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Staff & Leadership


Rev. John Paeng

Senior Pastor 

Pastor John and his wife Gloria love living on Vancouver Island! But, they love sharing their faith and their life with the congregation of St. Columba even more! John is a graduate of Regent College (MDiv) and New England Conservatory (MM, Voice) and has been pastoring churches since 1996. Over the years he has been a missionary in Central Asia, campus student ministry organizer in Vancouver, and guest preaching at various retreats and conferences. Gloria and John love the outdoors and enjoy hiking and exploring the Island whenever they can. They have two daughters.

Charlene King

Church Administrator

Charlene and her family have lived in Parksville for 10 years. When she isn’t in the office keeping things running smoothly, you are likely to find her in her garden or out exploring the island and geocaching.  She is married to Dan and has two children in university. 

Helen Hill-Tout

Worship Director


Doreen Macmillan - Clerk of Session

Rae Bailey

Sadie Dagg

Catherine Held

Helen Hill-Tout

Don Kennedy

Greg & Cherilynn Toll

Barbara Ward

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