Since August 2010, Pastor Hiebert has been serving as our English Pastor. 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 and enjoys the beauty and vitality of nature. The second half of his life has been spent 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. Recently he completed a doctoral degree. Other interests include running, tennis, woodworking, and promoting Leona's artistic abilities.
Pastor Hiebert's wife, Leona, was born in Vancouver, BC. She is an exemplary wife and mother and enjoys serving behind the scenes in our church. Working part time as an instructor, Leona finds fulfillment helping students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. As an artist she specializes in pencil, ink, and watercolour. Her creativity also finds expression through floral design (Western and Ikebana) and interior decorating.
Laurence and 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 watching them pursue their God-given goals and plans.