Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) Chaplain

About Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA)

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (the C&MA) in Canada is a group of approximately 440 local churches across Canada that aims to be a Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, and Mission-focused movement in everything we do.Tenth Church is a part of the C&MA, and is a place where people of all different backgrounds can discover Christ, a community of spiritualtransformation that seeks social justice for all. Tenth has a deep commitment to justice—seen in our ministries for people whostruggle with poverty and advocacy on behalf of women and children vulnerable to the sex trade in Vancouver and internationally. Our community includes immigrants, students, and young families; artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, and professionals; the urban poor and people on the margins of society. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has described Tenth as “a resting place for people from all walks of life.”

Beliefs in more detail

RELATING We seek to love God and love people.

RELYING ON GOD'S SPIRIT We recognize that there are things that only God can do. We depend on God's Spirit in prayer and rely on the wisdom of His inspired Word.

RAISING DISCIPLES We believe that lives can be changed through the power of Jesus Christ. We seek to be a community where people can grow toward wholeness and reach their potential as disciples of Jesus Christ.

RECONCILING We encourage reconciliation among people of different races, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, generations, and genders.

REACHING OUT We believe personal growth is not an end in and of itself. We grow so that we will be a blessing to those around us, our city, and to the world, especially to those who are spiritually and materially poor.

Chaplain profiles

Rev. Michele Yackel and Rev. Anthony Yackel

Michele and Anthony are the Site Pastors for Tenth Church’s newest location, UBC Pt Grey. Previously, they served as Co-Lead Pastors of UrbanRoad, a faith community they started in 2010 (Langley).

Over the last 24 years, Michele has been a youth pastor, a global worker in India (teaching), and has served on numerous boards. She started and led the School of Ministry at CLA Langley, and worked with Arrow Leadership Ministries. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Cross-Cultural Communications and hopes to finish her MA in the coming years. She has been licensed and ordained with PAOC since 1996 and recently with C&MA.

Over the last 20 years, Anthony has led people through vision, strategy, and communications, having served as a pastor, consultant, facilitator, and communications director in a number of different ministry environments and roles. Anthony completed an MA in Leadership & Innovation in 2017 (Kilns College, Bend, Oregon) and is a 2005 graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. He has been ordained and licensed since 1996 serving with both PAOC and C&MA.

Michele and Anthony have been married since 2002 and enjoy life with their 2 kids. As a family, they enjoy travelling, sunshine, movies, laughter, and exploring the world of coffee!

Scheduled services and events

Sunday 10:15am at CIRS – 2260 West Mall

For more information, please visit our website.