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Staff

Lydia Cruttwell
Pastor

When Lydia first attended a service at FUMC in spring of 2008, no one could have dreamed she'd become our pastor, starting in 2012! Originally from Ontario, Lydia came to Vancouver to do a Master's of Divinity degree at Regent College, and (having heard many good things about Mennonites, but never having been to able to attend a Mennonite church) one day she simply googled "Mennonite Churches in Vancouver" and walked in through our front doors. She's been very grateful for the support of this church as she figures out how to live and pastor well, and for the the very active community of volunteers which makes the work and ministry of this church a truly collaborative effort! In her spare time, Lydia enjoys hiking, baking (especially bread), and good in-depth conversations with friends.

Co-Pastor
Adam is a man of many talents and passions -- he's an avid fly-fisherman, a highly skilled painter, and a deep thinker who loves reading (both sci-fi novels and thick theological tomes). He comes from Texas originally, and while he doesn't miss living down south, he does miss proper Mexican food! He came up to Vancouver to pursue a Master's Degree (a dual concentration in Biblical Studies and the Arts) at Regent College, and has stayed up here ever since. He and his wife Charlene are enjoying getting to know this congregation over dinners and coffee, on Sundays and in small group meetings.

Orsi Kovacs
Administrative Assistant

Our new admin assistant is Orsi Kovacs -- a profile on her is coming soon!

Jorge Hoajaca
Pastor, First United Spanish Mennonite Church

Although Jorge is technically not FUMC staff, he’s certainly a vital member of our team! Jorge guides FUSMC with wit, wisdom, and enthusiasm. He and his wife Ericka have three children, Luis, Ericka, and Ariel, and he has one grand-daughter, Mila. Jorge loves watching and playing sports, particularly football--both kinds--and hockey, and can make the drive from Vancouver to Medicine Hat with both eyes closed (he has family there). Whether preaching, leading the music team, or having a casual conversation, Jorge never fails to inspire, challenge, and make us laugh!