meet the team

The Office Staff aka the people you will meet in the office

Kyle Nichols

Head Pastor

Head Pastor

The first thing you should know about Kyle is that he likes a lot of things.

So many.

He likes hunting and fishing, he like drawing and reading. Most recently he likes jumping on the new trampoline with his kids. He likes puttering around on his old motorbike. He likes building espressos and roasting coffee. One look at his fancy hair and beard, and you’ll know that Kyle likes growing, tending, and fixing things.

As such, his summers are full of too-big projects, gardening, and ridiculous, hippy-composting methods.

All of this might suggest that Kyle should be a landscaper, or a coffee shop owner, but he is not. Kyle is our pastor because among all his other likes, Kyle really likes the church.

Kyle and his wife Rachel (who is beautiful and amazing and who suffers patiently with Kyle’s many changing interests (imagine it!)), moved to Princeton in 2012 where they started their family (currently holding at three young kids), and where they first felt the call to ministry.

Kyle loves his family and is passionate about Christ’s church; passionate about seeing us move as a family in the direction God calls us.

Oh yeah, Kyle also really likes his wife’s sourdough bread, enough that it should probably be included here. He also probably would have enjoyed writing his own bio, but it would have almost certainly turned out too random and too absurd to publish (with far too many parentheses).

Susan Herczku

Church Administrator

Church Administrator

Susan and her husband moved to Princeton in 2019 planning to be semi-retired but God had other plans and she joined our team.  Susan feels God has lead her here for a reason and looks forward to seeing what it is. Susan quickly got involved with the Food Bank, Jr youth as well as Freedom Session and is enjoying jumping in with both feet.  You will usually see her greeting you as you come into the church before she scoops your children away for Sunday School.

Rob Nicholls

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor

(not the same family as Kyle, note the spelling difference)
Rob is firstly a Husband to his wife Kelly and after 40 years together has developed a passion for Godly Marriage and what that can mean to couples who struggle with everyday life.
He enjoys his family, who all live in the Princeton area, and has 3 awesome grandkids.
Rob retired from the airline industry in 2022 and is now enjoying his 2nd career Pastoring in Princeton and operating His and Kelly’s marriage outreach ministry called Have a Better Marriage.
Rob’s hobbies and interests include golfing with his son and son-in-law, and fixing anything old and broken.

Program and Ministry Leaders aka the volunteers who outreach, love and grow our community

Rob & Kelly Nicholls

Associate Family and Marriage

Associate Family and Marriage

Vision: To support, encourage, and provide biblical counsel to couples and families through the everyday challenges of life.

History: Rob and Kelly Nicholls started the Have a Better Marriage Ministry in 2017 after several years of informal couples counselling. It soon became evident that the need for Christian based marriage counselling far outweighed the supply of facilitators. Rob and Kelly are both certified facilitators for Prepare-Enrich, whose program provides relationship assessment tools for counsellors psychologists, social workers, and clergy. Kelly is a Certified Counselor through the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling and Rob is credentialed with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of BC as a Marriage Pastor.

Since 2017, the marriage ministry has seen many challenged couples come to understand God’s incredible desire for joy in their relationships by applying the Biblical principles of Faith, Hope, and Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13.

Rob and Kelly are looking forward to continuing to grow the idea of “Returning Christian Values to Marriage” in churches and communities throughout BC, by inspiring healthy married couples to get involved in the much-needed field of Christian Marriage Counseling.

Chris Mortensen

Worship Team Leader

Worship Team Leader

To some, Chris Mortensen is known as culinary experimenter, photographer, or dude to talk about fishing with. To Kaiden, he is known as Dad, and to Carolyn he is known as Husband.

At our Church, we also know Chris as our Worship Team Leader. Since he and his family moved here from the Sunshine Coast a year ago, he had agreed to take on the role of Worship Team Leader at our church.

His role as Worship Team Leader includes lining up the music team each week, curating a set list of songs, leading the worship team through practice and performance, getting tips from  Kyle on grooming his beard, and putting himself on the stage almost every Sunday to lead our congregation through the sacred time of worship.

Chris makes music his science and his art, if you have questions about music, or the role music plays in worship, he is your guy.

Susan Herczku

Sunday School Leader

Sunday School Leader

Susan and her husband moved to Princeton in November 2019 from the lower mainland.  Prior to coming here, Susan attended Northview Community Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for preschoolers.  Now she is a part of our community, taking on the role of Sunday School Leader.  Susan has become involved in other ministries, such as the Food Bank and Youth as well as our Church Administrator.

Mark Howarth

Food Bank - Chaplain

Food Bank - Chaplain

Mark has been a Christian for 40 years. He went to Bible School shortly after being converted to get a solid grounding to his faith. Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Baptist Theological School.

Mark is married to Edith, have 3 adult children, and have been members of Princeton Baptist church for 20 years. Mark has been involved with church work of some kind for as long as he can remember.

Likes: seeing new people come to know Christ, seeing the church grow, preaching, playing guitar, geology, motorcycles, mechanics, camping, times with the family and studying the Bible especially the gospel accounts and the book of Genesis.

Chloe Minosky

KidCafe

KidCafe

My name is Chloe and I have been in Princeton for about 18 years. I have been attending the Princeton Baptist Church for 6 years. There I have built some of the most important relationships in my life. I have learned so much about community, deepening my roots and love for Princeton. I crossed paths with Kid Café a few years ago and immediately saw its value. A fancy latte in Princeton? Yes please! Rest and conversation during motherhood. Kids bouncing and playing. Everyone really looks out for each other and gives a sense of “it takes a village”. I feel blessed to be passed the Kid Café torch!

Candace Stark

Women's Mental Health

Women's Mental Health

I am Candace Stark and I own Stark Bookkeeping here in Princeton, BC. I am a bookkeeper, a homeschooling mom, church treasurer, and I run the Women’s Mental Health group at Princeton Baptist Church. Our family has been attending Princeton Baptist Church for over 5 years and have found our home here. I have been operating my bookkeeping business since 2022 and running the Women’s Mental Health group since the fall of 2020. I am passionate about numbers which is why my career choice makes sense. I love working from home and helping local small businesses to be successful. The other thing I am passionate about is mental health. I can personally relate to so many of the struggles faced with mental health difficulties and all the things life throws at us. I genuinely enjoy supporting other women in their journey to recovery. It is a blessing to watch women grow and flourish with the tools, information, and support our group provides. Other interests I have are, dirt biking, horseback riding, hiking, home renovations, cuddling babies in the nursery, and spending time at the beach.

Leadership Board aka the people running the business-y side of things

What is a Leadership Board?

Our Leadership Board consists of church members who are elected by the church to assist the pastor in the spiritual affairs of the church.  

Elected Board members act as a legal board of trustees for the church, they have regular meetings with the Lead Pastor on church business and they also advise on and approve our budget.

Art Goerzen

Art 2022

Art was born in Paraguay and moved to Vancouver as a child. He moved to the Lower mainland while in grade 4.  Attended and got baptized in Ebenezer Mennonite Church.  Married his wife, Elvira in 1990 and built their first home next door to his Parents farm, where they had 2 girls who grew up there. They started attending Langley Mennonite Fellowship in 1990.  Changed to Level Ground Mennonite 2011 which was closer so their children could attend youth.  They moved to Princeton after their children graduated and started attending Princeton Baptist around the same time.  Art became a member a year ago and is enjoying our community.  

 

Mark Howarth

Mark Howarth 2022

Mark has been a Christian for 40 years. He went to Bible School shortly after being converted to get a solid grounding to his faith. Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Baptist Theological School.

Mark is married to Edith, have 3 adult children, and have been members of Princeton Baptist church for 20 years.  Mark has been involved with church work of some kind for as long as he can remember.

Likes: seeing new people come to know Christ, seeing the church grow, preaching, playing guitar, geology, motorcycles, mechanics, camping, times with the family and studying the Bible especially the gospel accounts and the book of Genesis.

Tim McMann

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Tim was born and raised on the West coast of Vancouver Island in a Christian community providing health and spiritual care to the villages of the remote coast. 

After Graduating from Trinity Western University in Langley, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy and raised their 3 children in Port Coquitlam at Friendship Baptist Church.

He and Judy were called to Princeton in 2011 as empty nesters experiencing a new stage of life in a new community confident in God’s leading.

In the time here, God has blessed him with 4 grandchildren who are a delight to him and keeps him active.

Tyler Esau

Tyler Esau 2024

Tyler met his future wife Karalyn at Briercrest College and Seminary. Following two years at college and four years for Karalyn, they got engaged in 2013. They married in June 2014 and in the spring of 2015, they would move from the Fraser Valley to Princeton and their family would start to grow. First, they welcomed a son in 2016 and then in 2018, they welcomed a daughter. 

As a family of four, they love to travel, seeing various places, enjoy the outdoors, and have family movie nights. Tyler likes to take on projects, hunt, and fish, and just be busy around the house. This year marks his first year as an official leadership board member and is excited to learn how to serve the people of Princeton and the Church.