Staff and Board

Josh BisnettJosh Bisnett

Lead Pastor

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Josh joined our staff on October 1st, 2014 and stepped into the Lead Pastor position as of February 1, 2017. He and his wife, Lori, were formerly from the Shawnigan Alliance Church where he served on staff as Associate Pastor from 2010-2014.

He graduated from Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry. He also served at Mission Creek Alliance Church in Kelowna, BC for his internship and spent three years at First Alliance Church in Calgary, Alberta for his practicum. He was born and raised in Amherstburg, Ontario and has enjoyed living on Vancouver Island since 2000. He loves hiking, playing squash and tennis, travelling and hockey.

Hahna JohnsonHahna Johnson

Director of Worship Arts

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Hahna, a transplant from Washington State, joined our WAC staff in May of 2011. We affectionately refer to her as a Ya-nuck (Yankee+Canuck). Hahna's interests are wide and varied and she enjoys traveling and exploring the immediate area around her and foreign destinations.

She considers it a privilege to be a part of the Worship Ministry at WAC and is passionate about glorifying God through music and artistic expression. Hahna would much rather be referred to as a lead worshipper than as a Worship Leader and believes that worship should permeate our lives.

"The test of Worship is not only about what happens at church during our services, but what happens at home, on the job and wherever we go."

Kirsten GliddenLynn Courville

Children's Ministries Coordinator /
Daycare Manager

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Lynn and her husband Paul were married in 1986 and have two wonderful children. They have been members of the Alliance Church Family since 1988, where Lynn served in the Youth and Sunday School ministries during most of that time.

In 1998 she began her ECE training and worked full-time at the Shawnigan Christian Preschool for twelve years. In 2006 Lynn left the preschool and was employed by the Cowichan School District as an Education Assistant, working with special needs children from K to Gr. 12. She has since left the School District and is now the Manager of our 0-3 Daycare Centre.

In January of 2016, Lynn officially joined the Westshore Alliance Staff to direct the Children's Ministries and is looking forward to "all the things" God has for her with her new family at Westshore!

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28

Board of Elders

Christian and Missionary Alliance churches are governed* by a Board of Elders-Pastor partnership. Church members elect the Board annually to represent them as the highest functioning authority of the local church.

The Westshore Board of Elders is comprised of our Lead Pastor, Josh Bisnett and  the following members, who provide general oversight of the following areas:

*For more details on Alliance policies, statements and guidelines, please read the CMA Manual available on the Christian and Missionary Alliance website.

Paul Courville Facilities
Bill Kralt  Treasurer
Gary Melanson Chairman
John Venter Prayer


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