Meet Our Staff:

Our Pastors

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Jon Emanuel

Lead Pastor
Jon was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to the Cowichan Valley in 2017. Jon has been involved in full time ministry for over 10 years and is excited for the season ahead as Lead Pastor at MBBF. He is committed to reaching out to the “farthest person out” with the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. Jon also loves to lead worship on occasion. Outside of work, Jon can be found with his lovely family. He and his beautiful wife Amanda have three children and enjoy frequenting local hikes, beaches, and markets. Jon also enjoys woodworking and diy projects.
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Tammy Klassen

Pastor of Family Ministries
Tammy was born in Southern California and raised there and in Brandon, Manitoba. She moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1988, where she and husband Rick raised their three children. Tammy has been involved in youth ministry for over 35 years and was ordained in 2012. She loves the “aha” moments of ministry when something clicks for a teenager and she also enjoys planning events that reach out into the community. Her favourite scripture is Philippians 2. Outside of work, Tammy loves spending time with her four grandkids, coaching basketball, traveling, and reading.

Our Elders

image of Gord Gonske     Board Chair Gord Gonske
image of John Morgan     Treasurer/Vice Chair John Morgan
image of Marja_Blase     Secretary Marja Blase
image of Carol Rudolph     Building Carol Rudolph
image of Richard Parker     Grounds and Property Richard Parker
image of Lynnette Guthrie     Missions/Refugees Lynnette Guthrie
image of Lammie_Seinen     Care and Prayer Lammie Seinen