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Foothills Lutheran Church, a congregation of Lutheran Church – Canada, has been sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Calgary area for over 40 years. Foothills is a family-oriented congregation with people of all ages not only worshiping but also involved in the ministry of the church. The congregation is also multi-cultural - people from many different countries of origin make Foothills their home church.

The ministry of the church is likewise varied. There are on-going programs for children, youth and young adults. Midweek and Sunday adult Bible classes are one of the strengths of the congregation. Foothills has a great choir and other skilled musicians and vocalists who contribute to a dynamic worship service. Women’s groups, seniors’ groups, and other special interest groups make it possible for almost anyone to find a niche at Foothills. Community service and outreach take our congregation members beyond the four walls of the church building.

The Word of God and the message of forgiveness in Christ is central in all that the congregation teaches and does.

I will lift my eyes unto the hills whence cometh my help. Psalm 121:1

 


 

Meet our Pastors!


Pastor David Bode

Pastor BodeRaised in Ontario, Pastor Bode is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines. He has served parishes in Gasline (Port Colborne) Ontario; London, Ontario, and now here in Calgary.

Pastor Bode has always had a passion for sharing God’s Word, and loves to preach. He also finds great joy in Bible study, always feeling that we learn something new every time we look at God’s Word. He looks forward to his service among the people of Foothills. He also looks forward to welcoming you to Foothills, as we share in God's love for us in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Bode is married to Brenda. They have three adult children.

 

 

Pastor Eric Moffett



Pastor Eric is the new kid on the block. Originally he grew up in Kitchener Ontario, and after graduating high school moved to Edmonton.  There he received a music degree from Concordia University College of Alberta.

After obtaining his degree Pastor Eric spent a year with CREW Ministries, then moved back to Edmonton where he taught guitar lessons before entering seminary.

Pastor Eric is very excited to be at Foothills.  He counts it as a great blessing to be able to preach and teach God’s Word and be among the people at Foothills during this stage of his education. Whether it’s in Confirmation, Bible Study, visits, worship, or whatever else he is doing, Pastor Eric is very glad to be able to do God’s wonderful work here at Foothills. Shoot him an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pastor Eric and his lovely wife Kayla just got married in July. They have a tiny puppy named Dash and have adopted the bunny that lives in the parsonage yard. The bunny 's name is Brad.

 


 

Director of Parish Services


Miriam Winstanley

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Miriam became part of the Foothills Staff  in July of 2009 as a Parish Services Intern and now functions as our Director of Children and Family Ministry.  Miriam has a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and worked for 20 years in that field before being led to a change in vocation.  Supporting families, teaching, and sharing the love of Christ in Word and in music is what she loves!  Miriam is wife to Bruce and mother to three young adult children.

 


 

Preschool


Betty Ann Chandler

Betty Ann Chandler

Betty Ann is the preschool teacher/administrator at Foothills. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with minors in School Libraries and Social Studies. Betty Ann Chandler also has an Child Development Supervisor certificate and was 1st runner up in the 2009 Lutheran Teachers' Association's annual Lutheran Teacher of Excellence award.  An experienced preschool teacher, Betty Ann has taught in Foothills Lutheran Christian Preschool since 2003 and has been a member at Foothills since she was a child herself. Betty Ann has volunteered her time in our Sunday School for 24 years and has taught in our Vacation Bible School for 9 summers. She loves singing, reading, working with children and believes that learning can be fun. Watch for Betty Ann’s “Parenting Your Preschooler” column in the Tuscany Sun community newsletter. Betty Ann Chandler and the preschool can be reached at 403-284-1360 or fax 403-284-1381. To reach her via email use This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

Foothills Lutheran Church is part of the Alberta British Columbia District of Lutheran Church-Canada. For more information on the larger Lutheran church body, please visit the following websites:
http://www.lccabc.ca/
http://www.lutheranchurch-canada.ca/home.php
http://www.lutheranfoundation.ca - Lutheran Foundation Canada