AGM 2016

Join us on Sunday, Oct 30
2 - 4pm
Oliver Woods Community Centre
Click Here for Map


You're invited to join us for the 2016 AGM of The Meeting Place Church!

 There are a few guidelines to keep it legal :)  Voters must:

  • Be a current TMP Partner
  • Be in attendance (no proxy votes)
  • Be at least 16 years old

Come and learn about our plans for 2017, celebrate our growing church and meet our proposed leadership team for the year!


Updated Constitution as per new Canadian Societies Act requirements

Proposed 2017 Budget - with 2016 budget summary and actuals

2016 AGM Minutes

PROPOSED 2016/2017 Leadership Team

At our AGM, partners will be voting to affirm the partners below to comprise the leadership team for the coming year, without floor discussion of individual candidates. Check out our Leadership Team Terms of Reference to see how the leadership team evaluates individual team members.

Bill Pranke

Bill Pranke

I was born in a little log farm house in eastern Saskatchewan, attended a little one room country school and after high school married Sonia, the love of my life. We are proud parents of four, with seven grandkids and six great-grandkids. 

I worked as a Service Training Manager with Chrysler Canada for 32 years, and retired and moved to Nanaimo in 2009. Over the years I have served on numerous church and denomination boards, as well as being involved in establishing Kamp Kawakawa in the 70's. After retirement I served for two years as administrator in an International Church in Warsaw, Poland.

For over a decade and a half after choosing to follow Christ at age 15, I struggled with God as I tried to figure out who I was and why I was here. I finally discovered that God loved me exactly the way he created me. What a relief! I love that The Meeting Place shares that same message with everyone, and that together we continue to grow in God's grace.

Eric Kuehnel.jpg

Eric Kuehnel

I’m a husband, father, son, brother, friend, student, teacher, dreamer & doer.

Whether it’s business and philosophy, or just casting a line in a beautiful river somewhere, I love both people as well as thoughtful, peaceful solitude.

I love TMP because I’m regularly challenged to try something new and interesting, whether it’s in my music or strategizing new initiatives. Plus, we laugh a lot and that helps balance out my serious side. I can easily get lost in thought trying to solve the puzzles of life for myself or others, so I’m grateful for my TMP friends who remind me that I’m unconditionally loved by God and can just enjoy being who I was created to be.

When members of Christ’s church live in loving unity, and embrace the purpose God has called the church to, there isn’t anything that cannot be accomplished!

Tim Christensen

Tim Christensen - Chair

When I'm not shooting arrows, jigging for cod or chasing furry creatures through the woods you’ll likely find me sipping java somewhere, happily dreaming about the next camping trip.

Between outdoor adventures, I serve the community of Penelakut Island, and play dad to our boys Alex and Nathan, sculpting my beard and marvelling at my incredible wife, Julie.

I love being part of the team at The Meeting Place and watching people experience those ‘aha’ moments when something new about God’s love for them is finally grasped.

Seeing so many people bring their skills and gifts together with the goal of helping spiritual seekers become followers of Christ is one of the highlights of my life.

Faith Lam

Faith Lam

After working in the social services field for 30 years,  I am very excited about serving at TMP with like-minded people who have experienced the magnificent power of God in our community,  and his love and compassion for humanity.  I look forward to every Sunday where we can come together to explore God’s intentions and purposes in our lives and encourage one another. The topics are so down to earth and applicable to our daily lives and I love how you can ask any question without being judged.

Originally born in Hong Kong,  I love traveling to different parts of the world and experiencing various cultures. Traveling to Turkey and Venice to attend cultural weddings are highlights. With my adult children,  Michael and Jessica, flying the coop, I now enjoy new found interest in hiking the Alpine Rockies in the summer and day hikes around beautiful Vancouver Island. Community gardening has also  added flavour to my life!

Shawneen Walker

Shawneen Walker

TMP has felt like home since the very first service I attended in 2009. I love the unique dichotomy of TMP – it’s relevant for seekers and followers, you can be anonymous or completely connected, you can bring your own coffee or share some of ours! 

It is amazing to be part of a church that makes the word of God uncomplicated, understandable and accessible.

My husband Dustin and I have a crazy, beautiful little girl, Elliott. I have a pretty cool job as a biologist – I have travelled all over the country to catch fish, count animals from helicopters and play in the mud. Some of my favourite things are spreadsheets, tacos and sasquatches. 

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to fill out the handy form below which goes right to the leadership team! We'd love to hear from you.  

Name *

Our Values

›✪ Love:
We invest in loving relationships in every aspect of life, and practically live out our belief that grace and mercy triumph over judgment. (1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10:1; John 12:34-35)

›✪ Authenticity:
We strive to be honest about the joys and challenges we face as we grow deeper in our understanding of how to follow Jesus Christ in our lives, our families, our jobs, and our city.  (Matthew 26:38ff; Ephesians 4:25-26;32; Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:29; Hebrews 12:1; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3)

› Community:
We pursue life in relationships where we accept each other, share what we have, and joyfully serve one another. (Luke 6:12-13; Acts 2:44-47, 1 Corinthians 12, 14; 2 Corinthians 8:7)

› Freedom:
We believe that Jesus Christ came to set us free from living lives as slaves to our past, fear, judgment and death so that we can be agents of restoration between God, people, and our broken world. (Hebrews 2:14-15; Romans 8:15)

› Excellence:
We not-so-perfectly but enthusiastically give our best because it honours God and inspires people. (Colossians 3:17; Proverbs 27:17)