[Choose those] who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.
I want to thank the Nominating Committee Chairman, Rick Bowering, the Nominating Committee and all those who have been a part of the nomination process here at Calvary Temple this year. Each and every name that you, the membership, suggested was considered. Twenty-two individuals received formal invitations to allow their names to stand for election. After the prayerful consideration of each individual contacted, the Nominating Committee is presenting the following six candidates allowing their names to stand for the three positions open on the Church Board this year.
- Pastor Bruce Martin
2021 Board Nominee Profiles
Debbie is married to Trevor and they have one grown married son and a grandson. She has her own business making and selling ceramics. Debbie also helps out at the church when needed at events with the Sound Ministry. She has attended Calvary Temple for 50 years. Her past ministries include Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, camp counsellor and speaker, youth leader and currently is involved with our Sound Ministry.
Valeri is married to Don (a retired police officer). She has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Valeri recently retired after over 40 years in Financial Services, and holds a diploma in Management and Administration, as well as attended the one year program at Central Pentecostal College (now known as Horizon). She was the Office Manager at Elim Tabernacle in Saskatoon for 2 years before returning to Winnipeg. Valeri has been at Calvary Temple most of her life and has been a long time member. She has used her background of business administration and finance in many areas of church ministry and is presently involved in Guardians (12 years) and GodZone. In the past she was involved in Sunday School, Women’s Ministries, and sang in the Choir.
Ron is married to Tressa and they have one daughter and two little grandsons as well as a newborn grand-daughter.
He works as Transportation Manager at Parrish and Heimbecker Limited. Ron grew up at Calvary Temple and returned to CT over 11 years ago.
He sings in a Gospel quartet, leads a monthly senior’s ministry (or at least he will again as soon as the Covid restrictions are lifted) and has previously served two terms on the CT Official Board.
Lovemore Savanhu is married to Mirriam and they have four children. He is currently employed as an accountant in a local business.
He and his family have been attending Calvary Temple for 13 years, since emigrating from Zambia. He has served as a Table Leader in our GodZone ministry for Inner City Kids for 3 years. Also, he has been giving leadership to our Calvary Temple Prison Ministry for a number of years now. Locally, he served as Chapter Director for Prison Fellowship of Canada for six years. He is also part of the Prayer team and recently he and Mirriam have joined the Worship Team.
Lovemore has a deep passion for evangelism and missions.
Bert Van Leeuwen
Bert is married to Alice. They have 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
He worked for QSI Interiors for 50 years, and still occasionally works part-time. He and Alice have been calling Calvary Temple home for 18 years. He is currently involved in Men’s Ministry, CSB, and GodZone. He also helps out with ushering and security. He and Alice belong to a small group.
Grant has been married to Janet for almost 40 years and they have been blessed with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. He is a professional accountant and has operated his own firm for the past 25 years. He has attended Calvary Temple his entire life except for 15 years, when he attended another PAOC church in Winnipeg. He has been back home at Calvary Temple for the last 3½ years. Over the years he has been involved in numerous ministry areas of Calvary Temple including serving on the Church Board, Calvary Temple Camp committee, CSB leader, music department, Sunday School teacher and a missions trip in 2001.
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