BOARD NOMINEES

LEE BARBOUR

1. How long have you been attending Lakeview?

Since approximately 1975.

2. Describe how and when you became a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

I made a child-hood confession of faith - memory fails as to the details. I also resolved some of my

angst regarding my faith journey when as a college student I realized the person of Jesus was as sure a

foundation for my life as I would ever find. However, over the many years since I have continued to

discover that 'faith' is more received that seized. And like any gift receiving, it is not predictable or

presumed upon.

3. Share a scripture verse that has been particularly instructional or meaningful to you.

The two scriptures that seem to capture the call on my life would be the description of Jesus in John:

'full of truth and grace' and the encouragement in the Psalms 'Behold, You desire truth in the

innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom' (ASV).

4. What do you consider to be your spiritual gifts?

Those seem to be shifting. At one time they seemed to be teaching, prophecy and leadership. I am

now wondering if they are shifting to serving, giving and mercy.

5. What ministry area(s) have you served in and what are you currently involved in?

I have served in a breadth of church ministry over the years; teaching, children's ministry, board,

preaching, small group leadership, visitation, evangelism, and so on. My circle is much smaller now.

I serve on the preaching team (other than the pulpit) and meet with a group of men in a 'coffee' housechurch.

6. Are you presently tithing to the work of Lakeview Church?

God being my helper, yes.

7. What experience do you have with the process of policy-making procedures?

I have served previously on the LFMC board. I have also chaired at a corporate/business level as a

department head.

8. Lakeview Church uses the Carver Model of Governance. Have you used this model and, if not, are

you familiar with it?

I believe I was on the board when it first was adopted although my familiarity with would be slight.

9. What two personal and/or character strengths do you think you would bring to the Governance

Board?

 

10. Are there aspects of being a board member that you expect to find challenging?

I am combining my response to Q9/10 since my strengths are also the source of my weakness.

I am an idea person - I enjoy imagining (re-imagining) the future and have a capacity for problem

solving and vision casting. That said, I am weak when it comes to details and practics. I must also

confess that accounting sheets still challenge me.

CARLY PRIEBE

1. How long have you been attending Lakeview?

I began attending Lakeview when I was 7 or 8 years old (so over 26 years). I became an official member through the memberships class a number of years ago (maybe 10 years ago). 

2. Describe how and when you became a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

I went to a Catholic school as an elementary school child and remember, in my own mind, committing to follow Jesus during my time there. That decision became solidified throughout my high school years and I decided to get baptized at Lakeview in my late teens/early 20s. I continued to "re-commit" to that decision during experiences like "missions"/discipleship opportunities which I engaged in during my university years.  

3. Share a scripture verse that has been particularly instructional or meaningful to you.

In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May Your unfailing love be upon us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. - Psalm 33: 21-22.

4. What do you consider to be your spiritual gifts?

I took the "SHAPE" spiritual gifts assessment with Gloria when she worked at Lakeview and remember uncovering that serving through "hosting" was one of my gifts and I definitely identify with that as I enjoyed helping new people feel comfortable (in my work and church life). I enjoy encouraging and helping others through teaching, coaching, and serving.

5. What ministry area(s) have you served in and what are you currently involved in?

I first got involved in Lakeview's children's ministry well over 10 years ago and am now involved again, as a parent volunteer. I volunteer to teach Pilates to moms during the indoor playground at Lakeview, I have led a women's Small Group and now a couples/families Home Church, I have been and try to stay involved in work with Hands at Work and Sons and Daughters. During my university years I was on the leadership for "Mosaic" (the college and career group that started at the time).

6. Are you presently tithing to the work of Lakeview Church?

Yes.

7. What experience do you have with the process of policy-making procedures?

I have served on sports boards (e.g., Swim Saskatchewan, Triathlon Saskatchewan) and committees (Triathlon Canada high performance committee) so I have been exposed to board policy decision making through those experiences. I do not feel like it is my area of expertise but I certainly have a basic understanding and am happy to contribute as able.

8. Lakeview Church uses the Carver Model of Governance. Have you used this model and, if not, are

you familiar with it?

I am not familiar with this model but happy to learn.

9. What two personal and/or character strengths do you think you would bring to the Governance

Board?

I believe that I have quite a bit of empathy and try to put myself in others' shoes. This can perhaps bring a unique perspective to decision making. Also, I serve in a leadership capacity in other areas of my life and have experience working in teams and even researching group dynamics. I would be comfortable working with others while also contributing based on my unique strengths.

 

10. Are there aspects of being a board member that you expect to find challenging?

I believe the work of the board is incredibly important as Lakeview IS making an significant impact in the lives of people in our community and would love to see it continue to do so. I think it would be exciting to be involved in this but I see the greatest challenge to myself personally would be balancing this commitment with other aspects of my life (e.g., family time). I WANT to make room for these type of opportunities in my life but I also recognize the potential challenge of balancing time commitments.

DON BRISTOW

1. How long have you been attending Lakeview?

Since 1998.

2. Describe how and when you became a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

I was a confirmed Christian at age 14 by my home church at the time, United Church. While attending Lakeview in 1999, I recomimtted my life to Christ.   

3. Share a scripture verse that has been particularly instructional or meaningful to you.

I choose 3 verses today I felt appropriate for the board nominee: 1 Peter 4:10-11, Matthew 25:21 and

Proverbs 3:9-10.

4. What do you consider to be your spiritual gifts?

I believe I am a business leader, running small business. A leader by trade. Aware of financial planning and leadership background.

5. What ministry area(s) have you served in and what are you currently involved in?

Not currently involved. Past board member. Past board chair. Past Children's leader. Small group leader. We do host a Home Church.

6. Are you presently tithing to the work of Lakeview Church?

Yes. Monthly to Auto-Debit.

7. What experience do you have with the process of policy-making procedures?

I have sat on boards, charities, policy review committees and the National Wealth Committee.

8. Lakeview Church uses the Carver Model of Governance. Have you used this model and, if not, are

Yes, I am familiar with it. Should be noted that I'm not on full agreement of Carver Model.

9. What two personal and/or character strengths do you think you would bring to the Governance

Board?

Leadership, Finance, Business.

 

10. Are there aspects of being a board member that you expect to find challenging?

It is much more difficult to be a board member and leader in a charity. Charities and Church's have a soft social side. Ambiguous. A Board Member Business Leader in public should be more distinct and black and white with process and decisions.

MYRIAM ULLAH

1. How long have you been attending Lakeview?

5 years 

2. Describe how and when you became a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

At this stage in my life I believe that there is an ongoing invitation of the spirit to follow Christ's teachings - the invitation is always extended and throughout my life, from early childhood until now, I have been at times less committed and at times more committed to receiving it as I've grown in my understanding of what Christ offers the world.  

3. Share a scripture verse that has been particularly instructional or meaningful to you.

The sermon on the mount. Matthew 5:3-10 

4. What do you consider to be your spiritual gifts?

I understand gifting in what God is enabling each of us to do. I think in these last 5-10 years God has been continually growing in me a compassion for the vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed in society and has been expanding my understanding of belonging. 

5. What ministry area(s) have you served in and what are you currently involved in?

Previously with the Link team and currently as a Home Church leader. 

6. Are you presently tithing to the work of Lakeview Church?

Yep.

7. What experience do you have with the process of policy-making procedures?

I have been a collaborator in several workplace/volunteer scenarios to create or strengthen policies around issues of financial transparency, environmental sustainability, Plan to Protect, HR processes, and communication procedures. 

8. Lakeview Church uses the Carver Model of Governance. Have you used this model and, if not, are

you familiar with it?

Yes. I have worked for a non-profit faith-based organization with a similar board governance model for 12 years. 

9. What two personal and/or character strengths do you think you would bring to the Governance Board?

1 - I have a lot of ideas - not always good ones :) but I try to look at problems for the potential for growth that they represent. 2 - I am socially/relationally oriented.

10. Are there aspects of being a board member that you expect to find challenging?

I foresee that dealing with sensitive content or issues involving people we consider family can get quite complicated. I think church board work is challenging less because of the tasks involved and more so because of the community context.