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.
Karen Daniels – Interim Ministry Coordinator
You can reach Karen at email@example.com or at 604-222-0800 x102.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-222-0800 x100.
Pei-Ling Lin – Children’s Ministry Director
Pei-Ling was born in Taiwan and grew up in Bangkok where she worked for 18 years as a teacher. She completed her MA degree with a concentration on Media Ecology in Culture and Communications from New York University. In 2009 Pei-Ling and her husband, Joe, moved to Canada and joined University Chapel. They have three children, Jaslyn, Nathan and Evelyn, and she still wishes to have more. God has made this wish come true through being able to serve in Children's Ministry. In her spare time, she likes to read and listen to her kids talk and laugh. You can reach Pei-Ling at email@example.com or at 604-222-0800.
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 dating 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.
Nathan Daniels (Chair)
Surachet (Joe) Thienbunlertrat
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!