Majors Mark and Isobel were appointed by The Salvation Army in July 2021 to give leadership to the ministries of The Kelowna Salvation Army.

Meet our Leadership Team…

Majors Mark and Isobel Wagner

Mark is a fourth generation officer of The Salvation Army. He was commissioned and ordained as an “Ambassador for Christ” in 1989. He spent time studying theology before his commissioning and holds the following academic qualifications: BTh, BA, MA, MDiv, STM, DMin. Isobel has earned the BRE, BA, MTS and MA degrees.

Mark has been married to Isobel since 1982 and shares life and ministry with her. They have five adult children and seven grandchildren. With Isobel, Mark spent 28 years in joint pastoral ministry, serving Salvation Army congregations across Canada. Mark and Isobel planted two of those churches (in Richmond Hill and Victoria) while he was working on his DMin with a focus in church planting. They had additional responsibility as Area Commanders in British Columbia for three years.

He spent a term as the Dean of the School for Continuing Studies at Booth University College and another at The Salvation Army headquarters in Toronto resourcing churches across Canada and Bermuda. He was interim pastor at North Toronto Community Church before taking on his current role as lead pastor at Kelowna Community Church. Isobel was a training officer at the College for Officer Training in Winnipeg and then the Learning Development Coordinator at our national headquarters before coming to Toronto.

Donna Thibideau – Director of Business Administration

Donna Thibideau has worked for The Salvation Army since 1990, working in administrative roles in Courtney, BC and Gibsons, BC. She moved to Kelowna in 2005 and assumed her current role as Business Manager. Donna has been an active member of The Salvation Army since she was a teenager and has a dedicated passion for the mission of our work! Donna and her husband Gord have been married for over 38 years and have four children and three very adored grandchildren. In her spare time Donna has taken up acrylic painting, power lifting, and continued studies in management and in contemplative prayer. She is also trained as a facilitator for the Enneagram.

Community Ministries Coordinator – Pending

Angela Stadnyk – Volunteer  Coordinator

Angela joined the team as our Volunteer Coordinator in May 2018, having served since 2012 in multiple departments, and most recently as the Manager of our Rutland Thrift Store.

Angela comes from a large family that is full of love and adventure. She bring a passion for life, for people, and for the mission of The Salvation Army. She believes in living every moment to the fullest and always has a smile on her face – especially when she gets to interact with others!

 

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