• office administrator - Valerie Climie

    Valerie came to faith as a young adult in BC. She and her husband Graham came to OAC in 2003 and she came on staff in 2006. Their grown children live in the Calgary area. Valerie covers a range of admin related responsibilities: reception, bookkeeping, facilities management, etc. She’s often commended as the gracious voice that keeps things running well.  

  • worship & arts pastor - Tim Korthuis

    Tim grew up in Okotoks, and his family helped found Okotoks Alliance. He married his high school sweetheart Tanya, and they went off to Rocky Mountain College. He was employed as worship pastor for a season in Calgary and Ambrose chaplain for a season, before returning to Okotoks and coming on staff full-time in 2007. He’s worn lots of hats over these years, but the core of his role has always been worship. He’s an experienced piano-player-singer-guitar-strumming-worship guy. In 2014 he completed his Masters in Conducting at the University of Calgary, and has invested himself in community choirs, currently leading the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus and the Okotoks Men’s Chorus. He and Tanya have 4 kids spanning pre-school through high school. 

  • lead pastor - Terry Lee

    Terry grew up in a musical family that loved Jesus and his earliest memories include this kind of ministry. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario and after 19 years as Worship Pastor (Bramalea Baptist & Beulah Alliance) what he most wanted to do was preach and teach, and that’s what he most loves to do at OAC. He and Ann met and married in a similar size and style of church and have 3 kids ranging from Jr high through University graduate. Terry’s been writing songs since he was a kid and his compositions/recordings can be found by searching Terry B Lee on any digital retailer (iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, etc.)

  • family pastor - Craig Somerville

    Craig grew up in a Christian family and has followed Jesus for most of his life; studied theology at the C&MA school in Regina (before it moved to Calgary to become Ambrose) and met Tammi while pastoring in Winnipeg. They helped plant a church in Calgary before joining the OAC staff in 2005. Tammi has extensive experience in children’s ministry and Craig focused on Youth ministry before stepping into broader associate and now Family Ministry roles. It means they bring a great deal of experience to his role of Family Pastor. Add to that 2 teenage daughters, and they’ve got this portfolio covered from multiple angles. The other big piece to Craig’s role on staff is leading our Life Group ministries and Connecting Ministries. Craig’s a sports fan, and has been known to play and coach soccer throughout his life.