The Leadership Team

  • Arnold Magtulis (Daisy)

    Associate & Community Life Pastor

    Pastor Arnold interned at River of Life while taking an M.A. in Theological Studies at Prairie Graduate School in 1999. He moved to a full time position in 2000.

    He and Daisy do not have children of their own but God has blessed them with many spiritual children. They are owners of two adorable dogs, Coco and Apple. Pastor Arnold and Daisy have each battled back from serious illness; this adds great depth and empathy to their ministry.


  • Fe Vecino (Dan)

    Children's Ministry Pastor & Part-Time Worship Pastor

    Pastor Fe earned a B.A. in Public Relations from the Philippines. She also studied for a M.A. in Christian Ed. majoring in Church Music at the Philippine Baptist Seminary. Her studies were interrupted by migration to Canada.

    Fe loves children and they love her. She joined our staff in 2005. Fe and Dan have four children and in 2016 began an awesome stage of life, becoming first time grandparents


  • Nelson Annan (Jan)

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Nelson joined our staff in 2014. He has served churches in Edmonton, Toronto, Florida, Vietnam, and Calgary. Nelson has also served as a professor at Tyndale Seminary and Mount Carmel Bible College.

    Nelson and Jan have three married children and five grandchildren. He follows most sports and enjoys playing golf. He has a terrible weakness for ice cream, cheese cake and spy novels. 


  • James Kricken (Kayla)

    NextGen Youth and Young Adults Pastor

    Pastor James really helps lower the staff average age! 2016 was a huge year in his life as he joined our staff and married Kayla in July.

    James attended Capernwray Bible College in New Zealand and earned a degree in business from Ambrose University. After serving for six months in Africa , he began a Master’s Degree in International Ministry at Ambrose Seminary before joining our staff. 


  • Jack Gonzales (Luisa Rowena)

    Volunteer Pastor (Part-Time)

    Pastor Jack came to Canada as a teenager. He and Rowena have lived in Edmonton, Regina and Calgary. They are parents of three young adult children.

    Jack earned a B.A. at the University of Alberta and the M.Div. at Ambrose Seminary. Everyone enjoys Jack’s laugh and his humor. His serious attachment to the Saskatchewan Roughriders is just tolerated in Calgary. 


  • Shawn Kelly (Iris)

    Cross-Cultural Ministries

  • Dory Florendo


  • Board of Elders

    Julian 'Jun' Sampang, Chairman

    Henry Ibe, Treasurer

    Gilbert Portugues

    Florencio 'Jun' Dionisio

    Allan Belano

    Reynaldo Balatbat

  • Support Volunteers

    Timothy Ilagan

    Dan Vecino, Facilities

    Szarina Cabling, Admin Support