Meet the Team.

We have the privilege of having a fantastic  staff team here at St. Albert Alliance Church – each member bringing to the table unique gifts and a passionate heart for calling people to and equipping people in their apprenticeship journey with Jesus.

Kirk Cowman

Lead Pastor
Kirk is passionate about helping people grow deeper in intimacy with Jesus by experiencing the transforming presence and power of the Spirit and living each day on mission with Jesus. The first Bible verse Kirk learned when he began apprenticing in the way of Jesus was Hebrews 13:5, and the theme verse for his life is Acts 13:36, as Kirk’s greatest desire is to serve God in this generation. Kirk and his wife, Britton, are avid readers; they love taking road trips, watching movies, spending time with their grown kids and going on walks with their pug; anything Kirk and Britton can do together is their favourite thing to do.

Mike Sotski

Associate Lead Pastor 
Mike has been on staff since 2017 and his favourite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:8-10. The thing he likes most about St. Albert is the small city feel and all of the great park space that allows you to feel like you are getting away, while still being in the city. His hobbies include most sports - he's always up for a little friendly competition.

Lisa Peters 

Associate Lead Pastor 
Lisa has been on staff since 2006. Her favourite thing about StAAC is the wonderful people. Lisa loves going for walks, having coffee with friends and reading. Her favourite Bible verse is Matthew 11:28-30.  Lisa owns 3 plaid shirts (but you should really ask her how many pairs of heels she owns!)

Bob Cowie

Community Engagement Pastor
Bob has been on staff since 2017. His favourite thing about StAAC is the diversity of the people and their willingness to step up when needed has been inspiring to him. Bob's favourite Bible verse is Philippians 2:10-11. He loves to go for a ride on his motorcycle and build various projects and he owns 6 plaid shirts!

Pam Loeppky

Group Life & Xtreme Kids Pastor
Pam has been on staff for over 20 years!! She loves the people at StAAC and how wonderful the StAAC community is!  Her favourite Bible verse is Hebrews 11:1. Pam loves spending time with her family outdoors at the lake. The more time at the lake, on the boat, surrounded by loved ones, the better!

Dan MacGillivray

Jr. High & Young Adults Pastor
Dan has been on staff since 2014. He loves the StAAC community and the family atmosphere it brings! His hobbies include video games (you're never too old), reading and hanging out with his family. If you asked him to choose between DC and Marvel, DC wins in his books. Dan also owns 17 plaid shirts! (He says it's part of the uniform.)

Josh Ginn

Sr. High  & Young Adults Pastor 
Josh has been a youth leader, an intern and has now joined the staff team as our Sr. High & Young Adults Pastor! His favourtie thing about StAAC is the emphasis on listening and obeying Jesus! Josh's favourite Bible verse is John 10:10 … there is an enemy but I’m seeking after Jesus and his life to the full. One of his favourite hobbies is going on adventures with his wife and daughter!

Melayne Shankel

Worship & Communications Pastor
Melayne  has been on staff since 2015.   She loves the people at StAAC and the welcoming community.  When she's not leading worship at StAAC, you can find her songwriting , in the recording studio, cooking, reading a good book or connecting with  friends!  She also loves being in the mountains.  Mel owns 7 plaid shirts  ( can she start adding the rest of her plaid accessories into this number too?)

Keith Molberg

Tech Director
Keith has been on staff since 2016 and he loves the Bible verse, Acts 10:38. His favourite hobby is playing disc golf and if you asked him to choose between DC or Marvel, he would choose Marvel. It's hard for Keith to pick a favourite music artist, but he really enjoys listening to Snarky Puppy.

Aileen Rose

Pastoral Ministry Assistant
Aileen has been on staff for over 20 years! Aileen knew that God had called her to serve, and is so blessed to have followed the call on her life to serve StAAC. Her favourite thing about StAAC is the people, their love of God and our community. Aileen's favourite verse is Matthew 28:20. And if grandchildren could be a hobby, that would be Aileen's favourite hobby. She loves spending time with all of her grandchildren!

Gladys Lewis

Director of Operations
Gladys has been on staff for over 20 years! Her favourite Bible verses are Isaiah 55:9 and Matthew 6:10.  In her off time, Gladys loves to sit down with a good book and spending time outside  in her garden during the summer.

Debbie Beckman

Xtreme Kids Preschool Pastor
Debbie has been on staff since 2013. She absolutely loves working with her amazing team, leading and getting to know passionate volunteers, and engaging families and kids as they deepen their relationship with Jesus. Her favourite moments at StAAC have been worshipping with the kids, seeing them punch the fists into the air and literally jump with excitement as they declare that "Yes, Jesus love me!" When not working for StAAC, Debbie runs a children's music studio out of her home. In her off-hours you will likely find her spending time with her husband and grown children, playing games, camping, or just hanging out.

Janelle Rempel

Xtreme Kids Elementary Pastor
Janelle returned to our staff in 2018, but had previously been on staff for 7 years! She took a break and worked in the school system for 5 years. Her favourite thing about StAAC is the Kids, of course! Janelle loves to spend time in the mountains, play games with her family, have coffee with friends and walk her dog, Loki! She feels closest to Jesus when spending time in nature, surrounded by His beautiful creation!

Jay-Anne Trela

Ignite Ministry Coordinator
Jay-Anne has been on staff with us since September 2022, but has been attending StAAC for many years and has previously worked on staff before! We are excited to welcome back Jay-Anne as she heads up our Ignite (Grade 5/6) Ministry!

Janessa Bannerman

Communications Coordinator
Janessa has been on staff since 2019 and her favourite thing about StAAC is the people! She loves how welcoming everyone is and how StAAC is like family. In her off time, you will find Janessa singing, cooking and making floral arrangements! If you asked her to pick a favourite song, she couldn't tell you,  because she loves so many artists!

Josh Johnston

StAAC Digital Content Creator
Joshua has been on staff since the Fall of 2021 and has been part of the StAAC community for over 10 years - having  met some of his closest friends here at StAAC! His favourite hobby is creating videos, learning photography and watching Marvel movies. One of the highlights of Josh's week is hosting our Sunday service Pre Show and chatting with our wonderful online community!

Robyn Flett

Front Office Administrative Assistant
Robyn has been on staff since the summer of 2021. Her favourite thing about StAAC is the  friendliness and welcoming personalities of the people! Her favourite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31. Robyn loves to be active - running, swimming, lifting weights, crafting, baking & cooking.

Sherry Martinez 

Sherry has been on staff since 2018. She is so grateful for the staff and elders that guide and lead StAAC and their great example of living a life of faith! Sherry loves to read, cook and spend time with her family, especially her 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren! She owns more than 10 plaid shirts (and is a country girl at heart)!

Kristy MacGillivray

Ministry Support Assistant
Kristy has been on staff since the beginning of 2022. Her favourite thing about STACC is the feeling of family we have as a church community. She enjoys all things crafty, a good book, a hot cup of tea, and spending time with her family. If you were to give her the choice between Tim Horton’s or McDonalds coffee, she would pick McDonalds every time. And if you were to check her Spotify playlist, it would be predominantly 80’s music.