Bonjour! I’m Carlene Van Tongeren, one of the elders here at Living Hope. I am blessed to do life with my husband, Chad, and our two children, Hudson and Stellalyn. We’ve been part of this church family since 2014, when we moved to the beautiful Comox Valley. I’ve been serving on the elders team since 2016 and have had the privilege to experience this church as a warm and generous presence in our community. I also find great satisfaction in my counselling work and hope to continue learning and growing alongside my clients throughout my career. One of my lifelong passions is running and can often be found in the trails with my family and friends. As an elder, I’m invested in the fostering of our relationships with God and each other and help oversee the ‘community building’ aspect of our church. If you have ideas of how we could grow together, let me know!