our Nations: Indigenous Economic Tenacity. God bless you and yours.

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EVELYN YEUNG

I am a software architect for research administration at the University of Manitoba.  I enjoy serving at Calvary Temple - I am currently the head librarian. I have previously been involved with CT Camp, Impact youth, Godzone, Guardians, and the music department. I have been attending CT for many years and felt that God was saying that it is time to let my name stand.  I am passionate about helping the next generation develop a strong faith in Christ.

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In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have 
integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money.  They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience.  Before they are appointed as deacons, let them be closely examined. If they pass the test, then let them serve as deacons.
1 Timothy 3:8-10

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