Our Team

MINISTRY TEAM

CHRIS WESTBY – LEAD PASTOR

Chris joined the Sonrise Church team in July 2014 from the Regina Apostolic Church after serving on staff for 11 years. On May 1st, 2016 Chris and Sherri accept the “shepherd’s crook” to lead Sonrise church into the next season. Sherri, their son Ezekiel, and two daughters Eden and Esther live in Cloverdale.

SHEM MOSES – ASSISTANT PASTOR

Pastor Shem’s life is a testimony to the goodness, faithfulness, and power of God. He was drawn in, saved, and called into this church and is now walking out his calling as Assistant Pastor. He is passionate about seeing people encounter God and come into a life-changing relationship with Him. Pastor Shem emanates the love of Christ and will make you feel welcomed at Sonrise. He is married to Quinn and they have two wonderful children: Jacob and Zoe.

CLAIRE CRANSTON – ADMINISTRATOR

Claire moved to Cloverdale from Saskatchewan to join the Ministry Team at Sonrise in April 2016. Her love for administration, organization, getting things done are a huge gift to Sonrise.

TYLER YOUNG – ASSISTANT PASTOR

Tyler joined the ministry team in May 2017 after completing Bible College at PLBC. He is a gifted young leader, who is beyond his years in maturity and wisdom. He oversees worship, technical areas, and loves spending time with his wife Katrina.

MEREDITH STEIN – CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Meredith joined the team in January of 2019. She has a great heart for kids and loves to see them excel in their life and faith. She has a background in design from her time in school at TWU and BCIT.

SHALAN WIEBE – VOLUNTEER PRAYER DIRECTOR & ELDER

Shalan is a mighty prayer warrior who loves the Lord and has a heart for the lost. She is married to Gary and they have three children Jacob, Derek, and Vanessa.

THANDI WATKINS – VOLUNTEER PASTORAL ASSISTANT / COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA

Thandi is a prophetic force who cares deeply about all who attend Sonrise and continually holds them up in prayer. She is faithful and hardworking and challenges the status quo. She is married to Sean.

ROCHELLE KENNY – YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Rochelle moved to BC from AB in August of 2018. She quickly got involved and settled her roots here at Sonrise. She has stepped into the role of Youth ministry director as she is passionate about seeing people encounter Jesus, the next generation, and family. She recently married Nicholas Ogilvy.

KEY LAY LEADERS

RACHEL MADU – CHAIR OF THE SOCIETY DIRECTORS BOARD

Rachel is a dynamic woman of God whose heart is for people. This is evident in the work she does in the church and outside of the church. She is married to Brad who served on the board for many years, and they have three children together: Caleb, Elijah, and Flora. Brad and Rachel have led Alpha at Sonrise for the last few years and their heart is to see people have a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

AL MILLER – ORPHAN CARE LEADER

Al has provided leadership to our Sonrise Africa Orphan Care ministry projects. Through his leadership, local African pastors are caring for orphans, leading churches and developing sustainable projects to provide funds for current and future ministry.

KEVIN LECHLEITER – AUDIO TEAM LEADER

Kevin leads the team of audio technicians at Sonrise. He is a genius in most areas of technology, him and his team work tirelessly to make we have great for every service.

SHIRLEY LIPPMANN – BENEVOLENCE TEAM LEADER

Shirley is committed to helping people who find themselves in difficult situations, she works with her team to ensure that needs are met and the gospel is delivered in practical ways.

ERIC STEIN – PRETEEN LEADER

Eric is a dedicated leader and is passionate about the next generation and impacting young lives to be the leaders of tomorrow. He models this as he leads our preteens ministry.

QUINN MOSES – SINGLE MOM’S MINISTRY LEADER

Quinn leads our monthly evening for single mom’s and their children. She has a great heart for supporting and encouraging moms to grow and resources them to become the women God has called them to be!

AND MANY MANY MORE…

There are many more fantastic key lay leaders at Sonrise: Worship Leaders, Children’s Ministry Leaders, Elders, the list go on and on…

Summer Students

Meet Sonrise’ Summer Student for 2020.

Madelaine Duperron, Kaylee Gonzalez, and Caleb Madu.