Gordie and Kathleen Lagore -
We have lived in Vancouver since 1991, have been part of this congregation for most of that time, and are in our 23rd year as lead pastors. We have an exciting leadership team with a fresh and clear vision for what God wants to do in us and through us. Our vision is to be a safe place for children, artists, the poor, first nations, immigrants and those who have resources and are looking for a cause to their life to, as together we reach out to love and serve our world where it's hurting the most.
We have been married 40 years. We have two remarkable grown children, and four grandchildren, with whom we are completely and hopelessly obsessed. (You will likely get to know them if you come on Sundays as they are often up on the video screen). We began our married life in Calgary, as Youth Pastors from 1978-1988, and also travelled in ministry across Canada and other parts of the world including Europe, Africa and Asia. After a two year sabbatical with the house church movement in England, we moved to Vancouver in the early 1990's and assumed the pastorate of the Eastside Vineyard in 1996. We love it here, are having more fun that we've ever had.
Gordie has completed his Masters' in Spiritual Theology at Regent College and continues to focus on teaching, writing, leading VEV with a contemplative approach. Having graduated from the Art of Spiritual Direction with Soulstreams, he offers spiritual direction and has a passion to foster a culture of spiritual direction in our community, both one-on-one, in small groups, and in corporate worship. Kathleen has a passion for the next generation, and teaches ESL to immigrants. We both love children, tennis, mocha, reading, movies, hiking, swimming, adventurous eating, and working together on our home in Hastings Sunrise. We have a deep love for people of all cultures and backgrounds. We enjoy hosting international homestay students from Korea, Switzerland, and other parts of the world and including them in our lives and family. We'd love for you to be a part of our growing family and to let God use your unique gifts to serve in your area of passion.
to read and download VEV's full Statement of Faith.
to the "Fusion" Document of our Faith, Vision, and Mission.