Vicki McPhee, Minister.

Vicki is a diaconal minister with a Masters in Theological Studies. She began serving at Symons Valley UC in 2011 and is now honoured to be in team ministry with Stephen Harper. Vicki is married and is Mom to three young adults, one teenager and two dogs. She was called into ministry when her youngest was three years old. After five years of ministry education & training through The Centre For Christian Studies in Winnipeg, MB, she was Commissioned in 2012. Vicki loves to travel and learn about other cultures. She has been to a number of countries including Zambia, India, Israel/Palestine, England, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore. She has led a number of study/exposure tours for youth and young adults as part of her ministry. Vicki also loves to read, quilt and go to movies.


Stephen Harper, Minister.

Stephen is a husband, dog dad, minister and theologian, and feels privileged to be the second half of the ministerial “Dynamic Duo” at Symons Valley. He has an eclectic church background; Stephen grew up in the Alliance church, began his ministry career in the Pentecostal Church, was educated and served in the Baptist world and even got to spend a couple of years attending the Anglican church while living in London, England. He holds a doctorate from Golden Gate Seminary in San Francisco, California and has taught and written in the field of Practical Theology (click here for sample of his book) In his free time, he enjoys exercise, motorcycles, and travel. Stephen tries to get out and enjoy time in the mountains as much as possible and on his days off can be frequently found in a Canmore coffee shop.

Essie Gaqui-Elefante,

Office Administrator

Essie’s smiling face is what will greet you when you arrive in our church office. She provides administrative support to our ministry staff, as well as managing the office. Her office hours are 9:15 AM – 3 PM, Monday through Friday. For any questions on internal church administration, contact Essie.

Donna Williams,

Instrumental Director

Donna is an expert at tickling the ivories of our grand piano each Sunday.  She is a professional musician who works as an accompanist throughout the city. She collaborates with our Choral Director in the selection and preparation of music offered within the worship service. Donna is also available to provide accompaniment or vocal solos for wedding and funeral services.

Kathy Dion,

Facility Administrator

Kathy is kept busy arranging bookings, rentals and use of the space within our church building. She works closely with the Property Management Committee to coordinate the use and rental of our building space. For any questions regarding rentals and facilities, Kathy can be reached by cell at (403) 404-1141 or by email. She available in person by appointment or during her regular office hours, Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am-12:30pm.

Ian Robertson

Youth Group Leader

This social and welcoming group meets during our 10:30 a.m. worship service, and also plan 1 – 2 monthly social events as well. They have had  attendance of approximately 10 – 15 youth in the past year. Come check out our Youth group!