Who is CAC?

The civic affairs committee is made up of passionate Christians who want to evangalize both culture and politics. Get to know them and if you are interested, you can join the CAC team and start your own committee!

The CAC will help the Christian community:

learn more about the issues impacting civil society and teach them how to effect positive change by bringing the wisdom of Christianity into the public forum;
  • keep their fellow congregants who are not committee members informed of pertinent issues;
  • help develop people who would be interested in writing blogs, engaging in social media, letters to the editor etc. on issues of public importance to the Christian community;
  • learn the democratic mechanisms for affecting positive change…and grassroots ways to make things actually happen…. “wise as serpents, innocent as doves”.

Our Executive Team

Marc Vella

President

Promoter-in-chief of civic activism. Passionate believer that democracy is not a spectator sport. Finance industry professional by day, volunteer do-gooder by night. Married father of four homeschooled little Mexicans. Motto: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

John Hoff

Dir. of Outreach

Married to Suzanne, has five children and nine grandchildren. Founder and former president of United for Life BC. (Political activist arm of pro-life work here in BC.) John served for 17 years as president of Campaign Life Coalition BC and a member of CLC national board. John served 14 years on the Board of Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform. In the late 8o’s John was arrested, branded a “ring-leader” and served time in jail for demonstrating at  the first Vancouver free standing abortion center.  John won a defamation lawsuit against a Minister of the NDP gov’t and won a settlement from the NDP government of the day. John has spent more than 30 years in the political field to bring an end to abortion in BC and Canada.

Levi Minderhoud

B.C. Advisor

Devoted to aligning public policy with the truth of God’s Word. Work full-time with a Christian advocacy organization, ARPA (the Association for Reformed Political Action) Canada. Play piano and hockey on the side to keep me sane. Loving husband and faithful friend. Motto: Soli Deo Gloria 

Doug Sharpe

President of CFA

President of Canada Family Action. Doug Sharpe hosts the National Leadership Briefing and serves as Executive Director at a National Citizen Action organization. Believing that a healthy and functioning democracy requires the engagement of the citizens, Doug has dedicated much of the past 20 years to encouraging others to exercise their God given influence in the arenas of education, media, politics and civil government.

Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any evil design. They are enabled to fathom it with common counsel, and to oppose it with united strength. Whereas, when they lie dispersed, without concert, order, or discipline, communication is uncertain, counsel difficult, and resistance impracticable. Where men are not acquainted with each other’s principles, nor experienced in each other’s talents, nor at all practised in their mutual habitudes and dispositions by joint efforts in business; no personal confidence, no friendship, no common interest, subsisting among them; it is evidently impossible that they can act a public part with uniformity, perseverance, or efficacy. In a connection, the most inconsiderable man, by adding to the weight of the whole, has his value, and his use; out of it, the greatest talents are wholly unserviceable to the public. No man, who is not inflamed by vain-glory into enthusiasm, can flatter himself that his single, unsupported, desultory, unsystematic endeavours, are of power to defeat the subtle designs and united cabals of ambitious citizens. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

Scouting

identify fellow congregants and contacts to work in both elected and non-elected capacities at all levels of government and in all major parties;
  • help train people that express interest in either of these career paths;
    • e.g. make young people aware of pertinent internship programs;

Foster your resources

  • bring our large numbers to bear
    • in influencing the policy development process of all parties to reflect Christian social principles;
    • in electing officials to all levels of government and in all major parties who hold our Christian principles;
 

Interested in being a speaker at a CAC event? Contact us!