Our Little Crew
Pastor Doug Dunbar
Family: wife Sarah; daughters Kara, Cadance, Kristen; sons Caleb, Corban.
Pastor Benjamin Jepsen
Ben graduated from Briercrest in April 2011. He was our interim youth pastor in the summer of 2010 and is well aquainted with the faces and needs of Grand Forks youth, having grown up in Grand Forks and having attended Gospel Chapel for most of his life. We welcome Ben's creative energy and leadership on our team.
Family: wife Shayna; daughter Norah; son Miles.
Hobbies: biking, video games, writing, and anything Canucks.
Community Care Coordinator Tammy Battersby
Tammy was born in the Grand Forks Hospital but was raised and grew up in the Kettle Valley (Rock Creek) area. She came to Grand Forks as of June 2013. Tammy has a heart for empowering people.
Family: husband Mark; 2 adult daughters; a teenage son.
Hobbies: gardening, painting, Skip Bo, 4x4-ing, and country drives.
Administrative Secretary Brenda Semenoff
Brenda has lived in Grand Forks since 1982. She has been the Administrative Secretary since May 2006.
Family: husband David; son Nolan; daughter Kelsey married to Mark Noetzel.
Hobbies: music, reading, sports (especially running), drawing, and camping.
Elder Tony Boschmann
Family: wife Jen; sons Lukas, Jakob.
Elder Alex de Boeck
Alex has lived in Grand Forks since 1975, but was born in Belgium and immigrated to Canada at age 6.
Family: wife Sandra; 5 grown and married children; 16 grandchildren.
Hobbies: music (guitar & singing), motorcycling, sports (esp. soccer & hockey), and carpentry.
Elder Gary Friesen
Family: wife Carolynne.
Elder Jim Goertzenn
Family: wife Patricia.
Elder Allan Pauls
Family: wife Gwen.
Elder Ian Robins
Ian was born in Cairo Egypt, moved to England at age 7, moved to Australia shortly after, travelled, and ended up in Canada in 1988. He has a special heart for the CMA—Christian Motorcycle Association ministry.
Family: wife Val; 2 grown sons in Australia; 3 grandchildren.
Hobbies: gardening, playing guitar, fly fishing, and skiing.
Elder Derek TeBrinke
Family: wife Becky; sons Jesse, Logan; daughters Emily, Chelsea, Kenzie.