Our Leadership

First Baptist Edmonton uses a congregational form of governance, in which members are the main visionaries and decision-makers.  A Council is elected from the membership to provide leadership, coordinate ministry efforts, and work towards the sustainability of the church.


Council meets once a month, and provides ongoing information to the congregation on activities and issues.  Congregational meetings are scheduled regularly throughout the year, Semi-Annual Meeting in the Fall, and an Annual General Meeting in the Spring.

Please contact us for council email addresses.

Council Members 2024


Joyce Tustian


Marge Kobewka


Bob Yamashita

Property Management



Norm Hill

Congregational Life

Rose Merke


Craig Traynor

Children and Families

Rachael Borely

Youth and Young Adults

Beth Blanchette


Dianne Vanderwell

Identity Formation

Debbie Benson

Ministry Staff

FBC’s ministry staff are all involved in the ongoing work of the church: caring for the church community, preaching and teaching, leading in worship and spiritual formation and creating spaces for welcome and peace.

Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Ryan Sato
ryan at fbcedmonton dot ca

Youth, Young Adult, and Outreach Minister

Rev. Jeremy Keay
jeremy at fbcedmonton dot ca

Music Minister

Dr. Evelyn Grieger
evelyn at fbcedmonton dot ca

Organist & Accompanist

Jerrold Eilander

Children & Families Minister

Dawn Stiles
dawn at fbcedmonton dot ca