Leadership Staff

Leadership Staff

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Oliver Edwards

Pastor Oliver Edwards and his family have been with us since 2015.  Oliver obtained his Master’s of Divinity from ACTS Seminaries at Trinity Western University and has been planting and growing churches in Western Canada since 2007. He helped found Community of Hope Church…

Cheryl Edwards

Cheryl is the Creative Arts Director for Island of Hope, which means she leads the worship team, manages our music, writes, directs and acts in dramas and skits, and advises on technical issues relating to all of our sound and video equipment.  All this she does as a volunteer,…

Merlyn Solberg

Merlyn is a founding partner and elder at Island of Hope.  He is the current chairman of the board, and by the way: he REALLY loves Jesus. Merlyn is a retired farmer which means he is good at pretty much everything.  Most Sundays you can find him behind the sound board making…

Greg Larson

Greg Larson is an elder and missions director here at Island of Hope.  He keeps us up to date on what God is doing with the organizations we partner with to extend our reach across Canada and around the world.  He also serves on the worship team, and is an integral part of the…