John Meenk / Elder

John is a self-employed native of Lynden Washington. He has enjoyed many and varied occupations and vocations: reading, contemplating, gardening, hiking, foundry, law, woodworking, and music. He is widowed and has no children. In Christ alone is life, all else is a cheap substitute. I am His, body and soul!

John Kroontje / Elder

John and Lesa have made Victory their home and church family for their entire married life and have seen and experienced God’s love and faithfulness in action in their own lives and in the lives of their church family. They love Victory’s motto, “Pursue Jesus, Practice Love”. “This is how we know what love is:  Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters” 1 John 3:16

 

Nancy Dupre / Ministry Coordinator

Nancy and Emmet came to VCF in 2011.  Both have fallen in love with their church family here and therefore find themselves compelled to serve in any way that God directs them.

For Nancy that often leads her to the women and for Emmet music and occasionally a little stand-up comedy.  They also stay busy entertaining grand kids and with home projects, but also enjoy a little kayaking together.
Fall in love with the Word, Written and Risen!

 

Donny Boyd / Financial Secretary

Donny joined VCF in 1999. Donny is a retired B-52H Instructor Pilot & Avionics Squadron Commander with the Air Force and a local emergency manager for fourteen years. He serves the Lord as Financial Secretary.

Philippians 4: 4-9 “Final Exhortations”
[4] Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! [5] Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. [6] Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [7] And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [8] Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. [9] Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Janet Visbeek / Certified Biblical Counselor

Janet serves with her husband Jim in ministry at VCF.  She has a passion for families to know God’s word and compassion for those who are hurting.  She holds a Masters of Chaplaincy from Trinity Western University and ACTS Seminary.  She is a Certified Biblical Counselor with the Association of Biblical Counselors and is a Certified Healing Hearts Leader and Facilitator. You are welcome to schedule appointments through the church office.

She is passionate about helping women find security in their identity in Jesus Christ who can heal any wounds, either physical, emotional or mental.  She encourages women to look to the great healer and gives tangible advice from God’s Word.

 

David and Nancy Kreps / Deacons

David and Nancy have been a part of the Victory family for a number of years. David retired from PSE back in 2003, and Nancy retired from teaching in 1986 when they first moved to Lynden from Oak Harbor. They are both active in the community and volunteer at the Christian Health Care Center. They enjoy camping and staying active.  Dave services as the VCF deacon of Building and Maintenance and Nancy serves as Deacon of “Be A Blessing” the ministry at VCF for those with financial needs among us.

Col 2:2
That their (our) hearts (at Victory) may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ.

Doug Traina / Elder (on Sabbatical) and Missions

Doug endeavors to lead a life of passion and devotion to his LORD, Yeshua!  He is blessed with a joy-filled wife, Terry; and two wonderful sons Daniel and Benjamin.  Among Doug’s many passions include making pizza, cherishing times with family, visits to Vancouver, and exploring the joys of God’s Word.  Doug and Terry also chair our Missions Committee as Victory reaches out to our community, Whatcom County, and beyond with our financial giving and resources.

Doug is especially honored to have received a pardon from crimes worthy of a death sentence – ask him to tell you the story – it’s a great one!

Roger Dormaier / Elder (on Sabbatical)

Roger is a “new” Lynden transplant. He and Jan, his wonderful wife since 1979, came in 2006 with God-given job change – he’s an agriculture inspector and she’s a teacher. They raised a son, Bryan, and a daughter, Kristen, on a cattle and wheat ranch in central Washington before moving to the North”wet”side of the state.

They endeavor each day to choose to serve the Lord. “So… love God; laugh a lot; enjoy others; and follow Jesus with all your heart – whether it’s easy or hard – It’s worth it!”