Grace Vancouver Church Staff

  • mike Hsu

                 Lead pastor    circleemail

    Mike is the proud father of Mia, Isaac and Calvin and has been married to his beloved wife Tanya since 1995. Mike graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1998 with his Masters of Divinity and recently with his Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary. Mike was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America in 1999. After spending 15 years in Lincoln, Nebraska where the Hsus discovered lifelong friendships and vibrant Christ-centred community, in the summer of 2013, the family loaded up the moving van and took the call to Vancouver. Mike is most passionate to give God's people a vision for the whole of life being a call to follow the Lord Jesus and a stewardship of God's varied and many good gifts (1 Pet. 4:10). What are some other things that Mike truly enjoys? Hanging out with his family, riding his bike, swimming (sometimes in the ocean), skiing when possible, enjoying on occasion a beer and fine cigar, shooting hoops, doing Crossfit, watching Kansas Jayhawk basketball, reading and romancing Tanya :).

  • Dale Clements

                Office Administrator   circleemail

    Dale has been a member of Grace Vancouver Church for 19 years. For a few years, Dale and her husband Ian, attended Main Street Church in Chilliwack, but continued to fellowship with a local GVC small group. After Ian went home to the Lord in 2018, Dale retired from her position as Administrator of Columbus Long Term Care Home in March 2019 – and then in September 2019, accepted the part-time position of Office Administrator! She has 4 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and currently five much loved grand-children. Dale loves swimming,entertaining, reading, listening to music and encouraging others through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  •                                                  Abel Sisco

                                                     director of music ministries



  • Alex L.

    pastoral intern

  • John Smed

    Director of Prayer Current

    After becoming Christians in the Swiss Alps community of L'Abri, John and Caron Smed adopted the open inquiry and deep fellowship set by this community as their ministry model. Eventually John and Caron started Woodgreen Presbyterian Church in Calgary, AB. After seven years, they moved to Atlanta, GA, where John became the Coordinator for New Churches for Mission to North America. Another seven years later, the Smeds moved to Vancouver, BC, to start Grace Vancouver Church, and set up a new national church planting network in Canada called Grace Network. John's call through Grace Vancouver is to help start churches all across Canada. He has also initiated a prayer training program called Prayer Current that equips churches across Canada and internationally in kingdom-centered missional prayer.