604.922.0911 Ext. 103

Rev. Dr. Axel Schoeber

Lead Pastor

26 years of Lead Pastor experience and 8 years of teaching and mentorship of students training for the ministry at Carey Theological College.

Many years of service to Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC) including: CBWC Board Member (on many committees, often as Chair: Ethics, Personnel, Disciplinary Review, Bylaw, Priorities and Planning, and the Pastoral & Denominational Commission); BC Area Moderator; Secretary, Ordination Examination Council.

Led the CBWC biennial business meetings 2015, 2017.

Board Member, Carey Theological College, where he chaired the committee that developed CBWC’s Pastoral Ethics guidelines.

Education: B.Ed. (UBC), M.A., Ph.D. (UVic), Doctor of Ministry (Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary), Diploma Christian Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology (Regent College).

Personal: Age 62; married to Karen. They have two children, a daughter and a son and three young grandchildren.

604.922.0911 Ext. 104

Jane Sidjak

Pastor for Discipleship and Community Building

Jane is responsible for ministry to our elementary age children and their families and offers assistance and direction for our Early Childhood volunteers. She loves to work directly with children on Sunday mornings and to partner with parents to learn and fulfill the needs of children and their families. Jane loves meeting with children where they are at and helping them encounter God in meaningful ways. She desires that whole families can worship, learn about and serve God together.

Jane is a ‘prairie to North Shore transplant’ of 25 years. She loves that her three grown children still live in the lower mainland. She gets back to Alberta on a semi-annual basis to visit her mother and brothers…and get a fix of the expanse of sky and sun.

She loves anything creative, tactile and probably messy! Jane is thankful for the creative gifts God has given her and the pleasure these pursuits bring her. Jane loves the natural world and relationships. She manages to bring both indoors and enjoy them in her little condo called home.

B. Ed., Special Education and Religion. University of Alberta

Stephen Ministry – International Care Giving Ministry. St. Louis, Missouri

604.922.0911 | Ext. 106

Neil Bell

Worship Leader

Neil cares for, teaches, learns alongside, and oversees worship artists, technicians, prayer teams, hospitality teams, ministers, staff, council, church members, congregants and visitors. Prepares and coordinates all things for Sunday morning worship. He and his wife, Virginia, have 5 grown children, born between 1983 and 1993.

Neil loves to lead the 20/20 Intergenerational Community with his wife, Virginia. Also to lead the Men’s Ministry. Cares for 200 worship pastors as part of Worship Central. Neil is into motorcycle touring, song writing, social time and quiet time. Also movies and reading.

Neil holds a degree from the University of Glamorgan in Wales, and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

604-922-0911 Ext. 109

Rev. Ella Cho

Mandarin Pastor

Ella began with studies at Carey Theological College in 2004. She graduated from the Master of Pastoral Ministry at Carey in May 2010 and Master of Divinity program in 2012. During the studies she interned at Richmond Grace Alliance Church. Following the graduation she worked at their daughter church, Crucible Alliance Church in Richmond as the Chinese Pastor for a year. Then in 2014 God led me to West Point Grey Baptist Church. She was ordained on September 15 at West Point Grey Baptist Church. And started in the capacity of Mandarin pastor on October 1, 2019 at WVBC.

604.922.0911 Ext. 102

Toni Pankratz

Office Administrator

Toni has been working in the office for over 10 years as a volunteer and as Office Assistant. It is a delight to have her in the office currently as the Office Administrator.


Chris Kibble

Administrative Pastor

Chris has had a varied career as Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant in the UK and since 2005, as a pastor here in BC. He has served as an interim, executive and senior pastor in a number of Baptist Churches. Though he is in theory in 'retirement', he is keen to continue to serve the Kingdom on Vancouver's North Shore.

Chris will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

604-922-0911 Ext 110

Liz Burnett

Church Member

I am Elisabeth Burnett. My husband Peter and I have been members at West Vancouver Baptist for 10 years. We love hunting, fishing, cooking and bbq’ing with our church family.

604.922.0911 Ext 107

Mary Findlay


Mary Findlay has joined our team in 2009. We are very grateful to have her as part of our team.