Christ Community Church believes God wants us to be a "vibrant Spirit-filled community through which God reaches and shapes every generation"
Our name expresses three key truths that shape our identity.
~We belong to Christ and to one another
~We belong to God's Community: worshipping, growing, living, serving, and loving together. We're also part of the city of Nanaimo, leading us to steward our building and programs in ways that will bless our city and its inhabitants
~We are part of God's Church, dedicated to becoming apprentices of Jesus gathered by the Holy Spirit not only for our personal benefit, but to bless the world in a variety of ways
Chelsey has been in Nanaimo and pastoring at Christ Community Church since early 2011. A graduate of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was glad to get back to life on the West Coast! Her heart for ministry is to shepherd a community of wholehearted disciples of Christ following the Spirit's lead in working for the common good - as our Creator designed. In her free time, you will likely find her knitting or planning her next big adventure outdoors.
Kelli is a native of Michigan, and moved to Nanaimo July of 2018 when she began working at Christ Community Church. Kelli loves meeting with people for coffee and hearing what God is doing in their lives and how she can come alongside them on their journey. She has a black lab puppy, Layla, and together they enjoy exploring the parks and trails on the island.
Lynnsey moved to Nanaimo in 1992 and has been on staff at Christ Community Church since 1995. Lynnsey is married to Murray and they have two adult sons. As church administrator she is passionate about serving others and helping the church run smoothly. In her spare time she enjoys the walking and hiking trails on Vancouver Island.
Murray moved to Nanaimo in 1992 and has been on staff since 2003. He is known for his tennis background and shiny, clean floor! Murray taught tennis as a teaching profession in Florida for 15+ years and on Vancouver Island for 25. He is an avid golfer as well.