Victory team

  • Pastor Charlotte QuistLead Pastor
  • Pastor Les BourassaAssociate Pastor
  • Brad PaetkauCongregational Care
  • Jason McCulloughChildrens Ministry Director
  • Melody LesmeisterWorship Arts Director
  • Jonathan and Jilliana BaldwinYouth Directors
  • Kyle PereverseffYouth Adults Director
  • Linda Paetkau Administrative Lead and Pastoral Assistant
  • Karen LuttonBusiness Administrator
  • Jenn SchmidtMedia and Graphic Arts Designer
  • Jody PetersonReceptionist and Events Co-ordinator
  • Pastors Paul and Janice Juss
  • Pastor Charlotte Quist

    Pastor Charlotte Quist

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Charlotte and Wayne have been part of our Victory Church family in Grande Prairie since fall of 2000. They raised their two daughters, Amy and Megan, in this church community and are delighted to have them, along with their husbands and babies, now beginning a next generation in Victory. This family has been active in our church leadership from the beginning of their time here in Grande Prairie - and Pastor Charlotte served our church for many years as Worship Pastor and Women’s Ministry Director, along with being one of our regular teachers at VMTC. She was ordained through VCI in January 2010, and holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree from VBCI.

    Pastor Charlotte’s most recent years have been spent as a full-time itinerant minister - serving both regionally, and in many nations of the world. In May of 2017 she rejoined our team here at Victory, and currently serves as our Lead Pastor. She and Wayne count it a great privilege to serve the Lord, and this church family! They look forward to the greater things God is leading us into as a church and they are excited to see each one of us lay hold of our own unique destiny and purpose in the Kingdom!

  • Pastor Les

    Pastor Les Bourassa

    Associate Pastor

    Associate Pastor Les Bourassa joined the Victory staff in May of 2013, after he and his wife, Bernadette, had spent over two decades with New Life Victory Fellowship in Lac la Biche, Alberta. They are enthusiastic and bring a great deal of wisdom and experience, which Pastor Les has been sharing during his involvement in Victory Missions, Victory Bible College in Calgary, and with our short-term missions base in Ensenada, Mexico.

    Pastor Les holds an Arts degree in Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree, making him well suited for overseeing Pastoral Care and counselling with our Victory Ministry Training Centre.

  • Brad Paetkau

    Pastor Brad Paetkau

    Congregational Care

    Pastor Brad joined the Victory Team in June 2018 to provide Congregational Care to our growing church family after actively serving in ministry at Victory since 2010. His heart’s desire and passion is to see the lost saved, the captive set free and living bondage free lives. Believers growing deeper in knowledge and understanding of how God sees them as the truth of HIS word brings revelation to hearts and minds. To see believers walking in their authority, power and HIS righteousness given to them through the promises of God’s Word. Pastor Brad’s vision is to create a safe environment for all to experience God’s love, empowering others to rise and serve in kingdom building through each unique gift.

    During the past 20 years, Pastor Brad and his wife Linda have been serving in Altar and Deliverance Ministries, Teaching Adult Classes, Life Group Leaders, Pastoral Care, Marriage and Life Coaching.

  • Jason McCullough

    Pastor Jason McCullough

    N2Y (Children's Ministry) Pastor

    In September of 2000, Jason experienced a transformational encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, here at Victory Church on the Rock. Since then, he has served in every department of our church and graduated from our Victory Ministry Training Centre with a two-year diploma.

    Jason has an all-encompassing vision and a blazing passion for generational transformation and revival as the Children's Ministry Director. He is married to his lovely wife Kyra and has four children - Brandon, Tevye, Keyli, and Ysabella.

  • Melody lesmeister

    Melody Lesmeister

    Worship Arts Director

    Kelly and Melody were brought up in church life and ministry. From an early age, they were both passionate about being part of what God was doing through the local Church body.

    They were a part of worship ministry right from Children’s ministry, Youth ministry to serving and leading teams in main service settings. Kelly’s love of sound, media and all things technical paired with Melody’s love to lead people in the Throne Room of God through corporate worship.

    They moved to Grande Prairie in 2011, sensing the call of God to be joined to Victory Church On The Rock. Kelly and Melody have a passion for seeing the call and gifts of God upon people be expressed to honor God and bless others. Their heart is to build a community of worshippers that truly worships in Spirit and Truth, having deep roots in the love of God; a Worship Arts family that loves and honors each other, loves the Church and leaders, and facilitates an encounter with the Living God!

  • Jonathan and Jilliana Baldwin

    Jonathan and Jilliana Baldwin

    Youth Directors

    Jonathan Baldwin, along with his wife Jilliana, currently run the youth department. Jonathan has recently taken on role as Media Department developer, as well. Separately, they have done a great deal of volunteering in the youth, worship and art’s departments of their churches over the years. Jilliana has finished 2 years of Bible College and a YWAM DTS, as well as traveled around the world for short-term missions. Jonathan recently finished his first year at VMTC, and is pursuing second year in Fall 2018. Together, they are stronger and it shows in the fruit of their labours. Their individuals passions for song writing, dance, media and loving people, has multiplied since being married in 2015. They feel honoured and blessed to have been chosen by God, and the church, to equip youth with truth, fellowship and encouragement and to be the developers of such an important media department. They are so excited for what is ahead.

    They have one beautiful, and boisterous daughter with another bundle to be delivered December 2018.

  • Kyle Pereverseff

    Kyle Pereverseff

    Young Adults Director

    Kyle and Misty Pereverseff moved up from Lethbridge Alberta in 2013 and quickly became part of the Victory Church Grande Prairie family. Kyle has been involved in many church ministries in the past and is currently pouring out into the young adults. Kyle has a heart to see people’s life changed by an active relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

    Kyle is happily married with one daughter. He has helped to manage organizations and has operated his own company. Kyle currently holds a diploma in Christian Ministry and is registered to continue on in his studies.

  • Linda Paetkau

    Linda Paetkau

    Administrative Lead / Pastoral Assistant

    As a life-long resident of Grande Prairie, Linda started attending Victory Church in November 2010. God has blessed her with an amazing family - husband Brad and son Andrew - who empower Linda to walk in her God-given giftedness.

    She joined the Victory team in 2015 as an Administrative Lead / Pastoral Assistant, and over the last 20 years, she and her husband have served in many ministries. Currently, they are Life Group Leaders, serving in Marriage and Life Coaching and Altar and Deliverance Ministries.

    Linda’s heart’s desire and passion is to see the lost saved, the captive set free and living bondage free lives. Believers growing deeper in knowledge and understanding of God’s Word and for them to walk in their authority, power and HIS righteousness through the truth of God’s Word.

  • Karen Lutton

    Karen Lutton

    Business Administrator & VMTC Registrar

    Karen joined the Victory staff at the beginning of 2016, bringing considerable financial and administrative experience with her. She has been serving in Victory Church since 2011 in various capacities.

    Karen has a passion for babies, seniors, and helping hurting people. She and her husband Phil have four children and three grandchildren.

  • Jenn Scmhidt

    Jenn Schmidt

    Media & Graphic Arts Designer

    Originally from Fairview, Jenn moved to Grande Prairie in 2001. She has been a part of Victory Church with her husband Bill for over 8 years, and together they have 3 children.

    Jenn joined the Victory team in November 2016 as our Media / Graphic Arts Designer. She is also currently enrolled in bible school courses, enjoys doing photography and design, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Jody Peterson

    Jody Peterson

    Receptionist & Events Co-ordinator

    Jody Peterson joined our team as Receptionist and Events Co-ordinator in June 2017. Prior to this, Jody had made a career of working with special needs children in daycare & schools before God called her to attend Victory Ministry Training Center in September 2016 and graduated with a Certificate in Biblical Studies in May 2017.

    She has attended Victory Church on the Rock since 2010, volunteering in several areas and has a passion for prayer. Jody and her husband, Kelly have 2 adult children, Chelsea & Zane.

    Her desire is to help others find the truth in who God says they are and help them learn to walk in that truth.

  • Paul and Janice Juss

    Pastors Paul & Janice Juss

    Founding Pastors/District Overseers

    Pastor Paul and his wife Janice are founding pastors of the Victory Church On The Rock of Grande Prairie. Pastor Paul has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally as a conference and motivational speaker.

    Pastor Paul and Janice are district overseers and founders of Victory North Association. Through Victory North they provide oversight to 10 Victory Churches north of Edmonton, including 3 directly in Edmonton, St. Albert, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, High Prairie, McLennan, Rycroft and Grimshaw. Pastor Paul & Janice have 2 daughter and 5 beautiful grandchildren. Check out the Victory North website at for more information.