Ministry Team

Rev. Dr. Simon LeSieur
Lead Minister

About Simon

Rev. Dr. Simon LeSieur joined our ministry team in March, 2010. He grew up in Quebec City, completed his undergraduate degree at Redeemer University in Ontario and then moved to Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he did his Master of Divinity. He most recently completed a Doctorate on the Holy Spirit through Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. 

Simon strives to help people of all ages grow into faithful and responsible global citizens, equipping them to vibrantly navigate the complexities of today's world. Simplicity, prayer, and community form the groundwork of his own pursuit of Christ.

He lives here in West Vancouver with his wife Meghan and their two young children.

Fiona Watts
Executive Director

About Fiona

Fiona Watts joined the staff of West Van United as Executive Director in May, 2022. Fiona has extensive experience in church leadership through her work with The Missional Network. She has also served in various volunteer roles over many years of being a part of the congregation at West Van United.

She and her family have called the North Shore home for over 20 years and West Van United has been their church home ever since she and her husband, Brian, were looking for a church when they were newly married (many moons ago!).

Gerald van Wyck
Minister - Music

About Gerry

Gerald van Wyck has been Minister of Music at our church since February, 1987. He is a passionate believer in music’s ability to create community within and outside the church building. He unites his skills as a national choral adjudicator, a music history lecturer, and an orchestral conductor in his activities at the church, leading the Church Choir and accompanying our Worship Services on our beautiful organ and piano.

Sophie Bartek
Administrative Assistant

About Sophie

Katie Nofziger
Care Coordinator

About Katie

Children & Youth Ministry Leader


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Dylon Nofziger
Coordinator - Sunday Club Children's Program

About Dylan

Dylon Nofziger began as Godly Play leader in August 2010. Having completed an undergraduate degree in theology and recreation as well as a Master of Divinity degree, Dylon moved to Vancouver in 2007.

Growing up in rural Alberta with no electricity or running water, he was without our societies ‘props’ that are easily leaned on for entertainment. While many children have television and sports teams, he had a dog and a forest. And so play became a central part of his story as well as his understanding of God.

He loves stories, and the ability that stories have to uncover deeper and simpler realities about our world and about this God who offers us his love–asking only that we come as little children to receive this love. He enjoys working with the Godly Play curriculum as a means to facilitate the spiritual journeys of young theologians and story tellers.

Dylon looks forward to meeting you this coming Sunday as we welcome children aged 4 and up to Sunday Kids Club.

Olivia Povarchook - Communications and Social Media Administrator

About Olivia

Anas Alwattar
Information Technology Administrator

About Anas

Helen Thayakaanthan
Accountant / Bookkeeper

About Helen

Andrew Kottmeier
Custodian - Facilities

About Andrew

Andrew grew up in West Vancouver. He spent several years in the restaurant field, but ultimately realized his true passion was to do renovation and home improvements. After many years in this field, he now puts his vast knowledge of residential construction together with his love for people as the custodian and events host at WVUC.

Shirin Malek
Nursery Leader

About Shirin

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