Church Leadership & Staff
Church Leadership & Staff
The University Chapel staff are dedicated to serving the body in ministry leadership roles. As servants their primary responsibilities involve keeping track of the pulse of ministry, and raising up, training and supporting leaders to fill ministry opportunities God creates. If you are interested in serving at University Chapel, learning more about our ministries, or seeking pastoral care, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would love to meet with you!
Geoff Chapman - Senior Pastor
Geoff came to Vancouver from a business career in South Africa to study for a Masters of Divinity degree at Regent College. He preaches most weeks, loves reading, biking and RVing, and is always happy to tell you new and exciting things about many different topics. He also dons appropriate nicknames on fellow staff members. He is married to Sharon, and they have their hands full with two daughters, Emma and Paula. Geoff has a passion and heart for teaching the Bible, and for walking with people as they grow in the Lord. Geoff serves as Chaplain on the UBC campus and enjoys meeting students. He is also the Priest-in-Charge for Sojourn Church, a fascinating church plant partnership between University Chapel and the Anglican Network in Canada. You can reach Geoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-222-0800 x101.
Jenny Dunbar - Administrator
Jenny is a native of Vancouver Island. She completed her BA (French) at the University of Victoria, and a certificate in Interior Design at BCIT. She loves to read, travel, row and paint her kitchen chairs. Jenny manages and coordinates much of what happens at UC, and without her you wouldn't get your morning cup of tea! You can reach Jenny at email@example.com or at 604-222-0800 x100.
Joshua Walker - Family Ministries Pastor
Josh is a Canadian, married to a Finn and currently pursuing a graduate degree in New Testament from Regent College. He has spent the vast majority of his adult life working and studying abroad in New Zealand, England, Germany, and most recently spent five years working as a cross-cultural missionary in Ukraine. He has a passion for the Gospel and investigating the endlessly fascinating questions that are raised when ancient biblical wisdom intersects with the complex realities of life in the modern world. Aside from teaching, he is most happy when researching, strategizing developing, or implementing new ministry projects. Josh works as a Family Ministries Pastor at University Chapel and coordinates the youth program. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saana Walker - Family Ministries Pastor
Saana was born and raised in Finland, but she has spent most of her adult life abroad working with an international missions organization in Australia, Sweden, the United States, and, most recently, Ukraine. She met her Canadian husband abroad and has relocated to Canada to pursue a Master of Arts in Old Testament at Regent College. She loves creative expression, whether it's dancing, photography, or learning something about different cultures. She works as a Family Ministries Pastor at University Chapel and coordinates the Sunday School program. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Daniel Ray - Worship Pastor
Dan grew up in Northern California and then slowly started moving more to the North. After a brief stop in Portland he arrived in Vancouver to pursue his MDiv at Regent College and his wife, also at Regent College. He leads the community in Worship and also does other ministry related things. You can reach Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Robinson – Pastoral Assistant for Sojourn Church
Paul was raised in Maple Ridge, B.C., where he grew up picking blueberries in the summer and selling Christmas trees in the winter. More recently he has spent summers working at Camp Qwanoes, slept through earthquakes in New Zealand, and found Waldo in the Middle East. Paul recently completed his undergraduate degree in Christianity & Culture and Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University and now doing graduate study in theology at Regent College. He is married to Kristin. When he isn't working or studying, you might find Paul relaxing in a local cafe, reading theology and drinking coffee. He enjoys folk music, rock climbing, and films by Terrence Malick and Wes Anderson. You can reach Paul at email@example.com.
Board of Directors
University Chapel's Board of Directors is the governing body for the church, providing oversight and spiritual leadership. The Board consists of six to eight members of the congregation. Board members are appointed to serve three year terms, with 1-3 members rotating off and 1-3 joining the team each year. The members of the Board are joined and supported by the Reference Elders who are called to provide resources, guidance, prayer support, and wisdom, particularly during times of change or challenge.
Irene Kong (Chair)
We welcome you to chat with us in person or on the phone, as we love to get to know you and hear how God has been working in your life!