Josh joined our staff on October 1st, 2014 and stepped into the Lead Pastor position as of February 1, 2017. He and his wife, Lori, were formerly from the Shawnigan Alliance Church where he served on staff as Associate Pastor from 2010-2014.
He graduated from Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry. He also served at Mission Creek Alliance Church in Kelowna, BC for his internship and spent three years at First Alliance Church in Calgary, Alberta for practicum. He was born and raised in Amherstburg, Ontario and has enjoyed living on Vancouver Island since 2000. He loves hiking, squash, tennis, traveling and hockey.
To connect with Josh: Email Pastor Josh
Randy has been a Pastor on staff since August 2012. He and his wife, Cheryl, came to us from Calgary where he served for 22 years as Lead Pastor (Rockyview Alliance Church) and Sr. Associate Pastor (First Alliance Church).
Randy and Cheryl have two daughters and two grandchildren. They love spending time with family and friends and enjoy the beauty of the island. On the hobby side of things, Randy enjoys playing the drums, riding motorcycle and playing and watching hockey (avid Chicago Blackhawks fan!).
His passion is to see Westshore Alliance Church become a safe place for people with hurts via following Jesus' teaching of loving God and loving others.
Ministry Associate - Worship Ministries
Hahna, a transplant from Washington State, joined our WAC staff in May of 2011. We affectionately refer to her as a Ya-nuck (Yankee+Canuck). Hahna's interests are wide and varied and she enjoys traveling and exploring the immediate area around her and foreign destinations.
She considers it a privilege to be a part of the Worship Ministry at WAC and is passionate about glorifying God through music and artistic expression. Hahna would much rather be referred to as a lead worshipper than as a Worship Leader and believes that worship should permeate our lives.
"The test of Worship is not only about what happens at church during our services, but what happens at home, on the job and wherever we go."
Ministry Associate -Community Impact
Kirsten joined the Westshore family in October 2014. She and her husband, Kim, moved back to Victoria from Edmonton where she was the Community Life Pastor at Gateway Alliance Church, and on staff there in various capacities since 2004.
Kim and Kirsten have three young adult children at home and understand the business of family life. They enjoy travelling, family and weekends. Kirsten is very musical and a gifted speaker. She also LOVES officiating weddings for people in the community.
Kirsten wants to offer her gifts, talents and abilities to Westshore to empower the women to rise up and become whole, resulting in a deeper love for God and for themselves. Once that takes place, loving our neighbors will pour out of our lives.
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Lynn and her husband Paul were married in 1986 and have two wonderful children. They have been members of the Alliance Church Family since 1988, where Lynn served in the Youth and Sunday School ministries during most of that time.
In 1998 she began her ECE training and worked full-time at the Shawnigan Christian Preschool for twelve years. In 2006 Lynn left the preschool and was employed by the Cowichan School District as an Education Assistant, working with special needs children from K to Gr. 12. She has since left the School District and is now the Manager of our 0-3 Daycare Centre.
In Jan of 2016, Lynn officially joined the Westshore Alliance Staff to direct the Children's Ministries and is looking forward to "all the things" God has for her with her new family at Westshore!
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28
Christian and Missionary Alliance churches are governed* by a Board of Elders-Pastor partnership. Church members elect the Board annually to represent them as the highest functioning authority of the local church.
The Westshore Board of Elders is Chaired by Lead Pastor, Josh Bisnett and consists of the following members, who provide general oversight of the following areas:
*For more details on Alliance governance please visit the Christian and Missionary Alliance website.
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For further information about our Staff or Board, please contact the office at WACdetails@gmail.com