Meet Our Leadership
We exist to serve and equip the Church to operate in their gifts, doing the work of the ministry in our community of Powell River and beyond.
Lucas Mitchell - Co-Lead Pastor
Favourite Colour: Blue, more specifically a light shade of navy blue.
Favourite thing on your desk: A box of Sigma pens gifted to me at a point of failure in my life that I didn't deserve which remind me of the power of the grace of God.
Favourite Scripture: Joshua 1:8-9 & Romans 1:16-17 & Philippians 3:12-14
Favourite Quote: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly... who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have neither known neither victory nor defeat." —Teddy Roosevelt
Favourite Beverage: Pour Over Coffee or Espresso
Secret Talent: Listen to audio content at 2X speed and retain most of it.
Favourite thing about Powell River: The splendour and quiet of the backcountry. Patio time in the real life postcard setting that is Lund. The people who have learned to slow down and say hi to one another.
Pastor Lucas Co-Leads Evangel Church alongside his wife Lisa and is father to two beautiful kids.
Lisa Mitchell - Co-Lead Pastor
Favourite Colour: Blue... All Blues
Favourite Thing On Your Desk: The picture of my family... but I also really like my Peter Pan London—silhouette pen holder
Favourite Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:18
Favourite Quote: "I want to be known for a life of faithfulness and obedience to all God asked me to do" —Beth Guckenberger
Favourite Beverage: Coffee
Secret Talent: I retain a lot of Disney Trivia
Favourite thing about Powell River: That I can see the ocean within minutes, the friendliness of people, and the amazing coffee shops
Pastor Lisa Co-Leads Evangel Church alongside her husband Lucas and is mom to two great kids.
Markus DenBraber - Associate Pastor
Favourite Colour: At some point we will probably debate whether maroon can be called "Navy Red" but as passionate as I am about "Navy Red" my favorite colour is dark green.
Favourite thing on your desk: It has got to be my Muji pens or my actual desk itself — I love that it adjusts in height to become a standing desk!
Favourite Scripture: Galatians 6:9 or Colossians 3:23
Favourite Quote: "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." JK Rowling (the ethos of this quote can also be traced back to the Earl of Chesterfield in 1748).
Favourite Beverage: Coffee — of course! A close second would be soda water with lime.
Secret Talent: I'd like to say I make a mean charcuterie board.
Favourite thing about Powell River: The ocean always being so near. The people. The coffee and the bakeries.
Pastor Markus gives leadership to Evangel Youth and various ministries of Evangel Church.