Our Leadership

Meet the Coastal Church Team
Meet the pastors

Dave & Cheryl Koop

Founding Senior Pastors Dave Koop and his wife Cheryl, met attending bible college. They spent their early years pursuing further education, careers and raising a young family. Even though they were active in their local church and community outreaches, full time ministry wasn’t considered until they experienced the infilling of the Holy Spirit, followed by several divine moments where God confirmed His calling. Following much prayer, Dave left a successful career in the oil industry, and eventually, in an act of obedience, pioneered a new church plant in the core of downtown Vancouver, Canada in 1994 with their young family.

This call as a couple has enabled them to share the duties as Senior Pastors in this thriving city church and it’s campuses as well as contributing on other non profit organization boards. David completed his Doctorate in Ministry from Bakke Graduate University in 2010. They are proud parents of 4 grown children, 3 in-laws and 5 beautiful grandchildren.

Pastors Dave & Cheryl Koop

Leads Team

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

The Coastal Church Leads Team is led by the Senior Pastor. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church.

Founder, Senior Pastor

David Koop

Founder, Senior Pastor

Cheryl Koop

Pastor of Campus Development

James Fam

Spanish & Ministry Discipleship Pastor

Karen Kepkay

Pastor of Family Life

Chris Karuhije

Director of Central Support

Lorraine Bartel

Matt Koop
Director of Communications

Matthew Koop

HR Manager

Jen Dion

Ministerial Team

Assistant pastor

Brad Bergman

Children's Pastor

Jessica Chen

Kevan Dobsin
Life Group / Pitt meadows pastor

Kevan Dobsin

Life Group Minister

Wanda Dobsin

Richmond campus pastor

James Fam

commercial campus Minister

Abner Galvan

Yaletown Campus Pastor

Chris Karuhije

Assistant pastor / Eden Ministry

Fari Maghami

Keith Nath
Youth Minister

Keith Nath

Worship / Regen (Maternity Leave)

Ale Policar

Assistant Pastor

Brian Taylor

North Van Campus Minister

David Trivino

Coastal Staff

Video Production

Daniela Alvarez

Office Manager

Charlotte Ash

DIrector of operations

Terry Ash

Leadership Development

Stuart Bishop

INSTE / Youth

Jacqui Bishop

Sr. Pastor Executive Assistant

Julianna Bouso


Jonathan Buhler


Calista Buhler

Finance manager

Carmelita Burnett

Social Media Admin

Veronica Burnett

Ericsson Chu
Video Production

Ericsson Chu

Leadership / Ministry Development

Liliana Di Luca


Jessica Galvan

Video Production

David Karuhije

Central Support / IT

Stanley Kwok

Operations Dept

Nich McLean

A/V Production Manager

Heath Parnell

Central Support (Maternity Leave)

Lin Power

A/v production

Austin Robinson

Video Production

Eri Sanchez

Worship Ministry Assistant

Jaylene Treadway

Children's Ministry Assistant

Jacquie Trivino

Chelsea Watkins

Chelsea Watkins

Accounts Payable

Cynthia Wong

Eden Cafe Staff

Assistant cafe manager

Laura Perez

Eden cafe

Fernanda Raulino

Eden cafe manager

Kally Wong

Coastal Preschool

Preschool Director (Maternity Leave)

Leanna Jalali

Preschool instructor

Elsa Oakley

Pre-school director & instructor

Beth Stevens

Want to get it touch with someone from our team?

Call the church office: 604-684-8475