LUC Staff and Key Contacts


Minister:  Rev. Jope Langejans: BA, BTh, MDiv 
Church office: 403-242-5760    Cell: 403-831-2117 

 Jope is presently the minister at Lakeview United Church and warmly welcomes all into the presence of Christ. His background has been in the Food & Beverage sector for many years in Calgary and beyond and he has made countless friends and acquaintances throughout his career. In middle age, he decided to answer a call into ministry in The United Church of Canada and entered into the ‘In Community Program for Ordination’ (ICPO) and moved to Elk Point (6 years) where his studies and daily ministry became one. Upon ordination, Jope was placed in Forestburg, AB. where he resided for eight years and then answered a call to Lakeview United Church where he now practises his ministry.

 Jope is energetic, humorous, not afraid of change, somewhat flamboyant, and deeply grounded in the Spirit. On a normal Sunday, you can always expect the unexpected. On a not-so-normal Sunday, you can expect even bigger things. 

 So come and be welcomed, come and be nurtured, come and be loved!!



Music Director:  Marie Taylor

Marie Taylor is pleased to be serving as Music Director at Lakeview.  She has been involved in church music and other choral music for many years in the Calgary and Banff areas, and enjoys leading in styles across a broad spectrum with an emphasis on the a choice of music appropriate to the congregation.   She studied music at the University of Calgary, and has been privileged to study and sing with many fine conductors since then- including Tony Petti of the CRSP, John Searchfield, Alice Parker, Austin Lovelace and Gerre Hancock. 



 Office Administrator:  

Jacqueline Roach AGS (2006); BSc (2009), & Diploma of Information Exploration Technology (2014) 


Before joining Lakeview United Church as their Office Administrator in September, Jacqueline was a recent 2014 graduate from SAIT’s Geoscience Information Technology program. Her SAIT studies provided her with specialized computing skills, focusing on UNIX, database management and mapping applications (ArcGIS).  Jacqueline was born in Calgary, and raised in Europe and United States.  She holds a BSc in Linguistics from the University of Victoria, BC. 

STEP Student:  Stirling McKay

Stirling is currently a Theology Student at Ambrose University entering into his third year in September. His study focus has been in Old Testament Biblical studies and translation, and its relation to Christian theology and thought. He has been a part of the United Church since 2008 and regularly attends Southwood United Church in Calgary. He has worked with the youth group there for two-and-a-half years, and has just finished up his practicum under their youth pastor Riley Harper.  He believes that the Christian faith is founded on community, and as such sees building connections between the church and the surrounding community as essential to the work of the church. He is excited to working towards improving these connections at Lakeview over the next four months.

 Treasurer:  Paige Martin