WHO WE ARE
MISSION + VALUES
To be alive through the words, actions, and presence of Jesus
On January 5, 2009, Upper Room was legally incorporated as an independent church with a fully-empowered two-board governance structure:
A governing Board which acts as the primary overseer of our mission, values and senior staff. They also have final approval on annual budget recommendations made by the Resource Team.
A Resource Team that helps create and monitor the annual budget and tracks monthly giving and expenses.
OUR board members
Raquel Jarabek (Board Chair), Josh Metcalfe (Vice Chair), Quinn Gorski (Treasurer), Laura Svoboda, Marlin Meendering, Jamie Hornibrook, Heather O'Connell and Emily Sample
OUR resource team members
Quinn Gorski (Chair), Brittany Boyd, Peeter Kivestu, Lara Koza, Heather O'Connell, Greg Harms, Amy Friesen and Erin Lindsay (staff liason)
We are currently in the midst of a leadership transition. Learn more about this season in the life of Upper Room.
In May 2015, Upper Room entered into a collaborative ministry partnership with Colonial Church. Within that partnership agreement, Upper Room signed a lease with Colonial and moved its offices and weekly worship gatherings to Colonial’s campus.
Colonial Church and Upper Room desire to collaborate as two distinct churches for the sake of the kingdom of God in faithfulness to Jesus Christ. The values of our partnership are:
Unity with each other
Generosity toward each other
A vibrant witness to the world for Jesus Christ
Expectations of God’s new work in and through us
Our desire is to pursue unity, within our relationship as two distinct churches, according to Jesus’ prayer in John’s gospel: “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.” (John 17:20-23)
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