Jenn is the founder and lead designer/consultant for Jennis Design Co., a company that specializes in corporate brand development and graphic design. Jenn is passionate about all things Jesus – especially the local church! As the oldest daughter of Pastors Dave & Cheryl Koop, Jenn has called Coastal Church home for the past 21 years and has been involved in a variety of ministry roles over the years. She currently serves on the Coastal Church Board of Directors and, along with her young family, is a part of the team at the Coastal Pitt Meadows Campus. Jenn is proudly married to Mike Ennis and mom to two fantastic little boys: Jake (5) and Jonathan (3).
Ben is the Student Ministries Director at Village Church who is a missionary at heart, and champions prayer as the basis for ministry. He has been leading Youth and Young Adult Ministry for four years and loves his calling. He is passionate about following Jesus and works hard to preach and teach the gospel to anyone that will listen.
Landry was born and raised in Vancouver and has a huge heart for this city to know God in a real way. Him and his wife Abby met while serving with YWAM Perth in Australia and still love taking young people away on missions trips. Landry served with Coastal Church as their Youth Minister for 3 years and now works at Cariboo Road Christian Fellowship running their student ministries.
Barrie is the youth and young adult pastor at City Life Church in Chilliwack. Barrie has been married to his wife Natasha for almost 8 years, and they have two beautiful children, Scarlett (4) and Jax (2). Barrie and Natasha’s heart is to equip leaders and students to be passionate witnesses of the work of Jesus Christ in whatever sphere of influence they find themselves in. Together, they host Regen Conference, City Life’s annual youth and young adult conference.
James Fam joined the ministry team at Coastal Church after leaving a successful career as a professional engineer working at Translink. James completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and Masters degree at UBC, and has been active in campus ministry for over a decade. James has a passion for students and continues to lead REgeneration, an outreach event that began on campus and which Coastal Church adopted and now runs during the summer months.
James currently oversees operations of all campuses, special events and life groups. James also has passion for his wife, Michelle, and his two young girls.
When Simon was 17 he co-founded the worldwide movement known as Youth Church. Making the lost a priority became the priority. A small team of dedicated, like-minded, youth along with their mentor set off to change their world. Simon pastored Youth Church Surrey for 10 years and to this day is still as passionate about reaching the lost as ever. For the last 5 years Simon has been the Next Generation Director at Broadway Church in Vancouver. He and his wife Ashlee have 3 children; 2 boys and a girl. Simon and Ashlee just recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
Josh is the pastor of Centre Church in Surrey, who is passionate about sharing the message of the gospel with the unchurched and seeing people transformed by Jesus.
Chris is the Pastor of Family Life at Coastal Church, directing and overseeing the Young Adult, Youth and Children’s Department. He loves that he gets to equip young people in a church he is crazy about! After miraculously escaping genocide in Rwanda, Africa, Chris arrived in Canada as a teenager, settling in Winnipeg before moving to Vancouver in 2011. Chris loves to speak about God’s power, love, and grace as he has seen and experienced it in his life.He is passionately married to his wife Kristy and they have beautiful twin girls, London and Kyleigh.
Jason is one of the hosts of the Alpha Youth Film Series and a pastor at his home church, Christian Life Assembly. He works with Alpha Canada to build resources that serve the local church. Jason lives in Langley, British Columbia with his wife Rachael and their two kids Hudson (3) and Mary (1). He loves preaching about Jesus, eating chocolate chip cookies and posting pictures of his kids on Instagram. If you want to find out more about him, you can find him on Instagram: @jasonaballard For Alpha: @alphacourse