Leadership Team

Dan Kang

Dan Kang

Lead Pastor

Hi, my name is Daniel Kang and I’ve been on staff at Living Hope since 2011. I was called to the Lead Pastor position in June 2014. If you come to Living Hope, you will find that we are a very welcoming community. We believe you come as you are before God, and you’ll quickly see that the Pastor is often times the worst dressed out of all who attend. We’d love for you to attend and join us in our effort to reach those in our city with the message and mercy of Jesus Christ.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Pastor Dan please contact the office.

Julia Tabernero

Julia Tabernero

Pastoral Apprentice

Hey there - I’m Julia Tabernero, though I still haven’t legally changed my maiden name, Campbell, so I go by either! God brought me to the Comox Valley in October 2013 and I began attending Living Hope shortly after arriving. It was there I also met my super exotic Filipino husband, Amiel. God has grown in my heart a desire to love Him and love others as He faithfully pours out His new mercies every day. We would love to share in the gracious love of Christ alongside you and our neighbours (aka. all people) as we live and grow together in community!

Chris vanTol

Chris vanTol

Staff

I’m Chris vanTol and I’ve been the Administrative Assistant for Living Hope since 2012. I’ve attended here with my husband, and now our two boys, since 2002. I have watched our church grow and change over the years, but one thing remains the same – that we seek to be authentic with one another as we follow Him.

Vic Funk

Vic Funk

Elder (secretary)

My wife Joanne and daughters Marlena and Sophia have been attending Living Hope since 2010. We felt accepted as family from the first time we attended and are pleased to call Living Hope our home church. I work at Youth Unlimited Comox Valley as a youth leader and work with teens in the Comox Valley, helping them find meaning and purpose in their life through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tim Folkman

Tim Folkman

Elder (Treasurer)

My name is Tim Folkman. Linda and I have been attending Living Hope Christian Fellowship since 2011 since retiring from Edmonton. I found the people of this church to be friendly and welcoming. I have been an Elder since 2012. I sense that God is doing something new here and am eager to see what He has for us in the future. LHCF aspires to be active both locally and globally in building God’s kingdom.

Carol Hardy

Carol Hardy

Elder

Hi. My name is Carol Hardy. I have been at Living Hope for 12 years or so. I have been on the leadership team for a number of years, and am currently serving as one of the Elders. I also head up the women’s ministries. I am married with a young son. I love Living Hope. The people are very welcoming and down to earth. It’s a comfortable and safe place to explore who Jesus is and what it means to be one of His followers. Come join us and find out for yourself!

Dave Barlow

Dave Barlow

Elder

Hi, my name is Dave Barlow. My wife Krista and I have been attending Living Hope since 2007. I serve on the Board of Elders and am very excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through our church family. My passion is to watch God at work in people’s lives, my own included, and to grow together in depth and joy as a result.

(Julia and Amiel’s photos courtesy of the Nickerson’s.)