MEET THE STAFF
Mike Klassen | Lead Pastor
Mike has been the Lead Pastor at SunRidge since it started in 1997. Along with his wife Teresa and their four children, Mike has lovedseeing the local church come alive through people discovering why they were born and understanding the transforming power of Jesus in their lives. Mike holds a Doctorate in Pastoral Ministry. Mike loves Harley’s, Water Skiing, or just about anything else that involves going really fast.
Shawn Klassen | Connections Pastor
Shawn joined the SunRidge team in October 2014 as the Connections Pastor. He is thrilled to be a husband to his wonderful wife, Lisa, and father to their exuberant daughter, Mackenzie. A passion for the person and work of Jesus is what drives Shawn to see others impacted with the grace of the Gospel. Making sure people are finding where they belong so they can thrive is what makes him tick. Shawn loves to laugh with friends, meet new people, and find out who will hit the tennis court with him.
Olivia Wark | Children's Programming Leader
Liv joined the Sunridge team as the Children’s Programming Leader in September 2016. She’s always loved kids and loves seeing them grow into who Jesus wants them to be. Her experience goes from working with inner city kids in New York to being the Children’s Director at a summer camp. She loves anything that involves cuddly dog-shaped things, food, traveling, exploring, music and laughing. But most of all she loves to love. Oh, and coffee. She really, really loves coffee.
Kyle Dyck | Student Ministries Pastor and Elder
Kyle Dyck started interning at Sunridge in 2010 with children's ministries. In 2011 he began interning for student ministries. Kyle then became the youth pastor in 2012. He has been leading the ministry since. Kyle is a full time carpenter with Pro-edge custom woodwork. He is currently working through his carpentry apprenticeship. Kyle enjoys sports, people, the word awesome, snowboarding, golfing, eating good food, being married, woodwork, playing guitar, a good nights sleep, woodwork, snowball fights, boom beach, wake surfing, swimming, The Office, hunting and eating ice cream.
Teresa Klassen | Out of School Care Director
Teresa has been a part of the SunRidge community, serving in a variety of roles, since it all began. She currently serves as the Director of our Out Of School Care program and serves on the SunLand Children's Ministry Team. She and her husband Michael have four children, one son-in-law and have been married for 26 years. Teresa loves good ideas and great stories, travel adventures, and what the Church can be and do when we are loving Jesus passionately, loving people in committed community and living missionally wherever we are. When she can find the time she also blogs at One Brown Leaf and journals on SunRidge On The City.
Mindy Aaserud | Bookkeeper
Mindy has been attending SunRidge since 2005 with her husband Magnus. Both of these two have been instrumental in making sure that all the details of running a Church are taken care of. Magnus and Mindy were married in 2001 and together have two amazing children. If you have any questions regarding anything to do with the Church financials, or Charitable Donation receipts – Mindy is the person to talk to. If you have any questions regarding Norway – Magnus is the person to talk to. Two more fun facts about Mindy: her favourite colour is Green, and she loves “Squeeky Cheese.”
Wayne Zilkie | Facilities Team Leader and Elder
Lisa Klassen & Laura Albrecht | Frontlines Team Leaders
Stan Priebe | Elder
Tracy Horovatin | Elder
Bernie Schmidtke | Elder
Jon Batesarisari | Elder
Staff at SunRidge
Mike Klassen (Lead Pastor)
Shawn Klassen (Connections Pastor)
Olivia Wark (Children's Programming Leader)
Teresa Klassen (OOSC Director)
Mindy Aaserud (Bookkeeping)