Board of Elders

Board of Elders

The Board of Elders provides oversight of the ministry and operations of the church. It does this task principally by providing guidance and direction at a policy level. The Board meets approximately eight times a year and works closely with the Senior Pastor.  

Howard Louie (Chair)
Howard has attended Tenth for over ten years at the 9:15 Mt Pleasant service with his wife, Teresa, and two daughters and has been part of a variety of ministries. He is currently on the Connections Team and has served on a variety of public and private boards.

Elsie Chin (Personnel Committee)
Elsie and her husband, Gavin, are blessed to have been a part of Kits since 2009 and Mt Pleasant before that. She enjoys being an IT executive as well as serving in Tenth Kids, Marriage Mentoring and Life Groups.

Stephanie Choi (Treasurer, Audit Committee)
Stephanie is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has attended Tenth's 11:15 Mt Pleasant service since 2008.  She currently serves as part of the worship ministry.

Brent Hoshizaki
Brent, his wife, Janice, and two daughters have been worshipping at East Van since it started and at Mt Pleasant before that. Brent works as a cross-border tax accountant and assists Janice’s leadership in a Burnaby missional community (life) group.

Kirsten Ickert
Kirsten, an elementary school teacher, attends Tenth Evening and has been co-leading the Connect Team and a life group since 2015. She's also involved with Soul Trios.

Patrick Lo
Patrick, his wife, Ju, and their two sons attend Kits. He loves playing the piano with the worship team and is currently CEO and President of Canaan Group, a logistics company.

Stanley Martin (Nominations Committee)
Stanley is a lawyer in private practice in Vancouver. He and his wife, Ruth, attend Kits. His other commitments include Union Gospel Mission (current board member) and A Rocha Canada (past board member).

John McNamee
John attends Tenth's 9:15 Mt Pleasant service with his wife, Mi-Jung, and two sons. He is a lawyer currently practising in the public sector. John has served on a number of non-profit boards and helps with Tenth Kids and Worship & Arts.

Ken Shigematsu
Ken is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church and ex officio a member of the Board of Elders.