September 20, 2023

Canadian Leadership Team Change: #

I wanted to bring you up to date on some changes to the Canadian Leadership Team. A few years ago Kim Cooper was appointed Next Generation Catalyst. Our intention was that she would work with emerging leaders in ACOP.

Over time the “next generation” moniker has come to be associated with children and youth ministry. In order to more accurately describe Kim’s role, we are changing her title to Leadership Development Catalyst.

Kim will continue her Ministry Mind Podcast, her involvement in EPIC, and with SHE—special thanks to Kim for all she is doing to build a network with Emerging Leaders and Leadership Development in ACOP.

Changes with the ACOP Office Staff: #

With Trevor’s departure as Administrator, we have a couple of new people working at the ACOP National Office that we wanted to introduce you to:

Alissa Fenn (L) is now serving as our Administrative Assistant, taking care of the many administrative tasks in our office, along with event planning and overseeing our database. Alissa will also be assuming responsibility for the credentialing of new members, and the annual renewal process. Alissa is an alumnus of Eston College and attends the Calgary Full Gospel Church.

Maddie Schwartz (R) is now serving as our Office Assistant and Receptionist looking after our depositing and posting donations and helping us complete a number of other projects we are currently working on in our office. Maddie is also an alumnus of Eston College and she and her husband Jonah attend the Calgary Full Gospel Church.

Mary Ellerby joined the ACOP Office staff earlier this year as an Executive Assistant and Credential Coordinator. With the changes in other staff responsibilities, Mary will be providing oversight to our office support staff. Mary’s new title will be Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator.

Miranda Himmelspeck has served as ACOP Bookkeeper for 18 years! Miranda will be taking on more responsibilities in terms of the management and administration of ACOP finances and to better identify her role her new title is Comptroller.

Annette Marchant has done an excellent job as our Communications Coordinator for the past 3 years, and she will continue in this role. She will be leading the charge as ACOP goes through a rebranding process this fall.

New Pastor at Christian Life Center in Chipman, NB #

Many blessings to Rev. Brian & Lindsey Tranes as they were installed as the Lead Pastors of Christian Life Center.

Rev. Verner Drost and Rev. Patrick Halferty (outgoing Pastor) led the service. We bless this beautiful congregation as they move forward in extending grace & igniting hope!

Rev. Harold Jones Celebration of Life #

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2023

at 2:00 pm

Regina Apostolic Church

808 Assiniboine Ave East

Regina, Saskatchewan

Lunch to Follow

Livestream Link

Please continue to pray for Judy and family as they navigate this difficult time.

Judy also wanted you to know that for many years they have been confident in their relationships with the amazing family and friends in our Family of God. Harold, being a part of ACOP from 1967 until he passed, meant a lot to him— he loved connecting with everyone at conferences. 

Southern Ontario Peak2Peak #

This past weekend a lovely group of our ACOP Family gathered at the Southern Ontario Peak2Peak, held Sept 15-16 in Brantford. 

Special thanks to guest presenters Andrew Masters and Daycee Richardson. What an amazing group of emerging leaders!