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"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent "
John 17:3

Pastoral Staff & Leaders


Senior Pastor: Rev. Gwen Dreger

Pastor Gwen & Barry

Pastor Gwen is the founder and Senior Pastor of Celebration Life Ministries. Making their home in Surrey, BC, she and her husband Barry have a family of 3 wonderful girls, 2 of whom are married, along with 6 grandchildren; very active and each a miracle. 

Pastor Gwen & Barry's passion is to see lives radically transformed by the presence of Jesus, and every believer taking God at His word; receiving all the best He has for their lives. This is the driving force behind their personal and down-to-earth approach to church that continues to impact countless people.

God has continued to move through Pastor Gwen not just in dynamic teaching of the word but also in power. Pastor Gwen has prayed for many people and they have experienced the miraculous healing power of God and the moving of His Spirit in their lives. The power of God is a normal and active part of her ministry.

Pastor Gwen is the Regional Secretary for BC South of the Independent Assemblies of God. She has also authored two books titled "There's Always Time To Hear God" and "Hard is Not Forever"; a must read for everyone!

Barry is a Godly man, full of integrity and a servant's heart. He brings a practical perspective and Godly wisdom to every circumstance. Together, Pastor Gwen & Barry continue to be faithful pillars of Celebration Life Ministries.

Pastor Gwen is a powerful woman of God and minister of His word; leading CLM to greater levels and growth. Be sure to catch her, live on a Sunday morning!

-Associate Pastor-

Rev. Anne Ukkonen

Pastor Anne is our Associate Pastor at CLC. Multifaceted in gifting, she is a teacher of the Word, whether it be for offering or a Sunday message.

She oversees leading our youth and pastoring our congregation, and always has a timely and strong word of the Lord!

Pastor Anne takes God at His word and will always encourage you to do the same. Both she and her husband, Ari, are passionate about people knowing God in a real way.

Pastor Anne & Ari

-Men’s Pastor-

Rev. Neil McKeever

Pastor Neil is our Men's Pastor at CLC. He does things enthusiastically and whole-heartedly, whether it be preaching the Word, leading men's group, or playing the drums. You will always find him having an awesome day and enjoying the presence of God!

He oversees leading our men and contributes to pastoring our congregation. Pastor Neil loves the Word of God and will always encourage others to love scripture too! 

Bethany, Heather, Pastor Neil, Abigail

-Discipleship & Office Administration-

Pastor Jason MacKay

Pastor Jason is a strong teacher of the Word of God.  His passion is to see people learn and grow in the Lord so that they can live a life truly led by the Spirit.  Whether it is teaching discipleship class or preaching on a Sunday morning, Pastor Jason hears the Holy Spirit to bring a timely message to help people grow spiritually.

Pastor Jason also oversees the operations at Celebration Life Church so that everything can run smoothly.

-Worship Leader-

Miss Shalane Wellard

Shalane facilitates our times of corporate worship in the presence of God.


Her priority for honoring the King overrules style and preference. The song can be old, new, or one of Shalane's originals, but the focus is always the same - worshiping Him!

You'll love our time of corporate worship together!



Mrs. Lianna Lysiuk



Ms. Doreen Charette