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. 

Dino Skariah

Associate Pastor

Beginning September 2020 . . . bio coming soon . . .

Michael Zabiran

Worship and Community Life Pastor

Michael came to Gospel Centre in 2011 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 and his wife Jillian are both “third culture" kids and consider it a gift to serve a church this diverse together. He gives leadership to the worship teams, worship choir, community outreach, global missions, young marrieds and video department . His passion is to prepare an atmosphere for the felt presence of God and allow people to encounter Him personally in worship and in everyday life.

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.

Amy Lang

Administrative Assistant

Amy is a recent graduate from Vanguard College and is passionate about people coming to know God in personal and powerful ways. She is excited to combine her love for ministry with her administrative giftings in her role as Administrative Assistant. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with friends and family, read some good books, and laugh.