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Meet the Team

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Laurie Burridge

Chaplain

Laurie spent 32 years doing pastoral ministry before eventually retiring. He is now joining us in the tent for the Summer 2022 season and we are thrilled to have him!

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Bob Brasset

Chaplain

Bob has been a minister of the gospel for the past 40 years! We are excited to learn from him as he faithfully serves in the tent this season.

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Yannick Truter

Student Assistant

This is Yannick's second year serving at Lighthouse. She will be focused on expanding the ministries online presence and increasing our connectivity!

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Anitia Truter

Student Assistant

Service has always been a part of Anitia's DNA. We are excited to have her join us for her first season working at the Lighthouse tent!

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Allan Yadoa

Chaplain

Allan is the the church planting pastor of Living Hope Christian Church in Victoria. He has been planting churches for several years now and is passionate in sharing the love of God and the hope of eternal life that is only possible with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Art Hildebrand

Chaplain

He left the farm but the farm never left him. Art loves football, particularly Calgary and Winnipeg. He retired after 40 years of pastoring, but is still enjoying crazy ministry moments and is still crazily in love with his wife, Rachel, of 44 years.

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Rachel Hildebrand

Chaplain

The mom of four kids and thirteen grandkids, Rachel is also crazily in love with her husband. She works as a massage therapist and enjoys going back and forth to Ethiopia as God leads. Rachel's favourite thing to do is go RVing!

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Carlos Vargas

Chaplain

This was Carlos' first time serving at Lighthouse; it was a privilege for him to meet crew members and develop personal friemdshps with some.  His love for serving others and relating to people's different needs and cultures was a highlight for him.  When not in Victoria, Carlos serves in ministry with his wife Shirley as they host and facilitate spiritual retreats in Bolivia.  Besides encouraging an intentional solitude time with God, they also provide mentorship, prayer and counseling by church leaders, individuals, families.  They will return to Bolivia in Sept.

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Shirley Vargas

Chaplain

Shirley has known about Lighthouse ministry for many years but this Season was the first for her to be involved.  A highlight was the opportunity to talk to crew members and learn about the challenges they face working on the ships while separated from home and family life. When not in Victoria, Shirley serves in ministry with her husband Carlos as they host and facilitate spiritual retreats in Bolivia.  Besides encouraging an intentional solitude time with God, they also provide mentorship, prayer and counseling by church leaders, individuals, families. 

Meet the Board

Al Kelly, Public Relations

Dennis Scott, Chair

Donna Adams, Secretary

Andre Truter, Treasurer

Board of Directors

Dennis Scott, Chair

Andre Truter, Treasurer

Al Kelly, Public Relations

Wayne Reid, Member at large

Teunus M F Kappers, Vancouver Representative

Donna Adams, Secretary

To contact a Chaplain or any of the above Board Directors,

please send an email to vlmseafarers@gmail.com

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