Local Para-church Ministries
Local Community Services
Vancouver-ites in Need
North Shore Iranian Church
Engaging diverse spiritual journeys
Meet the Team
As a part of our Vancouver site, interns will have the chance to serve alongside our partner church, North Shore Alliance Church, a multi-generational church community in the heart of the North Shore.
Dave Sattler has been a pastor with the Alliance for over 20 years. He was a youth pastor for many years and his current role is Pastor of Outreach focusing on both local outreach and International missions.
Mardi Dolfo-Smith has been a pastor for 20 years. She has been involved in discipleship and outreach on a university campus, ministry to people struggling with sexual and relational brokenness and ministry to people struggling with mental health issues. She is currently the Discipleship Pastor at NSAC.
Michelle Jackson has been on staff with NSAC for 6 years and was a travel agent prior to joining our team. Michelle also is the administrator for our youth and outreach ministries and a welcoming person for those who enter our church.
About the Site
Self-awareness: At the Vancouver site, interns and apprentices will have opportunity to explore the foundations of their identity in Christ as it relates to their unique personalities, insecurities, and ability to work in a team.
Spiritual Awakening: Interns and apprentices will be placed in environments where passion for God, spiritual growth, and empowerment can be cultivated. How do you become spiritually vibrant and alive when the Church and its people are at the margins of society?
Cultural Intelligence: The multi-ethnic character of Vancouver allows leaders to learn how to cross cultures sensitively in order to build friendship and share the good news concerning Jesus. More than half of the population of Vancouver consider English as their second language. How do we partner with other thriving faith communities who worship Jesus in such cultural diversity?
Global/Local Church Leadership: In every age, and place, our Christian calling involves the work of theology—thinking rightly about God, humanity, and the Church. What are the issues facing society today? How does the Bible help us to think “Christianly” about these issues? And how is the Church called to respond? At the Vancouver site, incarnation is a part proclamation; we want to think and respond to our culture in keeping with the way of Jesus.