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Our Leadership Team

The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts;

and though all its parts are many, they form one body.

So it is with Christ. 

1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV) 

Karen Mudge

Minstrel and Worship Team Mentor

Karen is a talented multi-instrumentalist who's passionate about worshipping God through music. She's also got a big heart for mentoring the next generation of worship leaders. As a high school education assistant, she loves building connections with youth in our local communities, whether it be through cooking breakfast, offering academic support, or just lending a caring and listening ear.

Karen is a Camp Qwanoes kid and former staffer counselling kids and teenagers. Since her teen years, she's been involved in worship ministry at the various churches she's been a part of. Karen and her husband Luke are empty nesters who enjoy outdoor adventures and travel, especially when it involves surfing, snorkeling, and seeing what God's up to around the world, no matter the language of worship.

Rich Parlee

Elder and Storyteller

Rich came to Ukee in 1966 to teach grade 5 after training in Bible School and the University of Calgary. By 1970 he helped found Tofino Bible Fellowship along with the late Jim Sadler and brother Gil with the incredible support of their wives. By 1971 Rich retired from school teaching to become pastor/teacher of TBF and later of CCC for 25 years.


After 1995 Rich took a long sabbatical in house church format in Ukee, returning to TBF in 2008 for a few years and, in 2011, to CCC where he currently serves as an elder.


Rich's passion is the Life of Christ as revealed in the Scriptures, and enjoys recreational reading and time on the water with his wife Adrienne.

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Henk Heuvelman

Elder, Chief Techhead and Treasurer

Henk moved to Ucluelet over 30 years ago to serve with the Canadian Coast Guard at their Marine Communications Traffic Services station. He's a whiz at most anything involving a computer in addition to an all-round handyman, and generously serves church, family and friends with both.

Henk and his late wife Judy have 3 adult sons, and he enjoys walking and hiking in and around Ucluelet as well as sharing a coffee and Nanaimo Bar with family and friends in his spare time.

Jens Heyduck

Deacon and Creative

Jens is an artist, photographer, and small business owner who moved from Germany to Canada with his wife and artist Nelly over 10 years ago, and they settled in Ucluelet / joined our church family soon after. 

Now the parents of two beautiful boys, they continue their creative work while raising their family. Jens has a special passion for providing housing that is affordable, beautiful and creatively designed, and this shapes much of his current involvement as a deacon in our church family..

Connie & Jean Prémont

Connie and Jean met, married and lived just up the road in Tofino for thirteen years, then headed to Port Alberni for two years more. Life took them back east for 19 years, but now they're happily on the West Coast once again, enjoying Christ Community's close-knit family atmosphere which invites dialogue, shared leadership, and participation. Together, they host a mid-week Bible study.


Elder, Ponderer and Gastronome

Jean is a numbers man who runs a tight ship at the local fish plant. When he's not perusing spreadsheets, he loves all things gastronomical with generous helpings of kindness and hospitality to boot. That's why he appreciates that Christ Community Church is a place where every individual is valued for who they are, no matter what point they may be at in their lives.


Deacon, Women's Committee, Writer

Connie is a schoolteacher who loves writing and making art with children. She taught Sunday School for a number of years in Tofino and Montreal, and now has set her heart on tapping into and promoting the wealth of ideas, experience and wisdom the women of Christ Community Church have to offer. She hosts a women's mid-week prayer group.

Dave De Jong

Coach, Communication and Details Guy

Dave and Megan met, married and raised their 2 (now adult) boys in Port Alberni before a move to Nanaimo in 2016. Ucluelet has never been far from their hearts though, with Dave serving on the West Coast with Young Life of Canada for 9 years and enjoying the friendships built through work & church there over many years.

Dave has served in pastoral ministry for 20+ years in addition to various administrative and business ventures. He currently serves in part-time capacities with the Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Foodbank, the Anglican Mission in Canada, and as a pastoral coach at CCC.

Megan served as a social worker for 20+ years, as a Sunday school teacher and elder team member in Port Alberni, and helps lead a prayer group at CCC.

"We really enjoy the way CCC focuses on relational and shared ministry, and are grateful for the faithful work of the church in the past and excited about CCC's future!"

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Evans Hundermark

Encourager and Superintendent

Evans and Donnae hail from South Africa and have lived and served in pastoral ministry there as well as in Zimbabwe, various parts of British Columbia and most recently in Alberta prior to Evans beginning his service as our District Superintendent. Donnae works as a medical transcriptionist for a hospital in Belfast, Ireland and for three hospitals in Ontario. Their heart is to serve – to serve one another and God’s family, the church. 

When not serving churches, Evans and Donnae enjoy time with their 4 children, son-in-law and wonderful grand-daughter, as well as time outdoors on BC’s coast.

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Carolyn Corlazzoli

Children's and Youth Ministries

Carolyn moved to Ucluelet in 1988 to work for the District as the Recreation & Tourism Coordinator. Within that capacity, she met her husband Dario, a Ucluelet lifer. They married in ’91 and their 3 children have now “flown the coop”. She's a mover and shaker and business owner who's always on the go.

Children’s ministry is close to her heart as she was saved at a Good News Club in Clearwater, BC, at the age of 11. Initially, Carolyn volunteered with Young Life and youth group, then Sunday school, summer camps and special events. Now, she's our Sunday school coordinator and senior teacher. During the pandemic, she kept in touch with her Sunday school students by delivering lessons and activities to their doorsteps.

Carolyn also developed and leads Wonder Wednesdays, a biweekly Bible-based after-school group for children ages 6 to 13. 

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