Mark was born in Ontario and spent 20 years in Montreal, where he completed undergraduate studies at McGill University. He relocated to BC in 1986 and has worked for the provincial government since. He is married to Henriette, together they have several children who are now adults. Apart from 6 years living further north from Victoria on Vancouver Island, Mark has been an active participant at SBF since 1986 and has chaired both the Leadership Team and the deacons over the past several years.
Linda and I met in the UK and have two children. Now in the grandparent phase of life we are recently retired. We came to SBF after decades in several churches, mostly Anglican, and soon appreciated its teaching for heart and mind. We enjoy the sense of family here - these days I most desire to see an ever-increasingly supportive, connected family at SBF.
Alan Taylor was born and raised a missionary kid in India. After university in Edmonton, he and Bev spent many years teaching around the globe. The family came to the Victoria area and joined SBF in 1990 as Alan got his Masters degree in Biblical Studies at Regent College. Alan has painted many houses, while occasionally preaching and teaching Bible classes at churches in the area. He and Bev have two awesome kids, both of whom are married and together have blessed Alan and Bev with 5 grandchildren.
Mark grew up as a preacher's kid in the Maritimes, and spent some of his childhood years in India when his parents were missionaries there. He has retired from his career in health administration, and is enjoying four adult children with his wife Karen and a growing number of grandchildren. He also shares a heart for joining with SBF in the missional journey, seeking to connect with our community to share good news in meaningful and tangible ways.
Garry was born and raised on Vancouver Island. He left the Island to attend school at UBC and returned in 1985 with wife, Lynette. They have two children and two grandchildren. Garry's varied career as an Engineer was primarily characterized by God providing for his small company and therefore enabling him to retire from it in 2003. He then did some part time work with the National Research Council of Canada but was primarily working in Business as Mission in the 10-40 window. He did that for 10 years while visiting 20 countries to assist missionaries in building up their companies for the benefit of the local peoples and to spread the gospel. He has attended SBF for 35 years while participating in many roles there. His passion is to encourage God's people to use their gifts to further God's global Kingdom and to bless each other.
Aaron was born and raised on Vancouver Island, first in Saanichton, then in Cobble Hill. He and Meghan were married in 2016 in North Cowichan, and have been living in Victoria ever since. In 2019, Meghan gave birth to their first child, Henry. Aaron is schooled in economics and business, and works as the main Business Analyst for Viking Air in Sidney, BC. He’s attended SBF since 2014, has served on the Audio-Visual team, and has been a part of the Leadership Team since 2018. Aaron and Meghan are passionate about investing in family time, particularly in our beautiful outdoor adventure-land.
SBF is led primarily through our Leadership Team and ministry leaders.
Currently our Leadership Team, the Elders, consists of Mark Price (Chair), Martin Vernon (Vice-Chair), Aaron Campbell (Secretary/Treasurer), Alan Taylor, Garry Sedun, and Mark Chase. The church is governed by the SBF society made up of the members of our board. The elders can be contacted via the church office.
Our Director of Worship and Operations is Krista Chase who works collaboratively with the Leadership team.