Bernard, a Chinese-Canadian, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where he obtained his doctorate in Dental Medicine as well as two undergraduate degrees – in Science and Education. He currently owns/operates a dental practice in Coquitlam and serves as a co-chairman and instructor/mentor at a dental implant/surgical training institute. He is known for making anxious patients feel more at ease by cracking jokes and making them laugh – the benefits of having a captive audience! :) He and his wife, Karen, will celebrate 22 years of marriage this summer. They are the parents of two teenagers – Nathan and Bethany.
Bernard currently serves on the media team (rendering Sunday sermons) and is co-leading a Home Group. He is passionate about strong families and marriages, mentoring/relationships, healing journeys (spirit/mind/body), and is constantly in awe of God’s goodness and faithfulness – especially amidst difficult seasons.
Bernard enjoys spending quality time with his family, photography, and cruising on his motorcycle. He is a commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (Naval) and hopes to one day pick up ballroom dancing with Karen again (which is how they first met 29 years ago).
“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing…” – Isaiah 35:1-2 (ESV)
Dale is a Korean-Canadian from Surrey and has been married to his wife (Janet Min) for 10 years and has a 5 year-old son (Joshua) and 3 year-old daughter (Natalie). He has been serving, supporting and leading the church’s music/worship ministry for the past several years and desperately wants to see the songs and expressions of the Church blossom and break forth in Vancouver. Dale is also leading the Surrey/Langley Home Group with Janet. He feels called to tap into and bridge the connectedness and purpose of all things because our God is a God of purpose and intelligent design. Dale completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree at SFU’s Molecular Biology and Biochemistry program and has enrolled in a Masters of Divinity program at Carey Theological College. He currently works for Fraser Health as a Client Partner in its Leadership & Organization Development department.
Hanna Park has been an active member and has served within the children’s, prayers and home group ministries. Hanna’s background is in human resources and people development in the public sector. She is passionate about developing organization capability, corporate governance and integrating operational requirements of organizations into strategy and transparent execution.
One of Hanna’s favourite things about Jesus is that he wept! For Hanna, this simple yet significant act reveals so much of His character, love and authority.
Hanna and her husband Gordon enjoying doing ministry together and have four young children. Hanna’s special talent is that she can make three babies at once!
Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Stu grew up in the Lower-Mainland and proud of his Northern Ireland heritage. He has been an active police officer serving various municipalities and positions since 2003. He serves on the Worship Team and is a co-leader with his wife Zana in a Home Group. He previously served as a worship leader for a youth group before coming to New Joy. He enjoys acting and is part of the Performing Arts team. He enjoys speaking and engaging with people to help break down walls and misperceptions.