Good news: we welcome the CBWC’s new Church Planting Coordinator to our team.
Rev. Shannon Youell of Victoria, BC, has accepted the position of overall Church Planting Coordinator and as the BC-Yukon Regional Church Planting Director.
This appointment will build on the strong church planting momentum created by Tom Lavigne, who served as the CBWC’s Director of Church Planting for four years. Going forward, the CBWC has decided to take a regional approach rather than centralizing the work of church planting in one location.
Shannon will work with the Alberta and Heartland church planters to support existing church plants, cast church planting vision, and catalyse new church plants in each region, in addition to starting church plants in BC and the Yukon. Ordained in 2012, she has worked as an itinerant speaker and worship leader for 10 years. She has a passion that intentional practices grow deeper in worship and in our knowledge and intimacy with God.
“I am very passionate about believers who are the church, being the tangible presence of Jesus in the places and spaces where we live, work, play and pray. This is God’s call on us: to join him in his mission as his witnesses to reveal the good news of the kingdom of God,” Shannon says. “I am passionate in moving us from our places of worship where we gather a time or two a week, to being scattered about our neighbourhoods, towns and cities and blessing those places and making a difference in some way that reveals the God of love, hope, joy, peace, mercy and healing who so loves the world that He desires none should perish!”
Pray with us for Shannon in her new role–and don’t be afraid to send her an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and introduce yourself!