Our Staff

Address: 20098 22 Ave, Langley, BC V2Z 1X4

Email: info@southlangleychurch.com 
Phone: (604) 530-2646

Office Hours: 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday
On Site & Online Sunday Services: 10am - 11:30am

South Langley Church is caring community filled with awesome people and friendly staff who help us walk through life and explore our faith together. Here are some of them:

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BRAD JULIHN

Transitional Pastor

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BRYAN PENNER

Student Ministries Pastor

I look after the Youth and Young Adults here at South Langley with the help of a few amazing staff and youth leaders.

ADAM SMITH

Director of Worship Ministries

Adam has been a professional musician for over a decade but felt God calling him to Worship leadership. After a few years of Bible College and leading at various churches he joined our team in July 2018. 

DAWNELLE GUENTHER

Administrator / Graphic Design

Dawnelle began working at SLC in December of 2006. Her love for this church is deeply rooted in her childhood. Her parents were 2 of 17 charter members that began the congregation in 1964. When she's not working at the church she loves spending time with family. In her "free" time she works as a novelist.

RUTH BAHNMAN

Custodian

Ruth and her husband Rod have been attending SLC since 2017 and she joined the staff family in July 2021 as our new custodian. She loves to read, gardening with Rod and spending time outdoors... especially anywhere near water!

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DARREL SCHMIDT

Community Life Pastor

Darrel started as our Interim Associate Pastor in January 2019 and is now our Community Life Pastor. He has a long history with SLC, having been youth pastor from 1989-1997.

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CARISSA CHMELYK

Youth Director

Carissa has attended SLC with her family for over 15 years and has been passionate about its youth program ever since! She loves getting to use her artistic talents and ideas for SLY.

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ANNIKA GIESBRECHT

Children's Ministry Assistant

Annika has attended SLC with her family since 2012 and, together with her service dog Sherlock, has volunteered in many of our church programs since. Her hobbies of photography & video-editing have been a great asset since beginning her work as our Children's Ministry Assistant in June 2020.

ALLISON PENNER

Business Manager

Allison has been a member of South Langley Church since 1994, and is a familiar face onstage as part of the Worship band.  In July 2021 she joined the SLC staff team.  Her day job is to ensure that the business side of SLC runs smoothly, but she can be found playing the bass guitar on her lunch breaks, and is often the only staff member using the motorcycle parking.