• Lead pastor

    Dave and Robin Knudsen have been serving the church for the last 20 years. They have 3 kids (Joshua, Caleb & Abi) and have been married for 16 years. On any given week, you can find Dave mentoring leaders in the local coffee shop, playing Hockey (scoring a bunch of goals), or spending time dreaming up ways to more effectively advance the gospel. He loves the up and coming generation and is passionate about building a faith community that can walk alongside them. 

  • Lead Team/teaching team

    Garrett and Danielle Pettie have been a part of CLC since Day 1. They are committed to the mission of the church and to making Jesus known throughout Port Alberni. Between balancing their own small business (Hone and Strop) and their growing family of 5, they also spend countless hours serving on the leadership team at CLC. Garrett also serves on our teaching team as one of our Sunday Gathering communicators. 

  • Teaching team

    Karleen brings a wonderful perspective to understanding the word of God. With a deep desire to really apply what we are learning, she always brings great take aways and next steps from whatever passage we are studying. Karlene is married to Tyler with two kids (Hugo and Maisie) and also serves at the West Coast General Hospital as an RN. 

  • Teaching Team

    Melissa brings a wonderful depth of study to our teaching team at CLC. She loves to read and dig deep as she helps us understand what God is teaching us from the bible. This paired with her fresh new faith and she is able to bring a fresh new perspective to the word of God and it's implications for our everyday lives. Melissa is single mom, with her wonderful son Brennan. She also manages a Day Care in town as an Early Childhood Educator. 

  • Team Member

    There is not one set thing we are looking for here from more team members. Sure there are many roles that will need to be filled over time, but rather we are looking for people who are interested in living on mission in Port Alberni. Not sure exactly what that means? Perfect! Email davek@communitylifechurch.ca to start the conversation.