Dennis Wilkinson -- Lead Pastor -- Community Builder

Happily married, blessed with four children, thrilled to have started Meta Communities in 2011. Born in Calgary, raised in Winnipeg, undergraduate education in Wisconsin & Seminary education in Minnesota. During my time in the Midwest, I gained about a dozen years of pastoral experience. It has been my privilege to travel to many parts of the globe and divine providence has smiled on me by allowing me to be mentored by several men of great character over the course of my lifetime. I am a follower of Jesus - though not without struggle. I am committed to joining God in the restoration of all things by telling, showing, and welcoming people into the good news of God's story. God's story of redemption in Jesus is the best story the human has -- I am letting the better story shape my life and helping others do the same.

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Christopher Mark -- Minister of Outreach

Christopher Mark first moved to West End to pursue community life here over 4 years ago, after having grown tired of the commuter church model. Life here started with crying children in a wagon and now, with his wife Jenny, hosts events at his home like Film & Philosophy and Books over Breakfast. He’s also the President of the UBC football alumni association and very active in his local toastmaster club.  Christopher is a pursuer and wrestler with God (and always over-matched). His relationship with the Father tends towards the cerebral which is both a blessing and a curse. After all, faith flows from simple obedience. He most experiences God’s stamp in the lives of suffering people who have come before us: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Day, Fyodr Dostoyevsky. When not reading one of his 1500 books, Christopher can be found enjoying Canadian and American football or working on his vineyard startup. 

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Chris Hyndman -- Minister of Worship

After wrestling with each and every spiritual philosophy seeking God, Chris' fruitless efforts left him hard-hearted and empty-handed, besieged by anxiety, and drowning in depression and despair. That's when Jesus, the Creator of the Universe, Light of the World, broke through the darkness and showed him the way, the truth, and the life - the deep peace, purpose, and abiding joy that only Jesus can provide. Chris is devoted wholeheartedly to following Jesus in His mission to reconcile all people to Himself and bring desperately needed restoration to all things. Chris specifically focuses on serving his neighbourhood through the arts, and most especially music - and one of his greatest joys that he shares with his wife, Lee, and two daughters, Nayana and Emerald, is leading his community of faith in worship.  

 

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