Meet the Pastors

David Kalamen, Founding Pastor

David Kalamen

Dr. David Kalamen is founding pastor of Kelowna Christian Center (KCC). Married to Carleen for 40 years, they and their family, all living and working in Kelowna, have been ministering to the people of this region for 30 years. David is a pastor’s son, born in New Brunswick, and raised in the diverse culture of four of Canada’s great provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and now, British Columbia. He has been blessed to see three generations of ministers flowing together, as he has served alongside both his father and his son.

Ed Berk, Lead Pastor

Ed Berk

The unfailing love of Jesus Christ transformed my heart from shame to freedom, from emptiness to a rich full satisfying life. The power and presence of the Holy Spirit continues to teach and equip me to be the person I was designed to be. Part of that was coming on staff in 1992. Since then I have been committed to the process of revealing the love of Jesus Christ and seeing you as a unique powerful person created in His image. Here at KCC you will experience His transforming power, the truth that brings freedom and Christ’s love that this family has to offer you.

Brodie Kalamen, Associate Pastor

Brodie Kalamen

I love everything about the Church! I see the Church as light and flavour to this world. I have been moved with the compassion that Jesus carried for people. He said that many lived as “sheep without a shepherd” and my desire is to become that example of a “good shepherd”. It’s a privilege to work in establishing God’s Kingdom here on earth and I am privileged to work as an ambassador for this cause.

Sean Lalonde, Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Sean Lalonde

Sean Lalonde is working at Kelowna Christian Center as the Youth Pastor. Sean has been serving in youth Ministry in the Okanagan for 13 years. He has a desire to bring the reality of God to this generation of young people. From Junior High through High School.

Pastor Christine Bitgood, Children's Ministries

Christine Bitgood

My heart’s desire is to see our children surpass us in the Kingdom of God. As Pastor Brodie once said, “one generation’s ceiling is the next generation’s foundation.” I desire to see our children develop a spiritual, Biblical foundation of who they are and who He wants them to be. I wish for every child to experience God’s very real presence, to know God’s divine plan for their life and to honour Him in service.

Carleen Kalamen, Ladies Ministry

Carleen Kalamen

It is my desire to encourage women to live in and through the power of who they are in Christ. Trials and hardship are common to man, but we can do all things that are God’s will for us, through Christ who strengthens us. I desire to see women walk in the peace, strength and joy of the Lord. Christ came to bring “life,” and we can bring hope and healing to a hurting world. My intent is to work alongside the women of KCC, as they fulfill KCC’s Isaiah 61 mandate.

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