Senior Lead Pastor
Pastor Jim & Anna Kedge
In September of 2021, Jim Kedge started co-pastoring with Pastor Rick Gay at Summerland Alliance Church. He has been a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada for 15 years, leading youth and young adults ministries in Kamloops, BC and Moose Jaw, SK, and most recently serving as a Lead Pastor in Estevan, SK.
For the three years before coming on staff at SAC, Jim has lived in the Okanagan Valley with his wife, Anna, and their two daughters, Molly and Natalie. While stepping into the role of primary caregiver at home, Jim has also worked as a freelance writer and group home support worker. He has helped with music ministries, small group formation and leadership, and preaching at various churches in the valley. Jim filled the pulpit for Rick while he was on sabbatical in 2019.
In terms of ministry, Jim has a passion for music, preaching, people, and discipleship. He loves to sit down with a good book and a fresh Americano, or to meet with someone to listen to their story and discuss where God is at work in their lives. Jim is a big supporter of intentionally deep and honest small groups and enjoys any opportunity to talk about ideas and theology, especially where our understanding of God and the Bible intersects with our lives in our culture.
Jim works at Summerland Alliance part-time and has a focus on music, preaching, small groups and discipleship methods, equipping and empowering current and future leaders, and providing care and support for the people in the church. He is also working towards his Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation through Carey Theological College.
Jim feels like he spends too much of his free time paying attention to NBA basketball games, stats, and stories. He also likes to make delicious food for his family, explore the woods in the Okanagan Valley, go for a long run in as many beautiful places as he can, go camping with his family, and enjoy exciting and compelling books and movies. He’s also always on the lookout for his next great comedy or theology podcast!
Judy Rempel and her husband, Lee, moved to Summerland in 2016 from Edmonton. As they had previously lived in Penticton, they were familiar with SAC and made it their church home as they settled again in the area.
As Office Administrator, Judy brings experience and knowledge of church ministry and culture from positions she held on staff in both Penticton Alliance and Beverly Alliance churches, and also from serving on a church planting team in the Philippines. Her office skills come from previous work as an Administrative Assistant in a Christian School, a bank, and a lawyer’s office.
In her spare time, Judy likes to sing, play ukulele, read, solve sodukos and cryptic crosswords, make cards, and help Lee identify birds.
Judy and Lee have two grown children.
Summerland Alliance Church Board
Board Chair: Pastor Jim Kedge
Vice-Chair: Lee Rempel
Secretary: Maureen King
Sec-Treasurer: Deborah Johnston
Directors: Paul Kozjak, Robert Johnston, Donna Simpson