We try our very best to be available to the people of Gospel Centre and to our community here in West Edmonton. It is our hearts’ desire to serve you to the best of our ability and to shine the light of Jesus through everything we do. Please take some time to get to know us.
Rev. Murray Coughlan, Senior Pastor
Murray has been pastoring since 1977 and has served in 5 churches in Western Canada. Murray and his wife, Patricia, have been married for 40 years and have two children, Taralyn and Darrin. Murray’s passion is to enable believers to become all that God wants them to be. On his days off, he likes building furniture, golfing, and working in the garden.
Rev. Patricia Coughlan, Pastor for Women and Arts
Patricia has been actively involved in ministry alongside her husband, Murray, for over 40 years. As pastor for women and creative arts, she is passionate about knowing the Word of God and sharing its power with others in the areas of discipleship and ministry gifts. Patricia enjoys gardening with her husband and all things decorating and is often seen in her ‘painting duds.’
Rev. Matthieu Coulombe, Associate Pastor
Matthieu recently transitioned from youth ministry to assume the role of leadership for our house churches and other responsibilities within our church. Matthieu has a degree in Pastoral Studies from Vanguard College. He is married to Alisha and they have an adorable daughter, Emma, and a son, Judah. He and Alisha are passionate about seeing people come to realize their full potential in God. Matthieu enjoys working with all age groups and longs to see many come to know God’s grace. In his free time, he will be found in the swimming pool, on the ski hill, camping and enjoying time his family.
Rev. Michael Zabiran, Worship Pastor
Born in Austria to Belarusian-Ukrainian parents, Michael always wondered why God brought Him to Edmonton. His family immigrated and settled in New Sarepta, Alberta. He had a solid Christian home, and a very supportive Evangelical Missionary church. Michael moved to Edmonton to study political science at MacEwan University but God closed every door and pointed him right toward the ministry. Michael graduated from Vanguard College with a degree in Pastoral Studies and Music Ministry. He is married to Jillian and he brings passion and excitement to our congregation as the Worship and Community Life Pastor. ‘I couldn’t ask to be in a better place.’
Rev. Cheryl Tracy, Family Life Pastor
Cheryl and her husband, Wayne, have three children: Josh, Hannah and Rebekah. After serving in Asia for nearly 10 years, in 2005, the Tracys returned to Canada. Cheryl has ministered in the area of children and families for the last 11 years. She continues to thank God for having the privilege of touching people’s lives as she serves in this ministry. She celebrates what God is doing and will continue to do in this generation! Her goals have been to nurture a spiritual hunger for God, an awareness of His presence, and a love for His Word.
Holt Hutchinson, Youth Ministries
Holt is married to Kate and they are both originally from Parry Sound, Ontario. He is currently a Vanguard Bible College student working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, with a Youth Ministry major. Holt loves youth ministry and is passionate about seeing students discover their identity in Christ and desires to see them develop longlasting faith. He wants to see this generation of youth grow into leaders that will make an impact in our world. When he’s not at school or youth, Holt loves to hang out with his wife, play board games with friends, and enjoy a good laugh.
Miranda Doroshuk, Administrative Assistant
Miranda graduated from Lee University (Cleveland, Tennessee) in 2014. She is excited to bring her education to the administrative staff and apply it to everyday tasks. She enjoys being creative and artistic through a variety of outlets, including singing, cake decorating and fine arts. Her goal in life is to be a light of this world and make a difference in whatever area she is serving.
Daphne Ribble, Bookkeeper
Daphne has worked in our church office as bookkeeper since 2005 and has many years experience in payroll and office administration. In addition to her part-time role as bookkeeper, she has recently followed her dream of becoming an Allied Health Professional and is now a graduate of NAIT’s Medical Radiologic Technology program. She is thrilled to see Gospel Centre grow and flourish and to witness its positive impact on the surrounding community, particularly Sherwood School.