John Van Sloten – Lead Pastor

John has been an ordained pastor for the past 27 years and leads our team here at Marda Loop Church. His passions are preaching, teaching, and writing about God’s everywhere presence. He’s a regular columnist for the Calgary Herald/National Post. He has been married to Fran for 38 years and has three adult children. John has participated in several John Templeton Foundation sub-grants over the past ten years exploring the intersection of faith and science. His newest book, God Speaks Science, will be published in July 2023. In his spare time, he goes on walkabouts, takes photos, and occasionally sketches old Rembrandt etchings.

Kerri Bonk – Administrator

Kerri Bonk has been attending Marda Loop Church since 2020 and is excited to see how God is working through this community.  She has been working as an educational assistant for 20 years and has recently joined the staff at the church in an administrative capacity and is looking forward to the new experience!  She has been married to Phil for 32 years and together they have two grown sons who have also brought their partners into the family.  Phil and Kerri are “empty nesters” but thoroughly enjoy spending any time they can with their family.  In her free time, Kerri can be found baking in the kitchen, reading in her favourite chair or working out.

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