Board of Directors
A Letter from the Chair:
Eccl. 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
Vanguard College has been blessed beyond words over that past many years. Having served on the board for almost 2 decades, it’s been miraculous to see God’s hand working in every facet of our leadership, past and present. Rev. Steve Hertzog served with incredible distinction. Now we welcome our new President, Rev. Eric Derksen. Eric leads passionately and purposefully… with the concept of Spirit & Truth affecting each decision. We covet your daily prayers - thank you!
Rev. Ken Solbrekken – Chairman
Board of Directors
Colin Greig has served in full time pastoral ministry with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for 30 years. Presently he is the Lead Pastor at The Park Church in Sherwood Park (since 2011). Prior to this, he pastored in Calgary for 10 years (2001 to 2011), was a missionary to Zimbabwe for almost 10 years(91 to 2000), and pastored in Sudbury, ON for 5 years (86 to 91).
He holds a B.Th. from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (1986), and an M.A. in Church Leadership from Cape Theological Seminary in Cape Town, RSA (2001). He has served on the Board of Directors at Vanguard College for 12 years and has taught as an adjunct faculty.
He has been married to Susie for...
Rev. David Hall, Assistant District Superintendent and Director of Leader Development & Care for the Alberta NWT District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Dave was elected and has served as a denominational leader since 2007 following 28 years of pastoral ministry in the local church. He has a passion to assist both career and lay church leaders develop in their potential for ministry. He and his wife, Cyndi, live in Edmonton and have 3 adult children serving in educational and health care careers.
I was born and raised in Edmonton, and have lived here all of my life. My dad, Walter owned various businesses, and our family attended Central Pentecostal Tabernacle, after which we moved to West Edmonton Christian. I was married to Gerilyne in 1982, and we have three children, Kerstie (Darnell), Cody and Travis. I am a Chartered Accountant, and am involved in various businesses. I joined the Vanguard Regents Committee for purposes of fundraising to aquire the present campus. I was later invited to join the board, where I have served as treasurer ever since. Our family enjoys travel, and spending our summers at Sunnyside Camp. It has been amazing to see what God has done at Vanguard, and I look forward to all he has in store moving forward.
Wayne and his wife Ruth have been married for 38 years. They have two children, Andrea and Melanie. Wayne went to bible school at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in Peterborough, On. He is currently serving as the Lead Pastor at Evangel Assembly in the Edmonton, Alberta. He is the Chairman of the Board with Last Harvest Evangelistic Association and the Recruitment Team Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, and serves with the Interfaith Committee in Edmonton.
Anna Priemaza is a lawyer with McCuaig Desrochers LLP, practicing primarily in the areas of immigration and family law.
Outside of practicing law, Anna values community involvement. Along with her role on the Board of Vanguard College, she is on the Board of Directors of Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, and she is a former Director of Kids On Track Association of Edmonton.
Anna and her husband, Lorne, are members of Gospel Centre Church in Edmonton.
In her spare time, Anna writes young adult novels. Her first will be published by Harper Collins Publishing in 2017.
Mark Running and his wife Dawn have been married since July of 1978. Together they have enjoyed ministry in two provinces. Pastoring eleven years in Ontario followed by serving Lacombe Pentecostal Church as Lead Pastor here in Alberta since August of 1992. Over the span of time in Lacombe Mark and Dawn have raised three wonderful children, all of whom are now married. Having a strong passion for world missions, Mark served the District of Alberta NWT as District Missions Rep. for thirteen years. He further has ministered the word of God through teaching and preaching in thirteen countries of the world. Mark has served on the District Executive (now referred to as DLT) for several years under District Superintendents Rev. Lorne McAlister and Rev. Ken Solbreken. It was during these years Mark was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of Vanguard College. Helping to raise a generation of believers who are equipped and anointed to minister effectively the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and to bear much fruit from the harvest field for Jesus Christ is key to Mark’s heart.
Tim has pastored in the Alberta/NWT District for 37 years including living in the NWT & Nunavut for 19 years. He graduated from Northwest Bible College in 1994 and has been Lead Pastor in Lloydminster since then. He served on the AB/NWT District Executive for 9 years and Chairman of Moose Lake Pentecostal Camp for 7 years until 2014. Tim has been married to Lucy since 1984 and they have 3 children, two of whom have graduated from Vanguard. Their older son, Samuel is Youth/Young Adult pastor in Lloydminster.
Ken has been in full time ministry since 1984, serving in churches & itinerate ministry. In April 2007, Ken was elected District Superintendent. Prior to this appointment, Ken served nine years as Director of Pastoral Care for the ABNWT District. Ken & Lena have been married for 32 years and have 3 adult daughters. In 2004, Ken & Lena, along with a fine team of leaders, planted City Centre Church in Edmonton. The vision in their hearts from the beginning, was to be a church plant that would plant churches. Ken has been on the Vanguard board for 18 years.
My name is Don Bunting and I was raised in a preachers’ home and accepted Christ at age 11. My wife Grace and I were married in 1967. God blessed us with four sons, Brooks, Blake, Brad and Damon and we now have a family of 14. We lost Brooks in 1992. We started our business Action Electrical In 1973. The Park Church has been our home church since 1974.I am privileged to have served on various Vanguard Boards since the early 90’s. I have enjoyed serving under such great leadership and with such dedicated individuals. Romans 8:28 has always been a source of strength.
Marlo & Miriam love being a part of Eaglemont Christian Church in Beaumont, AB., and serving in community with others. They are excited about the opportunity to inspire Christ-followers to grow in knowing God, loving people and serving their world. Miriam loves being a mom, enjoys reading good books and eating at Thai restaurants. Marlo loves being a dad, enjoys waterskiing and playing hockey. Their 31 years of pastoral ministry has taken them from Sherwood Park to Winnipeg to Edmonton and now to the growing town of Beaumont. One of their greatest joys in life is helping people discover peace, purpose & passion in a committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
Murray has been pastoring since 1977 and has served in 5 churches in Western Canada. Murray and his wife, Patricia, have been married for 39 years and have two married children as well as three grandchildren. Murray’s passion is to enable believers to become all that God wants them to be. He presently pastors Gospel Centre Church in Edmonton, is on the District Leadership Team and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Vanguard. One of his goals is to mentor and invest in young leaders. On his days off, he likes building furniture, golfing, and working in the garden – and riding his motorcycle.
Nigerian born, Efa moved to Canada in 1978 and has lived in Edmonton since 1992. Efa and his wife Faridat are the proud parents of three adult children: Efa Jr., a California-based jazz musician; Daniel, a pastor at The Church At South Edmonton; and Shireen, an undergraduate student. Efa has served as a lay member of the General Executive of the PAOC and on a number of local boards. Efa and Faridat are members of Mill Woods Pentecostal Assembly. Efa has served on the board of Vanguard College since 2006.