Rod Heppell, Lead Pastor
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, Discipling Pastor & Diana Shauf, Office Administrator
Since the spring of 2012, I (Rob) have been working at Sardis as the Youth Pastor. Starting September 2019, I am looking forward to starting my new role as Discipling Pastor, where I will oversee our disciple making plan.
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!
Rob Shauf: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Shauf: email@example.com
Eugene Braila, Administrative Pastor
Eugene & Mariana started attending Sardis Fellowship about ten years ago when their son Paul connected with our youth ministry. This began a family transition from attending and leading a Romanian church in Abbotsford to embracing the vision of Sardis Fellowship. Eugene & Mariana have been married for almost 23 years and have two children Paul & Estera. Together they have shown their maturity in Christ as they have served faithfully in the life of the Church.
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.