David Lee, Senior Pastor
Emily and I came to Sardis Fellowship in 2002 from Briercrest College and Seminary, where I was a professor. We think Chilliwack is great. We love the vision of Sardis Fellowship to connect every person to a vital relationship with God in Christ and respond in a compassionate and generous manner to the needs of the world around us. Probably my favourite thing to do is teaching the Bible—showing how timeless truths find real life expression in our world. Em and I love our 5 children, their wonderful spouses and our awesome grandchildren. We love hiking, canoeing, camping, and being outdoors with our 2 dogs as often as possible.
Rod Heppell, Pastor of Community Life & Care
We love living in the Upper Fraser Valley where you get a touch of city life in the middle of country living! Moving here in 2004, Anne and I found Chilliwack to be a great place to sink down roots and raise our 4 teenage kids. The incredible beauty of green grass fields, with rivers and streams, surrounded by mountains makes us feel a hint of guilt for being called by God to serve here! Sardis Fellowship is an amazing church family where the love of Christ and the grace of God are shared generously. We invite you to join us, you’ll love it here!
Rob Shauf, Youth Pastor & Diana Shauf, Office Administrator
Since the spring of 2012, I (Rob) have been working at Sardis as the Youth Pastor. It is my desire to see students grow in their walk with Christ, to love and serve God, and to love and serve others. My wife Diana and I met at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, got married in 2011, and are now parents to two beautiful girls, Josie and Faye. I like to draw, make music, blog, act (poorly), animate, and play tennis. Diana enjoys cooking, photography, and being a wife and Mom. Diana has worked in the Church Office since the spring of 2015 as part-time Office Administrator and really enjoys it!
Tim Voth, Family Life Pastor
My wife Jenna and I were both born and raised here in Chilliwack and got married in 2011. We have two wonderful boys- Ben and Micah-that are full of energy and we also just welcomed daughter Eva into our family. We’ve been coming to Sardis Fellowship since 2012 and have loved it here. I have been involved in worship arts here since 2013 and in April of 2019 I became the Family Life Pastor.
I get to oversee family life, pastoral care, and worship arts. I’m also currently doing my Masters at ACTS Seminaries. I love helping families grow in their love for God and for one another and seeing people encouraged by encountering God in real and meaningful ways. When I get a chance-I love to write music, read, make things out of wood, and enjoy nature walks with my family.
Carol Hendricks, Sardis Kids Coordinator
My husband and I moved to Chilliwack in 2005 and started attending Sardis Fellowship Baptist in early 2006. We have 3 children, whom I school at home. I love art, drama and books! I started as Sardis Kids Coordinator in August 2016. There is nothing that excites me more than to see children learning to love God and joyfully serve Him.