Pastor Rose Brower-Young

District Superintendent


Rose attended Canadian Nazarene College 1985-1990 and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree. She also attended the University of Manitoba, studying English and religion. She is at the present time finishing her work with CREST and will have earned a Masters in Christian Leadership, all she has left is to write her thesis. In 1988 Rose married Kelly Brower. They were involved in ministry at Fort Garry Nazarene and did summer ministry together in the Maritime churches. Their first pastorate was in Olds Alberta. It was during this time God gave Kelly the vision for Kidztown, an outreach ministry to community children and their families.  After leaving Olds, they were welcomed on staff at Medicine Hat Glenview Nazarene church to work alongside Rev. John Moore and Rev. Jason Horne.  After leaving Medicine Hat they went to Calgary where they began to minister with the people of Hope Community Church, a church plant begun through the Phone’s For You campaign. The church grew from 23 to 65 people, but in the end the decision was made to merge the congregation with Calgary New Life Fellowship. They stepped out in faith to go full-time with Kidztown in May 2004 when Kelly suddenly passed away August 3, 2004 from a heart attack. He was only 36 years old. Kelly & Rose had 2 children, Rae-Lee and Brock. It was a few years later in 2008 that their family grew by one when Rose married Brad Young on November 22. Rose also worked at the District Office with Rose Graham for 1½ years. A job which she says all pastors should have to do for a while.  In December 2010 Dr. Larry Dahl asked Rose if she would be willing to do some pastoral interim work at Calgary East Church of the Nazarene, where she continued to minister until she was voted on as District Superintendent. Rose has held positions on the District’s Board of Ministry, District Advisory Board, District SDMI Board, District NMI Board, District Assembly Finance Committee, and the Camp Harmattan Board. She was also on the CNC Board of Governors when they merged with CBC to become what is presently Ambrose University. This year Rose and Brad will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Brad’s love is sound and lighting, and he has been a technician for many years. Rae-Lee, is 23 years old. She graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in dance. Rae-Lee also earned a Teacher Training diploma from the National Ballet School of Canada and is currently teaching ballet full time.  Brock, is 22 years old. He has just completed his second year of studying Computer Science at the University of Lethbridge. 



Rose Graham

District Administrator


Rose Graham is the District Administrator.  Her duties include financial management, bookkeeping, local church administrative and financial support and office management.  Her previous experience includes ministering as Church secretary at Calgary First Church of the Nazarene and Drumheller Church of the Nazarene.  She is author of the book The Church Administrative Assistant's Handbook (Beacon Hill Press).  She has enjoyed serving on the board of directors for Siloam Mission, Airdrie Church of the Nazarene and Lakeshore Camp.  Rose enjoys growing 77 varieties of fruits and berries in her yard and making memories in Disneyland.



Pastor Sheri Lynne Martin

District Children's Minister


 

Sheri Lynne was born in Dryden, Ontario and moved to Rocky Mountain House, AB where she married her best friend Robert. After living in Rocky for just a few short months, they were introduced to the Nazarene Church and served as lay leaders for the next 15 years in the church.  She was then hired by the Rocky Mountain House Church as the Family Life Pastor where she worked for the next 8 years. Sheri Lynne & Robert ministered to children, youth and their families. Sheri Lynne is also the International Community Development Coordinator for Kidztown International.  She has served on Work and Witness teams and helped train leaders in India, Ecuador, Cuba, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Peru and Argentina.  Sheri Lynne has a Teacher's Aide Diploma from the Confederation College, and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  She currently holds positions on the SDMI, NMI and BOM District Boards. If she has a spare moment with or without her amazing husband, Sheri Lynne just might be out hiking in the mountains, planning a camping trip, or reading a good book.

 


R.J. Graham

Office Assistant


R.J. Graham is the District Office Assistant.  His duties include general administration, conference planning assistance, health care administration, church review coordination, and answering phones as well as email that comes into the District Office.  He attends the Airdrie Community Church of the Nazarene and is an avid music and hockey fan.  R.J. is a light-hearted young man who would be happy to assist you with any questions regarding Canada West District operations or, as is often the case, patch you over to Rose Graham should you have the need to call the District Office.



Jena Beagle

Administrative Assistant


Jena has worked for the District Office on and off for the last 11 years, primarily on the Reports Book each year.  She has worked at number of District Assemblies and enjoys seeing different people on the district and getting to know them better.


Jena has a diploma in Business Accounting from SAIT and has a number of years' experience in administrative positions. She currently works at home as a full time mom. :)


Jena has been married to Adam for 8 years and they have three kids: Ellie, Luke and Jackson.  In her spare time, Jena enjoys reading, watching movies, enjoying the outdoors and eating candy,