Dr. Stefano Piva
Pastor Stef loves being a pastor and has been one for over 25 years. Stef grew up just outside of Edmonton and is a big fan of the Oilers. He is married and has three children. Stef received his Doctorate of Ministry in the area of preaching and has taught in seminaries in Cameroon, Brazil, and Canada. Stef enjoys teaching, reading and adventurously working with others to serve Christ. Pastor Stef also enjoys painting, being a soccer referee and listening to old school 1980s Christian metal.
Fred was born in DRC Congo and came to Canada in 2010 as a refugee. He is married with two children and one more on the way. Fred grew up in a Christian family and his parents were ministers. Fred received Jesus as his personal Saviour as a child. At age eighteen he joined the choir and thus began his music ministry. Fred has served in different churches and church plants in many countries.
Charlotte, along with her family, has called the Grove Church home since 2019. Charlotte grew up in the UK and came to Canada as a teenager. She is married to Brook and has a daughter, Abigail. Charlotte studied Arts in college and majored in History. She enjoys singing, photography, digital design and keeping everyone organized!
Kinley has had experience as a video editor, camera operator, graphic designer, and photographer throughout the past 4 years. She is currently a film student at BCIT, and volunteers as a camera operator at This is Village Church. At the Grove, she will be working as an Audio-Visual Technician Intern.
David and Paulette have been married for 54 years. They have 2 married daughters and 5 grandchildren. David is retired from a career as a BC and Canada Land Surveyor with the federal government. David enjoys playing golf and researching family history (genealogy). He has served on numerous non-profit and Christian Charity boards usually in the role of Treasurer. David enjoys volunteering and assisting other churches with financial and administrative support.
Andrew, along with his wife and kids have been attending The Grove since 2022. He grew up attending Bethany Baptist church. Andrew is married to Hannah and have a son, James and daughter, Cora. He enjoys playing soccer, board games, camping and hiking.
He is a Veteran and works as a landscaper.
Celeste and Jim have been part of the Grove family since 1990 when their third son was a baby.
They are gramma and grandpa to 4 beautiful girls in Ontario and 1 wonderful little boy here in
BC. Celeste is on staff at the Langley Food Bank. Celeste loves to sing, read, play games and plan events. She absolutely loves Christmas and can sometimes be
seen watching old Christmas movies and singing carols in the summer!