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Learn More About
The Miz City Church

OUR MISSION

Our community presumes that the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live. So we embark on a journey to connect all people through Christ, who has committed to us the message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17-19).  We move Church Forward to a thousand generations!

OUR STRATEGY

We create healthy and helpful environments where people are inspired and equipped to pursue intimacy with God and community with others, fulfilling the Great Commission, profoundly influencing the way people live at home, at work, in their Cities and beyond.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Scriptures compel each Follower of Christ to “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16). Click here to see the the guiding principles that shape the formulation of our core theological understanding.

CHURCH HISTORY

The Miz exists to create sacred spaces where all people can get connected to God and each other.

RESOURCES

Learn more about our lead pastor Daniel Zopoula.

FAQs

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OUR STAFF

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Joel Klemick

Site Pastor

Joel provides leadership to several areas in the church as well as being a part of our preaching and teaching team. He serves to bring greater levels of clarity and insight to help others move further, faster.

Joel has served in previous contexts as a creative arts pastor and church planter. He has an amazing wife, Krista, and together they have a whack of kids.

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Bill Calderwood, PhD

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Bill is a spiritual father to so many in Lethbridge and beyond. He also brought Pastor Daniel to Lethbridge, which began the journey that established our church.

Pastor Bill was born in Belfast and came to Canada to study and once here discovered his pastoral calling. He and his wife Maidra have three kids and seven grandchildren.

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++ Dr Daniel Zopoula 

Bishop

Daniel is a bushman, an academic, a professor, president, and pastor. He is many things to many people, but first and foremost a husband to Sara, and father to their children.

Daniel is an Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. He also serves as president and CEO of Bridges of Hope, an international development agency and our sister organization.

Daniel is uniquely called and gifted to unleash the worth and potential of others. He does this through his preaching and teaching, executive and life coaching, and providing leadership in a variety of contexts.

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Brianna Pater

Kids Ministry

As the Children’s Ministry Director, Brianna is passionate about creating a safe space for children to encounter the gospel. Brianna has a background in Therapeutic Recreation and enjoys hiking, biking, and camping in her leisure time.

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Jenaya Liptak

Digital Media

Jenaya works hard behind the scenes to keep things looking fresh and feeling fun. She is really gifted as a graphic designer, a video editor, and is an all around creative genius.

Jenaya grew up in Medicine Hat and graduated from the U of L with a degree in New Media.

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Marsha Graveland

Pastor of Congregational Care

Marsha is the Manager of Operations at Bridges of Hope, a sister organization of the Miz. She loves to journey with people through some of life’s most difficult times, her heart of compassion is a gift to the Miz Family.

Marsha is married to Doug and spends much of her time with her grandkids and keeping Pastor Daniel organized.

Doug looks after most things related to the building and is a man of endless skills.

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Sherri Pawlyszyn

Facilities Team

Sherri keeps things clean around the Miz and that is no easy task. Sherri’s heart to serve is refreshing and inspiring as she pops in and out of the building to ensure the facility is ready to host events and services. Sherri is wife to Tubby, mom to Alya and enjoys cake decorating as a creative outlet.