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Meet our leadership

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Jeff Germo - Lead Pastor

Jeff and Ruth came to LBC in November 2020 when Jeff answered a call as Interim Pastor. They both hail from Alberta, Ruth being raised on a farm and Jeff in Calgary. They met at Bible College in Calgary in 1986 and have been actively learning how to love each other ever since. Jeff has pastored five churches in BC over the years. At the beginning of their marriage they spent two years in Japan as short-term missionaries teaching ESL as a way to introduce people to Jesus. Both Jeff and Ruth share a passion for leading people to become excited about life with Jesus. They both enjoy the outdoors, including cycling, hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding. Jeff is an avid photographer and if he had time and money he would spend some of it golfing. They are excited and humbled to have the privilege of walking with LBCers to learn how to walk with Jesus together and share His hope with the people of Ladner.

Sabrina Fast - Administrative Director

Together with her husband, Curtis, and three children, Sabrina moved to Ladner in 2001 and started attending LBC in 2010. After becoming a member a year later, she loved being a Sunday School teacher, and serving on the LBC Board as Secretary from 2013-2019. During those years it was her pleasure to do some relief work for LBC’s then Admin Director, Judy, becoming Judy’s part-time Admin Assistant in 2019. When Judy retired Sabrina accepted the Admin Director position. Sabrina loves spreadsheets, word games, good books & movies, knitting, paper crafts, Dr. Pepper, putting on tea parties & dinner parties, travelling, fair-weather camping, and the beach. (She notes that some of these are more in theory than in reality.) But there’s no question that Sabrina loves being part of the Body of Christ at LBC, always learning & growing while we follow Jesus together and share His hope! 

Brando Brenneis - Director of Youth & Media

Brando has been a volunteer since 2011 but had the privilege of coming on staff January 2020. Yes, just before Covid hit! He helps organize volunteers to run our youth program and oversee our media. He is married to a lovely wife (and also his best friend) Rylie and is also a part time Regional Director for Skatelife Vancouver.

You may often see him alongside skateboarders on Monday's throughout the year. He loves skateboarding, sports, video games, and basically anything that gets his brain or body moving! (except dancing...)

Angela Mathews - Children's Director

Hi! I am Angela. My husband Nathan and I came to LBC in 2013 when I joined the staff team. Since then our family has doubled as we now have two amazing kids. I am passionate about working with young people and seeing them come to know Jesus. I love teaching God’s word and doing life with the amazing families at LBC. I also love planning events and parties!

I enjoy connecting with people through good food, board games, or a good chat over a cup of tea. I love cooking and baking, taking photos, spending time outside and especially adventuring with my little family. I am excited to see what God has in store for LBC as we grow and learn about following Jesus together. 

Tracy Naysmith - Assistant Children's Director and Congregational Care Coordinator

Tracy started attending LBC as a child; she was baptized and married at LBC. Tracy and her husband, Andrew, moved away from the West Coast for 7 years, moved back in 2009 and have been attending LBC with their 5 kids ever since. Tracy came on staff almost 5 years ago to work in Kids ministry. She believes that each child, whatever their abilities, is unique and created by God for His glory & purpose. She has also recently taken on a care role, helping LBCers follow Jesus together, even when life throws some unexpected curveballs. Tracy loves being near the ocean, walking in forests and traveling to see more of the amazing world God created.