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Letter to the Congregation

Sunday November 21, 2021

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Elders can now officially announce that Pastor Brent Rushinka has accepted our offer to become the new Lead Pastor at Cochrane Alliance Church.

Pastor Brent and his wife Laurie currently reside in Drumheller, AB with their 3 children - Ryan (8), Ava (5) and Connor (3) where Brent has been the Lead Pastor at Drumheller Alliance for the past 9 years.  

The Rushinkas plan to relocate to Cochrane in the new year with Pastor Brent’s first day in office being February 1, 2022.

The board would like to thank the Search Team:  Heather Ann Braun, Gwynn Butler, Rhonda Spence, Blaine Ellerby, Simon Ongom, Jon Schwab, and Brad Smith for their diligent work.  

Thank you to Pastor Mike Poettcker who skillfully and lovingly provided interim leadership over this past year.

Thank you also to the coaching of Bob Claxton and Clint Mix from the Western Canadian District during this season of transition.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17.  We praise you Lord for how you have carried, sustained and led us through this leadership change.  You are a good and faithful God!

We are so excited for this new season of pastoral leadership at Cochrane Alliance!

Jon Schwab
Chair, Cochrane Alliance Church Board of Elders