Our Staff

Murray Coughlan

Senior Pastor

Murray has been pastoring since 1977 and has served in 5 churches in Western Canada. Murray and his wife, Patricia, have been married for 43 years and have two children, Taralyn and Darrin, and four grandchildren. Murray’s passion is to enable believers to become all that God wants them to be. On his days off, he likes building furniture, golfing, and working in the garden.

Matthieu Coulombe

Associate Pastor

Matthieu transitioned from youth ministry to assume the role of leadership for our house churches and other responsibilities within our church. Matthieu has a degree in Pastoral Studies from Vanguard College. He is married to Alisha and they have three children - Emma, Judah, and Adalynn. He and Alisha are passionate about seeing people come to realize their full potential in God. Matthieu enjoys working with all age groups and longs to see many come to know God’s grace. In his free time, he will be found in the swimming pool, on the ski hill, camping, and enjoying time with his family. 

Michael Zabiran

Worship Pastor

Michael came to Gospel Centre in 2012 as an intern from Vanguard College and joined the staff full time in 2013, after graduating with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and Worship Studies. He gives leadership to the worship teams, the worship choir, young marrieds, and outreach initiatives. His passion is merging the personal worship life of every Christ follower with the public music life of the church, believing this naturally leads the church to reach out to others searching for the same hope and purpose. He has been happily married to Jill since 2014.

Holt Hutchinson

Youth and Young Adults Pastor

Holt is married to Kate and they are both originally from Parry Sound, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with a Youth Ministry major from Vanguard Bible College. Holt loves youth ministry and is passionate about seeing students discover their identity in Christ and desires to see them develop longlasting faith. He wants to see this generation of youth grow into leaders that will make an impact in our world.  Holt loves to hang out with his wife, play board games with friends, and enjoy a good laugh. 

Cheryl Tracy

Family Life Pastor

Cheryl and her husband, Wayne, have three children: Josh, Hannah, and Rebekah. After serving in Asia for nearly 10 years, in 2005, the Tracys returned to Canada. Cheryl has ministered in the area of children and families for the last 11 years. She continues to thank God for having the privilege of touching people’s lives as she serves in this ministry. She celebrates what God is doing and will continue to do in this generation! Her goals are to nurture a spiritual hunger for God, an awareness of His presence, and a love for His Word. 

Patricia Coughlan

Women and Arts Pastor

Patricia has been actively involved in ministry alongside her husband, Murray, for over 40 years. She is passionate about knowing the Word of God and sharing its power with others in the areas of discipleship and ministry gifts. She calls herself a 'generalist', willing to step into any area where help is needed. In addition to counseling, teaching, and IT work around the church, she can also be found in her ‘painting duds' or organizing a storage room. Patricia enjoys gardening with her husband and all things decorating.

Emma Guenter

Administrative Assistant

Emma graduated from Vanguard College in 2018 and is married to Johann, also a recent grad from Vanguard. She is excited to be able to combine her skills with her passion for ministry as she serves in the role of administrative assistant.