Prairie Chapel has a Biblically based leadership, who are called elders. An elder is one of a group of biblically qualified men who jointly shepherd and oversee a local body of believers. The word translated “elder” is used nearly twenty times in Acts and the epistles in reference to this unique group of leaders who have responsibility for overseeing the people of God.
On October 14, 2018 Prairie Chapel welcomed Mike and Tanya Chalmers as our pastor.
Rick is the son of one of our church founders, Jake and Ruth Schellenberg. He grew up at Prairie Chapel and now serves as our Elder Board Chairman and a Bible Study leader. He is very active in our Men & Boy’s Retreat, Family Camp, Helping Hands, and Gleaners Ministries. Rick and his wife, Elma live in Abbotsford and have three grown children.
Wes is a longtime member of Prairie Chapel who leads our Music Ministry and an adult Care Group Bible Study. He lives in Abbotsford with his wife, Sharon, and they have four married sons.
Clarence and his family have been attending Prairie Chapel for over 14 years. He is actively involved in leading the youth/young adults Bible Study. Clarence is a high-school teacher in Mission and is an itinerant speaker for Creation Ministries International. He and his wife Dawn have five grown children.