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Staff and Elders


Meet Our Team!

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Staff and Elders


Meet Our Team!

Lead Pastor

 
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Andrew Gordon

Lead Pastor
agordon@thisiscompass.com

 

 

Lead Team

 
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Julianne August

Executive Director
jaugust@thisiscompass.com

 

 
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Jay Wagstaff

Site Director - Shelburne
jwagstaff@thisiscompass.com

 

Staff

 
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Bill Barwick

Interim Director of Regional Ministry
bbarwick@thisiscompass.com

 
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Carolyn ChanG

Compass Kids Administrative Coordinator
cchang@thisiscompass.com

 
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Catherine Allison

Finance Coordinator
callison@thisiscompass.com

 
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Don Allison

Director of Global Ministry
dallison@thisiscompass.com

 
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David Aukema

Communications Coordinator
creative@thisiscompass.com

 
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Deb Wagstaff

Site Director - Shelburne
dwagstaff@thisiscompass.com

 
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Erin Karklins

Director of Administrative Operations
ekarklins@thisiscompass.com

 
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Jen Vis

Group Life Coordinator
jvis@thisiscompass.com

 
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Larisa Karklins

Connections Coordinator
lkarklins@thisiscompass.com

 
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Mary Jane Gerber

Director of Children's Ministry
mjgerber@thisiscompass.com

 
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Peter Ainley

A/V Coordinator
painley@thisiscompass.com

 
 
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Rebecca Bruce

Facility Coordinator
rbruce@thisiscompass.com

 
 
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Rod Vis

Director of Student Ministry
rvis@thisiscompass.com

 
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Stan Johnston

Pastoral Care Coordinator
sjohnston@thisiscompass.com

 
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Viktor Karklins

Director of Communications
vkarklins@thisiscompass.com

 

Our Elders

The Elders are responsible for shepherding God’s flock (1 Peter 5:2).

This includes: caring for and keeping watch over our church family; fostering the spiritual development of our body; teaching and equipping our congregation; upholding sound doctrine and refuting error; overseeing the process of church discipline; and ensuring that the direction of our church is biblical, vision oriented, and mission driven.
 

Currently Serving Elders:

Bill Murdoch

Don Allison

Ed Kampen

Ken Derksen

Matt Croft

Mark Hicks

Rick Clark

You can connect with our Board of Elders by emailing elders@thisiscompass.com.

2018 Elder Nominations


Elder Nominations

2018 Elder Nominations


Elder Nominations

Each year we ask those who are part of our community to participate in the nomination of Elders who serve on our church board. In this process, we ask you to recommend those who you believe are gifted and called to be Elders. This is a significant leadership responsibility, and this is an important process for us as a church. Therefore, we ask you to spend time in prayer, reflection, conversation with others and then submit your suggestions using this form. Recommendations will be prayerfully considered by our current Elders team and a final slate of proposed Elders for the coming year will be presented for vote to the congregation at our AGM on Sunday, April 22.

We are thankful for the godly Elders that God has given us over the years. Elders function as the Board of Directors for our church, with overall responsibility for governance in keeping with the Compass by-laws. Elders also work with the Lead Pastor to provide spiritual oversight and leadership, care for the church’s spiritual condition, and maintain a focused understanding of the church’s vision. Elders are elected on a 3-year term and can serve for two consecutive terms. New terms begin in September.

Elder Qualifications Specific to Compass:

  • Agreement with our mission, vision, values, and ministry plan. Protect and uphold the unity of the church in a multisite context.
  • Actively participating in the life of the church.
  • Able to give time and energy to the oversight of Compass.
  • A male member in good standing who has been in membership at Compass Community Church for at least one year.

(See 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9 for the biblical qualifications for an Elder)


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