Hi, I’m Ken. My wife, Julie, & I are the Founders of Streets Alive Mission. Around the Mission they call me “Pastor Ken”.
I followed Julie to the work of the Mission, and for me it began by driving the bus bringing people from downtown Lethbridge to Victory Church before the Mission got its own building.
Looking back now, we can easily see how this was God’s call in our lives.
My work currently includes public & donor relations, and bringing awareness of the Mission’s cause to the community. It is a joy to be engaging more and more people each year in the work of bringing hope to the hopeless. The most important part of my role here is to have faith and never give up.
My passion for helping people find hope and then to release them into their destiny couples perfectly with the overall work of Streets Alive Mission.
Some of my memorable accomplishments include:
- Founding Streets Alive Mission in 1992
- Established Lethbridge’s first Emergency Shelter/Drop-in
- Established Lethbridge’s first Men’s Only transitional Housing Program – now operating as Parkside Home
- Established and operated a 400 kid per week outreach
- Queen’s Jubilee Medal Recipient (2013)
- Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
- Past-President of the Southern Alberta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Addictions Studies Certificate from Mount Royal University
- Part of the original leadership of what became The Miracle Channel
- Member of the original leadership team that established Victory Churches International.
What a joy to be involved in such amazing endeavours!
However, my most important accomplishments have to be my marriage to Julie for 45 years now, and helping to raise 3 great kids (now all adults).
Personally speaking, I’m an avid fan of the Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL hockey team, and I enjoy playing Bridge. In my spare time (WHAT IS SPARE TIME???) I enjoy golfing, gardening with Julie, spending time with my grandkids, and watching romantic comedy movies. I love liver and onions, driving school bus, and road trips to the mountains. Waterton Park is a frequent destination, and Ainsworth Hot Springs is my happiest place to be (aside from my home with Julie).
For me, hope comes from little things that God does everyday to make me aware of His Presence in my life, and there are MANY of those things.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”