Laurence serves on the ABMB Executive Board and leads the ABMB Faith Team. He has been pastoring Mountainview Grace Church in downtown Calgary since 2010. He is passionate about sharing the truths of the Bible in meaningful ways, helping people live authentic lives, and enabling couples to enjoy all the blessings God has for them. His desire is to see more people get connected to Jesus and to experience His life-giving and transforming power in their lives, relationships, and communities.
Having grown up in the farming and ranching community of Gem, AB he has deep roots in Alberta. Since leaving Gem in 1985 he has lived in cities where he appreciates interacting with people and their cultures. These experiences have developed a pastoral heart and a vision for people of all walks of life to know and experience God in their daily lives. Other interests include woodworking, meeting people at the gym, tennis, and running.
Laurence and his wife Leona met at Bethany College and got married in 1983. From 1988-2010 they served with MB Mission as missionaries to Japan. They have three adult children and enjoy supporting them as they pursue their God-given goals and plans.