Get to know our church leadership and please get in touch if you would like to chat.
Our Church StaffWhile the elders oversee the vision and policy of the church, the staff are responsible to implement that vision and manage the day-to-day ministry of the church. The goal of the staff is to enable the church to do the ministry that God has called us to together.
Pastor Mike Engbers
Mike and his family came to PCC in March 2019. He is passionate about ministering to the whole church – all ages – and seeing the church being a light in the community.
Mike is married to Christina, and has four daughters – Caralyn, Rachel, Madison, and Brooklyn. He enjoys woodworking, reading, movies, and also dabbles in website design and desktop publishing.
Mike’s education includes a B.A. in Philosophy, a Masters of Divinity at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, and in 2018 he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in which his dissertation examined the role of technology in the overall ministry and mission of the church.
Pastor Ryan Bright
Associate Pastor - Youth and Worship
He loves exploring how the local church can help individuals can grow effectively both within church life and in the community. Ryan came to Parliament Community church in 2015. He and his wife Shauna have three children — Hannah, Ashton and Crawford — and three dogs — Phoebe, Finnie and Taco. They spend much of their summer free time at Dallas Valley Ranch Camp. While Ryan loves picking up whatever new hobbies he can fit in his spare time, some recurring themes include reading, music, rock climbing and sharing good food.
Children and Family Ministry Director
Pastor Ben Kramer
Associate Pastor - Discipleship
Yoriko moved to Canada in 2013 to attend Briercrest College where she graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. She also met her future husband at Briercrest, and Yoriko and Brandon have been married since July 2016. In 2019 they moved from Swift Current to Regina. Yoriko enjoys making Japanese food, organizing, being in nature, taking photos, and she is presently working on improving her videography skills. She hopes that she can use the skills learned at her previous places of employment to better serve the church in her role as Administrative Assistant.
Elder - Board Chair
James’ connection to PCC goes back to when he attended the weekly Boys Brigade ministry and was privileged to be mentored by godly leaders through Bible studies, sports and outdoor trips.
In 2016 James and his family found their way back to PCC and have enjoyed involvement with music teams, children and youth ministry, Quest groups and the Elders board. God has called the church to appoint elders and overseers to lead the church by the power of the Holy Spirit. As an Elder, James has been challenged to be the spiritual leader in his home and to set an example for Christ in interactions with community members. James is committed to being an Elder that is Christ-focused, Spirit-led, and focused on biblical truths and prayer. He desires to see the church be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving others and spreading the gospel through word and through lifestyle evangelism.
James and Dena are the parents of four adult children. James has served as a missionary with Youth for Christ for the past 23 years. His hobbies are running, cooking, handyman projects around the house and enjoying a good movie.
Elder - Vice Chair
Marilyn joined the elders board in 2020 and her desire and prayer for PCC is to see people become followers of Jesus as they see Him reflected in us, His ambassadors.
She also prays that God’s people at PCC will be encouraged to use the spiritual gift(s) God has given to each individual for the building up His body, the church.
Marilyn was born in Pakistan, where her parents were missionaries. She finished elementary school in Pakistan, spent three years in the USA, and then moved to South Africa where her parents worked among the large Indian population in Durban. Marilyn completed high school and business college and then returned to the USA for a year of Bible School before returning to South Africa for studies in nursing and midwifery.
After working as a nurse/midwife for a number of years she felt God calling her to full-time mission work. God led her to join Operation Mobilization Mission (an inter-denominational world mission) in France where she met Allen – a Canadian who became her husband. They spent two years church planting in Quebec City, and then moved to Regina in 1979 where they have lived since then; except for about two years in Japan, where they taught English in two MB Churches in Osaka.
As an Elder, Marilyn depends on the Lord for wisdom, discernment and strength. She is constantly reminded by God’s Spirit that Elders serve His Church, and all decisions must be seen in the light of what God desires for the Church.
Dave has been attending Parliament Community Church since 1977. He started coming because he knew people who were part of the congregation and he has chosen to stay and be involved all these years.
Dave joined the Elders board in 2015. As an Elder, he looks forward to how God will lead and guide the church in this next year.
Dave came to faith after having gone through a very difficult time including considering suicide at the age of 20. He continues to be truly blessed to know Jesus and the changes that He brings into Dave’s life. As Romans 12 says, we need to be ‘transformed by the renewing of the mind.’ Dave has discovered this renewal is not just a one-time occurrence. God continues to work in his heart and mind, and he is growing in his love for God, his wife and family, the church, and the community.
Along with his role on the Elders board, Dave also is involved with men’s ministry. He wishes to see men growing in faith and developing relationships with one another. In his spare time Dave enjoys golf, racquetball and helping others around him.
Emily loves her job as a second-grade teacher, and she is very grateful to have a career that is incredibly life-giving. Emily married Christopher in August of 2019 and they have settled into life here in Regina.
She is excited to be a part of the Elders board and to learn more about what church leadership looks like. Emily has served in a variety of ministries at PCC, and she looks forward to what God will teach her while she is part of this new team.
Our Elders board desires to invest in young leaders. One of the opportunities we have to do that is to invite several of the young leaders to come and be a part of the Elders board. The value is in seeing these leaders grow but also in hearing their heart and thoughts as well as what God is placing on their hearts. The Young Leaders are not a voting part of the board, but they do contribute much to the team and church through their involvement.
Jon is involved in several ministries at church ranging from giving leadership to young adults, working with our youth and helping lead worship. Now he has joinged the Elders board as a young leader.
John has a number of hobbies including music – both listening and playing, hunting and motorcycling.
Next Elders Meeting
Nothing from Mon Jul 26 to Tue Oct 26.