Foothills Pastoral Staff
Carla Olsen Draper
Pastor of Women's Ministries and Missions
Carla has a deep calling to church ministry. She believes that the communion of God's people is essential to spiritual growth and mission.
Carla is a graduate of Canadian Bible College and has ministered in Alliance churches in Stoney Creek, Ontario and Regina, Saskatchewan. She and her husband, Ken, have four children.
Her commitment is to support and develop relationships and ministries where women and men can learn to love and serve God and others here in Calgary and around the world.
Contact Carla: Email Carla or call 403-241-9777 ext 223
Carla's Ministries: Women's Ministries and Missions
Pastor of Prime Tymers 55+ Ministries
Roland was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. After teaching school for several years, he served as Lead Pastor at churches in Victoria, Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary. His wife, Linda, is a Calgarian. They are delighted that their two children and five grandchildren also live here in Calgary.
Roland's current passion is to come along side those who need extra pastoral care - especially those who are ill at home or in the hospital. While his ministry extends to the whole congregation, he has an special burden for seniors.
Contact Roland: Email Roland or call 403-241-9777 ext 298
Roland's Ministry: Visitations
Community Life Pastor
Tim was born in Owen Sound, Ontario and he has been travelling West ever since! After his high school days he spent a year at CBC in good ol’ Regina. He went on to further studies at EBC in Kitchener, ON. It is here where he met Danae who is from the land of Manitoba. In the Fall of 2001 they were married and the very next Fall they started ministering at Braeside EMC in Winnipeg as Associate Pastor couple of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. While in Winnipeg they had two beautiful additions to their family - Kaia and Hadley! After 7 years of serving in Winnipeg they entered a new chapter in their life and arrived here in Calgary in August 2009. It’s his desire to see young people grow strong in the Lord and live their life passionately for Christ. He enjoys playing golf, drinking java at Starbucks, playing with his kids and spending time with his family in the great outdoors! He's also a huge Leafs fan!!!
Contact Tim: Email Tim or call 403-241-9777 ext 246
Tim's Ministries: Life Groups, Young Adults
Pastor of Youth Ministries
Liz was born in Ottawa, ON and moved out west to work towards a Bachelor of Ministry (Church Ministries) degree through what was then called Alliance University College.
Recently, Liz also began studies towards a Masters in Counseling through Providence Theological Seminary which she hopes to complete before she is 50.
During her years in Bible school and particularly during her Internship, Liz discovered her love for coffee, running, and discipling young people and is currently employed as Youth Ministry Associate.
Her role involves connecting with both female leaders and youth in Jr and Sr High. Her hope is to encourage and challenge youth to know God’s great love for them while helping them to better understand that they have an incredible purpose to fulfill both in the church and in their communities.
Contact Liz: E-mail Liz or call 403-241-9777 ext 230
Liz's Ministries: Jr. High Ministries, Sr. High Ministries
Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries
Eric was called to equip for ministry in 1996 at a time when he was running a successful IT consulting business in Calgary. After receiving his Master of Arts in Theological Studies, he accepted a pastoral position at his home church, a Chinese Alliance church, in 2002 and was ordained during his 7+ years of ministry there. In the spring of 2011, Eric joined Foothills at the end of a very refreshing sabbatical year.
Eric’s passion is to be Christ's extension in touching lives. Through caring, counseling, and teaching, he thrills in being part of a transformation process in which God uses to change lives. It is his desire to see the local community being transformed into a community of faith in action.
Eric and his wife, Elaine, are blessed with 2 children who see serving as part of their lifestyle. Currently, the children are studying at the university.
Contact Eric: Email Eric or call 403-241-9777 ext 253
Eric’s Ministries: Alpha, Life Groups, Intercultural Ministry, Discipleship
Pastor of Intercultural Ministries
Patricia (also called Patti) works with and for New Canadians at Foothills Alliance Church. She grew up in Canada but has lived and traveled in many countries.
Most recently she and her husband and children were in the Philippines for eleven years, where she experienced the challenge of learning another language and adjusting to a different culture.
Patricia has been involved in church ministry and has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) both in the Philippines and in Canada. She has a Bachelor of Religious Education as well as a masters degree in the area of intercultural studies and an M. A. in English language teaching.
Patricia's passion is to help New Canadians as they adjust linguistically and culturally and to share her love for Jesus with others. Patricia and her husband Rick have four children.
Contact Patricia: Email Patricia or call 403-241-9777 ext 287
Patricia's Ministries: Assisting New Canadians linguistically, socially and spiritually through ESL classes and BRIDGES
Pastor of Adult Ministries
Jerry joined the Foothills pastoral team in the Fall of 2007 as Pastor of Adult Ministries. Jerry and his wife, Karen, have enjoyed over fifteen of years of pastoral ministry together, most recentlly in Phoenix, Arizona. They have two active teenage daughters, Sophia and Katie, who bring amazing amounts of joy to their lives.
Jerry's passion is to help people grow and develop in the three most important areas of life--our relationships with God, family, and friends.
Contact Jerry: Email Jerry or call 403-241-9777 ext 241
Jerry's Ministries: Alpha, Summit Classes, Evangelism
Pastor of Family Ministries
Bronwyn Spilsbury loves kids and believes they are central in God's heart. As Pastor of Children's Ministries her desire is to see each child at Foothills grow in relationship with Jesus Christ through creative Bible teaching, loving leadership and a fun, accepting atmosphere.
Bronwyn grew up on the mission field in India where the beauty of the country and the hospitality of the people left a lasting influence on her. Bronwyn has a bachelor's degree in religious education.
She married to Paul and they have two great teenage sons.
Contact Bronwyn: Email Bronwyn or call 403-241-9777 ext 237
Bronwyn's Ministries: Children's Ministries
Executive Pastor of Missional Engagement
Ed grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and recently arrived from Kamloops where he served as an Executive Pastor. He is married to Hannah with three kids (Elijah, Madalyn and Evangeline).
Ed has served as an International Worker (apprentice) in China, in youth ministry in a Chinese Alliance church and as an adult and small groups pastor. Ed is a certified executive coach and provides leadership at Foothills through coaching staff, organizational leadership and empowering missional passion.
Contact Ed: Email Ed or call 403-241-9777 ext 232
Ed's Ministries: Ministry support, oversight and leadership
Ian and his wife Joyce, are both native Calgarians who moved back to Calgary and Foothills in the summer of 2001, after 15 years of ministry in the Okanagan. They have successfully launched one child and are working on the other two!
Ian's passion is to help people discover the grace and the peace that comes to a person when they grow an authentic relationship with God.
Besides time with his family, Ian loves cycling, coaching volleyball, playing golf and working in his garden.
Contact Ian: Email Ian or call 403-241-9777 ext 232
Ian's Ministries: Preaching, Vision, Pastoral Care
Pastor of Worship Arts
Scott grew up in a musical Christian family on a farm in rural Manitoba. After receiving his Bachelor of Theology degree at Canadian Bible College, he interned and then was hired on staff at an Alliance Church in Windsor, ON. After serving as Youth Pastor for 5 years, Scott transitioned to the role of Worship Arts Pastor. It was in Windsor that Scott met and married his wife and best friend Nori. Scott and Nori have 3 amazing, energetic boys who bring them incredible joy.
As a Worship Arts Pastor, Scott's passions include:
-Creating meaningful services of worship for seekers and belivers alike.
-Providing artists from every field the opportunity to use their gifts.
Contact Scott: Email Scott or call 403-241-9777 ext 222
Scott's Ministries: Worship, Drama
Foothills Alliance Church
333 Edgepark Blvd. NW
Calgary, AB T3A 4K4
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