Staff and Board


Josh BisnettJosh Bisnett

Lead Pastor

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Josh joined our staff on October 1, 2014 and stepped into the Lead Pastor position as of February 1, 2017. He and his wife Lori are 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 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.

Josh 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.


Wes DittyWes Ditty

Worship Coordinator

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Wes has been involved in worship from a very early age and usually has music running through his head. It's not uncommon to see his foot tapping and his hands moving to notes no one else can hear when all is quiet around.

He is a graduate from the former Baptist Leadership Training School in Calgary and has led in different areas of the church in both Edmonton and Victoria; children and youth ministries and always involved in music ministries.

Wes has served as an Elder at Westshore and has been a member of the Worship team since they needed a bass player many years ago. The team at Westshore has, over the years, been blessed with many people with a passion for music and praise. Wes and Tracy first attended Westshore in the fall of 2000 and have enjoyed the family here ever since.

One song that Wes has as inspiration is from Larry Norman:

"So you feed my soul and you make me grow
And you let me know you love me
And I'm worthless now, but I've made a vow
I will humbly bow before thee
O please use me, I am your servant."


Lynn CourvilleLynn Courville

Children's Ministry Coordinator /
Daycare Manager

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Lynn and her husband Paul 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 to work for 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 Community Daycare.

In January of 2016, Lynn officially joined the Westshore Alliance Staff to direct the Children's Ministry. She 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 various areas:

Paul Courville Facilities
Bill Kralt  Treasurer
Billy Longland TBA
Gary Melanson Chairman
   

 

For more information about our Staff or Board please contact us at WACdetails@gmail.com.