June 7, 2023

Canadian Leadership Team #

L-R Back Row: Ben Kostamo, Peter Barbour, Rod Barks, Jordan Gadsby, Trevor Yeaman, Wes Mills, Sean Stevenson-Douglas, Verner Drost, Cal Ellerby

L-R Front Row: Brenda Schuetz, Jerry Schuetz, Kim Cooper, Kenn Parker, Bill Hogg

“Dear brothers and sisters, honour those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work.”

1Thessalonians 5:12-13 NLT

It was a busy week—this last week—for our Canadian Leadership team. They met for most of the week to plan, seek God, worship, and pray.

We are so blessed that our ACOP Leadership takes the time to seek the heart of God for our ACOP Family and for the work that He’s laid out for us—we’re not done!

Let’s ask God to refresh each of their hearts and minds, and that they would find some rest this summer.

Epic 2.0 – Experiential, Practical, Interactive, Christ-Centred Leadership Development #


We’re excited to announce that Mark Buchanan will join us this fall for Module 2! Mark is a speaker, pastor, author of several books, and associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose University.  

Mark’s ability to weave Christ and everyday circumstances into a compelling story makes him an effective and engaging communicator.

We have created a space for you to expand your communication skills. Learn how to manage your teams more effectively and develop a philosophy of leadership—WE can’t wait to see YOU!

JOIN US: November 20-23, 2023 in Calgary, AB

For more information and to save your spot → Epic 2.0

P.S. Don’t worry if you missed Module 1—grow with us in Module 2; each module contains “stand-alone” information. Registration is ongoing.

Friendly Reminders #

Leading in ministry is highly demanding and extremely stressful – so much so that it’s common for leaders and their spouses to struggle with discouragement, burnout and relational issues.

As a member of ACOP you have access to Focus on the Family Clergy Care.

You have a whole library of resources with your ACOP account—access it here!