Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Canadian Nazarene College in 1990. She also attended the University of Manitoba, studying English and religion. She's completed a professional Masters in Christian leadership. Rose married Kelly Brower in 1988. Their first ministry assignment was in Olds AB. 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. The Browers moved to Calgary where they began to minister with the people of Hope Community Church.
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 that their family grew by one when Rose married Brad Young on November 22, 2008. Rose also worked at the District Office with Rose Graham for 1½ years, a job which she says all pastors should do for a while. In December 2010 she pastored at Calgary East Church of the Nazarene. In 2018 Rose was elected as CWD 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.
Rose Graham's 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.
Sheri Lynne has worked for the District Office since the Summer of 2017. Her position as the District Children's Ministry Director, enables her to support and resource children, families and leaders as they worship, learn, and serve together in their ministry and community settings. Previous to this position, Sheri Lynne was a Family Life Pastor for 8.5 years. She has served on Work & Witness Teams with Kidztown International and helped train leaders in 7 different countries. She currently holds positions on the SDMI, NMI and BOM District Boards.
If Sheri Lynne has a spare moment with or without her amazing husband Robert, she just might be out hiking in the mountains, planning a camping trip, or reading a good book.
Jena has worked for the District Office on and off for the last 13 years, primarily on the Reports Book each year. She has worked at a 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 10 years and they have four kids: Ellie, Luke, Jackson and Jayce. In her spare time, Jena enjoys reading, watching movies, enjoying the outdoors and eating candy.
Cathie has worked for the District Office since the summer of 2020. She is the administrative support to the District Superintendent and District Administrator. She has worked as the Office Manager at the Cranbrook Alliance Church and most recently held the Administrative Assistant position at the Calgary First Church of the Nazarene. She serves on her local church board at the Drumheller Church of the Nazarene.
Cathie and her husband, Jeff live on a farm near Hussar, AB. Between them they have 6 children: Shaina, Leah, Erin, David, Wendell and Paul. With having adult children comes the special blessing of 4 and counting grandchildren, Noah, Walker, David and Kai. Cathie loves sewing, motorcycling, and spending time with the family.
Fabian has worked for the District Office since May 2021. He has redesigned the logo for the district, and also the website to better showcase the spirit of unity and make resources available to leaders and lay people. He worked as a digital marketing specialist in the US prior to his move to Calgary in early 2020. He also served as a media manager and worship leader for 7 years in a Nazarene church located in Melbourne, Australia.
Fabian is married to Pastor Britni Green, who serves as an Associate Pastor at Skyview Community Church in Calgary's Harvest Hills community. They both enjoy hiking, road tripping and discovering new places