Elders Team

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Bob Howard

CHAIR

Bob and his wife, Lorraine, have been attending Grandview since 1972, the year they were married. Their four children grew up in Grandview, but now live in other cities. Over the years he has served in a variety of roles including small group ministry and adult education. Bob is an actuary. He retired from Mutual Life/Sun Life after 40 years of service, but he continues to work as a consultant and as a volunteer.

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Jim Barnett

Vice-Chair

Jim and his wife Fay have been attending Grandview since 1994. They have two married children and two grand puppies. In the past Jim has served in Men’s Ministry, in Small Group Ministry, on the Refugee Team, as an usher, as treasurer, on the Pastor Search Team and as an elder. He is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance. In his spare time he enjoys road cycling and fly fishing.


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IAN ACKLAND

Ian and his wife, Patricia, have been attending Grandview since 2015. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren. One of these sons John and his family attend the church as well. Ian leads a Life Group and has served in two pastorates in the Fellowship and currently owns a projection business for churches. He enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and reading.

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Jeff De Haan

After his conversion experience in 2008, Jeff and his wife Tracy began attending Grandview and now live close by the church with their two children and pets. Jeff has found fulfillment serving in a variety of roles at Grandview including the Men's Ministry, small discipleship groups and ushering. He is a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Area Gideon Chapter, distributing God's Word throughout our region since 2012 and has served on the local leadership team for most of that time. Jeff works in the air navigation service industry and enjoys looking through the "long-grass" for his golf ball from time to time.


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Stan Fowler

Stan Fowler and his wife, Donna, have been members at Grandview since 1993, when they moved here from Toronto. They have been married for 47 years, and they have four children and six grandchildren. Stan is a professor of theology at Heritage Seminary, and he served two pastorates prior to his full-time academic career. He has served as an elder during most of his years at Grandview. If you wonder why you haven't seen him at church recently, it is likely because he is preaching at other churches.

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Doug Holmes

Doug and his wife Michelle have been attending Grandview since September 1998, and became members shortly after. He has served at Grandview as an usher, leader in AWANA, DC4K, LifeGroup and Men's ministries, and as a Sunday school teacher. Doug was a software developer for over 20 years, and now manages a team serving Ontario's universities and is involved in training others in his field. Doug loves to laugh and enjoys conversation over a good cup of coffee. He loves to listen and hear peoples' stories, and desires to help where there is a need.


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ANDREW PORTENGEN

Secretary

Andrew and his wife Lauren joined Grandview in early 2015 and live in Kitchener with their pet rabbit Marbee. Andrew has been involved with the worship & creative arts ministry playing guitar and singing alongside his wife on Sunday mornings. Andrew works as a mechanical engineer in the construction industry at WalterFedy, just a short walk from his home. Andrew’s sense of humour and patient demeanour mean he is always ready to lend a hand. Always smiling and ready to listen, he is passionate about the various communities in which he is involved. Andrew also enjoys camping (trying to get his wife to join him), and often has his nose in a book.

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