Ministry Location: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC
Ministry Focus: Campus Ministry
Joanna encountered Jesus in a dynamic and real way during her time in university through University Christian Ministries (UCM). After completing her math degree, she sensed God’s leading to step into a full-time ministry roll with UCM.
Joanna has worked on staff with UCM at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) since 2015, reaching a campus of 28,000 students. Their mission field is broad as UCM is presently the only Christian club at BCIT.
UCM envisions every post-secondary student having the opportunity to be reconciled and to grow and mature in their relationship with Christ. Joanna and the team at BCIT endeavour to create an on-campus community where students can meaningfully encounter God. At BCIT, you might find Joanna meeting with a student over coffee for regular discipleship, leading a small group Bible study or welcoming a new international student to Canada with a warm meal. Joanna has a deep heart for hospitality and seeks to ensure UCM is a safe place for students from all walks of life to attend. Her heart is to disciple students and see them walk out the love of God in their lives.
In addition, UCM BCIT offers weekly talks, worship, prayer meetings, staff and faculty events, and opportunities for fellowship in and around the campus.