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About Us


Our vision for the Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre is to be a vibrant, year-round conference, meeting, camping and retreat facility known for Christian hospitality.

Our overall mission is to invite people of all ages to experience the love of Jesus Christ and to grow spiritually within a natural setting which is safe and fun.

We are part of the Unitas Fratrum, the Moravian Unity of the world wide Moravian Church. Our faith tradition is best summarized in the statement of our core values:

  • Has its primary focus on Jesus
  • Makes disciples
  • Truly loves the discipline of worship, study and prayer
  • Serves
  • Extends love, understanding and compassion to all people
  • Develops and provides leadership
  • Is led by the teaching of the Holy Spirit
  • Is open to new and exciting possibilities of mission

The Moravian Church is a worldwide church, with more than 750,000 members, organized in 19 provinces around the world. In Canada, there are eight congregations in Alberta, as well as congregations in Ontario & Labrador. Although our history and identity are unique, we remain deeply connected with our bothers and sisters in other congregations across the Moravian Church Northern Province.

Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre - Board of Directors

  • Lynne Hennig – Chair (Good Shepard)
  • Rev. Aaron Linville – Vice Chair/Pastor Liaison
  • Randy Downing – Secretary (non-voting)
  • Rev. James Lavoy (non-voting)
  • Randy Nehring – Edmonton Moravian
  • Emma Martin – Rio Terrace
  • Barry Gurnsey – Christ Moravian
  • Keith Wyllie – Millwoods
  • Neil Fenske – Heimtal
  • Blake Holt – Member at Large

Other Staff and Volunteers

  • Business Manager – Randy Downing
  • Program Coordinator -- The Rev. James Lavoy
  • Caretaker -- Rupert Neuman

Mailing Address: PO Box 57063 Eastgate, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5L7