Our Team


Friendship Family

Tim Sawatzky
Lead Pastor

After leading a church in Edmonton for over 9 years God has called Tim to FCC.

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Josh Whincup
Youth Pastor

Josh grew up in the Lower Mainland and after spending several summers at Camp Qwanoes, he felt a calling to become a pastor on Vancouver Island

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Sarah Davidson
Children's Pastor

Sarah joined our staff in 2012. After obtaining her BA in Christian Ministry she was delighted to return to, and serve, the area where she grew up.

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George Hodgson
Hospital Chaplain & Groundskeeper

2018 was my 30th anniversary at FCC. It was the spring of 1988 when I began attending services and within three years I was given the privilege of serving on staff as the associate to Pastor Ernie Kratofil, in April 1991.

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Patti Hitchman
Office Administrator

Patti has been part of the staff at Friendship Community Church since December 2007.

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Jonny Kauffman
Music & Media Director

I was born and raised in Vancouver Washington USA (Sorry).

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The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.