Who we are.

OUR TEAM

STAFF

Milly

I was born and raised in Hong Kong but fell in love with Vancouver after being an exchange student at SFU in 2010. I came back and finished my masters in biblical languages at Regent College in 2014. During my study, I came to realize the importance of Christian friendships. I decided to do the Campus Missionary Apprenticeship with UCM at SFU and be friends with university students. Ever since I started in Jan 2015, I have enjoyed walking alongside them in their spiritual journey. I feel called to speak truths into their lives. When I get a day off, I enjoy going to the movies with friends or to an art gallery on my own. I also love baking yummy goodies to satisfy my sweet-tooth!

Katrina

I have spent most of my life living in a hamlet just outside of Edmonton, Alberta but have visited the lower mainland almost every summer since I was a kid. I bounced around for a while after high school, attending the University of Alberta and doing two schools around the world with Youth With a Mission. It was during these years that Jesus captured my heart and I eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Vanguard College in 2020. Majoring in pastoral ministry and minoring in counselling and psychology stirred in me a desire to not only pastor and mentor young adults, but also to empower the Church to be missional in sharing Jesus with the world. Serving as a Student Care Pastor at Vanguard for 2 years grew in me a passion to walk alongside young adults in one of the most formative and challenging seasons of their lives, leading them closer to Jesus, inspiring mental health, and empowering them to be all that God intended them to be. When I have free time, I love playing music, exploring the outdoors, having deep chats with friends, or just watching a good movie with my hubby.

APPRENTICES

Hanna

I grew up in a small town in western Alberta. At a very young age, I felt the call to ministry and decided to move to Edmonton to attend Vanguard College in 2018. While attending Vanguard, I realized that my primary passion is to create community and walk through life with people. My greatest love is music and I desire to teach others how to create a heart-posture of worship even in the most mundane of times. I graduated from Vanguard College in April of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology majoring in Worship Arts Ministry. When I have the time I love playing my instruments, cooking, enjoying nature, playing card games and watching anime.

Monica

My family moved to Vancouver in 2002 from Manila, Philippines. I grew up in Coquitlam and graduated from SFU with a major in biological sciences and a dialogue minor. During my 5 years at SFU, I was an active member and Core Facilitator with UCM. I realized how valuable campus ministry was in reaching young adults who were curious about faith, had never heard of the gospel, or had grown up going to church (like me) but wanted to grow in their walk with God personally and with others. It has been a joy leading cores, having 1-on-1 discipleship meetings, doing campus outreach events, and being in fellowship with other students because it has allowed me to see God’s heart for his people. I’m excited to continue seeing God work on campuses during my new chapter as a Campus Ministry Apprentice, where I’ll get to grow in my pastoral skills. During my free time I love spending time with family and friends, watching movies, carpool karaoke, and fashion design.

Interested in apprenticeship?

Did you really enjoy your time as a student with UCM? Or maybe you have never been involved with UCM as a student, but you love Jesus and students? Consider becoming a Campus Missionary Apprentice! The apprenticeship is a 13 month program in which you will be challenged to grow spiritually, intellectually and practically. We would love to walk alongside you in this journey to discern God’s calling. 

EXEC TEAM

Maddy

PRESIDENT

Major: Health Sciences
Hobbies: Playing music, swimming in the ocean, trying new sports, exploring different places in the area
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9
UCM in one word?: Family

Katelyn

COMMUNICATIONS

Major: Education
Hobbies: Painting, learning to play the guitar, digital art
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:33
UCM in one word?: Encouraging

Austin

INTERNAL RELATIONS

Major: Psychology
Hobbies: Spikeball, soccer, percussion
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalms 46:10
UCM in one word?: Inviting

Moriah

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Major: Resource and Environmental Management
Hobbies: Outdoor exploration, fishing, and sustainable fashion
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalms 73:26
UCM in one word?: Fellowship

Victoria

HOSPITALITY

Major: Psychology
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, thrifting, playing volleyball, cooking & baking!
Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 4:6-7
UCM in one word?: Expanding

Lesley

PRAYER COORDINATOR

Major: Criminology
Hobbies: Playing music, baking, reading, going on walks in downtown
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13
UCM in one word?: Fellowship

Eva

WORSHIP COORDINATOR

Major: Psychology (Minor: Educational Psychology)
Hobbies: Watercolour painting, playing volleyball, exploring beautiful places outside
Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:26-28
UCM in one word?: Uplifting

Lucas

ADMINISTRATION

Major: Business (Entrepreneurship & Innovation, International Business)
Hobbies: Basketball, swimming, trying new restaurants
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:9
UCM in one word?:
Community

COREFAS

(CORE FACILITATORS)

Andrew

Major: Chemistry
Hobbies: Hiking, movies, solitude with God, math, volunteering with youth
Favorite Bible Verses: Psalms 37:4 & Lamentations 3:23
UCM in one word?: Welcoming

Arith

Major: Resource Environmental Management
Hobbies: Nerding out on the Bible, Notion and Spotify, watching The Office
Favorite Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9
UCM in one word?: Consecrated

Bea

Major: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, singing, watching dramas/anime
Favourite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9
UCM in one word?: Family

Emmalee

Major: Biology
Hobbies: Dancing, hiking, baking, painting, swimming, kayaking
Favourite Bible Verse: John 14:27
UCM in one word?: Uplifting

Estee

Major: Biomedical Physiology
Hobbies: Golfing, volunteering, cooking, walking my dog
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:2
UCM in one word?: Inclusive

Ethan

Major: Film
Hobbies: Drawing, watching old German movies, eating apples and peanut butter
Favorite Bible Verses: Isaiah 53:4-6 & Psalms 51:15-17
UCM in one word?: Righteous

Hannah

Major: Kinesiology
Hobbies: Ringette, softball, hiking, baking, and ultimate
Favourite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6-7
UCM in one word?: Welcoming

Isaac A.

Major: Biological Sciences
Hobbies: Hanging out with people, keeping up and watching F1, and homework haha
Favourite Bible Verse: Nehemiah 6:3
UCM in one word?: Community

Jenna

Major: Computer Science & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Hobbies: Listening to music, playing piano, reading, going for hikes and adventures
Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 4:7 & Hebrews 13:6
UCM in one word?: Encouraging

Josefa

Major: Business & Education
Hobbies: Watching movies, napping, snacking
Favourite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:18-19
UCM in one word?: Comforting

Kenton

Major: Systems Engineering
Hobbies: Woodworking, water polo, kenjutsu, music, exploring
Favourite Bible Verses: Romans 7:4, Matthew 6:6
UCM in one word?: Universitychristianministries

WORSHIP LEADERS

Isaac O.

Major: Psychology & Gender Studies
Hobbies: Playing basketball, hiking, playing pool, spikeball, having fun
Favourite Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 2:24
UCM in one word?: Authentic

Precious

Major: Health Sciences
Hobbies:
Listening to podcasts and audiobooks
Favourite Bible Verses: Isaiah 26:3, Habbakuk 2:3, Acts 17:27
UCM in one word?: Committed


Sabrina

Major: Business (Marketing)
Hobbies:
Music & Arts
Favourite Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:4
UCM in one word?: Resolute

VALUES & BELIEFS

MISSION AND VALUES

OUR MISSION

Making, maturing, and mobilizing Christ followers who will do the same with their peers. We endeavour to create an on campus community where students can meaningfully encounter God.

OUR VISION

Transforming university students, the marketplace and world through Christ. We envision every post-secondary student having opportunity to be reconciled and maturing in Christ.

OUR VALUES

1. On campus hospitable community: We value community marked by a genuine welcome, invitation and inclusion.
2. Experiencing holistic worship: We value worship as a whole mind, body and soul expression to God in both word and deed.
3. Culture of students leading students: We value being a community who reproduces disciples of Jesus in all nations.

BELIEFS

  1. We believe the Bible is God’s message to us. So we seek to understand and obey its truth.
  2. We believe there is one God who is three persons.
    So we yearn to know Him in all of His complexity and beauty.
  3. We believe Jesus is fully God and fully human-born of a virgin. So we rejoice that Christ can be a bridge between us and God.
  4. We believe people, throughout history, have sinned against God. So we are deeply aware that we too are marked by willful disobedience.
  5. We believe God extends forgiveness to us through Christ. So we repent and rejoice in our forgiveness.
  6. We believe God offers freedom from sin’s grasp. So we live lives that are pleasing to God.
  7. We believe followers of Jesus must be empowered by the Holy Spirit. So we expect supernatural power in our daily lives.
  8. We believe in the Church. So we live in this community of faith, inviting others to join us.
  9. We believe God gives leaders as gifts to His Church. So we serve those whom the Lord entrusts to us.
  10. We believe God commands his followers to be water baptized and celebrate communion. So we practice these symbolic actions, reflecting on their significance.
  11. We believe Jesus will return to claim His Church. So we live in expectancy of His coming.
  12. We believe Christ will one day be seen clearly as King on earth. So we live as citizens of His Kingdom now.
  13. We believe God is the ultimate Judge. So we live knowing that our choices will echo through eternity.
  14. We believe in Christ’s resurrection. So we live with hope regardless of our circumstances.

    Sources: UCM: what we believe

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