June 2018

In Honour of our Retiring CEBC Members

This final 2017.18 edition of the CEBC Update is dedicated to the retiring members of our Christian school communities in BC.

We are grateful to have served alongside you, and to be given the privilege of calling you colleagues. Many of you have served more than a decade in Christian education, which is an admirable legacy in today’s ever-shifting society. This steadfast service reminds us of the Israelites’ commitment to Yahweh in the Old Testament, and of the disciples’ faithfulness to their calling as ministers of Jesus in the New Testament. You, too, have been the hands and feet of Jesus in your school and in your community. You have cared for and served children, families, colleagues, and others in education, many of whom you call friends. Over the years you have seen change and tried new things, some successful and some perhaps not so, but each has been an opportunity for growth that has made you into the professional that you are today.

Who you are as an educator, and the unique way you have served the Lord can be compared to the words of Paul in Ephesians 2:10, “We are his masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepares beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

Indeed, you are God’s masterpiece, and we celebrate you. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for walking the journey in Christian education that God designed specifically for you all these years.

May you now walk in the rest you have earned, and find different ways of serving Him in the years to come!


CONGRATULATIONS for your many years of faithful service in Christian education. May you look back with fondness, and recognize the many fruits of your labour.

Cheryl Bing: Pacific Christian - 16 years

Dave Callaghan: Langley Christian - 30 years

Dan Demeter: King's Christian -22 years

Susan Dick: Langley Christian - 34 years

Sandy Friesen: Pacific Christian - 15 years

Julie Gaunt: Cedars Christian - 28 years

Burl Jantzen: Pacific Christian - 32 years

Susan McDonald: Cedars Christian - 7 years

Bert Moes: Langley Christian - 41 years

Cindy O'Dell: Pacific Christian - 16 years

Charlotte Quao: Vancouver Christian - 23 years

Valarie Sawka: Maple Ridge Christian - 39 years

John Siebenga: Houston Christian - 30 years

Yvonne Stam: Timothy Christian - 28 years

Arlene Stegeman: Surrey Christian - 40 years

Ada VanReeuwyk: Timothy Christian - 40 years

Barb Vande Weg: Timothy Christian - 26 years

Yvonne Vandegrift: Nanaimo Christian - 33 years

Rita Vroom: Maple Ridge Christian - 33 years