Our Staff and Leadership
Glenn & Cheryl Embree
Glenn and Cheryl have pastored Alderbrook Church since 2006, they have also pastored churches in Vancouver, California, Nevada, and Arizona. They have five incredible and awesome kids, Cynthia and her husband Nathan, Gregg, Derek, and Jared, as well as their first grandchild…as well as two grandchildren, a beautiful princess named Livinia and a handsome grandson named Ivander.. Glenn and Cheryl love traveling with their kids and enjoy a great cup of coffee at Starbucks. One of their favorite Bible verses is Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”
Walt has been attending Alderbrook Church since it first opened in 2001. He works in the aviation industry as an AME for a helicopter maintenance facility and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, mountain biking, boating, and gardening.
Raphael has been at Alderbrook Church since 2008 and has been a part of the Church staff since 2017. He works as an engineer and he and his wife Nicole have three kids. Raphael enjoys playing with cars and motorcycles, as well as designing and making things in his shop.
Vic began attending Alderbrook Church in 2006. He has been working as a heavy-duty mechanic for 30 years. Vic is married and has two daughters. In his free time, he likes to go fishing and work on cars.
Ruth has been at Alderbrook Church since 2002. She works as an office administrator for her brother’s dump truck company in downtown Abbotsford. She has two children, a daughter, and a son, and is part of a large family which includes her four brothers. Ruth enjoys traveling, reading, watching TV, sleeping, and hanging out with friends and family.
Cassidy started attending Alderbrook Church with her family in 2015 and began working as the kidzone director in August 2020. She is in the education program at Trinity Western University studying math and human kinetics. In her free time, she likes to hike, travel, bake and help coach track. Two of Cassidy’s favorite bible verses are Psalm 46:5 “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” and Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Jared and his family have been at Alderbrook since 2006. He is studying kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley and enjoys working on his truck, hanging out with his friends, and growing his mustache.
Youth Staff/Tech Director
Ty has been attending Alderbrook Church with his family since 2012. He is studying kinesiology and in his free time likes to watch Netflix, work out, listen to music, or sometimes a combination of all three. One of Ty’s favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 21:19 “Better to live in a desert than with a quarreling and angry woman.”
Brendan started attending ACC in 2010. He is working his way through trade school and plans to earn his Red Seal in automotive mechanics. His favourite Bible verse is Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Allyssa began attending ACC in 2015, along with her sisters and parents. She is completing her last year of highschool and is going to graduate in June 2022. Her favourite Bible verse is Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Trinity started volunteering at Alderbrook as a service practicum student in 2019 and has continued to attend ever since. She is majoring in Counselling and Human Services and minoring in Youth Work at Columbia Bible College. In her free time, she enjoys grabbing coffee with friends, hiking, and online shopping. One of Trinity’s favourite Bible verses is Genesis 50:20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”
Dan’s favourite Bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Dan is studying Social Entrepreneurship at CBC. Dan enjoys mountain biking and music – he is a joy on the worship team.