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"Supporting SKMB Churches and Camps in making disciples."

SKMB Staff

Phil GuntherRev. Philip A. Gunther - Director of Ministry

Gunther began his role as Director of Ministry October 2016.  He has served in a lead pastor role for 25 years and participated in SKMB governance ministry as Executive Secretary, Assistant Moderator and Moderator.  Gunther is a graduate of University of the Fraser Valley, Columbia Bible College, Trinity Western University, Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Canadian Theological Seminary.

Contact:  phil@skmb.ca


Heather Filazek - Website and Communique Administrator

Heather began her role with SKMB September 2017.  She assists with keeping the SKMB website up to date, updating church and leadership e-mail addresses and sending out the bi-monthly "Communique."  She is currently the Administrative Assistant at Parliament Community Church in Regina.

Contact:  office@skmb.ca


Aaron Hepting - Media Communications

Aaron is a web developer and owner of Route413  and is constantly looking to stay up to date with today’s technology. He began his role with the SKMB in 2016 and has been working along side since. Aaron helps with keeping the website presence moving forward and up to date with today's industry standards.

Contact:  aaron@route413.com


Tanya Bargen - Events Administrator

Tanya Bargen has served her church family for over 20 years in the areas of Worship, Children’s, and administrative ministry. She enjoys her career as a private music teacher and a school secretary. Tanya and her family are members of Hope Fellowship Church, Saskatoon.

Contact: tanyabargen@sasktel.net 

 

 

  


 James Penner - Pastoral Associate

James Penner has been asked to serve as a volunteer Pastoral Associate with the SKMB.  He will come alongside our Director of Ministry (Philip Gunther) as a counsellor and also a pastoral support to our churches and camps.  James will be open to preaching and teaching in SKMB churches as capacity allows.  James has served as lead pastor in three different churches in two denominations. In those fifteen years of ministry he was loved and appreciated for his powerfully prophetic biblical preaching and teaching. He has been called and gifted by the Spirit to inspire the church towards obedience, to ethical and moral holiness and to live God’s unrelenting call to repentance. He was born and raised in B.C. where he lived for forty-three years until God called him to Saskatoon. He is a survivor of mental illness and offers a powerful testimony to the grace and faithfulness of God in the midst of the darkness and confusion of depression, burnout and anxiety. 

Contact: james@skmb.ca


Luke Etelamaki - Discipleship Coach

Luke is the Pastor of The Compass West church in Regina, Saskatchewan (2015).  He is married to Bailey and they have four children.  Luke received a diploma from Youth With A Mission (2006) and graduated from Columbia Bible College in B.C. (2011).  Luke has previously served as a youth pastor in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Contact: luke@compassregina.com

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One of the major impacts of COVID19 is the government’s restrictions pertaining to physical distancing and large gatherings. This has resulted in the need for leaders to find creative ways to provide care and accountability to those under their oversight. Whether you do this through Zoom, emails, Facetime, Skype, texts, or phone calls there is still the opportunity to make these connections substantive and meaningful. Two ways to continue to foster healthy and maturing disciples during this time of non face-to-face encounters is by using significant and thought- provoking questions as you connect with people, as well as by offering helpful resources to empower them to take initiative in their journey toward spiritual growth and maturity. Good questions and good resources, offered with great attention, grace, and compassion, can lead to good outcomes.