Our community seeks to be fully affirming of LGBTQ+ people, their relationships and their gifts being shared in our midst.

Join Us as We Leave

It’s time to take a stand. Please come and sign on to our “Join us as we leave” website. We’re hoping that this will create a very visible and positive message about the number of people who stand behind the need for affirming churches. It is so fun to watch the number of supporters rise!
So grateful to Jackets Creative for making this beautiful platform for us.

Upcoming Events

  1. Prayer & Healing Team

    January 26, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  2. Broader Community

    March 25, 2020 @ 12:00 am - March 18, 2022 @ 11:59 pm
  3. Victoria Street Community Garden

    March 29 - September 28

About Us

Peter & Mary Ellen Fitch

Walter & Carol Thiessen

Lorna Jones

Joy Benson Green (children)

Janell de Graaf (junior youth)

Tom & Carol Anne Wiebe

Geordie and Kathy Hull (The Gathering)

Lindsay McKay (music)

Helen Soucoup (Vineyard Center rentals and maintenance concerns)

Rick & Wilma Coates (on call for their wisdom)

SCV Staff Job Responsibilities


We intentionally decided in the beginning stages of SCV that we would rather have more workers at smaller amounts of pay than one or two ‘full-time’ workers. And almost all of our workers from the beginning have also had full-time work responsibilities outside of SCV.

This has allowed SCV to have an unusually well-developed team of staff workers for a small to medium size church, but it has also necessitated that each person learn how to guard his or her time and not fall into the ‘black hole’ that church ministry sometimes becomes.

In this way, it is not only important that workers at SCV do a good job of their primary responsibilities, it is also important that they learn how to let others grow and offer their gifts in various ways. Leaders don’t always lead by doing; they lead by encouraging others to use their gifts, by helping to equip them, and by trusting that they will learn to lead as well.


– attempting to discern God’s leading, and trying to spark and refine vision in others (with ME)

– oversight of the teaching ministry – responsibility for the governance of the church (with ME)

– leading by ‘Pastoral Presence’

– trying to be available to people for counsel, prayer and special events such as weddings and funerals (with ME)

– acting as informal ambassadors of SCV to the church at large (with ME)

Mary Ellen

– share and support in oversight, administration and pastoral care of SCV

-general administration (handling most non-pastoral calls/emails to the church)

-facilitate communication (updates, web, announcements)

– collect, edit and post weekly teachings and training services

– oversight of coffee team

– recruiting, training, scheduling, etc.

– host dinners for families and students

– periodically do work in Victoria Street Centre

Walter & Carol

– share and support in oversight, administration and pastoral care of SCV (W&C)

– occasional teaching in all services (W)

– oversight of Celtic Service (W&C)

– St. Croix Counselling Services (W)

– mental health consultations (spiritual, relational, emotional issues)

– pre-marital counselling

– reduced fee professional services for uninsured SCVers

– oversight and management of cafe (W&C)

– oversight of nursery & bulk supplies (cups/cleaning) (C)


– all weekly financial/bookkeeping functions; banking, accounts payable, payroll etc

– monthly financial statement preparation

– annual Government reporting/tax receipt prep and distribution

– secretarial/general admin functions as needed

– 1:1 spiritual direction and occasional group work

Joy Green

– pastor our kids – plan and supervise Sunday morning kid’s ministries and other kid’s gatherings

– ensure that the kid’s rooms at SCV are visually exciting

– coordinate connections between youth and adults to help us all move in the same direction

– provide a safe place for our kids to grow spiritually

Janell deGraaf

– pastor and care for our junior youth

– oversee youth room and all activities