While the church looks ahead and searches for a permanent full-time associate pastor, Bruce continues to do his best in faithfully serving the saints in whatever capacities he can through an interim role. A member of Fellowship Baptist Edmonton since 2010, Bruce stepped into the interim pastoral position in the fall of 2019 and has been seeking to serve, grow, and adapt throughout to what has been an unexpected 2020 so far.
Bruce grew up as the eldest son in a missionary family where he divided his time (trailing along behind his parents) between the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan and Canada. He trusted in Jesus at a young age, and has continued to trust Him ever since through the strain and difficulty of third-culture-kid experiences, public high school education in Alberta, and all the normal stretches and strains of stepping into adult life and responsibility. After extensive time involved in camp ministry through Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp as a teen and young adult, Bruce began to pursue the call towards some kind of pastoral ministry in the church in his early twenties and graduated from Peace River Bible Institute in the spring of 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree. Bruce and his lovely wife Emma both enjoy spending time outdoors and having in-depth conversations about God and life over tea or coffee. Bruce in particular enjoys running around with kids or teens while holding pool noodles and having adventures exploring wild and untamed places.