South Delta Baptist Church


Our Staff

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Paul Johnson - Lead Pastor
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Paul joined the team of South Delta Baptist Church in November 1, 2007 after serving as Teaching Pastor at Christ Community Church in Tucson, Arizona. His many years of ministry experience include stints as a Children and Young Adult Pastor as well as oversight of various ministries in a multi-staff setting. Paul is a trained Stephen Ministry Leader and earned his Masters of Divinity Degree at Phoenix Seminary. He has authored two books; "Trading Up" and "Prospering God's Way," both of which are published by Trusted Books and are available on this website, at the church office, in your local bookstore, or by ordering on Before God called Paul to full-time ministry he spent 20 years as an award winning television and radio broadcaster. He is married to Wendi. The couple has six children; Adina, Jeremy, Taylor, Makenzie, and Reagan and Joshua.

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Rick Burdett - Senior Associate Pastor of Church Growth and Administration
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 Rick came to SDBC in November 2010 from Gilbert, Arizona.  He is serving as Senior Associate Pastor overseeing our administration, facilities, and discipleship and assimilation ministries.  He has a MA in Counselling from Phoenix Seminary.  Rick has been married to his wife, Chris, for 40 years.  Their four children, Tim, Andrea, Lynn and Kendra are all adults and have provided Rick and Chris with seven grandchildren.  He loves to teach, lead and participate in small groups and is trained and certified in Mediation practice and in CISM. He loves to meet people and learn their stories. He will go fishing with little or no notice.

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Jordan Scott - Associate Pastor
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Jordan has attended South Delta since he was in junior high.  After interning with the Junior High program, he felt called to be in Ministry.  He has spent the last 8.5 years working as a Youth Intern and overseeing the Pre-teen ministry before moving into a full-time Director of Youth Ministry position. Jordan is also pursuing his degree in Sociology.

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Nancy Scyebel - Administrator
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Nancy has been on staff as the Financial Assistant since 2002.  She is very passionate about her job and sharing her faith.  Seated high up in the tower of the church offices, she works with the greatest view.  Nancy, along with her husband Bob and two daughters, Holly and Heather, live in Tsawwassen.

David McKay - Director of Worship Arts
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David joined the SDBC staff in November 2014 as our Director of Worship Arts.
David grew up in the lower mainland and has a passion for living a life of worship & discipleship surrounded by water and mountains. He graduated in 2008 from Columbia Bible College with a BA in Worship Arts and aims to help people discover their unique gifts in the context of worship. David is married to Alisha who recently graduated from ACTS Seminaries with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. They welcomed their baby boy, Oliver in September 2014.
Go Blue Jays!

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Doug Harris - Traditional Worship Leader
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Doug has been involved with SDBC for over thirty years.  He is currently serving for a year on a quarter-time basis as Traditional Service Worship Leader.  As time permits, he will also assist with the Seniors Ministry.  Over the past 57 years he has served as Pastor, Missions Director, College President and in extensive para-church ministries.  He and Mary have been married for 60 years and are grateful for six children (and spouses), thirteen grandchildren (and spouses) and six great-grandchildren.  They have served together over the years in an extensive music ministry.  Their testimony is summarized in Ephesians 3:20, 21:

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen”

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Paul Park -
Pastoral Apprentice

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Paul joined South Delta Baptist Church as a pastoral apprentice in October 2013. Before coming to SDBC, he was a secondary school English teacher and helped proclaim the gospel in the Tsawwassen First Nation community. Growing up in a diverse cultural setting helped him learn how to communicate with people from other cultures. Paul hopes to utilize all that he has learned to reach many people with the love of Christ. He is currently pursuing an M.Div degree at Northwest Baptist Seminary.

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Alyssa Gibson - Director of Children’s Ministries
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Alyssa has served and interned at SDBC and in Children's ministry for many years. having a servants heart and a love for children, she has come on board as our Children's Ministry Director. Alyssa lives in Ladner with her husband Colin, and two children Violet and Charlie. Both have attended SDBC since their youth.

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Janet Boivin - Director of Women's Ministries
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Janet is passionate about Women's Ministries. Janet worked with Stonecroft Ministries for six years where she excelled as a Field Director in the non-denominational organization, with the vision of providing global leadership for reaching women for Jesus Christ. She is a mother of two adult children and wife to Dan. She lives in Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen, where her summers are equal parts beach-side fun and friendship with women of all ages and stages. 

Mark van Vliet - Associate Director of Youth Ministries
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Mark became part of the team at SDBC in November 2014. He brings with him experience in youth ministry, university ministry, and he did a stint of ministry in the Netherlands. Mark has a Masters of Divinity Degree from Carey Theological College. Mark desires to see young people encounter Jesus and is taking steps towards church planting at UBC. When he is not running around with the youth, he is at home with his wife Morgan and their two beautiful daughters, Brooke and Candice.

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Darlene Baltzer - Kitchen Services Co-Ordinator
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Darlene has been a member of SDBC for 37 years. She has a huge heart and passion for ministering through hospitality, specifically to grieving families. For many years, Darlene has served with the kitchen team, senior scene, and funeral ministries. Darlene is also passionate about her sons, grandsons and great grandsons.

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Laura Smutylo - Children's Ministry Coordinator
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Laura has a passion for serving in Children's and Women's Ministries, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics. She has worked at various Christian summer camps (Athletes in Action & Camp Firwood) and as a Junior High Intern at SDBC. Laura has attended SDBC since 2003, where she met her husband, Dan. Together they have two children – Natalie and Julia. The four of them live happily in Ladner.

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Zak Griffin - Youth Intern
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Zak has attended SDBC for as long as he can remember. Since he has served as a leader in youth ministry since high school, he couldn't help but jump at the opportunity to come on board as the summer youth intern. Zak graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Trinity Western University in 2013 and is going into his second year at BCIT in the Radio Arts and Entertainment program.

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Nancy Martin - Assistant to Pastor Paul Johnson
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Nancy joined the support team at SDBC in December, 2011.  Having worked for over 15 years as a church secretary and various administrative roles in other non-profit ministries, Nancy brings a wealth of ministry experience to SDBC.  Married for over 40 years, she and her husband Brian have two grown daughters, Lisa and Suzy, who live in the Lower Mainland.

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Sue Gibson - Facility Coordinator/Assistant to Pastor Rick
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Sue joined the team at SDBC in August of 2001 and is now serving as Pastor Rick’s assistant.  Sue and her husband Rob both started attending the church in their childhood years. The couple have 3 adult children, 2 of which are married, and 3 grandchildren.  Sue has attended and served South Delta since she was 11 years old.

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Lynda Nemeth - Assistant to Worship Arts
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For almost 23 years Lynda has been privileged to serve in the South Delta Baptist Church Office and be part of this church family for over 33 years.  The experience of being surrounded with people in a caring environment has proven to be of significant value to her.  She's been blessed with two sons, Sean and Darren and one daughter, Sharon and husband, Simon, three grandchildren, Alexa, Ella and Mia.  Her passion is to serve in assisting the Sunday Worship Services and it has been very rewarding.

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Chelsea McKenzie – Communications Design & Social Media
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Chelsea graduated with the Bachelor of Applied Design in Graphic Design for Marketing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Prior to that she achieved a certificate of Interdisciplinary Design and attended Columbia Bible College for a year. She was recognized by the BC chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers as a talent to watch when she placed as a finalist in the Print category at the Salazar awards. She worked at a creative agency designing annual reports, newsletters and print collateral in Vancouver for almost 4 years before God prompted her step out in faith and start her own practice. This allows her more time to both work with and serve at SDBC. She has attended here for about six years, she is a trained Stephen Minster, serves on the India Action Team and enjoys hosting monthly Community Dinners.

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Kim Griffin – Reception / Administrative Assistant
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Kim has been attending SDBC since 1997. She has been involved in leadership positions with Children’s Ministries, Youth, Young Adults and the Stephen Ministry. Kim graduated from the University Of Waterloo and also obtained her teaching certificate from UBC. She taught at an alternate school in Vancouver for a number of years. She lives in Tsawwassen with her husband, Brian Griffin. Together they have three grown children.

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Connor Gilkinson - Video Media Developer

Connor graduated from Vancouver Community College with his diploma in Jazz and Contemporary Guitar Studies and is currently pursuing his degree in Music. He's very passionate about art and creativity, always trying to expand his knowledge and abilities in music, film and design.

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Sean and Lisa Bremner - Young Family Coordinators
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Sean and Lisa are overseeing family ministries here at SDBC.  “We believe it is important to feel connected and feel a sense of belonging to your church body.  Everything good in life takes effort and our prayer is that we can all make time to connect with each other to become a community of believers that are supported, loved, serving and growing in our love for Jesus.”  Sean and Lisa have three girls, Cassidy, Taya and Shanay and have lived in Ladner for the past 14 years.  They are very active at SDBC as well as coaching, playing or watching sports in the community.  Sean has a renovations company and Lisa works at a seniors’ residence in the recreation department.

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Dawna-Lyn Broadhead - Director of First Steps Preschool
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Dawna-Lyn has been part of the SDBC community since 1995. Dawna-Lyn and John have two married daughters, Brittney and Julia. She has since been director and teacher of First Steps Preschool for 16 years now. Dawna-Lyn also makes herself available to meet with people to guide and lead them through life's issues.  If you would like to meet with Dawna-Lyn feel free to email her.

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Kathleen Beaton - Clinical Counsellor

Kathleen Beaton is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and founder of Cedar Park Counselling in South Delta, B.C. She holds a Masters degree in Counselling from ACTS seminary at Trinity Western University. She has over ten years experience in counselling individuals, youth and couples at both Cedar Park and Peace Portal Counselling Centers. She has been a resident of South Delta for twenty years, married for thirty years and has two grown daughters. Her counselling work involves the use of emotionally focused and experiential therapies. She brings to her work an enjoyment of people and a desire to help others reach their potential in life, deal with life problems and develop greater relational intimacy and life satisfaction.

Kathleen is available at SDBC Wednesdays (all day), and Monday (as needed).  To make an appointment with Kathleen, you can contact her directly at 778-863-4044

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Harry Harms - Head of Maintenance/Facility
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Without Harry our church would fall apart.  His dedication to our building is encouraging to see as he works hard in keeping up maintenance as well as leading a team of other custodians. He has been a part of the church family for many years with his wife Tammy and their children, Ashley, Josh, Nathan, and Luke.