Our Staff

Mike Mawhorter

Lead Pastor


I have had the privilege of being Lead Pastor here at LBC since September 2003. Before that I was pastor in Prince George, BC for 12 years and Markham, Ontario for 10. Kathy and I have been married for more than 40 years, and have four children: Joel (Rose), Erin (Mark), Jared (Katie), and Josh (Courtnay). We are also proud grandparents of sixteen kids: Faith, Paul, Sarah, Silas, Matthew, Lauren, Patience, Anna, Elijah, James, Jenna, John, Timothy, Agnes, Emily and Irene.
My life goal is to be a growing disciple of Jesus all my life who helps others become growing disciples.
Some of my favorite activities are reading, riding my motorcycle, and bicycling. Kathy and I also really enjoy our grandkids.

Angela Mathews

Children’s Ministry Director


I have just joined the team here at Ladner Baptist. I am so excited to see what God has in store in this new leg of my journey. I worked previously at Cedar Grove Baptist in Surrey where I started as a Children’s Ministry Intern in 2003. When I left there 9 years later I was the Youth Pastor to a great group of youth. I have my BA in Biblical Studies as well as Psychology as well as a Certificate in the Human Services Program from Trinity Western University.

I married my husband Nathan in October of 2011. In July 2017, we welcomed Josiah into our family. We enjoy sports, playing board games, hanging out with friends, drinking tea and Biblical Studies. In my spare time I have come to enjoy cooking and photography as well. We are excited to serve here in Ladner and get to know the community.

I am passionate about working with young people and families. My heart is to see young people know that God has an awesome plan for their lives even while they are young. I love walking alongside families and seeing Jesus do awesome things in and through them.

Michelle Faucher

Interim Children’s Ministry Director


I have the privilege of joining the LBC staff team for a short time while Angela is enjoying her time as a new mom. I am the oldest of four kids and have spent much of my life volunteering or working in children’s and youth ministry. I grew up in a small farming community about an hour out of Edmonton, AB and moved out to Surrey in 2005 after completing a BA in Intercultural Studies from Prairie Bible College. I moved back to Alberta in 2012 to spend time getting to know my nieces and nephews before I started working on my MA in Transformational Urban Leadership form Azusa Pacific University in 2014. For the duration of my degree I experienced life and ministry in Hollywood, Dhaka, Kolkata, Manila and finally completed my degree while in Surrey in 2016. I started attending Ladner Baptist Church upon my return to Surrey. I am passionate about kids of all ages, abilities and cultures. I desire to see kids grow as faithful Christ followers that impact their world as they embrace the incredible gifts and abilities God has given them. I love being Auntie to 14 nieces and nephews and when I’m not visiting with them or talking to them on Facetime, I am usually reading, quilting, gardening or spending time at the beach.

Judy Leaver

Administrative Director


My family and I made Ladner Baptist Church our home when we emigrated to Canada from Bogota, Colombia in 1999. It has been my privilege to be part of the staff team here since August 2011. My husband Eric and I have two sons – Andrew is married to Liz and they have a daughter, Lucy, and Tim is married to Rebekah, and they have a son, Emmett. I love my job! My favourite part is connecting with great people of all ages. In our spare time, Eric and I like hanging out with friends, going for walks (but only when the weather is nice), watching British TV shows together, and especially spending as much time as we can with our sons, their sweet wives and our grandbabies.