The River Community Church Abbotsford Leadership Team:
Our leadership team recognizes the loving authority of God, and we serve under, Jesus Christ. We desire to spread the loving word of our Father. Our passion and goal is to equip believers for ministry wherever he or she may be.
Alf and Pam Dyck - Pastors
Alf and Pam Dyck are the Pastors of the River Church of Abbotsford. They are much loved and have modeled to us there is no limit to His power to work in our lives. They are committed to helping people experience wholeness through the love of the Father and have set the vision to equip us to love God and love others with His love in our community and beyond. Come visit us and see what they are all about! Pam is also responsible for the prayer and the prophetic in the River.
John and Kristin Miller - Worship and Volunteer co-ordinators
John & Kristin Miller moved here October, 2010 from Oroville, California and have a unique story to tell. John is originally from Cape May, New Jersey and Kristin is from Windsor, Ont but they both met in Oroville, California at The Father’s House Church. John is the River’s Worship Leader & Church Leader. He has a passion for worship and seeing people healed and restored through the presence of God. Kristin is one of the River’s family care givers and has a passion for prayer and has a heart to see the broken and lost healed and restored. John may look rough on the outside but on the inside he is a real softy. Kristin also may seem quiet but she is a warrior on the inside and has some fire to share. John seeks for justice in the Kingdom and Kristin seeks for truth and faithfulness. Together they enjoy serving, loving and giving their life away for the Kingdom of God.
Currently they are leading an interactive worship night called Authentic Worship. Also, Kristin co-ordinates all our volunteer schedules, for the many departments that help the River be the amazing church it is. If you are interested in serving in some capacity through helping in Greeting, Sound, Power point etc. Contact Kristin if you’d like to volunteer in these areas and be on the schedule let her know!
David & Claire Shieh - Administration / Communication & Media / Leadership support
David and Claire’s creativity is put to a good use in developing advertising for River outreaches, as well as local conferences that the River hosts. They also update, oversee & administer the River website, as well as the Sunday bulletins and email notices. Their desire is to help people develop their strengths, find out their passion(s), setting them on fire to become spiritually healthy and equip them to bring revival to their sphere of influence. David & Claire have been married for 8 years & have 2 gorgeous girls. David is from Taiwan but has grown up in Abbotsford & Claire is from Taiwan & moved here 8 years ago. In his spare time David is a full-time Realtor & investor. For more information about his real estate click HERE. Claire, in her own right, is an entrepreneur too, and has developed a line of nursing covers & baby carriers. Click HERE for more information.
Currently Claire is in charge of the book keeping. David currently supports Alf & Pam in administration/communication duties, He desires to see the River Community Church of Abbotsford’s website rank #1 on Google, produces the Sunday bulletins & administers the church with Reuben. If you would like to help please contact David or Claire through the River website.
Amy Schmidt - River Missions & Sunday School
Amy’s primary passion is worship and helping people to connect with God. From that place of intimacy, she desires to see the whole body of Christ-young and old- empowered to be true ambassadors of the Father’s love and the gospel of Jesus Christ that transforms Canada and the nations. She just arrived back from 1 months ago (Oct 2012) in Uganda, where she worked with 61 vulnerable youth who had previously been child soldiers.
Currently she is helping in the areas of administration, Sunday school curriculum’s & missions in the River, and has been active in raising funds for an orphanage in Uganda. She is also working with local agencies to find ways that the River can reach out both in Abbotsford and the surrounding area. If you are interested in local outreach or overseas missions, please contact Amy through the River website.
Chris Clayton – River Missions
Chris loves adventure & loves Jesus. Chris is co-leading the Missions department of the River & facilitates the renos of our new church location.
He is currently developing practical ways for us to outreach into our own city, as well as in the larger region. Chris has a heart for the nations both local & international, and so is developing some practical ways for the River to participate in local & overseas missions! If you are interested in local and global missions – please contact Chris through the River Abbotsford website.
Fred Wright is retired Associate at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF), serving as the International Coordinator for Partners in Harvest (PIH) and Friends in Harvest (FIH) family of churches. Fred Wright has been in ministry for 40 years, and has served in a wide variety of roles including evangelism, church planting, pastoring and teaching in many nations around the world.
Currently Fred and Sharon are doing a lot of traveling, taking the Father’s heart message out to the nations! When they are in town, Fred and Sharon are available to lead Bible studies and Discipleship groups in the River. Fred is also a part of the preaching team at the River, and participates as their schedule allows. Please make note that Fred is the author of a wonderful book, ‘ Revivals’…that is available through Fred – please contact him for more info. If you are interested in knowing more or would be interested in being a part of a group when Fred is available – please contact us.