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

Pastor of Leadership Development

Karen Wong

Pastor of Family Life

Chris Karuhije

Director of Central Support

Lorraine Bartel

Director of Communications

Matthew Koop

Executive Administrator

Jen Dion

Ministerial 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.

Richmond campus pastor

James Fam

Commercial Drive campus pastor

Brad Bergman

Crosstown campus pastor

Fari Maghami

Kevan Dobsin
Pitt meadows campus pastor

Kevan Dobsin

Pastor Brian
Associate Pastor

Brian Taylor

Pastor Dan Walton
Associate Pastor

Dan Walton

Children's Pastor

Jessica Chen

Worship Minister

Ale Policar

Coastal Staff

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.

Office Manager

Charlotte Ash

Ericsson Chu
Video Production

Ericsson Chu

Internship & Missions

Stu Bishop

Internship & Missions

Jacqui Bishop

Downtown Worship Minister

Kristen Biegel

Sr. Pastor Assistant

Julianna Buoso

Small Group Minister

Garret Dekker

Ministry Assistant

Lilianna Di Luca

Facilities Department

Abner Galvan

Crosstown Worship Minister

Jessica Galvan

Video Production

David Karuhije

Facilities Manager

Andrew Leggett

Yussanne Ma
Accounts Receivable

Yussanne Ma

Keith Nath
Student Ministries

Keith Nath

A/V Production Manager

Heath Parnell

Accounting

Lin Power

Reception & Media

Katie Riedstra

A/v production

Austin Robinson

Pre-school director & instructor

Beth Stevens

Jr. Graphic Designer

Hayley Strutt

Finance manager

Carmelita Tang

family life administrator

Jaylene Treadway

Preschool admin & instructor

Jeany Tudio

Chelsea Watkins
Graphic design & social media

Chelsea Watkins

Want to get it touch with someone from our team?

Call the church office: 604-684-8475