Bruce Palsky – Lead Pastor
Their church experience has been in churches from very small (12) to middle sized churches (600+) and everywhere in between. Bruce and Vange’s 3 adult children have all married amazing spouses and through those unions Vange and Bruce get to enjoy 7 awesome, loveable, handsome, cute, adorable, incredible grandchildren. Though they count themselves now very blessed, Bruce and Vange have faced tough personal challenges where they have had to work through difficult times in their marriage as well as other personal obstacles. As expected, God has been faithful and has given them great joy in these past few years as they have discovered a deeper love for Jesus and for each other. Having settled in Linden in 2012, they very much enjoy the quiet laid back community, this amazing church called LAC and that they “family” continues to grow as they add new friends to the larger church family.
Bruce and his wife Evangeline (Vange) are both true Albertans – (both were born southern or central Alberta and raised in the north). Bruce has always had a heart for God and to serve people. Having served in the 3 western provinces with Vange and having had one child born in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, they decided it was time to quit changing provinces as they thought 3 kids were enough, so they moved back to Alberta.
Jorge Santana – Associate Pastor
Is originally from Chile, where he served as a missionary with Youth with a Mission. There, he met his wife Mandy Santana and they served for a few years in YWAM together. After that, Jorge worked as a Senior Pastor in the Methodist Pentecostal Church in Yumbel, Chile.
After they moved back to Canada, he served as an associate Pastor in Cornerstone Community Church in Picture Butte, Alberta. They continued to follow God’s leading when they came to serve in Linden Alliance Church in 2018.