Audra grew up in Sherwood Park and Calgary and went to bible school at Capernwray Hall in Carnforth, England, where she met her husband, Ryan. She has lived in Lethbridge for 17 years. Audra and Ryan have 3 teenagers; Eve, Aurora and Ethan.
Audra works full time at the church in the roles of Facility Manager and Graphic Designer.
Audra’s passions lie in art and organization, which makes her two roles at the church a great, albeit bizarre, combination! When she is not at the church, Audra enjoys spending her time relaxing with her family, reading, and working on pottery, art projects & crafts.
Christy and her husband, Tony, moved to Lethbridge following their graduation from Trinity Western University in 1999, filling an interim position in Worship Arts at E-Free. They quickly built once-in-a-lifetime friendships and chose to remain in Lethbridge after the completion of their contract with the church.
In 2011, Christy rejoined the E-Free staff with the goal of growing our communication systems as more and more people call E-Free their church home. She works at the church half-time, spending the remainder of her time in "Life Management" (largely comprised of enabling her four energetic tweens/teens to pursue their own passions).
Having grown up in a family that lived abroad and travelled the world as part of the international oil community, Christy looks forward to a future season of life that will allow her travel bug to come out of hibernation.
Cindy loves organization and details. And she loves the church. All of these are great assets in her role as Minister of Administration where she oversees the finances of the church, facility and campus maintenance and repairs, personnel, and office issues.
Cindy grew up on a farm but has lived in Lethbridge and attended E-Free for most of her life. She’s been on staff for over thirty years (urban legend says she started when she was nine!) and believes that God created her for this role.
In her free time, Cindy, along with her husband Steve, loves to travel, attend live theatre, shop for the perfect gift, and always has the next home improvement project on the go.
Dave married Julie 48 years ago and they have three married children and seven grandchildren.
He pastored Evangelical Free churches in Edmonton and Kamloops before joining the Lethbridge staff in 2005. He is half time here and also serves half time with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada as the Prayer and Spiritual Life Catalyst.
At EFCL Dave is the site pastor for Traditions and helps to shepherd the senior adults of the church. He loves to help people understand and live the Word of God and to love people both inside and outside the church.
Fun fact: Dave reads more books in a year than many people read in a lifetime!
Don Bergen was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. where his parents still reside. Don married Myrna Falk, the younger sister of a good friend Don made while in Bible College from Crystal City, MB. Don and Myrna have been married 32 years and their family consisted of 2 boys, Matt and Luke, and has recently grown to include 2 daughters through marriage.
Don enjoys sports and spent many years playing competitive softball and curling. He also enjoys a meal over the campfire as well as the fellowship, and he especially loves hearing testimonies of how God is leading and working in the lives of people.
After graduating from Bible College Don & Myrna spent 3 years in Vancouver where Don served as an Associate Pastor. They then returned to Winnipeg to begin a family and Don spent the next 24 years working in Production Management.
After reading Bill Hybels “Holy Discontent” Don realized a call on his life to stop complaining and start addressing the lack of discipleship he saw in the church. Don has spent the past 7 years in ministry and mission in Southern Alberta and is currently serving as Associate Director of Small Groups. He also does contract work for Correction Services Canada, bookkeeping, and retains a shift at the Men’s Home he directed prior to coming on staff.
Don’s passion is to see all believers connected to a small group who will encourage them in the “ups and downs” of their discipleship journey. He also desires to develop spiritual leaders so the Small Group Ministry can grow and flourish.
For the last 16 years, Geoff and his wife, Janel, have been part of a healthy church experience at RockPointe Church in Calgary, where his most recent position was Pastor of Community Engagement. Geoff has also served as the Site Pastor for their Bearspaw Extension and Adult Ministries Pastor. He has 25 years of pastoral experience and is presently in the final stage of completing his Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis in Leadership at Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary. A great day for him would be going to a retreat centre with his journal and a Bible. Geoff loves both playing and watching sports, he likes a good work out, reading, travelling with his family, and supporting his wife’s hobbies.
Geoff and Janel and have been married for 25 years and have four children they are very proud of: Madellyn, 23 years old, is in the final year of her pharmacy degree; Zachariah, 21, is currently at Minot University in his second to last year of a psychology/social work degree; Halle, 18, is presently serving with YWAM in Australia and will return in February; Rylie is 16 years old and in grade 11 in Calgary.
One of the Heths' greatest joys in ministry is getting to work with a team of people to expand the Kingdom of God. Ephesians 4:11–14 speaks about the goal of leadership and gives the process of how a team should work together. “So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Geoff has said that, “Working together to build up the body of Christ and seeing the transformation and growth that come to the body of Christ is so much fun to do together.”
Glenda Postman grew up in Bow Island, Alberta and came to faith when her family started attending their local Evangelical Free Church and Southern Alberta Bible Camp.
When she received an acceptance letter without applying, she figured Briercrest College was the next step! After finishing her Associative Arts in Biblical Studies, she moved to Lethbridge to continue her education and met and married her love, Keanan.
Glenda worked as the coordinator of an agency in the human services field until she began a joy-filled era at home raising children. Glenda and Keanan are soaking in the days of being empty nesters with their son, Noah attending university in BC,and their daughter, Cassidy, happily married off to Stu.
Glenda joined the staff in 2016 as the Director of Women’s Discipleship. She provides leadership to our Women’s Bible studies, Mothers of Preschoolers program, and other events relating to women.
Glenda is passionate about loving Jesus, building community, connecting people relationally, and equipping women to live out of their passions and joy. She loves hearing people’s stories, a quiet day of pondering and writing, and an evening gathered around a table playing games.
With a secret desire to bring back 80’s hair and banana clips, Glenda wants people to acknowledge the true beauty of those days when everyone had a good hair day.
Heather grew up in Calgary where she attended church faithfully and grew in her love for Christ and living in Christian community. She, along with her husband Massimo and their two children, moved to Lethbridge in 2010 and began attending E-Free after briefly living in Abbotsford, BC.
Heather is passionate about making people feel welcome and cared for. For over 15 years, she had the privilege of doing this through her role as a radiation therapist for cancer patients. Her love of the church has prompted her to join the E-Free team as a full time administrative assistant where she can put her love of organization and meeting new people to good use.
In her spare time, Heather loves walking the family dog, reading, quilting, and spending time with her family, especially when that includes travel, hiking, or camping!
Full of energy and ready for anything and everything, Jared runs our middle school ministry making one of the most fun nights of the week. He is passionate about coffee, food, sarcasm and his family. Oh and of course youth!
First the good news: Jeremy grew up in a family where he learned to love and follow Jesus and to participate in Christian community.
The bad news: all of that happened in Saskatchewan so he is a die-hard ‘Riders fan.
After moving to Alberta, Jeremy met and married Christine. They have two children who they are now teaching to love and follow Jesus and to participate in Christian community.
Jeremy serves as the Minister of Discipleship. He believes that intentional relationships are vital to our discipleship growth. He wants to create the best possible environments for forming intentional relationships. His dream is to see a church filled with people who are cared for and are caring for others, who are discipled and are discipling others, and who are connected and are connecting others to God, to God’s family, and to God’s mission.
Ken joined the E-Free staff in 2007. A native of Victoria, BC, he has grown to love the wide open spaces of the prairies (his grandparents both had farms in Saskatchewan), and especially the warm, friendly people that live there.
Ken got his first guitar at age 10 and has been singing, writing songs and leading worship ever since. Prior to coming to Lethbridge, he taught at Briercrest College in the area of Worship Arts, where he developed a passion for mentoring the next generation and encouraging people in ministry.
He is married to his wife Frances, and together they have raised three adult children, two of whom still live in Lethbridge and call E-Free their church home. When not at the church or helping with ministry somewhere, he enjoys hiking and cycling and ice cream, especially if it can be in the mountains.
Kenneth A. Burke
Kenneth was born on Vancouver Island, into a military family. His father worked as an Air Force pilot, and his mother worked at home looking after Kenneth and his younger brother. Being part of a military family gave Kenneth the opportunity to live all over Canada, exposing him to many interesting peoples and giving him an appreciation for the diversity found this country.
Kenneth is one if the IT staff at the church. In his capacity as a Volunteer Staff member, he shares in the responsibility to maintain the computer and technology infrastructure at E-Free. He enjoys the detailed work, and being able to interact with the other team members.
Kenneth looks forward to continuing his work supporting the ministry of E-Free. By bringing in new and engaging technologies, he hopes to further facilitate the great collaboration between the team members. He is also invested in providing new and creative solutions to contribute to the continued health and growth of the relational church environment.
Levi joined the staff in August 2016, moving here from Saskatchewan with his wife, Jordana, and their two beautiful dogs. Though he came here from Saskatchewan, Levi grew up in British Columbia, but completed his Bachelor degree in Saskatchewan at Briercrest College, and later worked with youth in a residence program at Caronport High School.
Being the Director of Youth Ministry, Levi has a heart to see youth grow in their relationships with Jesus and is passionate about discussing the hard topics that plague the 21st century North American youth. Having battled through many struggles in his own life, Levi loves walking alongside youth with an openness to talk about the tough parts of life.
While Levi has a deep passion to work with youth, he is also very passionate about international ministries and has spent time in China, Hong Kong and Pakistan. Random fact: Levi’s degree is actually in Applied Linguistics: TESOL allowing him to teach English to speakers of other languages worldwide!
Ask Levi what coffee he's currently drinking, his new favourite board game, and what HGTV-inspired DIY projects he has on the go!
Luke is a big country music fan and a supporter of all Toronto sport teams. Luke grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario, went to the University of Ottawa and spent a number of years working for a Christian summer camp in Muskoka, ON.
Luke graduated from McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON and moved out to Lethbridge in 2013 to oversee our young adults ministry.
Soon after he arrived he decided it would be a good idea to date and marry Pastor Ian’s daughter, Ruthie.
Luke and Ruthie both have a passion for seeing people step up and into the calling Jesus has on their life. Aside from spending time with young adults, Luke and Ruthie enjoy fishing, hiking, and dancing at people’s weddings.
Mark has been married to Bonnie for the past 18 years, and he is “Pop” to his three sons (Benjamin, Elias and Solomon).
Mark is excited to return to E-Free after a year away with his family on missions in Panama. Mark’s role includes Family Discipleship and overseeing Peer Ministry. Mark has a passion to see families of all ages and stages grow in their love and commitment to Jesus Christ. He also loves to see healthy family relationships growing and developing within the context of church community and discipleship.
Interestingly enough, Mark’s first language was German and he went to kindergarten as an ESL student speaking not a word of English.
Mike Dosso grew up in Caronport, Saskatchewan and moved to Lethbridge in 2007. He graduated Spring 2014 from the University of Lethbridge with a BSc. in physics. Mike met his wife, Jennifer, when she moved to Lethbridge as a Worship Arts intern at the church.
He started working as the Interim Director of Technical Minstries in Fall 2014 before he was brought on in a permanent capacity as the Director of Technical Ministries in Fall 2015. He loves the challenges his job provides and loves finding new and better ways to use technology to reach people and fulfill the mission of the Church.
If you are looking for someone to talk to about how cool sound boards are, or how great the upcoming Star Wars films are going to be, or how delicious coffee is, Mike is your guy.
Myron is a life-long Albertan whose extended family roots are in Wetaskiwin, but he has lived in Calgary, Edmonton and, now, Lethbridge. He has always made himself home wherever he has lived, including doing the unthinkable and trading sports loyalties between the Flames & Oilers / Stampeders & Eskimos.
He and his wife (Polly), along with their three children (Grace, Timothy, Rose), have very much enjoyed sunny southern Alberta where they have met many wonderful people and made many good friends.
Myron has spent his career serving those on the margins of society, much of it with The Mustard Seed ministries in Edmonton and Calgary, and he has had the privilege of seeing countless lives restored and transformed by Jesus – not only the lives of the homeless and the incarcerated he served, but also the lives of volunteers who assisted and befriended “the least of these”. He finds great fulfillment in seeing people work together in support of a common cause that contributes to the betterment of our planet and society.
Myron looks forward to seeing E-Free step up to the challenge of creatively engaging in deeper ways with our city, province, country and world so that more stories of transformation can be told.
Natalie likes things to be organized and orderly and has a long standing affinity for numbers. She started reconciling debits and credits in high school and has been doing it ever since.
After joining the E-Free staff team as an Administrative Assistant in the spring of 2011 she took on the additional role of Bookkeeper in the fall of 2013. It is a little known fact that she will spend an hour looking for a penny, just to make sure the numbers are correct. She thrives on taking care of the many small details that are all part and partial in helping make sure our many ministries run smoothly.
Natalie grew up in Southern Alberta. She is happily married to Jake and enjoys spending time with their two adult daughters.
Pam is a farm girl who has been transplanted from one farming community to the next: Saskatchewan to Indiana to Lethbridge. A registered nurse by training but fulltime domestic engineer (a.k.a. "stay-at-home mom") she re-entered the work force as Director of Care Ministries in September of 2016.
Pam is a wife grounded in a great marriage and mom of 3 (2 adult kids & 1 teen). She loves the outdoors: backcountry huts, the smell of pine, hiking, skiing—it’s all wonderful! A table surrounded by guests sharing beautiful food and conversation feeds her soul. And if there are any spare moments, she is filling any scrap of paper at hand with words for blogging, teaching, or stories.
Her passion for Jesus, people, and the church drive her desire to connect the church family to each other to “bear one another’s burdens”. Witnessing the transformation of a life intersected by the love and grace of God is a profound joy for her.
(Also, Pam secretly desires to end Glenda Postman’s “bring back the 80’s & banana clips” campaign. Those were not good fashion years for ANYONE.)
Rosie Fraser grew up in the small town of Enchant, Alberta, and attended the Enchant Evangelical Free Church, where she came to faith at an early age. Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta, was her home for one year while she earned a Certificate in Bible Ministries, and most of her summers were spent either as a camper or on staff at Southern Alberta Bible Camp. It was at SABC that Rosie met her husband, Sheldon, while they were both working as cabin leaders.
After marrying in 2008, Sheldon and Rosie travelled and worked in various cities across North America, and Rosie completed her diploma in Early Childhood Education at Lethbridge College. They are now happily raising their hilarious boy, Bennett, and enjoying being settled in Lethbridge.
Rosie joined the staff in the spring of 2017 as the Director of Preschool Ministries. She provides leadership and coordinates the operation of the Preschool Ministries, which includes Sunday ministry, mid-week preschool programs, and preschool summer day camps.
Rosie is passionate about loving Christ and loving others. She has a heart for young children, and wants to show them about the amazing life we can have with Jesus. Seeing the wonder and excitement on a child’s face when they hear about Christ brings her so much joy. Young children can be such a light and inspiration to their families, and Rosie knows firsthand what a difference this can make in bringing people to Christ.
A random fun fact about Rosie is that she has no middle name, and she can easily polish off a Costco-sized bag of dino-sours all to herself in one sitting. Home décor and furniture makeovers are some of her favourite things, and she’s a little OCD when it comes to organization.
We look forward to seeing you next sunday!
Sunday Morning Services
Contemporary Service, 9:00AM & 11:00AM :: Worship Centre
Traditions Service, 9:15AM :: Gym
Church @ 6, 6:00PM :: Gym
+(403) 329 3125
4717 24 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7C1