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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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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Kids Summer Intern

Looking for a chance to grow in what God has called you to do? Join our internship program!

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Youth Summer Intern

Are you someone who is called to be apart of Youth Ministries? Has tons of energy? Loves to serve? Then this is the job for you!

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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.