Pacific Community Church has an amazing staff team that is committed to one another, to following where Jesus leads, and to seeking God's kingdom for our church and community. Along the way, our team laughs a lot, prays a lot, and loves the opportunity to serve our community. We are a diverse group; we all have different roles, gifts, and experiences. Some of us work behind the scenes and others are up front on a regular basis, but we're enjoying sharing life and ministry together.
Myrna and I are native Albertans who grew up in Calgary and attended First Alliance Church. Almost every significant spiritual event in our lives happened at First Alliance. In that one church I was baptized, discipled, called to ministry, married, ordained, and inducted as youth pastor. It's impossible to imagine our lives without the influence of Sunday School teachers, youth workers, camp counselors, and committed adults who discipled us in our formative years.
It was at an official church youth event (New Year's Eve Party) that I first kissed Myrna. I was 13! It was a holy kiss of course. There must have been something in that kiss because seven years later we got married. We packed up and moved to Regina where I finished my schooling at Canadian Bible College. Upon graduation we moved back to Calgary where I served for seven years as Youth Pastor at First Alliance. In 1986 we left our home town for the West Coast and have served at Sevenoaks Alliance and North Shore Alliance. On Jan. 1, 2008, we opened a fresh new chapter with the congregation at Pacific Community Church.
We have three married children, Grady (and Carly), Charlie (and Becky), and Annie (and Spencer) and our four grandchildren. Hanging out with these wonderful people is the joy of our lives.
My hobbies are painting and racquet sports. Myrna is an avid reader. We've enjoyed a weekly date almost every week of our married life. Now that we're empty nesters, our whole life will be a date! Our favorite cheap date is dinner at Presto Panini on Hornby and Smithe. Home made Italian food, and nothing on the menu over ten bucks. Our favorite coffee is JJ Bean Inferno. I anticipate many cups of coffee with our new friends at Pacific in the coming years.
The beginning of 2010 means that I will have been around PCC for 10 years. Monica and I grew up in the Christian Reformed Tradition (dutch sub-culture of post WW2 immigrants). After seminary training at Calvin Seminary and receiving our first call to Surrey BC we eventually made our adventurous journey into Pacific. We became involved in Pacific when we were just on our own and now there are two littler Heuvings, Eric and Iain, making noise. Life happens and life at Pacific will always happen. That is what we love. We consider it a great privilege to serve the King in the way he has called us and we love serving among those with the same love and purpose. One day, after some of the parent duties settle a bit, I hope to make myself a kayak and paddle to Vancouver Island but don't tell Monica.
My Doctor of Ministry Study in Congregational Mission and Leadership. Pacific has allowed me to enter a course of studies that began April 2008 (Graduation is 2013 if i complete my dissertation on time). I am attending Luther Seminary in Minneapolis. It is a five year program. Every course lasts six months and requires that I take a one week trip to Minneapolis for class time. I started a blog that provides more information about the course along with some pictures of the campus. The blog is a way to give others a chance to interact with my studies. Feel welcome to read some of the papers and comment on them. I would love to hear from you. If you are really keen to get in on the conversation team that I am building give me a call or email.
You can visit my Dmin Blog by clicking here: http://jimheuving.wordpress.com
Jon is our full time Pastor of Student Ministries who oversees our pre-teen and high school ministries,
A little about Jon:
Born in Ontario my family moved to North Vancouver when I was 3. I was fortunate enough to have grown up in a Christian household attending North Shore Alliance Church from 1991-2012. After serving one summer at camp and going on a missions trip the following summer with my youth group, I felt God calling me to full time ministry. I explored this calling and attended Alliance University College in Calgary, Alberta which is now called Ambrose. After my first year I decided to switch my program from general studies to youth ministry. I crammed a 4 year degree into 5-1/2 years, joining as many sports teams and accepting as many leadership positions as was humanly possible.
I enjoy most everything competitive, soccer and hockey would be some favorite pastimes. Music has always been a part of my life playing drums since I was 13 and guitar when I had spare time in high school and college. I also enjoy a good book, goes well with good coffee.
I’m passionate about Jesus, and young people. Naturally that has landed me a position at Pacific working with the students. I love working with students, and am blessed by a solid youth staff who work alongside me.
I have been attending PCC since 1996 and have been doing our bookkeeping since March 1998. Working here has played a significant role in my life and I know that this job is one of God’s gifts to me. Each person I have been on staff with here through the years has helped shape who I have become and I am grateful for each friendship I have made. It has been a blessing to see how God uses all circumstances, good and bad, for His glory if we allow His grace to work in our lives and then extend it to others. I have come to a place where I “Believe God”, not just “Believe in Him”, and He has proven Himself faithful and trustworthy through His Word.
I have 3 “young adult” children, who bring much joy and purpose to my life. As they have gotten more independent there is the struggle between sadness, in the letting go, and joy, in seeing who they have become. I love spending time with them and I am learning to enjoy time on my own and stepping out to try new things. I like to play volleyball, read and support my hockey team – The Canucks.
A verse that has been so meaningful to me these past few years is Isaiah 41:13 – “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
I have been attending PCC since 2005 with my husband Denny (then fiancee). We have a beautiful daughter named Madison. She is a miracle and a continuous joy to us.
If you catch me at home, you'll probably see a cloud of scurry around me. I'm a cleaner, organizer, scrap booker, chef and at the end of the night I unwind watching Food Network to help me stop thinking about all the stuff I still need to do. I go to bed way too early and I have never been in a good enough mood to sing in the shower in the morning and can't understand anyone who can. I'd love to learn how to sit still one day, since I have the attention span of a puppy, and read one whole book - I usually have at least 3 on the go at once.
I am a Pastor's Kid that has grown up in the church and I've been in various ministries since I was 8 years old. I love God and want to serve Him with whatever gifts and talents I have, and I'm thrilled that He has led me to PCC! I want to be contagious in my devotion to God and I want to inspire the servant's heart in everyone I meet.
Trust steadily, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. -1 Cor 13:13
My wife Carol and I have been attending Pacific Community Church (PCC) since September 2009. From the moment we stepped through the door at PCC we felt welcome and at home. About nine months after we started at PCC both Carol and I joined the Hospitality Ministry team as Greeters. Not long after that, I took on the role of one of the Head Ushers. It is a privileged to be able to serve the PCC community through the Hospitality Ministry.
PCC is a wonderful place that we call our church home and it is a real pleasure to serve there.
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