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The New Testament describes two offices within the church: elder and deacon.

Deacons carry out their ministry under the oversight of the elders and are called upon to carry out the ministries that tend to distract the elders from their God-given calling to devote themselves to the ministry of the Word and to prayer. Deacons are therefore responsible for administering the benevolent concerns of the church along with many of its business affairs. At this time Grace Fellowship Church has two deacons.



2024-03-Derek 500x750Derek Oei

Derek began attending Grace Fellowship Church in 2021 with his wife and two children, and they quickly became known as dedicated members who were eager to serve. 

Derek leads the HOST teams (Honouring One-another by Serving Together), and is known for his hospitality and passion for missions. He was installed as a deacon in March 2024.






2022-05-Ryan Olthof 500x750Ryan Olthof

Ryan grew up attending church and was saved as a child. He became a member at Grace Fellowship Church in 2017 and has been serving in a multitude of ways since, including moving furniture, teaching GraceKids, and overseeing the building maintenance. He was appointed to the office of deacon in November 2021. 

Ryan and his wife are parents to four children.






2023-10-Tamer 500x750Tamer Shinouda

Tamer and his wife became members of Grace Fellowship Church in 2019. Since then, his family has been faithfully attending and participating in church life. Tamer is a member of the Abuse Prevention Committee and has served as a GraceKids teacher, along with a number of other volunteer roles in the church. He was appointed as a deacon in July of 2023.