Rev. Neil Penner - Pastor of Adult Ministries & Evangelism
Neil joined the team at Maple Ridge Alliance in November of 2007, coming from Salmon Arm, BC where he was pastoring for 8 years. Neil married Linda in 1981 and felt God calling them to full time ministry in 1983. Neil graduated with his Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Bible College (now Ambrose University). They have 4 adult children, Rachel (& Peter), Andrew, Ryan (& Marlee) and David.
Rev. Kyle Veer - Pastor of Worship Ministries
Kyle grew up across the river in Langley, BC, where he served in part-time ministry. He joined the staff at MRAC in June 2012. He graduated from Columbia Bible College and brings with him a passion to see people truly worship Jesus Christ. He and his wife Jocelyn have always enjoyed helping in Church Ministry. They have 2 young boys, Jacob & Lincoln.
Sam Bell - Pastor of Youth & Young Adults
Sam was born and raised in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, spending much of his teenage years hanging out, serving, and learning at his local church. He joined the staff at MRAC in March 2016. Sam graduated from ACTS Seminary with a Masters in Christian Studies. He and his wife Melody have been married since 2006. They have a heart to see students and young adults connect with God.
Paul Weisser - Pastor of Family Ministries & Missions
Paul grew up on the west coast in Powell River, BC. He went to Broadcasting school in the late 90’s and spent 10 years doing sports radio in Vancouver. Paul graduated from Columbia Bible College and joined the staff at MRAC in 2017. He brings a passion to grow strong, loving families that are rooted and centered in Christ. Paul and his wife Sharlene have been married since 1997, and they have 2 children, Piper and Jace.
Steffie Amlee - Administrative Assistant
Steffie was born and raised in Saskatchewan. Married in 1989, Doug and Steffie moved to Maple Ridge, started a local moving company and have raised their two children; Mason and Jessica. They began attending MRAC in 2013 and are thrilled to have found their forever church home. Steffie began working in the MRAC office in July 2016, and she and Doug also serve as Ushers on Sunday mornings.
Sally Tukker - Office Assistant
Sally started attending MRAC regularly when she moved to Maple Ridge in May 2014, about 8 months after becoming a Christian. Since then, she has been involved in serving with various ministries including Alpha, Ushering for events, Sunday morning Coffee, and after service prayers. Sally loves to learn about her faith and enjoys attending classes and conferences. She began working in the MRAC office in July 2016.
Deanna Wallbank - Custodian
Deanna has grown up in Maple Ridge Alliance Church and has been on staff since 2004 keeping us clean and tidy! Deanna and her husband Brad were married at MRAC and have raised their 5 children here; Michael (& Sonya), Mark (& Heather), Charlene (& Craig), Courtney (& Austin) and Breanna.