Bruce Palsky – Lead Pastor
Started out as a true Albertan – on a farm in southern Alberta - and raised in the oil sands – Fort McMuray. He has always had a heart for ministry as God called him early to follow him. Having served in the 3 western provinces with his wife Evangeline (Vange) and having had kids in each of them, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Colombia, they felt God calling them to come back to Alberta to serve here. Their ministry experience has been in churches from very small (12) to middle sized churches (600+) and everywhere in between. Bruce and Vange currently love spending time with friends and family – each of their children have married amazing spouses and through those unions get to enjoy 2 grandchildren with 2 more expected in 2014. They have seen tough times as well as good – and through it all, God has been faithful and given them great joy. Having settled in Linden, they enjoy the quiet laid back community and this amazing church they now get to add to their “family” as well.
Penny Schwartzenberger - Office Administrator
Acme/Linden is where I was born and grew up as a teenager. In 1991, Jim, my husband (also from the vicinity), and I moved back to the area where we purchased a business in Linden. We have been blessed with three grand-daughters and two grand-sons. In Aug of 2013 I started as part-time office administrator here at the Linden Alliance Church.
Paki Mahe ~ Elder,
Originally from Tonga, a small island nation in the South Pacific. After spending a number of years serving in Youth With A Mission (YWAM) I moved to Canada in 2008. I currently lead worship here at Linden Alliance Church and work as a welder in Linden. Husband to Ashley, father to 2 boys Ezekiel & Kaelan and a daughter Lyla.
Shaine Isaac ~ Elder,
Shaine's family has been in the area since the late 1800's. Shaine moved here in 1980 and was raised on the family farm. Shaine left for the big city in 1999. There he met Susan. After getting married they made a home in Strathmore. Shaine and Susan's desire for a quieter lifestyle lead them back to Linden in 2011. They have two young children, Abigail and Max.
Ron Armstrong ~ Elder
The family farm at Youngstown AB was home and occupation from day one for Ron until 2000. After that an acreage a few miles north of Linden happily became home and he is employed with Evergreen Equipment in Drumheller in the sales department. Ron & Karin have a daughter and 2 sons, each of these three are married and each family have three children.