Church Staff

Dwayne Goertzen - Senior Pastor


Pastor Dwayne grew up in the home of an Evangelical Free Church Pastor.  He accepted Jesus Christ into his life as a child.  After high school, he attended Prairie Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology Degree.  He pastored the Evangelical Free Churches of Blue River and Fort St. John before coming to Smithers.  Dwayne and his wife, Marlena, have been pastoring in Smithers for 21 years.  They have 3 adult married children and one grandchild.


Trevor Brawdy - Associate Pastor


Trevor grew up attending the Langley EFC with his family. It was at the University of British Columbia where he trusted in Christ as Saviour and Lord and was discipled while a part of the Navigators. It was also at UBC where he met his wife, the lovely Bonita. Before coming back to Smithers in 2009, Trevor and Bonita pastored Sage Hills EFC in Ashcroft. They have been married for 18 years and are incredibly blessed with five children. Trevor loves being back in Smithers (Bonita’s hometown), and really enjoys working with Pastor Dwayne, despite the fact that Dwayne insists on supporting the Oilers. While some have thought that Trevor and Dwayne are brothers (someone even said twins), Trevor would like to point out that when Dwayne started pastoring, Trevor was in grade three.


Susan Szufnarowicz - Church Secretary

I have been a part of the Smithers EFC since 1982 so I have been privileged to have watched this family grow, change and develop.  What a wonderful family to be a part of!  We have grown to having a staff of two pastors plus myself with the positions of administrative/clerical and bookkeeper.  Married to Steve in 1982 we now have 2 grown children, a son-in-law and 3 wonderful grandchildren!