Pastor Dave has served as Lead Pastor of Royal Oak Victory Church since 1996. He attended Bible College at ACTS Leadership Training Centre here in Calgary and served as Pastor of youth and evangelism for 5 years. Sensing God's call to move to Eastern Canada he and his wife Clarisse spent 10 years planting and pastoring a thriving church in Truro, Nova Scotia.
In 1995 he moved back to Calgary and has been leading our Church to be a loving community that serves God wholeheartedly and reaches out to the lost. He servers as an Executive member of the Board of Victory Churches International and travels extensively teaching and training pastors and leaders. He and his wife Clarisse have two grown sons and two adorable granddaughters.
Upon completion of high school in Cochrane, Alberta, Pastor Sheldon attended a Discipleship Training School with YWAM (Youth With a Mission) in Lakeside, Montana. It was there that he felt called to pursue full time ministry and an accounting designation. With these two things seeming to be in opposition, he nevertheless decided to listen and obey and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2005 and came on staff full time in 2008. As Executive Pastor, Sheldon provides leadership of the staff and oversees the business aspects of ROVC. Sheldon is married to Pastor Mary and they have three beautiful children.
Sandy Landstrom has been attending ROVC since 1993. She and her husband Shane have 3 children. Sandy has served on the worship team of ROVC for over 7 years and came on staff as the worship director in 2003. Sandy is at heart a worshipper. Her vision is to see every person at ROVC discover the joy and wonder of being a whole-hearted, sincere worshipper of our awesome God. She longs for us to become worshippers not just through singing on Sunday, but through our lifestyles and activities every day of the week.
Sherry Loewen has been attending ROVC since 1997. She and her husband Byron have 4 children. Sherry has served in many different ministries within the church and in 2014 came on staff to provide Pastoral Care Support and head up the Outreach Ministries. Sherry's passion is to show the love of God to those in need and those experiencing hardship in their lives. Sherry holds a Master's degree in Christian Counseling. She oversees the His Hand's Outreach Ministry at ROVC.
Dustin Bennett was born and raised in Calgary and has been attending ROVC for his entire life. In March 2014 he returned to Calgary having completed a Justice DTS through YWAM, and doing an outreach to Thailand, Asia. He saw God do some incredible things during his time away. He has a vision for this generation doing the world a lot of good. He's excited to see what God is doing and is going to do through 180 Student (Youth) Ministry. In January 2015, Dustin married the love of his life, Beth. Both Dustin and Beth serve together in 180.
Nick, along with his wife Melissa, have been attending ROVC since July 2012. After attending Victory Bible College (VBC) in 2004, he worked as a Associate Pastor in Saskatoon, SK. In 2009 he moved back to Calgary to work at VBC in a variety of roles. Among Nick's responsibilities at ROVC is the worship arts, creative, technical & service planning. He loves working at ROVC in this position and looks forward to supporting the staff and congregation in this role.
Andrea Fysh has been attending ROVC since 2008 and has been involved in the children's ministry for the majority of that time. Her heart is to see each child come to an understanding of their precious in God and develop a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. She is passionate about encouraging each volunteer to discover their gifts and by doing so serve with excellence and joy.
Joelle La Follette has been attending ROVC since October 2009. She joined the staff in September of 2012 and in January 2015, she returned from maternity leave after a one year absence. She has a passion for children of all ages. Her goal is to see children develop a passion for Jesus Christ, to learn to walk with Him all the days of their lives, and to reach the full potential God has for them. Joelle has a Diploma in Christian Leadership from Victory Bible College, where she also met her husband Jeremiah. Together they have 5 beautiful children and have been married for 13 years.
Laura has always had two passions: nature and children. She is fascinated at the lessons God teaches us through the mechanics of nature and through our children. It is through these interests that Laura pursued her Bachelor of Science, arriving in Calgary in 2004 and completing it in 2007. She began attending ROVC upon arriving in the city and shortly after began volunteering in the Nursery ministry. In 2008, God began calling her into the area of Administration and she began working at ROVC in June 2010. Laura is married to Patrick and they have a beautiful daughter.
Brian has attended ROVC with his wife, Judy, since 1993. In 1994, Brian was ordained as associate pastor with Pastor George Hill. One year later Brian and Judy took over leadership of Victory Bible College International.
In 1997 Brian answered a call to launch a national ministry. For 17 years he was co-founder and President of Canada Family Action (CFA), promoting and defending Christian principles in Canada,resulting in many changes to federal laws. Brian’s love for leadership and ministry is reflected in his roles as Director of Royal Oak Small Group ministry, and volunteer leader of the Men’s Ministry.
Dave and his wife Anita have been attending ROVC since November 2014. They have two adult children and one delightful grandson! Dave has a heart to be of service to others and enjoys working behind the scenes. He is excited for the opportunity to exercise his skills and gifts in making the operation of all the practical “happenings” at ROVC run smoothly in his role as Building Manager. Dave has a varied range of practical and administration skills demonstrated over his years of service with organizations such as YWAM and Entheos Retreat and Conference Center. He has also worked for periods of time in the construction industry, auto parts management and food services industry. Dave looks forward to working with other staff and volunteers to glorify God as He accomplishes His purposes at ROVC.
Sundays @ 9am & 11am
450 Royal Oak Drive NW,
Sundays @ 9am & 11am
450 Royal Oak Drive NW,